How to Do Things with[out] Words
Chantal Pontbriand (Ed.)
In recent years, Madrid has become one of the most active European cities in stimulating experimental art, and the CAM2 (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo) in Madrid one of its most important centers. Curated by Parachute founder Chantal Pontbriand, PER/FORM aims to reclaim the museum as platform for live experimentation, with 16 installations and performances exploring how art deals with reality in a performative way. The project included an exhibition, three “Intensity Days”of performances (as outlined by Lyotard’s notion of art as situation) and this generously illustrated exhibition catalog. Performances, interactive installations, videos and sound installations in a variety of visual essays—including musical scores, drawings, documents and photographs— and theoretical texts by the 30 participating artists make for a captivating look at the shifting roles of politics, experience and immateriality in art today.
Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 8 x 10 1/2 inches
352 pp / 122 b&w and 29 color
Retail Price: $27.00
CA2M, CEN TRO DE ARTE DOS DE MAYO, MADRID