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Resistible history: Afterlives in Robert Morris’s 21.3 (1964/1994)

Written by
cvanja
Published date
11 October 2013

Photo of Robert Morris

This talk, organised by the Practices of History research group at CSM, considered the afterlives embedded in Robert Morris’s 1964 performance 21.3. The performance, which was presented in the context of the Judson Dance Theatre circle, was in the form of a lecture in which the artist lip-synched to a recording of a seminal methodological lecture (1939) by Erwin Panofsky. This parodic work was an early sign of the artist’s ongoing resistance to an art history bound by categorisations based on period and style.