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Korakrit Arunanondchai "Painting With History in a Room Filled With People With Funny Names 3" at Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Korakrit Arunanonchai recently opened an installation at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, which tells the story of the formation of a painter.

Poussy Draama's Mobile Doctor's Office Is Challenging Sex Ed Norms

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts

Recently I went to the beach with my 2-year-old cousins and our grandma. At one point, desperate for their affection, I reached out my hand and ...

Sister Sylvester Explores a Link Between Art and Activism in New Work

Tim Ranney | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts
Tim Ranney

Kathryn Hamilton is a performance maker based in New York City and Istanbul. She is the founder and director of the New York-based company Sister Sylvester, and a member of Köşe, an art space in Istanbul.

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.

Arthena Talks to Acclaimed Contemporary Artist, Zhang Huan

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.25.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Arthena recently had the pleasure of interviewing Zhang Huan, the internationally distinguished performance artist, painter, photographer and sculpto...

Interview With the Founder, South Asian Performing Arts Festival NYC

Jim Luce | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Jim Luce

Arpita works with a passion that comes from deep within herself, based on her own experiences and the experiences of her fellow performing artists, which have included large doses of rejection. She has lived to defy stereotypes, and New York City is benefiting from her efforts.

30 Incredible Ballet Portraits

DL Cade | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

The sublime art of ballet is about movement; and yet, few videos seem to do the ballet dancer justice like the perfectly captured still image. Mayb...

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.

8 Artists Hide and Show in Los Angeles at MAMA Gallery

Jessica Robin Trent | Posted 08.03.2015 | Arts
Jessica Robin Trent

To Hide To Show is a group exhibition at MAMA, one of the newest contemporary art galleries taking Los Angeles by storm. The exhibition title is derived from the loose English translation of a contemporary French social anthropological study entitled "Montrer / Occulter."

Art Digest: How to Rob a Bank and (Not Quite) Get Away With It

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 07.29.2015 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Art is testing new frontiers. In this week's digest, artists are pushing their limits and bringing their art to whole new places. We'll see how performance art fares the legal system, how Renaissance art handles cutting edge technology, and how super tiny art takes on the vast outer space.

A Story as Big as the World: On the Road With a Traditional Storyteller

Chris Corbett | Posted 07.27.2015 | Arts
Chris Corbett

Naomi Steinberg represents the oral tradition of storytelling that first started with cavemen sitting around a fire describing an epic hunt to their tribe. She can recite hundreds of folk tales in their entirety and infuse a gathering with the timeless wisdom hidden behind the tale.

Icelandic Artist Seeks Corpse For Very Morbid Dance Performance

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts

"Looking for dead bodies in the name of the art," began the recent Facebook post of Icelandic artist Snorri Ásmundsson. "I need a corpse ...

'Life Is a Performance'

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

In his poem, "Our Fearlessness to Love," Andres Marquez-Lara describes global ancestors coming together and the dynamic interplay of the feminine and ...

The Rewards of Rehearsal Mode: How the Creative Team Benefits

Meryl Cates | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts
Meryl Cates

I love sitting in on rehearsals. Some people have their best thoughts while in the shower, I have mine in the last row of the theater.

Julius von Bismarck Talks About His 'Egocentric System' at Art Basel 2015 (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

In this interview with the artist, Julius von Bismarck talks about how he got the idea for the work, how it feels "living" on such a rotating bowl for an extended period of time, the technical aspect of the piece, and his future plans with the work.

One Minute Experiments - Hero's Journey - Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center

Kalup Linzy | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

This past week, I taught a video performance workshop at Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center entitled Minute Experiments. Each student created two one minute films exploring Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey.

Priscilla Frank

Lonnie Holley Is The Most Genuine Performance Artist In The Mother Universe

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts

"I'm gonna get your garbage, your trash, your debris," Lonnie Holley says before a crowd gathered to hear him perform at the American Folk Art...

Why Did A Peruvian Artist Bury Gold In An Abandoned Mansion?

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts

Have you ever gone hunting for gold? Brooklyn-based artist Iván Sikic’s new installation, "LOOT" ("SAQUEO" in Spanish), revives that childhood drea...

A Bizarre Feminist Music Video Experiment Is Pretty Much Rocking Our World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts

Raise your hand if you've seen a bunch of women dancing together in a music video. (Everyone raises hand.) Now, raise your hand if you've ever...

Emma Sulkowicz's Newest Artwork Is A Graphic Video Of Violent Sex

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts

Emma Sulkowicz, the former Columbia University student behind the now iconic performance "Carry That Weight," also known as "Mattress Performance,...

Mark Dendy Explores Social Issues at Joe's Pub

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The Lower East Side has always been a playground for oddballs, creative types who diverge from Manhattan's mold. It's a quirky neighborhood filled with idiosyncrasies and secrets stuffed in blocks and buildings. These days, south of Union Square is trending, a wonderland of bars, movie houses, and restaurants that offer a refreshing contrast to Midtown.

When Porn Enters the Classroom: The Student, the Professor, and the Helicopter

Dana Smith | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Dana Smith

So, to the young woman who finds herself in this moral dilemma of shall I or shall I not, I say unto you, "just don't." If your grade is impacted - all will be well. You'll find that in life you will experience many more situations that will require you to abstain, even at the risk of some negative consequence.

Moving People and the Tao of Ice Cream: Live Performing Arts in the Next Decade

Jean-François Bouchard | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Jean-François Bouchard

The truly remarkable performing arts of the future will be simply and profoundly good, not only by accident but through hard, systematic and deliberate work to move people, deliciously.

10 Chris Burden Masterpieces

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Much of the international art world was in shock over the death of artist Chris Burden, 69, on Sunday after a long bout with melanoma. Burden's career spanned six decades and, in an era of specialization, covered many genres of art, some of which he helped to define.

Art.Jobs.Lullabies, Solo Exhibition (Online Version)

Kalup Linzy | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

The music videos are a combination of original compositions from the yet to be produced feature film, Art Jobs and Lullabies as well as remixes, covers and sampling of music made famous by other artists.