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The F Word Explores 4th Wave Feminist Performance Art

Kristen Sollee | Posted 11.24.2015 | Miami
Kristen Sollee

Along with a dynamic cast of artists, The F Word includes commentary by scholars and professors alike -- including former Art in America senior editor Nancy Princenthal -- to add background and to contextualize the works and concepts he explores.

Kembra Pfahler: You Will Lose Friends for Your Art

BOMB Magazine | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts
BOMB Magazine

Kembra Pfahler is a downtown legend: a punk rocker, screen goddess, curator, and performance artist who moved from Los Angeles to the East Village in the early 1980s.

You Won't Believe How This Atlanta Queen Jokes About Gun Violence and AIDS

Matthew Terrell | Posted 11.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

What I enjoy about this queen is her ability to use drag to deal with tough issues, challenge her audience and provoke conversation.

Performance Artist Tamar Ettun on Sculpting With People

MutualArt | Posted 11.01.2015 | Arts

MutualArt sat down with artist Tamar Ettun to discuss how stillness, movement and collaboration function in her work.

Interactive Performance Art/ificial Intelligence -- Robotic Ape Comes to BAM

Shai Baitel | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
Shai Baitel

When one of the world's legendary performance artists -- Oleg Kulik -- collaborates with a visionary entrepreneur-philosopher -- Dmitry Volkov -- the audience rightly expects an intellectual blockbuster.

Global Stilt Congress, A Tsunami of Transcultural Expression at Arcosanti

Jacob Devaney | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Jacob Devaney

Global Stilt Congress is an annual event uniting stilt walkers from different cultural backgrounds through the exchange of techniques that culminates in a site specific procession that winds through Arcosanti, the futuristic city designed by visionary architect, Paolo Soleri.

One Of The Youngest Detainees In Guantánamo History Is Sharing His Story

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.28.2015 | Arts

In 2010, artist Marina Abramovic spent six days a week, seven hours a day sitting in a chair in the Museum of Modern Art, silently facing a single vi...

'Vaginal Knitting' Artist Strikes Back At Haters In The Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts

How do you deal with nasty Internet commenters -- haters, trolls and other anonymous, soul-crushing hobgoblins? Some of us don't read the comments. O...

Art Seduces Fashion at Australasia's International Art Fair: Sydney Contemporary

JK Russ | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
JK Russ

Inside the 87,000 sq ft space more than 90 galleries represent 14 countries. Alongside the gallery booths are 18 large-scale installations curated by Sydney-based The Curators' Department and a moving image program curated by the Australian Center for the Moving Image.

9 Avante-Garde Musicians You Should Add To Your Playlist Right Now

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts

Call them art rockers. Call them experimental performers. Call them hybrids.  The following artists, bands, collectives and in-betweens work som...

In Search of...

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

My mother was a sci-fi enthusiast, who successfully transmitted the virus to me, via Star Trek, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and the more obscure television program, In Search of... (ellipses intended).

Trump's War on Political Correctness Has Legs

Jeff Norman | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jeff Norman

The buttinskies don't get it. They can't even fathom the notion that Trump's war on political correctness is righteous or corrective. Trump's colorful insistence that offensive comments aren't suppressible let alone punishable, is downright thrilling -- and essential -- to some of us.

A Giant Man Bun And Beard Took Over New York Fashion Week

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts

"A lot of my work begins with looking inward," artist and self-described gonzo anthropologist Asher Bayne told The Huffington Post via email, "and I ...

Step Into The Portal: A New Rock Opera in Denver

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Musicals and rock operas have seen a myriad of genres for every type of music fan, however there is a new style of theater emerging for the counter-culture that will truly redefine theater.

A Family Affair at the USF Contemporary Art Museum

Kalup Linzy | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

How did you spend your summer? I spent mine completing work for the exhibition A Family Affair curated by Megan Voeller.

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.