We thought it would only be appropriate to commence our weekly updates with a groundbreaking catalog, loaned to us by Carla Stellweg (a professor here at SVA in the Department of Visual Critical Studies and Art History), showcasing the performance work and "actions" of [over 100] artists and collectives from throughout the Americasincluding Central and South America, Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico as well as Latinos in the United Statesentitled, Arte Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000.

Created in conjunction with El Museo del Barrio's 2008 exhibition of the same title,
Arte No es Vida (Art is Not Life) is the first ever comprehensive survey of the historical contributions these artists have made to this very important and previously overlooked area of Latin American and Caribbean artistic production.

Thanks to Ms. Stellweg's request, documentation of these performances and actions will soon be available to you!

Front cover of the catalogue, "Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000," featuring a documentary photograph of Papo Colo's performance, entitled "Superman 51," which took place on the West Side Highway, New York City, in 1977.

Front cover: Papo Colo, Superman 51, West Side Highway, New York City, 1977.