Performa 2015 Australian Pavilion Program

by Terry Smith


Australian Pavilion Program

Australian Performance Art Then And Now

Performa Hub
47 Walker St.
New York, NY 10013


 Terry Smith, art historian, Art & Language member, and author of the seminal essay “The Provincialism Problem”, presents a selection of Australian performance videos from the 1970s, followed by an in-depth discussion with artists and curators from the Australian ‘Pavilion Without Walls’.

Film Screening:
From the Archive: 1970’s Australian Performance Videos. Featuring artists Peter Kennedy, Mike Parr, Bonita Ely, John Hughes, and Andrew Scollo.

Screening details: 
Peter Kennedy, Video Tapes, 1971 (19:13 mins approx.)
Peter Kennedy and Mike Parr, Idea Demonstrations, 1972 (19:05 mins)
Bonita Ely, UO2 Jabiluka, 1979, (13:23 mins)
John Hughes, Andrew Scollo with Peter Kennedy, November 11, 1979 (18 mins), November 11 Red 1980-81 (19:43 mins) / November 11 Blue 1980-81 (16:18 mins)

Panel discussion: Australian Performance Art Then And Now
Art historian Terry Smith along with curators and artists from the ‘Australian Pavilion Without Walls’ discuss the historical and contemporary contexts of Australian performance art.