CLAIRE BISHOP is Associate Professor in the Ph.D. Program in Art History at CUNY Graduate Center, and a regular contributor to Artforum. Her next book, Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship is forthcoming from Verso in 2012.
UNHAPPY DAYS IN THE ART WORLD?
By Claire Bishop
De-skilling Theater, Re-skilling Performance
Ideally, the dialectic of de- and re-skilling should allow artists, directors, and choreographers to creatively rethink their output, and in ways that go beyond a mere swapping of context.