Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2017

360 Pages | 67 colour illustrations, 87 black & white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781784994228

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Performance art in Eastern Europe since 1960

First Edition

Amy Bryzgel

Published by Manchester University Press

Rethinking Arts Histories MUP

  • Makes a genuine contribution to performance studies, filling a gap in the literature as the first comprehensive academic study outlining the development of performance art in Eastern Europe from 1960 to today
  • Provides new insight into the unique contributions of performance artists from the former communist countries of Eastern Europe to the genre
  • Offers an example of Piotr Piotrowski's "horizontal art history," looking at the centre from the periphery, demonstrating how performance practices in the region developed concurrently with those in the West
  • Based on primary source material-interviews with the artists themselves. The author has interviewed more than 250 artists and arts practitioners in the region to amass this history

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