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.
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, a launchpad for contemporary choreographers, seems to be making an effort to stretch its boundaries.
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.
Jan Fabre’s Mount Olympus stitches together more than a dozen classical Greek plays and is unlike anything I’ve ever witnessed.
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.
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.