Curating Performing Arts

Eds. Florian Malzacher, Tea Tupajić, Petra Zanki. Zagreb: Frakcija. Performing Arts Journal. No. 55, summer 2010.

The concept of the curator has become in recent years more and more influential. But while it has been heavily discussed, criticized and theorized within the visual arts, the function of the programmer, producer, curator in the performing arts remains strangely un-debated. Even though programming in dance, theatre, performance has undergone fundamental changes over the last decades there are barely any texts that reflect on its specific role in art production, reception and market.

With contributions by Beatrice von Bismarck, Gabriele Brandstädter, Elke van Campenhout, Deufert&Plischke, Tim Etchells & Hugo Glendinning, Hannah Hurtzig, Frie Leysen, Matthias Lilienthal, Florian Malzacher, Rabih Mroué, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Dan Perjovschi, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Jan Ritsema, Rebecca Schneider, Mårten Spångberg, and many more.

Conversation about Frakcija 55 “Curating Performing Arts”


122 pages, numerous images
ISSN 1331-0100-9-771331-010006