MAXXI auditorium – € 5
four-event subscription – € 15
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Over the last century, the body of the artist and their actions became central to live art practice, gradually finding their own lexicon within the performance vocabulary. Performance, which has established itself as a non-intermittent, tangible artistic expression of the reflections of conceptual art, has become, over time, the medium through which generations of artists have explored and experimented with the link between the performative dimension and the language of theatre, music, film, the body and nature.
Performance is a radical aesthetic act of self-representation and self-analysis that establishes a link between the ego and the world through the metaphor of the body, representing the processes of historical and social change that influence a subjectivity under construction.
The first lesson dwells on the performative practices and modalities that have been taking shape since the 1970s through the research of Marina Abramović, Rebecca Horn, Vito Acconci, Matthew Barney, Francis Alÿs, Tino Seghal and others.