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Marina Abramovic

Even The Grandmother Of Performance Art Is Into The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

Marina Abramovic, the almighty grandmother of performance art, has puzzled us in the past. She's painted James Franco gold, invited Jay Z into a s...

Reacting to the 9/11 Memorial and Other Recommended Readings

Matthew Israel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Adam Gopnik on the 9/11 Memorial: "The site contains more contradictions, unresolved and perhaps unresolvable, than any other eight acres in Manhattan."

20 Of The Most Confusing Performance Art Pieces Of All Time (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts

Following the dawn of the 21st century came a resurgence in performance art so swift and strong it nearly took us all by surprise. Yes, the greats...

Your Art Basel Cheat Sheet: Skip the Crowds and Go Straight to These

Marina Cashdan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

With that in mind, I've created a simple plan -- a cheat sheet of what you cannot miss this fair-going weekend, which of course leaves you more time to visit Basel's phenomenal museums and collections, swim in the Rhine, and take a day trip to the Black Forest.

Meet The Marina Abramovic Protégé Who Went Viral For Dancing In Butter

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts

The New York Times published a long-time-coming profile last week of the Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo. A trained dancer, Suryodarmo...

"We Deserve to Die Well"

The European Magazine | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
The European Magazine

World-renowned artist Marina Abramović walked the Great Wall of China, had a loaded gun pointed at her head and sat in silence for over 700 hours -- all to give art a new meaning. She told Max Tholl why future generations should treat her legacy like Beethoven's.

Is This The Most Radical Performance Art Project Yet?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts

This summer, grandmother of performance art Marina Abramovic will take over London's Serpentine Gallery for her most ambitious artistic endeavor since...

On the Culture Front: Marina Abramovic, an Evening With Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, Ibsen Reimagined and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 02.16.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There's no one quite as original as Marina Abramovic, an artist who defies categorization and pushes the limits of what art can be and what the audience and performer can both endure.

10 Viral Art Moments The Internet Will Never Forget

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

As this glorious year draws to a close, we'd like to take a minute to remember all the little viral moments along the way. Whether they made you LOL, ...

Public, Private, and Political Art in the Czech Republic

John Feffer | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
John Feffer

During the Communist era, the governments in East-Central Europe tried to shoehorn art into the category of socialist realism. Artists were reconfigured as cultural workers who ideally created works to advance society. Many artists, not surprisingly, refused to play this game.

How to Drink a Glass of Water

Louisiana Channel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

World known performance icon Marina Abramović teaches us how to turn an everyday moment into an extraordinary event: "Water is something we drink every day, but not consciously". Watch her as she demonstrates how a glass of water should be experienced.

Marina Plans 24-Hour Reading of German Fantasy Novel

ARTINFO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
ARTINFO

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...

My Timely Encounter with Yvonne Rainer

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

A few weeks ago, I took part in an ensemble performance called ACTIONS!. Created by Simon Leung and presented at The Kitchen, it drew on the history o...

Virtual Female Bodies

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

photo authorized by Salvatore Iaconesi Living without Internet nowadays is like living without electricity. It may be doable and even romantic, but...

Cate Blanchett Feted at the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

She may have been jet lagged and slightly tipsy from a drink or two at a pre-Tribute dinner at the New York Film Festival evening in her honor, but th...

Marina Abramovic Institute Has Been Fully Kickstarted, Thanks Lady Gaga

Posted 08.23.2013 | Arts

Looks like Marina Abramovic's decision to coax a naked, quartz-hugging Lady Gaga into supporting her newest project has actually paid off. The Marina ...

An Interview with Marina Abramović: Art, Science and the Marina Abramović Institute

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

"One boy said that he came to the Kickstarter from Lady Gaga's page and spent 11 hours researching performance art and drinking water slowly. This makes me very happy, because I hope the institute will be this kind of resource for a new generation of artists, scientists and thinkers."

Marina's Flashmob Shut Down By Police

ARTINFO | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Marina Abramovic's most recent performance art piece and/or promotional event for the Marina Abramovic Institute's Kickstarter campaign, a flashmob in...

Listen / Hear / Create: A Short History

MutualArt | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

The genre of sound art is still a relatively intimidating one, with even art and art history enthusiasts shying away from the topic, if only for their lack of knowledge. Generally, it is still a young art form, having only been first acknowledged by the Futurists in the early 20th Century.

WATCH: Drag Queen Sherry Vine Takes On Lady Gaga In A Gassy New Video

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

In case you missed it, Lady Gaga released a NSFW video last week featuring everyone's new favorite woman of the moment, performance artist Marina Abra...

Watch Lady Gaga's NSFW Performance Art Piece

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga is readying "ARTPOP," her first album in two years, so it makes sense that she'd be in the mood for some recalibrating. And when you're Lady...

The 'Picasso Baby' Performance-Art Video Is Here

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment

As promised, Jay Z's 11-minute video for "Picasso Baby" debuted Friday night on HBO. The performance-art project was filmed over the course of six hou...

7 Things We Learned From Marina Abramovic's Reddit AMA

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts

First, Marina Abramovic took to Kickstarter to crowdfund her newest performance art endeavor -- an eponymous institute devoted to long durational perf...

Guess Which Performance Artist Joined Kickstarter...

Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts

Ladies and gentlemen, the artist is presently asking you for donations. Performance art matriarch Marina Abramovic is raising funds for her very own M...

'Picasso Baby' Sets HBO Premiere

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment

Jay Z's recent performance-art project for "Picasso Baby," in which he spent six hours filming the music video in a Manhattan art gallery, will make i...