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Performa 13 Shingerview: Jennifer Wen Ma

David Shing | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
David Shing

Jennifer Wen Ma sat down with me to talk about her residency at Performa 13. "It's not a performance in the traditional sense of performance art. It is experiential art." Her residency, which spans eight days, lifts the curtain on what it takes to make an opera.

Daring Artist 'Sleeps' On Strangers In Poetic Subway Project

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

The New York subway system is a world of silent commuters who, despite riding in close proximity to other people, rarely make contact with their fello...

Suzan Woodruff: Making the World

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

How can Woodruff have ancestors like those and yet make such lyrical, sumptuous, aggressively beautiful work? The answer lies just beneath those iridescent, mesmerizing surfaces.

Performance Review: Infinite While it Lasts Serves Samba, Sex, and Saudade on Avenue C

Zach Udko | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Zach Udko

In a dimly lit wine bar on the eastern edge of Manhattan, a troupe of seven unabashed performers are steaming up the room with the spirit of Brazil. Infinite While It Lasts is an immersive sensual experience in which passion triumphs over pretension.

Reflections on Eddie Peake's Performa 13 Commission

Tali Wertheimer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Tali Wertheimer

On Thursday, I had the pleasure of seeing Eddie Peake's Performa 13 Commission, Endymion, at the Swiss Institute. I had to duck past the strict box o...

Voice Is the Original Instrument

Tali Wertheimer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Tali Wertheimer

I closed my eyes during the performance and my viewing plane was illuminated with a pas de deux between warm gem tones.

Performance Artist Deconstructs The Rape Joke In One-Woman Show (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts

Warning: This article contains content some might find sensitive. Adrienne Truscott is telling rape jokes, lots of them, and she's not wearing any ...

Marina Plans 24-Hour Reading of German Fantasy Novel

ARTINFO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

For 24 consecutive hours, from 2pm on November 23 until 2pm on November 24, the Marina Abramovic Institute and Basilica Hudson will hold a marathon re...

'I Think Every Good Artist Has Bled Literally Or Metaphorically'

ARTINFO | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts

Name: Tameka Norris (also known as Meka-Jean) Age: Grown Occupation: Artist Tameka Norris performing "Untitled" (2012), Contemporary Arts ...

The Month Performance Art Took Over New York City

Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

Mock United Nations meetings, plays enacted in sweaty bath houses, live performances based on the melting of glaciers. It's not difficult to notice th...

Video Art Pioneer Talks YouTube, Performa And Bees

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

"I found myself continually investigating my own image in the monitor. I bought a mask of a doll’s face. It transformed me into an erotic seductress...

PHOTOS: Performance Art In Manhattan 1970-1980

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 10.30.2013 | New York

A new exhibition opening on Thursday at the Whitney Museum invites New Yorkers to explore a grim, yet powerful period of performance art that flourish...

Silence: The Absence of Sound?

Nora Younkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Nora Younkin

The use of silence and stillness is nothing new to concert dance. It has been used for decades, often for the very purpose of subverting audience expectations. It has the power to draw our attention to our breath, to our body, and to our impulses.

American Artistic Duo Allora & Calzadilla Takes Over Palazzo Cusani

VernissageTV | Posted 12.25.2013 | Arts

Fault Lines is the first major solo exhibition of the work of the American artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla in Italy.

Dangerous Games: a Studio Visit With Molly Jo Shea

Virginia Broersma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Molly Jo Shea's art straddles the boundary between satire and an admiring embrace of those things she may or may not be critiquing and invites the viewer to laugh affectionately and be disgusted right along with her.

Time After Us: The Social Choreography of Ernesto Pujol

Carol Becker | Posted 12.18.2013 | Arts
Carol Becker

Like somnambulists, they walked from morning 'til night, barely acknowledging their audience. They performed Time After Us, a 24-hour walking meditation, on October 11, in lower Manhattan's St. Paul's Chapel.

Bits and Bobs From Theatre Land

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Cohen-koan

A lesser known, at least to me, United Solo Theatre festival of performance pieces, almost blew into town without noticing. So far, I've seen only two shows, but the commitment, intensity and charm of the shows makes it a very worthwhile platform for talent.

Write. Send. Read. Delete.

Olek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

It has never been just a crocheted room. It is my comment on life, communication, modern relationships, private versus public. Everything that enters or leaves me will sooner or later become a crocheted work or inspire one.

Choreographing Consciousness and Galvanizing Creativity

Lia Chavez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

Just as nature utilizes storms to collect disparate energies and ecologically regenerate, so also the artist synthesizes the complexities of human experience in the encounter with wholeness known as Art.

10 Must-See Artists At Performa

ARTINFO | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts

Beginning on November 1, Performa 13 will again take New York with over 100 events across 40 venues in the city. Per the past editions of this bie...

10 Black Performance Artists You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts

From Carrie Mae Weems to Jayson Musson, the evolution of black performance art has been complex, oscillating between dramatic happenings and extension...

Watch Out, Harvard

Kalup Linzy | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

installation shot of my work in the Visiting Faculty Exhibition at The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard. Fall 2013 This Fall I am teac...

Yello Frontman Dieter Meier Talks About His Art

VernissageTV | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts

Most people know Dieter Meier as frontman of the Swiss electronic pop pioneers Yello. Few of their fans are aware of the many other activities and roles of this facet-rich personality.

Artist Encourages Women To 'Rub Out' In Public

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts

Female masturbation is a two-word phrase that hasn't quite made itself at home in the general public's conversations. Whether a woman is embarrassed t...

Transformative Fashion

Rai Mensah | Posted 11.09.2013 | Style
Rai Mensah

The ecru palette of the line allows the eye to focus on the interesting mix of materials and textures throughout the collection. Quilted, thermal, tweed, felt and flannel textures seamlessly flowed together creating a synergy that each element alone could not.