Dora Garcia: Inserts in Real Time – Performance Work 2000-2023
Dora García, Joanna Zielińska (Eds.)
M HKA & K. Verlag, 2023
Inserts in Real Time is the first monograph dedicated to the performance work of the artist Dora García (b.Valladolid, 1965) from the past twenty years. At the heart of this book is a Chronology of all García’s performances to date—listed, illustrated, described, and contextualized. This body of work is framed by three newly commissioned texts—by art historian Sven Lütticken, performance theorist Bojana Cvejić, and Dora García herself, as well as a new conversation between the artist and curator Joanna Zielińska. An Appendix of Selected Scripts makes this archive an especially vivid relay of her decades of public experimentation, provocation, and activation.
The publication accompanies Dora García’s exhibition ‘She Has Many Names’, at M HKA, Antwerp, 10 February to 21 May 2023, curated by Joanna Zielińska. Both the exhibition and publication provide unique if distinct overviews of the artist’s performance-based works and gestures, as well as new political, feminist, and queer readings of various artworks.