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Lady Gaga has long been desperate for art world attention. Now, she’s collaborating with the artist who has long been desperate for pop culture cred, Marina Abramović. This is a marriage made on the stoney shore of an upstate New York lake or crouching in the fetal position around a large crystal.
Behold the art world’s version of late Elvis, Marina Abramović, and Madonna 2.0, Lady Gaga, captured in the aloof stylings of a college art video.
Gothamist has made the video all the more palatable with the addition of a brilliantly appropriate soundtrack, “Yakety Sax”:
And the staff of TMZ does the best spoof so far (h/t @godveveryone):
Art by Athena LaTocha, Wendy Red Star, Marianne Nicolson, Anita Fields, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith & Neal Ambrose-Smith, and more is on view through January 2022.
Unless you were already familiar with Bey’s documentary work, the horror he refers to might not be recognizable to you.
The intention behind the seemingly bizarre combination was, according to Attie, “to give visual form to the shared American and Brazilian reality of nationalistic divisions that defines our political present.”
Nowhere in the museums’ advertising blitzkrieg for the performance were we told to bring our wildfire-season masks as well as our covid masks, and covid masks don’t prevent smoke inhalation.
View work by over 40 experimental artists and collectives from throughout the Americas who contributed to New York’s art scene during the 1960s and ’70s.
Several members of the 2021 cohort identify as artists and storytellers, utilizing the power that art and narrative have on changing ideas of power.
Made possible by a donation from Amazon stakeholder MacKenzie Scott, the award is the single largest in the Bedstuy-based organization’s history.
A donation of two hundred works includes Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, and Donald Baechler.