Art History School: Performance Art

January 7, 19:30-21:00
an interactive lecture on performance art by Anne de Loos and an introduction by artist in residence Tamara Kuselman
this event is organised in Dutch

tickets €5,- via Eventbrite

Perhaps you’ve heard of Marina Abramovic, the mega ‘startist’. You vaguely remember Yoko Ono and John Lennons Bed-in For Love. You might even have heard of Yves Klein’s Anthropometries. But what actually is so fascinating about the strange genre of performance art? This time in the HMK Art History School we look at modern and contemporary artists who use bodies and movement to create new work that challenges our understanding of what art can be.

HMK Art History School is a thematic art history lecture that tells the story of art that inspired our artists in residence. This interactive lecture focuses on performance art. We will look at work from different periods and countries, from all the way to today. After the lecture, you can enjoy a drink in HMK’s bar.

We follow COVID guidelines. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or insecurities on

This session of the HMK’s Art History School is part of the chapter Time in the year programme Slow Burn.

Anne de Loos is an art scientist specialising in the performative arts and diversity. She works as a business leader and programme maker in the performing arts, and as a teacher and supporter at the Maastricht Theater Academy. At Theaterstraat, Anne is business coordinator and responsible for finances, planning, requests and the substantive joint discussion about vision, organization and strategy.

Tamara Kuselman
Tamara Kuselman is an Argentinian born and Amsterdam-based visual artist. She received her MFA at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and has been artist-in-residence at the Jan van Eyck and Delfina Foundation (UK). Her works, mainly research-based performances and video works, have been presented internationally, among others at Corridor Project Space (NL, 2020), Tegenboschvanvreden (NL, 2019),  La casa encendida (ES, 2018), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (NL, 2016), Frestas Trienal de Artes (BR, 2014), and De Appel Arts Center (NL, 2013). She is currently preparing new work for the Bienal de Performance 2021 in Buenos Aires.