HORS LIMITES: L'ART ET LA VIE, 1952-1994 (Beyond Limits: Art and Life, 1952-1994). Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee national d'art moderne/Centre de creation industrielle, Paris, 1994. 384 pp. with 263 ills. 24 x 24 cm. LC 95-156381 ISBN 2858507961 In French.
A wide-ranging examination of the non-traditional, predominantly performance-based art forms through which international postwar artists have challenged both social and aesthetic conventions, this substantial catalogue presents photographic documentation of scores of actions, happenings, body art events, films and other works by Kaprow, Spoerri, Cage, Klein, Vautier, Maciunas, Brus, Pistoletto, Paik, Vostell, Burden, Boltanski, Anderson, McCarthy and some 55 other figures. A detailed chronology of avant-garde exhibitions, performances and related events from 1951 to 1980 augments interviews with 18 of the featured artists and thirteen essays that include discussions of the emergence of provocative new art forms in New York and Paris during the 1950s and 60s, the Fluxus movement, the activities of the Japanese Gutai group and the Vienna Actionists, developments in experimental music and film over the period, and current trends in body art.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Video/Film/Performance
Worldwide Number: 024909
Paperbound Out of Print / No Longer Available.