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The careers of artists like Carolee Schneemann and Stephen Cripps are unthinkable today

12 November 2022

9:00 AM

12 November 2022

9:00 AM

Carolee Schneemann: Body Politics

Barbican Art Gallery, until 8 January 2023

Stephen Cripps: In Real Life

Turner Contemporary, Margate, until 7 January 2023

During the 1964 debut of Carolee Schneemann’s ‘Meat Joy’ in Paris, a man in the audience tried to throttle the artist before being hauled off by three female spectators. Schneemann’s performance, an ‘exuberant sensory celebration of flesh’, involved semi-naked dancers tangling and grappling while bits of chicken, raw fish and hot dogs rained from above and buckets of paint sloshed underfoot.

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