Study of performance practices
(by Nazaret Karoyan)
This workshop involves the study of various performing practices (curating, critical writing,
documenting, collecting and archiving) that ensure the public circulation of artworks.
Associating performance with period, postmodern theorists consider it to be the symbolic
practice of the period that characterizes and represents the nature and spirit of the performance
period, not this or that object or person, but both together in one unified performance. There is
no representation, no object or person, not even reality. Hence arises the question of studying
the framework (the structure, the institution): no representation exists outside the framework
that creates the conventional:
a) Theory and history of curating,
b) Theory and history of art criticism,
c) Museology (collection, exhibition, preservation),
d) Theory of translation (literary, cultural, media, and other).