performance art

Mexican Artists Respond To Street Harassment With Confetti Guns And Punk Music

A few badass ladies who are affiliated with the Mexican Feminist art collective Las Hijas de Violencia have decided to handle street harassment by shooting the harassers with confetti guns…

Bronwyn Isaac | January 28, 2016 - 11:30 am

Cooking With Commissary: Artist Collects DIY Recipes From Inmates

When compared to what is normally considered gourmet, performance artist Karla Diaz clearly stated the point of this project goes way beyond the idea of cooking itself.

Bronwyn Isaac | December 9, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Whoops! Stabbing At Art Basel Misinterpreted By Witnesses As Performance Art

American art world’s biggest yearly event, Art Basel in Miami Beach, was rattled Friday evening after a woman was stabbed. However, because of the gallery setting and the entire scene…

Katrin Higher | December 5, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Art Week Quotable: Marina Abramović On Transformation

I test the limits of myself in order to transform myself…”

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 2, 2015 - 1:20 pm

A Naked Amanda Palmer Returns To Her Living Statue Roots For Book Donations

Performance artist turned Dresden Dolls singer turned motivational speaker turned mama-to-be Amanda Palmer stripped down naked and went back to her roots as a living statue for children’s

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 21, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Let’s All Go To This Naked Performance Art Festival In Switzerland!

Guys guys guys!!! There’s a naked performance art festival in Switzerland next month! Why do we not have our tickets booked?!

I’m excited about this news for a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 24, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Emma Sulkowicz’s “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol”: An Explainer

Here’s everything you need to know to understand Sulkowicz’s new artwork.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 5, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Emma Sulkowicz’s Anti-Rape Performance Artwork Carry That Weight Has Topped Vulture’s List Of 2014’s Best Art Shows

Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz’s art performance, Carry That Weight, has topped Vulture’s list of 2014’s best art shows — beating out even Kara Walker’s widely acclaimed A Subtletly. Sulkowicz has…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 11, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Performance Artist Steven Cohen On Trial For Walking A Cock With His C**k

South African performance artist Steven Cohen is currently on trial in Paris for a piece of he performed last year in front of the Eiffel Tower. Performance art as a medium is…

Ami Angelowicz | March 27, 2014 - 11:30 am

“Vaginal Knitting” Is Here: Watch This Woman Knit From Wool Inserted Inside Her Vagina

When I first heard the term “vaginal knitting,” I assumed it meant knitting with your pubic hair. [Really? I assumed it meant knitting things that look like vaginas. — Amelia] But…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Russian Performance Artist Nails His Testicles To Ground In Protest

Performance artists do a lot of wild, crazy, bold things to get attention and make a statement, but this story might take the case. On Sunday, Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 11, 2013 - 11:20 am

“Performance Art” Is Now A Gay College Student Having Anal Sex In An Art Gallery

There’s a stigma around virginity, so gay college student Clayton Pettet, 19, is doing his part by having anal sex inside an art gallery in front of a live audience…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2013 - 3:30 pm
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