Critical Writing Index

Performance Artist: Endangered Species

by Tanya Mars

Parallelogramme, 1978, v. 12, no. 2, pp. 22-23

From the article: Following the nighttime series at 1001 Queen St. West, performance artist Tanya Mars was asked to deliver a keynote address on the state of performance in Toronto, during a reception at A Space.

Artist Mars discusses the public's need to define performance art and the prevailing negative attitute towards such art. Mars uses personal experience to highlight specific concerns, such as the question she is often asked: "Could you explain...just exactly what it is you do?" Mars also attempts to define the genre of performance and performance artist as she sees it.

ITEM 1978.050 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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Tanya Mars