Art Is Pop. CO-RITUS Is Art: Artistic Strategy in Scandinavian Action Art in the 1960s and 1970s. With Some Aspects of Postmodern Recycling

  • Knut Ove Arntzen
Keywords: International situationism, Scandinavian situationism, performance art, COBRA-group, Co-ritus, Gruppe 66, Scandinavian artists in the 1970s


The article gives an outline of the situationist movement and its relationship to the COBRA-group. Scandinavian situationism and action art develops the concept of Coritus, which also was practiced in Norway by the artistic group Gruppe 66 in Bergen. Postmodern recycling in the title of the article, refers to the use of artistic strategies of actionist and performative kind in the 1970s and later.