Peter Weibel : « Political Performance »
Through the advances of Fine and Performing Arts in the 1960s, a new art form was created: performance. The sources of the performance were mostly painting, sculpture, music and dance. Since 1964, Peter Weibel (*1944 Odessa) has pioneered an influential and exceptional pathway, namely 1. to transform language and media into fields of action 2. to emphasize the participation of the audience. Instead of underlying the monarchist tradition of the artist's presence, he democratically focused on the audience. He recognized the political as the decisive field of action and thus developed an own sense of political performance, which anticipated the activism of the 21st century.
© Peter Weibel, Polizei Lügt, Performance from the series »Anschläge« Vienna, 1970/1971
A virtual exhibition - TATTOO
Curated by Peter Weibel, ZKM
The tattoo, originally "the tatau" ornaments the skin and thus abstracts everyday life. The Tattoo is a masquerade of the skin and marks the body itself as the place of fantasy. Because through the painted body - through the tattoo - the body itself becomes exotic and therefore there is no normal everyday life anymore. Now there is only an exotic and erotic everyday life possible.
To cover the body with signs is like opening a door. A door to paradise, to another place, to an utopian place. The body itself becomes this heterotopos. The body itself becomes this utopian place.
The door of the tattoo leads to the theater of illusions - just think of Genet -, to the theater of desires like in a dream. The door of the tattoo leads to the room of childhood, to t...
SWITCHER SEX-Video Works and Photography from the Teutloff CollectionSlought Foundation, Philadelphia is pleased to announce the first exhibition of works from the Teutloff Collection, Germany, featuring a selection of international artists whose film and video works examine the varied manifestations of the human body in contemporary society. The exhibition will be on display in the galleries at Slought Foundation from December 12, 2007 - February 9, 2008; the opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 19th, 2007 from 6:30-8:30pm. The works featured in this exhibition will be selected by Osvaldo Romberg, Senior Curator at Slought Foundation;
featuring video works by donigan cumming, tracey emin, sigalit landau, bjørn melhus, patricia piccinini, michael rees, una szeemann, zhou xiaohu, and peter weibel; photographs by diane arbus, matthew barney, katharina bosse, hen...