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

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.02.2014 | 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 10.25.2014 | 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 10.19.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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.

Performance Artist Does Impromptu Reenactment Of The World's Raciest Painting (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts

If you've ever gazed into the beautiful void that is Gustav Courbet's "The Origin of the World," you're probably familiar with just how provocative (a...

"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.

A Poem for the Awkward Moments Trans People Find Ourselves in Every Day (VIDEO)

J Mase III | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

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School's Out for the Summer!

Simon Watson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

This past Saturday, the teeny-tiny town of Kinderhook, New York, located three hours north of New York City by car, was invaded by hundreds of New Yorkers dressed in their blackest finery for the opening of Jack Shainman Gallery's The School.

There's A Human-Sized Birdcage In Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts

If you live in the Los Angeles area, you may have noticed, placed surreptitiously between two boutiquey enterprises on Silver Lake Boulevard, a coloss...

Las Vegas Takes Center Stage In Large-scale Art Project MAS Vegas

JK Russ | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
JK Russ

In geographical art-centric terms, this sculpture could represent the cultural hub of Los Angeles at the center, with Las Vegas and other surrounding cities caught in its gravitational pull.

Acting Techniques You Can Apply to Real Life (to Some Extent)

Ko Im | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Ko Im

Sometimes, too much coaching is more detrimental than helpful. At some point, take the training wheels off and fly solo.