EVERYWHERE AND ALL AT ONCE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF WRITINGS ABOUT PERFORMA 07
Edited by RoseLee Goldberg
Forward by Francis Alys
Everywhere and All at Once: An Anthology of Writings About Performa 07 is the second in a series of publications drawing content and inspiration from the world-renowned Performa biennials. Like the first book in this series,,Performa: New Visual Art Performance, which documented the inaugural Performa 05, Everywhere and All at Once reflects the ever-changing nature of the Performa biennials, offering an exhilarating view into key themes highlighted in Performa 07. In addition to providing an in-depth look at new performances by some of the world’s most exciting visual artists, Everywhere and All at Once focuses on the relationship between contemporary dance and visual art, the ongoing legacy of ‘Happenings’ inventor Allan Kaprow, and the recent explosion of performance in China. Inventive documentation by the one hundred international artists who participated in the biennial, including vibrant photographs of each performance along with artists’ scripts, sketches, journals, and storyboards, accompanies a wealth of writings by prominent curators and critics including Anthony Huberman, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Stephanie Rosenthal, Jay Sanders, and Catherine Wood, as well as dozens of interviews with some of the most significant artists of our time, among them Paul McCarthy, Dan Graham, Isaac Julien, Yvonne Rainer, Nathalie Djurberg, and Jerome Bel. Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg, who pioneered the study of performance art with her groundbreaking book Performance Art from Futurism to the Present (1979), presents an authoritative introduction, addressing the changing role of performance in the twenty-first century as well as the biennial’s unique emphasis on the city of New York. Everywhere and All at Once is not only an invaluable reference for years to come, but also a definitive guide to the cultural life of New York City and the international art world alike, as encapsulated in the remarkable biennial that brings them together.