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Vanessa Beecroft Performances: VB 08-36

Vanessa Beecroft Performances: VB 08-36
Library Shelf Location 18.BEEC
Publication Date 2000
Description This work focuses on the controversial performances staged by Vanessa Beecroft, whose work inhabits a realm where the lines between fashion, performance art, voyeurism and feminist commentary blur. Using live female models as her medium, Beecroft loosely choreographs them to pose in often little more than wigs and designer underwear. The effect is threefold: unambiguous send-up of fashion culture, surreal theatre piece and deliberate attempt to bring into relief questions of female representation. Beecroft's staging of the show in the Guggenheim Museum became a minor sensation, catapulting her onto the cover of "ArtForum" magazine. The book features photographs from most of Beecroft's documented spectacles, which have been staged internationally
ISBN 3893229647
Quantity 1
Pages 159
Author Dave Hickey
Format Hardcover
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artist Vanessa Beecroft
Categories Live Art/Performance, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Female Body, Feminism, Voyeurism
Language English

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