Joanna Matuszak

Joanna Matuszak is Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at Bucknell University. Her research focuses on the history and theory of performance art. She is currently writing a book on performance art in public spaces in post-Soviet Russia.


Changing Places: From Spectator to Reperformer

So, there I was: an art history doctoral candidate on a Fulbright-Hays fellowship lying naked at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow—an activity neither proposed in my fellowship application nor predicted upon my arrival in Russia. This is one way of introducing the story of an art historian participating in reperformances at Marina Abramović’s The Artist Is Present exhibition in Moscow in 2011—a sensationally effective but superficial way