(Excerpt from 'Venice Agendas during the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia' posted on e-flux. Found here http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/venice-agendas-during-the-55th-venice-biennale)
Venice Agendas was developed by Bill Furlong and Mel Gooding and has been featured at every Venice Biennial since 1999.
Venice Agendas is a series of breakfast events and performances during the preview week of the 55th Venice Biennale. This is the eighth in the Agendas series, which since 1999 has examined different aspects of contemporary art practice. This year’s event focuses on performance art and the alternative scene: its history, legacy and future.
Events at CZ95
Wednesday 29 May: Live Art—Are you here? Were you there?
Breakfast: 9am Event: 10am–12pm
Chaired by Jean Wainwright, speakers include Kathy Battista, Tony Heaton, rAndom International, Lois Keidan, Lauren A Wright and artists Marcia Farquhar, Joan Jonas, Marta Jovanovic, Andrea Pagnes and Verena Stenke.
As performance art becomes increasingly visible in the programmes and collections of major museums and galleries, this event aims to evaluate the current status of performance and live art. A series of brief presentations will ask whether this inclusion kills the element of risk often related to performance or if live practices enable institutions to challenge their audiences. The session will also consider the unintended performer and raise issues that encompass disability and gender.
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(Image: Aaron Williamson, Flings himself at the Gallery Wall, 2008, Performance; Photo: Gavin Renwick / Courtesy the artist)