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Author Hoetger, Megan
Title Playing the (visual) field: Examining the site of performance art in Kurt Kren and Otto Muhl's "Mama und Papa"
book jacket
Descript 143 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 49-05, page: 2767
Adviser: Nizan Shaked
Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, Long Beach, 2011
Perhaps no other network of artists has been more shrouded in mythology than the Viennese Actionists, a group working in the postwar and post-fascist period of mid-twentieth century Austria. This project seeks to open up the Actionists' oeuvre to a critical reading through an analysis of Kurt Kren and Otto Muhl's 1964 performance/film collaboration Mama und Papa, asking what constitutes "the work." Framing a formal and contextual investigation with an extensive exploration of issues that circulate in the discourse of performance art, it looks at the multiple ways in which the piece participates in a critique of normativizing regulations in the visual field, depictions of the body and representations of sex and sexuality
School code: 6080
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 49-05
Subject Art History
Performing Arts
Alt Author California State University, Long Beach
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