Gender, feminism, and the second public sphere in East European performance art

Amy Bryzgel

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Performance and experimental art practices under communism developed, for the most part, within the unofficial or second public sphere, with the counterculture opposing the hegemony of the socialist governments. With performance art practices art that addressed gender, or claimed a feminist position, was a footnote of that second public sphere. This chapter analyses the work of artists such as Natalia L.L., Sanja Iveković, Jana Želibská, Maria Pinińska-Bereś, Ewa Partum, and Orshi Drozdik, demonstrating the varying and complicated relationship that these artists, and their work, had with feminism, as they explore gender, femininity and sexuality in their art.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerformance Art in the Second Public Sphere
Subtitle of host publicationEvent-based Art in Late Socialist Europe
EditorsKatalin Cseh-Varga, Adam Czirak
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781315193106
ISBN (Print)9781138723276
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies


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