RoseLee Goldberg on Visual Performance Art

Part of The Phyllis Wattis Distinguished Lecture Series


RoseLee Goldberg, curator and art historian
Peggy Phelan, Ann O’Day Maples Chair in the Arts and Professor of Drama and English, Stanford University

Photo: Marion Ettlinger

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Founded in 1995 through the generosity of Phyllis Wattis, this lecture series brings innovative thinkers to SFMOMA. Goldberg is the founder and director of PERFORMA, an interdisciplinary arts organization that researches, develops, and presents performance work by visual artists from around the world. Goldberg pioneered the study of performance art with her now seminal text, Performance Art from Futurism to the Present. In this lecture, she discusses the often hidden history of performance work in 20th-century visual art and describes how this history influences new types of culture. Phelan joins her in conversation.

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