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.) »
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. »
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. »
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 inseminated… »