For several years now, performance has once more become a widely adopted medium. The goal of the 2010 Printemps de Septembre festival is to analyze this revival: what are the new arenas of performance, and what are the links between them? Where do its new challenges lie? How have artists of our day and age appropriated its essentials? How does it stand up to the limitations of exhibitions and cultural events?
These questions are all the more important because France has not seen any major exhibitions on the subject since 1994. Photographs, videos, objects, installations, sound pieces, and different documents will all be stressing the ‘live’ factor; over and above the initial gesture, it is the form displayed that will be the main object of study.
Press opening : 24 September 2010 at 2:30 pm