Dobkin caught the attention of critics early on with her quirky and occasionally self-deprecating works, which often center lesbian identity.
Chris Dupuis is a writer, creator, and co-founder of the curatorial platform RT Collective. He divides his time between Toronto and Brussels.
From Marina Abramović to Carlos Martiel, a Tradition of Self-Harm in Performance Art
Nearly five decades since Chris Burden and Marina Abramović began their explorations, an emerging crop of artists are re-envisioning artistic self-harm in both methodology and intent.
Hybrid Dance Works That Get Intimate with the Audience
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, a launchpad for contemporary choreographers, seems to be making an effort to stretch its boundaries.
Making the Case for a More Inclusive Approach to Performance Art
Performatik17, the 17th Brussels Biennial of Performance Art, is either the dream of someone seeking an expanded field or the nightmare of someone craving rigid borders.
24 Hours of Greek Tragedy and Dionysian Debauchery
Jan Fabre’s Mount Olympus stitches together more than a dozen classical Greek plays and is unlike anything I’ve ever witnessed.
In the Move from Stage to Museum, a Dance Becomes Performance Art
BRUSSELS — On a cloudy Thursday afternoon, on the second floor of WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker sat at a long, white banquet table with her head in her hands.
When Guerrilla Art Goes Awry, Keep the Cameras Rolling
BRUSSELS — 7 Square Metres (2013) didn’t set out to explore the subject of failure. Belgian artist Karl Philips’s first documentary film was supposed to record the complex implementation of a site-specific action at a 2011 summer music festival.