Art & Photography Books:

Cutting Performances

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Cutting Performances

Collage Events, Feminist Artists, and the American Avant-Garde

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Cutting Performances by James M. Harding
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


This book sheds light on the critical role that women artists have played in the evolution of the American avant-garde. ""Cutting Performances"" boldly challenges four decades of scholarship to revise the history of American avant-garde performance. Focusing on the modernist period, the book explores the work of five celebrated women artists whose performance aesthetics make prominent use of collage techniques - Elsa von Freytag-Loring-hoven, Gertrude Stein, Yoko Ono, Carolee Schneemann, and Valerie Solanas - to reveal how their work gave a decisively feminist inflection to collage as a mode of avant-garde expression. Drawing upon broadly conceptualized notions of collage aesthetics and performance art, this impressively interdisciplinary work will appeal to anyone interested in the cultural history of the avant-garde and the role that feminist experimental artists have played in it.

Author Biography

James M. Harding is Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington. His other books include Not the Other Avant-Garde: The Transnational Foundations of Avant-Garde Performance (with John Rouse), Restaging the Sixties: Radical Theaters and Their Legacies (with Cindy Rosenthal), and Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde: Performance and Textuality.
Release date Australia
February 25th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
The University of Michigan Press
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...