Posts tagged "performance art"

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 few reasons,…

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

Finding Freedom: Artist Explores The Ocean In Underwater Wheelchair

Sue Austin is a performance and installation artist based in the UK. She has been wheelchair-bound since 1996, and dedicated her artistic work to “finding ways to understand and represent…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 30, 2012 - 9:40 am

Woman Gets Creative With 20 Blocks Of Butter

I love me some good performance art involving food products. In the tradition of Karen Finley (the performance artist most well known for shoving a yam up her ass on…

Ami Angelowicz | April 19, 2012 - 11:20 am

James Franco’s New Performance Art Dissects “Three’s Company”

I was just about to forgive James Franco for signing on to appear in 20 episodes of “General Hospital” and calling it “performance art,” when I caught wind of his…

Ami Angelowicz | November 4, 2010 - 11:40 am

Frisky Rant: James Franco Thinks He’s Matthew Barney

We were all scratching our heads in confusion when James Franco announced that he would be appearing on the soap opera “General Hospital.” But would I have called his decision…

Ami Angelowicz | December 7, 2009 - 5:00 pm

When Life Gives You A Breakup, Make Art

Writers often turn their relationships — failed and successful — into stories and novels. But they’re not the only creative types spinning exes into gold. Recently, a few visual and…

Catherine Strawn | May 12, 2009 - 5:15 pm

Hot Footballer Flounces Around In Store Window Display For All To See

Andrea Vasa, a 30-year-old hot football — in other words soccer — player for Milan’s Brera team, is living in Dirk Bikkembergs, a high-end Italian store, parading around half-naked, lifting…

Susannah Breslin | March 27, 2009 - 11:00 am

Woman Gives Microphone A Blow Job And Calls It Art!

It’s comforting to know that even if I were fired from my job during these tough economic times and couldn’t find a way to make a living, I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 20, 2008 - 9:00 pm