Starting at Seneca Village and ending at the Manhattan Trump Hotel, artist Dragonfly honored the legacy of Ona Maria Judge Staines, who escaped from George and Martha Washington’s enslavement.
Grace Exhibition Space
The Alchemical World of a Performance Artist Who Plays with Fire
Miao Jiaxin — best known for a work that invited strangers to Airbnb a cage in his apartment — lit a room up with fire at the Just Situations performance festival.
A Festival Aims to Foster Justice Through Performance and Collaboration
Just Situations, a 10-day festival and conference at venues in North Brooklyn, features nearly 60 artists and groups prodding participants on politics and performance.
A New Performance Art Festival in Martinique Is Refreshingly Themeless
At the International Festival of Performance Art in Fort-de-France, performers are given free reign to do what they want without thematic direction or much curatorial oversight.
When Honey-Coated Nude Performance Art Loses Its Sting
Madison Young isn’t the first woman I’ve seen pour honey on her naked body and, owing to certain lifestyle choices I’ve made, I have a feeling she won’t be the last.
Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Brooklyn Art Shows
We never get tired of traveling around Brooklyn to see art. From the scrappy galleries of Bushwick to the emerging nonprofits of Red Hook, here are our picks for the best art in our beloved borough this year.
Sketches from a Carnivalesque Weekend of Brooklyn Performance Art
A different kind of paean to the carnivalesque transpires in New York City, outside RoseLee Goldberg’s curatorial reach.
A Trauma Salon, Art Critic Drag, and More During the 12-Day Brooklyn Performancy Forum
PERFORMANCY FORUM QUINQUENNIAL is a 12-day public conference of live performances, talks, discussions, interactivities, workshops, and other projects centering around and presented as performance.
Best of 2014: Our Top 10 Brooklyn Art Shows
Between the proliferation of galleries in Bushwick and, to a lesser extent, Greenpoint, the small cadre of Dumbo galleries sticking it out, longtime heavyweights including the Brooklyn Museum and BRIC mounting ambitious shows, and Creative Time parachuting Kara Walker’s sugar sphinx into the Domino Sugar Factory, it’s been an exceptionally strong year for art in Brooklyn.
Walking on Mirrors Until You Bleed, and Other Images from a Performance of Poetic Pain
Is it better to see a man walk on broken mirrors until his toes leave bloody red prints across the panes, or listen to the mirrors irregularly shatter in darkness?
Images from the Third Week of the Brooklyn Int’l Performance Art Festival #NSFW
The third week of Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF) was a giant celebration of such diverse styles that it was often hard to believe that it was all unified under the category of performance art.
Performing at the Center of an Artistic Oil Spill: La Pocha Nostra’s Corpo Insurrecto #NSFW
Friday night’s performance at Bushwick’s Grace Exhibition Space was an acid bath of images that oscillated between the trippy baroque and provocatively unnerving.