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Anne Bean: Self Etc edited by Rob La Frenais

Anne Bean: Self Etc edited by Rob La Frenais

Published by Intellect Books, paperback, 320 pp, 2019

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Publisher Intellect writes:

"Anne Bean: Self Etc is the first major monograph about the performance work of artist Anne Bean, a noted international figure who has been working actively since the 1960s. Co-published with the Live Art Development Agency this book includes extensive visual documentation of Bean’s performances, critical essays by leading scholars of art and performance, and a series of new visual essays by the artist. Additional contributions include documentation of collaborations with influential artists, such as TAPS: Improvisations With Paul Burwell, involving numerous artists including Evan Parker, David Toop, Maggie Nicols, Lol Coxhill, Paul McCarthy, Steven Berkoff, Brian Catling, Carlyle Reedy, Rose English and Jacky Lansley. Lavishly illustrated and including previously unseen images, Anne Bean explores and expands the nature, form and contexts that artistic collaboration can take."

Anne Bean has twice been awarded the Time Out Award for performance art, once for her long-standing contribution to live art and then as a founder member of the legendary Bow Gamelan Ensemble with Paul Burwell and Richard Wilson.

Reading Anne Bean’s CV is like following a continuous performance, a continuous response to the world….. a 'magification' of the world. The panoply of places she has worked, times of the day or night, interiors, exteriors, seasons, publics, materials, concepts, tools, is astonishing: all shifting but all attuned to unique situations.” Guy Brett

See a gallery of images from the book.