Posts tagged "marina abramovic"

Marina Abramović Says Jay Z “Completely Used Me” In His “Picasso Baby” Video [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The Marina Abramović Institute has issued a statement of apology for apparently not informing the artist that Jay Z DID make a donation two years ago, leading her to believe that he had reneged on their agreement.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2015

Justice Department Report Faults Ferguson Police For Racial Bias

The US Justice Department has issued a scathing report faulting Ferguson, MO police for racial bias.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 2, 2015

Shia LaBeouf Says He Was Raped During His Performance Art Show

Remember earlier this year, when Shia LaBeouf held a silent performance art show called “#IAMSORRY” in Los Angeles? It was pretty much a rip-off of Marina Abramović’s “The Artist Is Present,” in that visitors got to interact with LaBeouf in, apparently, whatever way they wanted to. And according to an email interview LaBeouf did with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 28, 2014

CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Fired After Accusations Of Abuse

Canadian Broadcasting Company host Jian Ghomeshi was fired over allegations of abuse. Three women say that Ghomeshi was violent towards them before and during sexual encounters they say were not consensual. [Death and Taxes]
Brazilian employers are often racist and insulting toward their maids, according to a Twitter account which retweets such insult…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

Lady Gaga Kicked Her 15-Joints-Per-Day Marijuana Habit With Marina Abramovic’s Help

“I was smoking 15 joints a day. No tobacco. A day. It was a habit that eventually occurred when the pain got so bad with the hip. I was just numbing, numbing, numbing myself and then sleeping it off and then getting on stage, killing it in pain, then getting off and smoking, smoking, smoking, not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 9, 2013

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The 2011 MOCA Gala

This past weekend, celebs turned out in droves to honor … a performance artist? Yep, you read that right; instead of the usual self-congratulatory Hollywood crap, stars convened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles to honor Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic. Abramovic, along with Debbie Harry, performed at the event, and there…

Julie Gerstein / November 14, 2011

Nude Performers At The MoMA Suffer Groping And Other Hardships

Apparently we are not mature enough or decent enough to view art anymore. At a Marina Abramovic performance art retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, I was shocked and appalled to find out about all of the offensive behaviors by museum-goers. One of the performance pieces, called…

Ami Angelowicz / April 19, 2010

Nudity And Sex In Art Still Cause A Stir

Even though artists have been paying homage to the human form since the beginning, nudity and sex in art still cause a major commotion. Two works of art — one newish and one really old — are getting a lot of attention lately and making some people a little uncomfortable.

On “The…

Catherine Strawn / April 14, 2010

At The MoMA Today: See Marina Abramovic’s Live, Nude Performances

On Sunday afternoon I walked between a naked man and woman in public, through a doorway actually. They stared at me as I tried to avoid her breasts and to not graze his genitals with my oversized handbag. I couldn’t make eye contact with them, though I felt their breath. No, this wasn’t a sex…

Joanne Hinkel / March 16, 2010