The Work of Rose English
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Rose English emerged from the Conceptual art, dance and feminist scenes of1970s Britain to become one of the most internationally influential performanceartists working today. This comprehensive exhibition catalog documents her40-year career to date, including legendary site-specific performances andlarge-scale spectaculars. Her uniquely interdisciplinary work combines elementsof theater, circus, opera and poetry to explore themes of gender politics, theidentity of the performer and the metaphysics of presence. English has mountedperformances on ice rinks; at the Royal Court Theatre and Tate Britain, Londonand Franklin Furnace, New York, collaborating with horses, magicians and acrobats.Accompanying many rare archival photographs and performance scripts, amajor essay by art critic/curator Guy Brett surveys the artist's work and timesalongside interviews with two of English's closest collaborators, Sally Potter andSimon Vincenzi.