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Performance art: Journals, websites and images

Resources for studying performance art, modern and contemporary



Most journal articles will be found with Summon or one of the other databases listed on the first tab of this guide.  However you may want to browse a journal individually, entering its title (not the article title) in the search box below:




Titles to find with this search box include:

  • Art Monthly
  • Artforum
  • e-flux
  • Flash Art
  • Frieze
  • October
  • PAJ (Performing Arts Journal)
  • Third Text
  • Yishu


For more info:


High Performance journal is available at the Tate Library


A small selection of the many relevant websites:

  • Artsadmin - a not-for-profit organisation that provides a networking space and sources funding specifically for performance and live art.
  • Block Universe - London-based performance art festival and commissioning body
  • Contemporary Performance Network - a social media networking space for the promotion of and opportunities relating to performance art.
  • Glimpses of Before - information about performance art in the UK in the 1970s.
  • Live Art UK - a network for performance artists, promoters and facilitators.
  • Performa - nonprofit organisation founded by RoseLee Goldberg. Stages the Performa Biennial and commissions new works, among other activities.
  • Performance at Tate: Into the Space of Art - documents a project that explores "the history of performance art at Tate from the 1960s to 2016".  

For images, video and comment on current performances, social media can be best.

For other images of performances, and images of material related to performances, see: