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Visual Art

In Terms of Performance

Mar 6—May 8, 2018
Natman Room, Peter Jay Sharp Building
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The Natman Room is open to the public 9am—6:30pm daily.

Alternate viewing times available by appointment; contact for further information.


How do we describe contemporary art and performance? Inquiry and exploration are at the core of this interactive installation on view at BAM this spring.

In Terms of Performance—co-edited by Paula Marincola of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and Shannon Jackson of UC Berkeley—is an online resource of intersecting essays and interviews from artists, curators, presenters, and scholars reflecting on the relationship between visual art, theater, choreography, and performance art. For this exhibition in the Natman Room, IToP is reimagined as an installation for visitors, while selections from the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive—images, text, video, and audio documentation—illuminate and extend key points from IToP’s web of reference. In tandem, these living resources capture the evolving discourse around the contested terms and traditions of interdisciplinary work.

A special evening event and reception will be activated by performances and discussions led by artists who are involved with the IToP anthology.

Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Agnes Gund and Toby Devan Lewis


Major support for BAM Hamm Archives provided by Charles J. and Irene F. Hamm and the Leon Levy Foundation

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In Terms of Performance Opening Activations
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In Terms of Performance: Opening Activations
Wed, Apr 4, 2018
In Terms of Performance: Opening Activations
Wed, Apr 4, 2018

Opening reception featuring artist-led activities and conversations about art and performance.