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re.act.feminism - performance art of the 1960s and 70s today
Exhibition, video archive, live performances and conference

A project by cross links e.V., curated by Bettina Knaup and Beatrice E. Stammer
Produced in partnership with Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Akademie der Künste Berlin, 13.12.2008 – 08.02.2009
International Festival of Contemporary Arts, City of Women, Ljubljana, 10.03. - 29.03.2009
Kunsthaus Erfurt, 19.04. - 10.05.2009

re.act.feminism vol. IIa performing archive

2011 –2013
Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, Croatia
Wyspa Institute for Art, Danzig, Poland
Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

A project by cross links e.V.
funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes

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Video of the opening at the Akademie der Künste Berlin 2008
produced by Stefan Paubel. copyright cross links e.V

re.act.feminism – performance art of the 1960’s and 70’s today was an international performance and exhibition project exploring the “return” of feminist performance art of the 1960’s and 70’s in form of re-dos, reenactments, appropriations, new articulations, or archival and documentary projects. The exhibition, performance program and videoarchive featured more than 70 artists from two generations, providing an exemplary overview of gender-critical performance art of the 1960s and 70s in Europe and the USA, and investigating its resonances in current artistic productions.
The curators’ intention was to extend the perspective beyond the canon of the known and familiar in order to demonstrate the diversity and complexity of (feminist) performative strategies. This included performance movements in Eastern and South Eastern Europe as well as the former GDR (since the beginning of the 1980s) which often developed parallel to and independent of ‘western art’.

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