OUT NOW! – Inserts in Real Time
Dora García Performance Work 2000–2023
Inserts in Real Time is the first monograph dedicated to the performance work of the artist Dora García from the past twenty years. At the heart of this book is a Chronology of all García’s performances to date—listed, illustrated, described, and contextualized. This body of work is framed by three newly commissioned texts—by art historian Sven Lütticken, performance theorist Bojana Cvejić, and Dora García herself, as well as a new conversation between the artist and curator Joanna Zielińska. An Appendix of Selected Scripts makes this archive an especially vivid relay of her decades of public experimentation, provocation, and activation.
The publication accompanies Dora García’s exhibition She Has Many Names, at M HKA, Antwerp, 10 February to 21 May 2023, curated by Joanna Zielińska. Both the exhibition and publication provide unique if distinct overviews of the artist’s performance-based works and gestures, as well as new political, feminist, and queer readings of various artworks.
D o r a G a r c í a is an artist and teacher who lives and works in Oslo. She is currently professor at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway. Her work is largely performative and deals with issues related to community and individuality in contemporary society, exploring the political potential of marginal positions.
B o j a n a C v e j i ć is author of several books, including Choreographing Problems (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Toward a Transindividual Self: A Study in Social Dramaturgy (co-written with Ana Vujanović, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 2022). As a dramaturg, she has contributed to many performances and collective self-organized platforms for artistic production, critical theory, and education in Europe and former Yugoslavia.
S v e n L ü t t i c k e n is associate professor at Leiden University’s Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Netherlands, and teaches art history at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He recently published Art and Autonomy: A Critical Reader (Afterall, 2022) and Objections: Forms of Abstraction, Volume 1 (Sternberg Press, 2022).
J o a n n a Z i e l i ń s k a is an art historian, writer, and performance curator. The ideas of performative exhibition and performative artwork are fundamental in her curatorial research. Her practice is centered around theater, performance, performative literature, and visual arts. She works as a senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (M HKA).
Inserts in Real Time: Dora García Performance Work 2000–2023. Edited by Dora García and Joanna Zielińska. With contributions by Dora García, Bojana Cvejić, Sven Lütticken, and Joanna Zielińska. Design by Alex Gifreu.
21 x 26 cm
Full color, dozens of images
Softcover, thread-bound with Otabind spine
Exhibition brochure from M HKA Antwerp
Published in May 2023