All posts in performance art

An artist walks into Art Basel Miami Beach and eats a banana…

In 1982, Andy Warhol ate a Whopper as part of Jørgen Leth’s ’66 Scenes from America.’ In the 16th century, Giuseppe Arcimboldo was painting food, ranging from vegetables to fish, to create portraits. And, now, at Art Basel Miami Beach, contemporary artists have made headlines, thanks to food once more, by making it into art […]

As part of their 100% Woman initiative, RIchard Saltoun Gallery introduced Matrescence

Matrescence is an incredibly personal experience that only about half of the population can actually experience. For those reading this who have no idea what matrescence is, it’s the term coined by Dana Raphael, an anthropologist, in 1973. Mainly used within anthropology, the term is used to describe the changes a woman goes through whilst […]

Violaine Lochu, Meat me

No single work of art has touched me as deeply as Violaine Lochus‘s Meat me in the last two years. Performing alone, her body half naked, her soul incarnated by Bacon, she offered the public an essential, unique, and most performative experience. Sharing Bacon. Violaine Lochu is recognized as a voice performer – but who […]

Mark Beasley named curatorial director of Pace Live

Mark Beasley, former curator of media and performance art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, has been named the Pace Gallery’s curatorial director of their new Pace Live programme. Pace Live is an interdisciplinary programme that will bring together music, film, dance, conservation, and of course, performance. It will be a part of Pace’s […]

Growing Freedom With Yoko Ono- The Sacred Art of Playfulness

Group painting. Driving nails into a wall. Mono-coloured chess. Listening to heartbeats.  Dangling motorcycle helmets filled with pieces of sky for the taking. Stamping for peace. These are just a few of the many sweet, simple, and soul searching activities you are welcome to at the newly opened exhibit Growing Freedom, a collection of art […]