Performance and Public Art Festival a visual feast

By Jori Finkel for the Los Angeles Times on January 18, 2012

You can never step in the same river twice, unless you're a performance artist working today...Glenn Phillips, the curator at the Getty Research Institute who co-directed the festival, says...citing recent retrospectives of performance art pioneer Marina Abramovic and the father of "happenings," Allan Kaprow, that raised the issue of how to revisit short-lived, and often real-world, performances in a museum setting...The closing weekend of the festival also features a revival of Eleanor Antin's "Before the Revolution" at the Hammer Museum, a 1979 "piece of absurdist theater," says the artist...

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Image courtesy of Artist Eleanor Antin.