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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 07.07.2015 | 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.

Legendary No Wave Performer Lydia Lunch Returns to New York with So Real It Hurts at the Howl! Happening Gallery, May 8 to June 5

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

Since 1977 Lydia Lunch has been offending sensibilities with her relentless and unfiltered challenges to sex, gender, politics, religion, war, technology, consumerism, the arts, the media .... you name it, no institution has been spared.

Becoming a Bolder Audience

Meryl Cates | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Meryl Cates

When a performance can happen anywhere, the audience experience is gloriously undefined. No stage, no seat number, there's freedom to engage in the work. But as audience members, sometimes we don't.

100 Walkers" Subverts in West Hollwood on April 18

Lisa Derrick | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

It's disingenuous that nobody walks in LA--we have a become a stroller's paradise, with art walks abounding in every neighborhood.

Childhood Gender Impressions: The Historical Conflict of Ballet 1

Martín Gutierrez | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Martín Gutierrez

I face a constant pressure to define myself, to pick a label so others don't feel uncomfortable. But, I don't want to sacrifice my gender fluidity for the convenience of a label. I don't want to be shamed into a category. I don't want to lie.

Sharjah Biennial 12: A March Through the City

MutualArt | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

The plaintive cry of the mizmar undulates through the air. Ahead of the musicians, four men, impeccably dressed in high street fashion, lead the funeral procession with heads held high. But they don't walk in mournful solemnity. They strut.

You Can Hire This Performance Artist To Do Just About Anything, As Long As You Pay Her

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts

Until April 10, you can hire artist Casey Jenkins to do just about anything, as long as you pay her for it. It's part of her current perfor...

Where High Concept Performance Art Meets The Trashy Soap Opera

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.03.2015 | Arts

Many an art lover, no matter how classy her tastes may be, gets a certain buzz from vegging out in front of a trashy soap opera or a bawdy reality sho...

The Future of Music Is in Your Hand

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.02.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

When I'm playing, I think about someone like Pollack, and remind myself that I'm throwing sound at blank space until something emerges. I have to trust the process, so I can stay focused and not second guess myself.

Very Naked Artist And Equally Naked Baby Visit A Museum

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts

Swiss artist Milo Moire has a knack for inspiring headlines. A self-professed protege of Marina Abramovic, the Dusseldorf-based performance devotee ha...