Action – both individual and collective – is at the heart of the works within this display. Sometimes the work takes the form of a proposal for an action or the record of a past event or performance. Elsewhere viewers are invited to activate an artwork using their bodies. Artworks shown here include a mix of intimate individual acts, choreographed actions in which participants are directed by an artist and political activism.
Discover how artists working between the 1960s and the 1990s opened up new spaces for participation
London SE1 9TG
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The exploration and preservation of the communal act of making
In a feat of extreme duration and endurance, artist Tehching Hsieh punched a time-clock every hour over the course of ...
This immersive installation questions the function of the museum and challenges preconceptions of African art
The installation How to Look… 1978–2010 examines different ways of engaging with photographic images
Step into a spotlight and activate stories of live art
This display explores how artists working in Central Europe in the 1960s and 1970s responded to life under authoritarian political ...
These photographs by Harry Shunk and János Kender document live actions performed by artists
The only way to see this installation is by using flash photography. This experience echoes how the work was created ...
Explore ambiguous acts of collaboration between artists and the public
Explore a uniquely Brazilian form of experimental art
Engage with this performance addressing the cultural invisibility of older women and celebrating their life experiences