Sia's New Video With Shia LeBeouf & Maddie Ziegler Is Bananas

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… » 1/07/15 1:40pm 1/07/15 1:40pm

​Shia LaBeouf Claims He Was Raped During Performance Art Piece

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. » 11/28/14 2:00pm 11/28/14 2:00pm

Here's a Woman Plopping Paint Eggs Out of Her Vagina -- for Art!

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! » 4/23/14 4:05pm 4/23/14 4:05pm

Gahhhhh: Watch a Guy Nail His Balls to the Ground in Red Square

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.) » 11/11/13 1:40pm 11/11/13 1:40pm

NYC Preschoolers Don't Give a Fuck About Your Bizarro Performance Art

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. » 10/06/13 10:30pm 10/06/13 10:30pm

Watch Jay Z's 'Picasso Baby' Performance Art-Slash-Music Video

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. » 8/03/13 1:30pm 8/03/13 1:30pm

Yoko Ono Has Got Pussy Riot's Back

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. » 10/02/12 1:05pm 10/02/12 1:05pm

Marina Abramović, Ladymag Covergirl

Those who don't know Serbian are encouraged to read this profile of the performance artist (or this and this, if you're too cheap to subscribe to The New Yorker), while looking at the very pretty picture with the lipstick. » 12/22/10 5:44pm 12/22/10 5:44pm

James Franco's Gross-Out Art Involves Genitalia, Defecation

James Franco likes to talk about reading on the toilet, and to talk to reporters while relieving himself at a urinal. His performance art includes videos with "close-up shots of a urinating penis and a defecating anus." What gives? » 7/26/10 2:40pm 7/26/10 2:40pm

Need To Toss Your Ex's Stuff? That's A Job For Death Bear

Performance artist Nate Hill is offering a new service: "Death Bear" will visit your Brooklyn apartment and remove your ex's possessions by appointment. The project already backfired when Hill's ex gave Death Bear used condoms and a bloody sheet. [Gothamist] » 1/12/10 6:40pm 1/12/10 6:40pm

Have Merkin, Will Protest

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. » 4/08/09 12:00pm 4/08/09 12:00pm

Let's Do The Twist

Attention New Yorkers and fans of Ferris Bueller's Day Off » 8/14/08 9:40am 8/14/08 9:40am: Artist Mina Karimi is looking for at least 100 "agents" to the iconic "Twist and Shout" parade scene from for a large-scale performance art piece during the Deitch Art Parade in SoHo on September 6th. The agents will be planted in the parade audience and…

Yale Senior Undergoes Multiple Self-Induced Miscarriages In The Name Of…

Update: It was fake.

Yale University senior Aliza Shvarts, left, swears she's not trying to "scandalize anyone." Her art is definitely not designed purely for "shock value,". Even so, it's hard to know what to call Shvarts' senior thesis, "a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially… » 4/17/08 12:00pm 4/17/08 12:00pm