Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? (2018)
Adriana Ramić, Janet Chan
How does a book containing performance theory and art history equally resonate with the aliveness and ephemerality of performance art? This book gives prominence to longform essays interspersed with many documentary images, placed in such a way to highlight the capture of movement over glossiness of the image; the theme of aliveness is echoed in the choice of a lenticular cover. This coffee-table-book-sized, critical anthology about the “performative turn” in contemporary art is a major academic contribution to the field.