performance art

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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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Post image for From Facetime to Face Time, an Art Project Bridges the IRL Gap

Friendships confined solely to digital interaction are an increasingly common component of contemporary social life. These are precisely the types of relationships that performance artist Miao Jiaxin is looking to activate with his latest Airbnb-based project, “Blind Meeting in Bushwick — A Tribute to Barbara DeGenevieve.”

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Post image for Franklin Furnace, Performance Art Pioneer, Relocates to Pratt Under Long-Term Agreement

The storied avant-garde performance art nonprofit Franklin Furnace has relocated to the Pratt Institute campus under an agreement that will see the organization “nest” at the institution on a long term basis.

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Street

Art That Was Always Meant to Be Hidden

by Allison Meier on November 20, 2014

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The portraits in Oliver Jeffers’ Dipped Paintings series exist as wholes only in the memories of those who witnessed their submersion.

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Installation view, 'Richard Prince: New Portraits' (2014), Gagosian Gallery, New York (all photos by Sean Fader)

Richard Prince unwittingly gave an emerging conceptual artist his Gagosian debut. The appropriation artist’s current Gagosian exhibition New Portraits — which Hyperallergic’s Tiernan Morgan dismissed as “an amusing exercise, but it doesn’t translate as great art” — features an Instagram photo from Sean Fader’s social media art piece “#wishingpelt.”

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