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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 and blaring their feminist punk anthem Sexista Punk from their mini-speakers. … READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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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 of this event, some patrons just thought they were watching some performance art. :(

Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said that the… READ MORE »


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


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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 book donations at the New York Public Library yesterday. She painted her pregnant body half in bronze and half as a sort of anatomy lesson,READ MORE »


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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, one of which is that Thomas Zollinger, founder of the Body and Freedom Festival, had this to say about the We Make It… READ MORE »


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


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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 been carrying a mattress identical to the one on which she was raped everywhere she goes, by herself or with others, since September to draw… READ MORE »


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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 known for being edgy and pushing boundaries, but French authorities think Cohen took it a little too far when, dressed in a corset, platform shoes,… READ MORE »


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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 no. Vaginal knitting is inserting a skein of wool into your vulva and knitting with it!

Whoa. Crafting just went to a whole… READ MORE »


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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 stripped naked in the middle of Moscow’s Red Square and nailed his scrotum to the cobblestone street. He explained — in between wailing in pain, I imagine… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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 on January 25th. Pettet’s performance art will be called “Art School Stole My Virginity” and will include first-time butt sex with a friend and then… READ MORE »


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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 my embodied experience as a wheelchair user.” Most recently this goal has led her to team with scientists and diving experts to create a self-propelled… READ MORE »


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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 stage), Melati Suryodarmo experimented with butter. In her performance piece called “EXERGIE — Butter Dance,” the Indonesian-born performance artist (who lives and works in Germany)… READ MORE »


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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 latest project. In his downtime from being a beat poet (“Howl”) and cutting off his arm (“127 Hours”), he has been hard at work on… READ MORE »


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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 performance art? Not so much. According to James, however, that’s exactly what it is. “I finally took the plunge and experimented with [performance art] myself… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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 performance artists have used dating and breakups as a starting point for their work. At least some people are finding uses for their relationship failures. READ MORE »


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