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Artists & Agents: Performance Art, Happenings, Action Art and the Intelligence Services 9783959053334 0
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Kata Krasznahorkai, Sylvia Sasse (eds.) Spector Books EN 688 2019 17,20 cm 21,80 cm
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How Soviet Bloc secret police surveilled performance art and happenings--and how artists responded

Subversion need not belong to a particular culture: it can come from artists who outwit the state or from intelligence agencies that infiltrate the art scene on behalf of the state. But what happens when the two sides meet? After Eastern Europe's state security archives were opened, it became possible for this interaction to be studied in detail. Artists & Agents shows how the Stasi, the KGB and other state secret police monitored happenings, performance art and action art, and looks at the debates they had about the new art form; how the police documented artistic actions, how they manipulated them and sought to thwart them; how artists dealt with the possibility that they were being observed by the secret police; and how they now work with the material stored in state archives. Artists & Agents includes work by Sanja Ivekovic, Orange Alternative, Peng! Collective, Daniel Knorr, Cornelia Schleime, Ion Grigorescu and others.

Author Kata Krasznahorkai, Sylvia Sasse (eds.)
Publisher Spector Books
Language EN
Pages 688
Published 2019
Width 17,20 cm
Height 21,80 cm