Large-scale compendium of papers presented at a conference held in Quebec, October 20 25, 1998. Text by Richard Martel, Pierre Restany, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Dick Higgins, Charles Dreyfus, Esther Ferrer, Jacques Donguy, Julien Blaine, Danièle Roussel, Felipe Ehrenberg, Anne Marsh, Victor Muñoz, Seiji Shimoda, László Beke, Veronica Diesen, Lukasz Guzek, Elisabeth Jappe, Bruce Barber, Alain-Martin Richard, Martha Wilson, Bartolomé Ferrando, Giovanni Fontana, Simon Herbert, Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux, Slavka Sverakova, Fernando Aguiar, Gusztáv Üto, Michal Murin, Gábor Hushegyi, Chumpon Apisuk, and Bálint Szombathy. "Art Action 1958 - 1998 covers four decades of Action Art practices, beginning with a report of a meeting that looked at the period from 1958 - 1978, which took place in Québec City in October of 1998. This meeting brought together the historic protagonists of diverse forms of Action Art : the Happening, Fluxus, ZAJ, Body Art, Action Poetry, and Actionism." -- publisher's statement. Texts in French and English.