Claire Bishop (art historian, critic) at Critical Theory and the Arts, on the Situation of Performance Art in Museums

Claire Bishop (art historian, critic) visits with Bettina Funcke (writer, publisher) and students in the Critical Theory and the Arts seminar on the “Situation of the Arts” to discuss a work in progress, an essay about performance art in museums. Working title, “Black Box, White Cube, Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Claire Bishop is a professor of contemporary art at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a regular contributor to Artforum. Her books have been translated into over 18 languages. Publications include, Radical Museology, or, What’s Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?; Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship; 1968-1989: Political Upheaval and Artistic Change; Participation; and Installation Art: A Critical History.