Curating Performance: Re/activation Strategies

Convener: Lucian Gomoll
Conceived by: Lucian Gomoll & Lissette Olivares

What limitations do institutional spaces (such as the museum) pose for performance artists and curators of performance? What is the role of the curator in exhibiting new performances and/or reactivating those that have already taken place? What is the significance of performance in the history of exhibition, and what new display methods can it enable? How does the recent museological shift towards interactivity relate to performance and archival practices more generally?


Lucian Gomoll is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Humanities. He earned his Ph.D. in History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz and his M.A. in Performance Studies at New York University.


Laurie Beth Clark
Silvio de Gracia
Ariel Federow
Johanna Householder
Pancho Lopez