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Artists' Association MUU » Let’S TALK ABOUT PERFORMANCE! – IV
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Annette Arlander – Gavin Butt – Tero Nauha
Performance art and the post-punk condition

17.11.2018  at 5pm
Huuto Gallery

Eerikinkatu 36,  Helsinki

Image: Antti Ahonen

image: Tero Nauha. Photographer: Antti Ahonen


MUU organises a series of conversations on performance art, with the purpose of opening a discussion on performance art today, its various forms and approaches, artists and works, their relationship to the tradition of performance art and other art forms, ethical and social issues and current problems.

Conversations on performance art-series continues its IV edition in Huuto Gallery, on Saturday the 17th of November at 5pm in Huuto Gallery.

The host of the event will be Annette Arlander. This time the guests Professors Gavin Butt and Tero Nauha will discuss Performance art and the post-punk condition.

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Notice! Limited amount of seats.

Tero Nauha, DA, is a performance artist and visual artist. He is professor of performance art and theory at the Theatre Academy of University of the Arts Helsinki. His doctoral dissertation took a critical look at the relationship between artistic practices and capitalism.

Professor Gavin Butt is a transdisciplinary scholar working across the areas of performance studies, queer studies, visual culture, and popular music. Before taking up the Attenborough Chair in Drama: Theatre and Performance at Sussex, he was Professor of Visual Cultures and Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London. Butt was the co-director of Performance Matters (2009-2013), a creative research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, bringing together artists, curators, activists, performance organizers, and academics to investigate the cultural value of performance. He is co-editor of Post-Punk Then and Now, Repeater, 2016. Butt is currently completing a book Being in a Band: The Leeds Art Experiment and the Making of Alternative Culture 1972-1985, which explores the generative nature of collective creation on the eve of neoliberalism.