Pop artists love to make fine art a part of their practice, but Solange is doing something entirely different. Through her performances she keeps redefining the boundaries between live music shows and performance art as she continues to stage beautiful, large-scale pieces. And now, with the announcement of a limited…
The latest edition of W Magazine, a celebration of the tenth anniversary of its yearly art issue, inexplicably features Kendall Jenner reenacting iconic pieces of performance art. In one of the short videos the magazine shared on their Instagram, Jenner pays “homage” to Yoko Ono’s enduring feminist critique, Cut Piece.
It takes a lot to rattle a New Yorker on the subway. There’s strange behavior, yes, but to truly shake our foundations, it’s going to take something bigger than a shoeless lady tossing back a Beck’s. It’s going to take a car full of crabs, or a dangling condom. This week’s Cricketpocalypse, though, was a horror…
This September, Peaches will release Rub, her first album since 2009’s I Feel Cream. For every track on the record, she’s also putting out a music video and—most intriguing of all—many of these videos were made on woman-only sets. The artist recently discussed the project with Rebecca Nicholson at The Guardian,…
The feminist musician and artist Peaches has just released a book entitled What Else Is In the Teaches of Peaches (Akashic), a collection of photographs chronicling her concerts and performances over the course of several years. What follows is Yoko Ono’s essay from the book, critiquing Peaches’ performance of Ono’s…
Shia LeBeouf's performance art dreams are totally fulfilled in this clip for Sia's emotional street banger "Elastic Heart," which sees him running around in a flesh colored leotard, in a cage, with Maddie Ziegler of reality TV show Dance Moms, who is 12. Ziegler is a better dancer than your mans, of course, but…
In an interview with Dazed Digital's Aimee Cliff, Shia LaBeouf has revealed that during his #IAMSORRY performance art project earlier this year, a woman observer whipped him and proceeded to rape him.
Behold, a rather NSFW video of a Swiss performance artist pushing paint-filled eggs out of her vaginal canal, in order to produce a piece of splatter art meant as a meditation on "the creative power of the femininity." No doubt everyone will have some very strong feelings about this one!
Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky nailed his scrotum to the cobblestone in front of horrified tourists in Red Square on Sunday as a protest of what he says is Russia's descent into a police state. He was arrested for the stunt. (Video is NSFW.)
You think these kids haven't seen a bushy-haired man clad only in shimmery olive green panties whacking at a drum with a pink picture frame before? Please, that's so two years ago.
The performance video for "Picasso Baby" is out, and it doesn't disappoint. Among the people at whom Jay Z raps are Judd Apatow, Adam Driver, Jemima Kirke, Jenna Lyons, Michael K. Williams, Rosie Perez, a smirky Alan Cumming, and, most notably, the performance artist Marina Abramović.
Yoko Ono, in conjunction with Amnesty International, spoke out yesterday in support of jailed Russian dissident performance artists Pussy Riot. Ono (no slouch herself when it comes to feminist performance art) announced that Pussy Riot will be the recipient of the LennonOno Grant for Peace.
She wears preposterous ensembles and says ridiculous things. But seriously? We need Lady Gaga.
Which is good, since French performance artist Orlan has made a career of, some would say, mutilating her body.
Sinead King and Katie O'Brien, aka The Muffia, are British-based, feminist performance artists bent on challenging people's assumptions about beauty and gender roles. And then they flash their merkins.