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Performative

Issue 35:3 | September 2015

The term ‘performative’ has crept into the vocabulary of the visual arts from its origins in the philosophy of language as speech acts. Calling objects or situations into being as a performative, enabling gesture has become a regular strategy for makers and doers of art. This edition profiles artists working with dance and performance to broadly canvass ideas of the social in contemporary art.

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