EAI is pleased to present 45 Years of Performance Video from EAI, a survey of four decades of artists’ engagement with video and performance. This project is presented in conjunction with 100 Years (version #2, ps1, nov 2009), an exhibition on the history of performance art organized by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Performa 09.

P.S.1, Performa 09, and EAI invite you to join us to celebrate the exhibition 100 Years and the last day of Performa 09, on Sunday, November 22nd, from 4-6 pm.

Special Celebration: Sunday, November 22, 2009, 4 - 6 pm


November 1, 2009 - April 26, 2010
Thursday - Monday, noon - 6 pm

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101


Featuring works from 1965 to the present, 45 Years of Performance Video from EAI highlights over four decades of artists' performances created specifically for video, from body-based conceptual exercises of the late 1960s to new, digitally mediated performance narratives. The histories of performance art and video art are inextricably linked, with a rich cross-fertilization between them: performance artists deploy video space and time as another dimension in which to stage their performances; video artists step in front of the camera as performer and actor in their own works. The thirty-eight works on view, all drawn from EAI's extensive collection, trace the multiple creative and critical strategies that artists have applied to the merger of video and performance.

The exhibition 100 Years (version #2, ps1, nov 2009), a Free Space program, a collaboration between P.S.1 and Performa, gathers important happenings, actions, moments, and gestures to outline a history of performance art that is still largely unknown. This version of the exhibition is presented on the occasion of Performa 09, the third visual art performance biennial taking place November 1-22, 2009.

Marina Abramovic
Vito Acconci
Ant Farm
Eleanor Antin
Charles Atlas
Alex Bag
John Baldessari
Phyllis Baldino
Lynda Benglis
Chris Burden
Cheryl Donegan
General Idea
Dan Graham
Joan Jonas
Harry Dodge + Stanya Kahn
Mike Kelley
Tony Labat
Kalup Linzy
Paul McCarthy
Charlotte Moorman
Shana Moulton
Rita Myers
Bruce Nauman
Nam June Paik
Charlemagne Palestine
Alix Pearlstein
Pipilotti Rist
Martha Rosler
Carolee Schneemann
Stuart Sherman
Michael Smith
Ryan Trecartin
William Wegman
Hannah Wilke
Jud Yalkut

Admission: $5 suggested donation / $2 for students & senior citizens
free for MoMA members and MoMA admission ticket holders



PERFORMA 09 (November 1–22, 2009) is the third edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of new visual art performance presented by Performa, a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of 20th-century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the 21st century.


About PS1

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is one of the largest and oldest organizations in the United States solely devoted to contemporary art. Established in 1976 by Alanna Heiss, P.S.1 originated from The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, a not-for-profit organization founded five years prior with the mission of turning abandoned, underutilized buildings in New York City into artist studios and exhibition spaces. P.S.1 became an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art in 2000.


About EAI

Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical media works by artists. EAI fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of video art and digital art. EAI's activities include a preservation program, viewing access, educational services, extensive online resources, and public programs such as artists' talks, exhibitions and panels. The Online Catalogue is a comprehensive resource on the artists and works in the EAI collection, and also features extensive materials on exhibiting, collecting and preserving media art: www.eai.org

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