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An Artist's Life
Author: Eleanor Antin

ISBN: 9783777425382
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1 August 2016
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.1 x 2.3
Eleanora Antinova is the fictional alter ego of influential American performance artist, filmmaker, and installation artist Eleanor Antin. A black ballerina, Antinova is said to have danced with Sergei Diaghilev's legendary Ballet Russes, but, despite her talent, she was never given her full due within an art form where the best roles were written for white bodies, where the premium was on youth, and where classicism continued to hold cultural authority over more modernist modes of art. Ultimately, because of these cruel realities, Antinova was forgotten. But the story of her tragic role as an outsider formed the basis for Antin's art for nearly two decades, during which she embodied the part of the tragically overlooked ballerina, depicting her plight in a series of scripted and nonscripted works.

With An Artist's Life, Antin combines for the first time her fictional memoir of Antinova's life with her own recollections of the time spent from the 1970s to the '90s in the role of her most famous character. From roles in forgotten modern ballets to a career at the Ballet Russes, where she was sought as a lover and surrounded by glamorous friends, to her later years in New...

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