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Marina Abramovic

A Star Is Born in Berlin: Catherine Duquette's CELEBRITY BOUND

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The double message reverberating through Catherine Duquette's aptly titled Celebrity Bound is where her one-person multimedia show at Daniel Brunet's resurrection of English Theatre Berlin gets its impact.

Visionary Women: Lessons Learned From 20 Female Luminaries

Angella Nazarian | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Angella Nazarian

Maya Angelou was an acclaimed author, poet, dancer, actress, singer, producer and activist. One of the lessons that we can learn from her life is the importance of saying "Yes". She discovered who she was and along the way by saying yes to various opportunities. "If I'm asked, 'Can you do this?' I think, if I don't do it, it'll be ten years before another black woman is asked to do it. And I say, 'Yes, yes, when do you want it?"

How To Tell If Your Subversive Artwork Is Really That Subversive

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts

So you want to make a work of art. And not just any work of art, but a work that truly pops, shocks, offends, and mortifies. You want gasps and e...

Topless in Times Square

Charles Kolb | Posted 09.15.2015 | New York
Charles Kolb

It has been fascinating these last few weeks to watch the de Blasio administration squirm over a relatively simple issue: the topless women in Times Square who paint their upper torsos to camouflage their breasts and then offer, for a fee, to pose for pictures with (presumably) tourists.

Airbnb: A Sleeping Exercise

Hannah Hoel | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel
Hannah Hoel

Airbnb is immersive, like learning a language. You're a local wherever you go and this is the luxury. You are a citizen of the world and with that we sleep with the Other, skin cells and all.

Trump President...? No. Trump Performance Artist...? Oh Yes.

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

For some strange reason, the last few days I have been thinking about legendary performance artist Marina Abramovic. For the last forty years she has been making a brutal spectacle of herself and her collaborators, orchestrating unforgiving performances.

"Too Wet to Play"

Francis Levy | Posted 07.31.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

There are bungee jumpers and skydivers, solitary cliff climbers (they look like ants when you when you see them scaling rock faces from the distance) elite mountaineers, free divers (who don't use tanks), long distance swimmers (who have to worry about sharks), triathaletes and stock car racers.

Summer Getaways: 10 Best Outdoor Sculpture Destinations in Europe

MutualArt | Posted 07.24.2015 | Arts

Art and nature: the outdoor sculpture park offers the best of both worlds. Especially during the summer holidays, when we're eager to trade in weary museum-legs for the invigorating effects of the nature hike, without sacrificing the need to view and appreciate great artworks.

Love Is Blind. Until You See Your Ex Again!

Marlon Regis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Arts
Marlon Regis

News Flash: love is still our strongest emotion! How I Became The Bomb capture this on their song, "Ulay, Oh."

Terrific TV (But - Not Surprisingly - It's Not on TV)

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.15.2015 | Entertainment
Carroll F. Gray

Two elements bind this production together in a superlative way... humor and pathos, and deep intelligence.

Marina Abramovic Says Jay Z 'Completely Used' Her

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts

UPDATE: The Marina Abramovic institute has apologized to both Jay Z and Abramovic. In a statement issued Wednesday, the institute said the rapper did ...

Paula Garcia Performs Noise Body at Fondation Beyeler (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 03.08.2015 | Arts

After the artist's body is covered with iron scraps and very strong magnets, other performers throw nails at her that stick to this iron armor, until she can't stand the weight of the material any more.

The Ego-Centric Art World Is Killing Art

artnet | artnet News | Posted 01.02.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by JJ Charlesworth The year 2014 offers many contenders for its most significant art world issue...

Art Basel Miami Supercharged! (Video)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

It was full throttle at Art Basel this year in Miami. There were Lambos, Red Bull, Cuban expresso, Davidoff cigars, champagne, and Waikiki weather to keep me up.

25 Must-See Art Happenings At Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts

Going to Art Basel Miami Beach? Now's the time to strategize for the art onslaught to come. Trust us, once you step foot in that humid Miami heat it's...

Erin Whitney

This Is The Future Of Art, According To Marina Abramovic | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts

In a book-lined room in Sean Kelly Gallery in New York City, Marina Abramovic sat on one side of a long, wooden table. I sat down across from the perf...

Erin Whitney

Marina Abramovic Wants You To Unplug For The Sake Of Art | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts

Much of art today has been diminished to a purely aesthetic pleasure, and one that many opt to visit for the promise of self-publicity. Think of Jeff ...

We Wrote The Script Collaboration Between Marina Abramovic And Lars Von Trier

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.09.2014 | Arts

Yesterday we received word that performance artist Marina Abramovic hoped to collaborate with Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier. We could only imagine w...

Five Films Marina Abramovic and Lars Von Trier Should Make Together | Posted 10.09.2014 | Arts

Yesterday we learned that Marina Abramovic publicly solicited Lars Von Trier to aid her in the creation of “Seven Deaths,” a multi-part film that ...

Even The Grandmother Of Performance Art Is Into The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

Marina Abramovic, the almighty grandmother of performance art, has puzzled us in the past. She's painted James Franco gold, invited Jay Z into a s...

Reacting to the 9/11 Memorial and Other Recommended Readings

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Adam Gopnik on the 9/11 Memorial: "The site contains more contradictions, unresolved and perhaps unresolvable, than any other eight acres in Manhattan."

20 Of The Most Confusing Performance Art Pieces Of All Time (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts

Following the dawn of the 21st century came a resurgence in performance art so swift and strong it nearly took us all by surprise. Yes, the greats...

Your Art Basel Cheat Sheet: Skip the Crowds and Go Straight to These

Marina Cashdan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

With that in mind, I've created a simple plan -- a cheat sheet of what you cannot miss this fair-going weekend, which of course leaves you more time to visit Basel's phenomenal museums and collections, swim in the Rhine, and take a day trip to the Black Forest.

Meet The Marina Abramovic Protégé Who Went Viral For Dancing In Butter

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts

The New York Times published a long-time-coming profile last week of the Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo. A trained dancer, Suryodarmo...

"We Deserve to Die Well"

The European Magazine | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
The European Magazine

World-renowned artist Marina Abramović walked the Great Wall of China, had a loaded gun pointed at her head and sat in silence for over 700 hours -- all to give art a new meaning. She told Max Tholl why future generations should treat her legacy like Beethoven's.