Art fair: Anthea Moys tests the limits

Mail & Guardian | Layla Leiman:


Artist Anthea Moys challenged anyone and everyone to sit down across the table from her and engage in a physical manner at the FNB Joburg Art Fair.



Performance artist Anthea Moys challenged members of the public to engage with her at the FNB Joburg Art Fair. (Supplied)

The performance artist says the idea came from her fascination with how we play and work together, and how we make, abide by, break and remake the rules of the game.

“You might win, you might lose; but for a time we will sit opposite each other, look into each other’s eyes and battle it out,” she says.

Moys performed a work entitled The Artist is Arm Wrestling is a playful reimagining of Marina Abramovi’s work The Artist is Present (2010), and a continuation of her own performance cycles Anthea Moys vs. The City of Grahamstown and Anthea Moys vs The City of Geneva…


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