Exploring the emergence of the rubric “time-based art” across several disciplinary formations, including performance and visual art, this editors’ introduction outlines some historical theories of duration across the arts and argues for a contextual approach that accounts for both medium and institutional location.
Time Zones: Durational Art and Its Contexts
Shannon Jackson is Hadidi Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and the Director of the Arts Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Other publications include The Builders Association (2015), Social Works (2011), Professing Performance (2004), and the forthcoming online anthology of keywords, In Terms of Performance, co-edited with Paula Marincola and the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Julia Bryan-Wilson is Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Department of History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (2009), Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing (2016), and Fray: Art and Textile Politics, forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.
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Shannon Jackson, Julia Bryan-Wilson; Time Zones: Durational Art and Its Contexts. Representations 1 November 2016; 136 (1): 1–20. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2016.136.1.1
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