LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS – book presentation in Bologna

 

 

Saturday 2 December 2017, 6 pm

 (Bologna, via Don Minzoni 14)

 

Book launch of

LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS 

published by Quinlan – 200 copies signed and numbered

 

 

LIUBA will be joined in conversation by

 

Cristina Principale, art historian and curator, editor for Psicoart, a research magazine in collaboration with the University of Bologna

 

Mark Bartlett, writer and professor at the California College of Art (San Francisco) and the University for the Creative Arts (England)

 

“By choosing to show mainly the ‘objects’ used in her performances, Liuba’s book is not a ‘book’, but yet another performance in yet another medium. Why must a book be ‘only’ a book? Isn’t it also a performance?  Even the photographs of objects are able to draw someone, anyone, in through a detail, through something very familiar, often utilitarian, like a shoe or a handbag, a pair of sunglasses or an exploded cardboard box, and make the viewer perform them imaginatively. ” – Mark Bartlett

 

“The twenty things LIUBA photographed are to be seen as an opportunity to draw again the attention of the public on a series of performances put in over the years. The artist’s research is thus crystallized in the most diverse forms, with the purpose of liberating once again the expressive values at the basis of the creative gesture. The outfits   and accessories used by the performer, even when taken out of their context, keep expressing their original association with the performance and are in fact a presence in absence, a trigger of past artistic experience.” – Luca Panaro