Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2012

272 Pages | 40 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719082993

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Glorious catastrophe

Jack Smith, performance and visual culture

Dominic Johnson

Published by Manchester University Press

Rethinking Arts Histories MUP

  • The first sole-authored study of Jack Smith, an iconic yet historically marginalised figure in American performance and visual culture
  • Essential reading for students and scholars interested in the work of Jack Smith, and other key figures in the development of performance and experimental visual culture since the 1960s
  • An innovative account of the relations between margin and mainstream in the writing of art's histories
  • Provides a critical analysis of Jack Smith's work from the early 1960s until his AIDS-related death in 1989, in unprecedented detail
  • Argues that Smith's work offers a set of apposite practices for reframing art's histories after 1960

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