‘’Performance art alas has not yet obtained the attention within art educational programs it deserves. With the result that many (young) artists still don’t find it evident to become performance artists. And that’s a shame, because there seems to be a growing appreciation and attention from outside the art world to explore performance arts again, and because there is still much demand for artistic research and a more profound discourse on this subject. That is what I want to contribute to and stimulate by publishing this book.
Driven by her passion for performance arts, Jessica van Deursen decided, after graduating from art school (Willem de Kooning academy), to continue her education at the conservatory Codarts in Rotterdam for a masters degree, in order to explore her possibilities as an artist with regard to performance art. Here she wrote this Artistic Research, in which she focusses on (young) artists as her audience, and aims to provide them with a comprehensible introduction to the discipline of performance art.
This book will soon be made available in my own online shop. So stay tuned!
ISBN code: 5800109613317
1st print: October 2014
Cover and design by: Jessica van Deursen