performance art

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SAN DIEGO — Over the course of the past week, Electronic Disturbance Theater co-founder Ricardo Dominguez has been at the center of massive media controversy.

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Post image for Marina Abramović Is “Very Pissed” at Jay Z [UPDATED]

It’s been nearly two years since Marina Abramović made her appearance at the shoot for Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby” music video, but the events of that day are still fresh in her mind.

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Ann Liv Young, a performance artist widely known for reinterpreting fairy tales with an edge, has reinvented Elektra.

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Post image for The Radical Art of Archiving Performance, as Practiced by Martha Wilson

The day after I went to go see the Martha Wilson: Downtown and Performing Franklin Furnace exhibitions in New York City, a friend brought me to a lecture-performance by Carolee Schneemann at a raw gallery space in Tribeca run by Hunter College.

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An Afghan artist who enacted a performance against sexual molestation in a crowded Kabul marketplace has been forced into hiding, AFP reported.

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Photo Essays

Pole Dancers Drop It Like It’s Political

by Vic Vaiana on February 11, 2015

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Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly have brought politicized pole dancing to the New Museum.

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Post image for When Women Fought Nukes with Anarchy and Won

Brooklyn’s Interference Archive is showcasing the work of the women who occupied the area surrounding England’s cruise missile installation, reshaping British public opinion and attracting international attention to the nuclear arms race.

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Post image for Artists Confront the Uncomfortable Legacy of Lenin

This week, two men made headlines when they doused the tomb of the Soviet Union’s first leader Vladimir Lenin with holy water while reportedly shouting “Rise up and leave!”

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Post image for Nice Catch: A Conversation with a Trio of Performance Art Curators

Andrew Dinwiddie, Caleb Hammons, and Jeff Larson are the curators of CATCH, a New York–based monthly performance series that features some of the most exciting artists working in theater, dance, performance art, and everything in between.

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Post image for Penny Arcade on the Professionalization of Performance Art

“New York used to be Sin City,” says performance artist Penny Arcade. “I came to New York to sin! New York City went from being the Big Apple to the Big Cupcake. People are staggering from one cupcake to another!” She has a point.

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