performance art

Post image for Faced with a Rising Tide, Artist Lets It Wash Over Her

For 12 to 13 hours, New York City–based artist Sarah Cameron Sunde stands stock-still in the sea, surrendering herself to nature’s forces, from the rocking of waves to extreme temperatures.

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Post image for Dissident Artist Convinces Russian Detective to Quit His Job

A Russian police investigator interrogates a detained political artist, with the end result being that the detective — his eyes opened to the state’s abuses of power — renounces his badge.

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Post image for Swiss City Grooms for First Nude Public Performance Art Festival

On August 21, the world’s first official, naked public performance art festival will occur in the streets of Biel, Switzerland, featuring projects from 18 international artists.

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Post image for LA’s Hammer Museum Attracts Major Artists for Performance Marathon

On September 26–27, the Hammer Museum will present ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE: an exhibition or a concert, a two-day program of back-to-back live performances by over 25 local, national, and international sound artists, music collectives, art bands, and visual artists.

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Post image for The Artist Who Turns Glass Shards and IV Drips into Instruments

For decades, Lucas Abela played turntables hooked up to all sorts of objects, from swords to meat skewers to amplified trampolines. Since 2003, however, the Australian experimental sound artist’s instrument of choice has been a large shard of glass.

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Post image for Art World Rallies Around Bank-Robbing Filmmaker

It was intended as a provocative video performance. Late last year, Joseph Gibbons walked into banks in New York and Rhode Island and videotaped himself robbing them.

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Post image for Liberate Tate Annotates Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 25-Hour Guerrilla Protest

Activist art collective Liberate Tate completed a 25-hour unsanctioned performance inside Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall on Sunday, urging the institution to drop its sponsorship deal with BP, one of the world’s largest oil companies.

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Post image for Taking a Break for Performance at Bushwick Open Studios, by Way of Detroit

I was happy to make my way to 16 Harrison Place, where Detroit’s Spread Art has turned an empty lot filled with gravel into a makeshift community space and stage.

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Post image for Why Are People So Afraid of Nude Performance Art?

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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