Solvej Helweg Ovesen.
Die Welt als Bühne / The World as Stage


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Edited by Marius Babias

88 pages, color illustrations, soft cover, German/English, 19.80 Euro / 15.00 Euro (members), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne 2010, ISBN 978-3-86560-645-7


This essay explores the relationship between performance art and the performativity of every day life, the daily compulsion to act. Starting with contemporary artists like Tamy Ben-Tor, Carey Young, Jan Mančuška, Jan Northoff, and Claus Carstensen/Peter Bonde, performative schisms between artistic performance and everyday performance in relationships, art work, on the street, and in virtual everyday life are explored. How inspiring is performance art for everyday performance?

The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition
The World as Stage.

The publication can be purchased at local bookshops, via the website of Buchhandlung Walther König, and at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Members of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein can buy the book at n.b.k. for the special price of 15.00 Euro.