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Performance Art

Conversation With Theaster Gates: On Finding the Sweetest Fodder for His Imagination

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
Kisa Lala

"Brick and clay have the potential to be... well, they only have the limitations of the maker."

A Guy's Been Living Inside A Bear Carcass For Two Weeks... All In The Name Of Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts

In honor of today's strangest performance art endeavors, we present Abraham Poincheval, the French artist who has spent much of the past two weeks in ...

Most Things Don't Happen, But Sometimes They Do

Limor Tomer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
Limor Tomer

On his 85th birthday (April 9), it seemed appropriate to reflect on my continued respect for and fascination (some would say obsession) with Harvey.

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...

The Haunting Traces Of A Late Feminist Artist

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts

Ana Mendieta died at just 36 years old, but the imprint of her life digs deeper than most. Mendieta's work occupies the indeterminate space between la...

About Motivation

Limor Tomer | Posted 03.14.2014 | Arts
Limor Tomer

Fear is a great motivator. It gets us out of bed in the morning, it bathes us in adrenaline, and helps keep us on task and grounded. In moderation, fear can be our friend. But fear-based motivation gets toxic and counter-productive.

These Two Artists Are Living Together in a Gigantic Hamster Wheel

VisualNews.com | Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts
VisualNews.com

Taking the challenges of co-habitation to a new level.

At the SPRING/BREAK Art Show: A Live Performance Exploring Meditation and the Creative Spark

Lia Chavez | Posted 03.07.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

As a visual artist, I have high hopes for what vision can become in the 21st century. Our century is still a teenager in its formative years and our creative actions today are the tiny seeds of Art's robust future.

Artist Sculpts Female Heroes From Louise Bourgeois To Beyonce

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts

"I am a Starseed," begins Rachel Mason's artist statement for her current exhibition, titled "Starseeds." She continues: "Starseeds are people from an...

19-Year-Old Will Lose Virginity In Front Of A Gallery, Because Art (NSFW)

Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts

The art student planning on losing his virginity in a live performance later this year has officially announced a date. The controversial act will tak...

The Sphinx Organization: Democratizing Classical Music

Trevor Neilson | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

I don't often write about the arts, but an announcement this week is cause for real excitement -- not only because of the entertainment it will provide to the audiences lucky enough to see it, but because of the way it will transform those who perform.

Ballet Is an Art, Not a Sport

Brittany Kottler | Posted 04.10.2014 | Arts
Brittany Kottler

When attending a ballet performance, an audience member will never be able to see the strain on the body because of the ballerina's ability to convey emotion, passion, and artistry.

NCCA Kronstadt: After Malevich

j.frede | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Just across the waters of the Baltic Sea from where I sit now writing this, the art world was changed forever.

Artist Turns Mother's Old Sketches Of Inventions Into Surreal Performance Art (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.24.2014 | Arts

This year is a big year for multimedia performance artist Jacolby Satterwhite. For one, the 27-year-old artist recently premiered his "Reifying Desire...

Men And Women Get All Freaky Friday With This Virtual Reality Device

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Talk about seeing the world through someone else's eyes. Virtual reality gaming headset Oculus Rift is being used in Gender Swap, an experiment wit...

A Toga-Wearing Tattooist Creates an Antipodean Contemporary Art Experience

JK Russ | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
JK Russ

It is the first Friday of the New Year in the coastal town of Gisborne, New Zealand. The town has almost doubled in population with the influx of s...

Dance And Capitalism: A Love-Hate Relationship

Nora Younkin | Posted 01.16.2014 | Arts
Nora Younkin

What is the biggest crisis facing contemporary concert dance? If you ask almost anyone in the field, they won't say talent is sparse. They won't say there is a creativity deficit. They won't say there aren't enough innovative collaborators.

APAP 2014: Six Things the Performing Arts Should Be Talking About in 2014

Marc Kirschner | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Marc Kirschner

The broader point to be discussed is this: we have transitioned away from a paradigm where newspaper critics act as the gatekeeper between art and audiences to a new reality where algorithms perform that function.

Jeremy Xido Gets to the Heart of the Matter in The Angola Project

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

I've been a huge admirer of Jeremy Xido's work since watching his spellbinding documentary Death Metal Angola at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2012. His work is heartfelt and true.

'As Da Art World Might Turn'

Kalup Linzy | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

Me as Pisces Wells performing at an opening. Shot at Arts@29 Garden Harvard Wrapping up 2013 and a gift to those who follow my work closely, I am r...

The Singapore Biennale 2013: Focus on Southeast Asia

MutualArt | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

SB: 2013 uses the power of art to dissect, communicate and understand how we, as humans, must deal with the effects of our own socio-economic shortcomings.

On Teaching Performance at Harvard

Kalup Linzy | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

photo taken at NYU Grey Gallery It is an honor to be the first to teach performance in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard. ...

Moscow Celebrates 100 Years Of Performance Art In Russia

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

One hundred years ago, Kasimir Malevich, Alexei Kruchenych, and Mikhail Matyushin got together to stage a futurist opera called "Victory Over The Sun....

A Feminist Pioneer Talks Selfies, Deodorant And Performance Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Carolee Schneemann is perhaps most widely known for her 1964 piece "Meat Joy," in which a mass of naked youths frolic and roll amongst chicken legs, p...

Vaginal Knitting Is Actually A Thing And People Are Absolutely Terrified (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Two words: Vaginal. Knitting. This curious form of performance art comes to us courtesy of feminist artist Casey Jenkins, a self-professed "craftiv...