Eleanor Antin Takes Over @Art21 (Again!) | #AntinCWS

Eleanor Antin during a re-creation of her performance "Before the Revolution" (1979) at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2012. Courtesy Los Angeles Times. © Robert Gauthier. Photograph by Robert Gauthier.

We had such a great time when Eleanor Antin first took over our Twitter account that we’ve invited her back to put on another show, this time as part of our 100 Artists celebration.

Get ready: Eleanor Antin returns to perform a very special reading through the @Art21 Twitter account tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30, from 3:00–4:00 p.m. EST.

Through posts of 140 characters or less, the artist will “read” stanzas of a story from her memoir, Conversations with Stalin, before moving on to the Brooklyn Museum and the Whitney, where she’ll complete the last of her New York City–based performances.

Our event sees the artist continuing her interest in experimenting with platforms such as Twitter as a new medium for performance. After the previous performance, the artist noted “an intimacy between me and the listeners/readers that starts to build.” The format introudces a participatory element that allows the audience to read along with Antin, as opposed to a one-way reading from the artist to the audience.

Antin encourages audience participation throughout, and will respond to questions submitted by audience members following the live Twitter “reading.”

Follow @Art21 and the hashtag #AntinCWS to ask questions and see what else Eleanor Antin has to say.

Until then, we will welcome advance questions via Twitter or by way of comments on this post. A full list of the artist’s New York City performances is below.

Eleanor Antin: Conversations with Stalin

Reading performances

Monday, January 28, 11:30 a.m., at The Jewish Museum

Tuesday, January 29, 6:00 p.m., at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts

Wednesday, January 30, 3:00 p.m., online with Art21 (@art21; #AntinCWS)

Thursday, January 31, 7:00 p.m., at Brooklyn Museum

Friday, February 1, 6:30 p.m., at Whitney Museum of American Art

Contributor
Jonathan Munar is the Director of Digital Media and Strategy at ART21, overseeing the organization's overall digital, Web, and social media presences. He edits and contributes to the Magazine's "Art 2.1" column.
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