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Mighty Movie Podcast: Matthew Akers on Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

Dan Persons | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

More than just a simple transcript of a museum show, the documentary Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present is its own, emotionally-charged experience.

Movie Review: Marina Abramovic -- the Artist Is Present

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I settled in for the screening of Marina Abramovic -- The Artist is Present, with the same skepticism I'd had when I went to see her retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, which the film documents.

Death of One, Birth of Another

Kalup Linzy | Posted 08.11.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

All photos taken by: Benedetta Pignatelli. On May 6th, I memorialized one of my beloved characters, Taiwan Braswell, at The Whitney Museum of Art's a...

How High Art Goes Viral: 'A Photo A Day' Edition

Posted 06.08.2012 | Arts

What makes a video go viral? There's an alchemy to the process that we'd like to investigate through the lens of art. By exploring the art of the vira...

The Gender Paradox In India

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.24.2012 | Arts

Prune Nourry is a multi-disciplinary artist who finds pleasure in contradiction, whether in bioethics, mythology or even artistic materials. Although ...

What the Heck Is Modern Dance?

Nora Younkin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

Sometimes it would seem audiences are afraid of modern dance because it's not evident what it's about. Let me tell you another secret: that's okay. Take chances. See something weird. Talk about it.

Poetry Out Loud Makes Beautiful Noise

John Lundberg | Posted 07.20.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

It was a long road for Kristen, who had to advance from her classroom to a school-wide competition, then on through regional/state competitions, just to make the finals in Washington, D.C.

Soaring Through the Air, Writhing on the Ground: Bad Unkl Sista's First Breath, Last Breath

Larissa Archer | Posted 07.15.2012 | Arts
Larissa Archer

There were leather and piles of silver, feathers and dreadlocks, tattoos and guy-liner. I've never felt like such a square; even before the performance began it had rendered my life meaningless.

Lucas Kavner

Anonymous American Buys German Artists' Guillotine For $2.3 Million | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home

An anonymous buyer from the U.S. has purchased a homemade guillotine from two German art students for $2.3 million. The guillotine was the centerpiece...

Lucas Kavner

Can The Internet Save This Lamb? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home

Oh, art. That magical, enigmatic practice that allows you to do anything you want in its name. You could shoot yourself, give birth to a child or lose...

Tony Orrico Performance At Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home

With the exhibition CARBON, the Polyforum Siqueiros in Mexico City presents Tony Orrico's third solo exhibition. Orrico is a visual artist as well as ...

Put on a Happy Face (Or If You Can't, Use Electricity)

Madeline Schwartzman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Science
Madeline Schwartzman

We humans don't like people or things messing with the face. But there are researchers and artists who see the face as terra incognita, as a potential blank slate, a computer-mutable landscape or testing grounds for understanding the brain and communication.

"Ungovernable" Artist Pilvi Takala Explains Her Radical Artistic Program: Do Nothing

ARTINFO | Posted 06.18.2012 | Arts

In a moment where everyone feels compelled to do something, anything, quick - from the Occupy movement to Kony 2012 - Pilvi Takala's standout piece in...

2.9 "Conversations WIt De Churen" pt. 2

Kalup Linzy | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

James Franco on WhoSay...

A Strange And Beautiful One Woman Show

Posted 04.17.2012 | Arts

We spend too much time scouring Kickstarter, looking to feature the next big artists. In our most recent search, dancer, artist, yogi and writer Auror...

When Paper Makes Waves

Posted 04.12.2012 | Arts

Italian artist Daniele Papuli makes site-specific installations out of thousands of strips of paper, transforming the medium into something soft and i...

Watch A Slow Motion Car Crash In A Gallery!

Posted 04.07.2012 | Arts

For today's edition of things you would not expect to see in an art gallery: a car crash. Jonathan Schipper choreographed a slow motion car crash t...

2.7 "Mushy Wushy" Melody Set Me Free (2012)

Kalup Linzy | Posted 06.05.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

Episode 2.7 "Mushy Wushy" Melody Set Me Free (2012) James Franco on WhoSay...

Defying Gravity: The Impossible Art of Li Wei

MutualArt | Posted 06.05.2012 | Arts

2012-04-05-flyingcar.jpg Chinese Artist Li Wei is a connoisseur of danger who effortlessly blends the boundaries between fantasy and reality.

LOOK: Woman Will Walk 500 Miles To W.Va. For Art's Sake

Posted 04.03.2012 | DC

Cassie Meador not only would, but will walk 500 miles. Tuesday night, she'll explain why. Meador, artistic director for the Dance Exchange, is sett...

Zackary Drucker's "Gold Standard" (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts

Zackary Drucker is a transgender performance artist who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. The artist uses a female pron...

Stage Door: Elephant Room

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.01.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

A trio of loopy, but gifted magicians perform a unique blend of magic and mayhem. Now at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood. Or as they call it: "Stan's Warehouse."

College Students Explore Their Wild Side

Posted 03.30.2012 | Arts

Artist Nick Cave is known for his imaginative "soundsuits", rainbow multimedia costumes that completely transform the wearer into a moving, living art...

Everything Has Changed

Kalup Linzy | Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

New episode of Melody Set Me Free 2.6 "Everything Has Change".

Watch: China's High Flying Artist

Posted 03.29.2012 | Arts

We always thought that Ai Weiwei was the bravest artist in China. But performance artist Li Wei, here seen propelling himself high into the clouds, is...