“El arte de la performancia: teoría y práctica” (The Art of Performance, Theory and Practices) proposes a meditation on the place of discourse in the age of globalisation and takes an ironic look at the status of performance today, when it is dictated by quasi-academic institutional discourses.
Esther Ferrer is a historic figure in Spanish contemporary art. Considered one of the major artists of her generation, especially as regards performance, her work can be seen as a minimalist mix of rigour, humour, appropriation and absurdity. In 1966 Ferrer joined Zaj, a contemporary music and performance group noted for its radical and conceptual productions, which were presented in Franco’s Spain. In 1999 Ferrer represented Spain at the Venice Biennale. While continuing to perform, she has taken part in many exhibitions around the world.
Born in 1937 in Space, she lives and works in Paris.