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Rhythm and Bruise: How Cuts to Music and the Arts Hurt Kids and Communities

Yohuru Williams | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Art and music convey important skills that often are overlooked. Researchers have long touted their positive effects on student brain growth and development, but the exercise of those skills in artistic pursuits like band and chorus adds a whole new dimension of teamwork, perseverance and commitment.

Boners + Belly Laughter: Laughterbating With Aella's Avant-garde, NSFW Performance Art (Part II)

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.03.2014 | Weird News
Jesse Damiani

Weird stuff happens here all the time. Sometimes we have dance parties. I have these lights that flash and stuff, and they play a lot of rap music.

Columbia Student Drags Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Leaves

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.06.2014 | College

Emma Sulkowicz is a senior visual arts student at Columbia University. On the first day of her sophomore year, she says, she was raped by a classmate ...

Sci-Fi Artist Creates A Human Mandala From Dancers

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.03.2014 | Arts

Saya Woolfalk doesn't create artworks, she creates worlds. The artist, whose father is African American and white and whose mother is Japanese...

Willi Dorner's 'Bodies in Urban Spaces' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.01.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Until November 2014, the 12th edition of the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition is taking place in the city of Biel/Bienne (Switzerland). Entitled Le Mouvemen...

Boners + Belly Laughter: Laughterbating With Aella's Avant-garde, NSFW Performance Art

Jesse Damiani | Posted 08.29.2014 | Weird News
Jesse Damiani

Just as Charlie Chaplin revolutionized his field in a jester's clothes, in donning these identities to "tell" these stories, Aella undermines and revolutionizes.

Miranda July's New App Will Turn The World Into A Miranda July Film

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.28.2014 | Arts

Now you can turn your text conversations into performance art!

Indigenous Performance Artist Will Experience 8 Hours Of Abuse In 'Redskin'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.28.2014 | Arts

Earlier this summer, Washington, D.C.'s football team found itself at the center of a debate that seemed all but inevitable. It has for decades chosen...

Up Hill Down Hall. An Indoor Carnival. Tate Modern, London (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

London's Notting Hill Carnival is one of the largest street festivals in the world. Starting its life as a local festival set up by the West Indian co...

Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Art?

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Two approaches to art practice fancy themselves to be the most radical fringes of all self expression: Performance Art and Social Practice. And in the past few weeks, Middle America has embraced their methods.

Performance Artists Get Weird With Their Urban Environments

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts

Have you ever been going about your business, meandering around your urban environment of choice, when suddenly your shirt gets caught on a rogue pole...

Performance Artist To Have Sex With A Different Man Every Day For A Year

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts

Mischa Badasyan is a 26-year-old gay man who sometimes feels lonely and unfulfilled from the sexual interactions initiated by hookup apps like Grindr ...

Prepare Yourself For The Human Slinky That's About To Blow Your Tiny Mind

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts

This is a human slinky. Per Buzzfeed, the five-year-old video is "the closest thing on the internet to doing actual drugs." The hyperbole is probably ...

Performance Artist Who Gave Birth In A Gallery Goes Off Her Meds For The Sake Of Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

Back in 2011, the Brooklyn art world and incredulous citizens at large were first introduced to Marni Kotak, the performance artist who infamously gav...

The Chicago Band Who Disappeared for 30 Years Only to Return Weirder and Louder

Rachel Mason | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Rachel Mason

After a 30-year hiatus, the Chicago rock band ONO is back. Lead singer Travis, who goes by one name, commandeered the stage late last month at the rock club Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, New York and immediately entranced the room.

One Woman with Many Voices Tells About Passage from Guyana to the USA

Isa Freeling | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices
Isa Freeling

DEMERARA GOLD, A One-Woman Show by Ingrid Griffith OPENING: JULY 17 - JULY 31 www.demeraragoldtheshow.com You have only to read a few poignantly...

These Gorgeous 'Sculptures' Were Built By Bees

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts

The Beijing-based artist and beekeeper Ren Ri is a focused man. His new three-part series -- titled "Yuansu" in reference to the Chinese word for "ele...

The Biennale, the Bungalow, and the Birds (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

The choreographer William Forsythe developed a new acoustic performance for Bungalow Germania, the German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale...

Masked Performance Artist Goes Topless For Feminism (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts

Women are currently persecuted for baring their breasts in public in New York. On a global level, women who bare their chests often face more severe d...

Mapping New Ground: the Artist-Run London Biennale Pollination Event

JK Russ | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
JK Russ

The street frontages do not automatically suggest art venues within. But each of these four locations is host to the '2014 London Biennale Pollination in Las Vegas.'

Art Fair Turns Away Completely Nude Performance Artist In Switzerland (NSFW)

artnet | artnet News | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts

This piece originally appeared on artnet News. By Benjamin Sutton Milo Moiré en route to Art Basel. Photo: Image: Georgios Kefalas/Keystone...

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...

'14 Rooms' Live Art Exhibition During Art Basel (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

For '14 Rooms', curators Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist invited fourteen international artists to each activate a room, exploring the relationship between space, time, and physicality with an artwork whose "material" is the human being.

Ragnar Kjartansson's "Me, My Mother, My Father, and I" at the New Museum

Sola Agustsson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Sola Agustsson

The Raging Pornographic Sea Iceland is known for its extensive history of epic sagas and mythology, which informs Ragnar Kjartansson's new exhibi...

Wafaa Bilal Meditates on Liminal Spaces in "The Ashes Series"

Sola Agustsson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Sola Agustsson

It takes a minute to realize Wafaa Bilal's photographs of familiar images from the aftermath of the war in Iraq are actually miniature recreations the size of dollhouses.