A collection of textual and visual essays stemming from a series of lecture-performances in which artists and curators experimented with various strategies of reprise in the fields of publishing, visual arts, animation, new technologies and the law.
Re: Towards a minor history of exhibitions and performances is a collection of textual and visual essays based on the exhibition “Celebration of the Body” organised by Ingrid and Iain Baxter (N. E. Thing Co.) in 1976 in Kingston, Canada, and its reactivation in 2012 in three acts: in Lyon, Saint-Fons, and London, by Fabien Pinaroli et al.
The London part of this project consisted of two study days entitled “Re: Towards 'Minor' Histories of Exhibitions and Performances.” In a series of lecture-performances, twenty-one artists and curators experimented with various strategies of reprise. Among these strategies were re-publication, pirated catalogues, judicial enquiry, re-animation, and memory assisted by video-recording. Re: Towards a minor history of exhibitions and performances ensures the transition from performance to publication—from live to le livre, these two words differing only by an R, the R of Re:.