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It “Made Me Cry”, the Radical Work of Marina Abramović

Marina Abramovic is one of the most celebrated performance artists alive. Abramovic has achieved notoriety beyond avant-garde circles, while remaining exceptionally true to performance art’s radical ethics. Abramovic was born in 1946 in the former Yugoslavia. Her early pieces used body flagellation and life-threatening actions as ritualistic vehicles. “Rhythm O,” which took place in Naples …

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“Play With Me”, the Performance Artist Mariko Mori

Mariko Mori is a multidisciplinary Japanese artist whose work explores identity, both human and alien, the discrepancies between utopia and reality, and our universal shared consciousness, through performance, video, photography and sculpture. Born into a wealthy family in Tokyo in 1967, her first experience performing was as a young girl in a school play, for …

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Lita Albuquerque Spine of the Earth

Lita Albuquerque is an American installation artist who recently recreated her 1980 internationally acclaimed piece entitled, Spine of the Earth. Albuquerque graduated with a BFA from the University of California before emerging onto the California performance art scene in the early seventies.  She was apart of Light and Space, a movement influenced by John Dwyer …

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Performance Artist Larks in Plastic

Performance Artist Performance artist, performance art and the performing arts, Considering that the start of the Performing arts may also be supported by creative individuals in related fields, such as song writing and stagecraft dating back to the formation of civilizations. General performance Work of art and digital art mediums have been extremely integrated into …

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Exclusive Interview at Art Miami with Eli Klein on Artist Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin is famous for disappearing and is sometimes referred to as “The Invisible Man”. When examining one of his many photographs of natural settings or recognized cityscapes – New York’s Wall Street or Beijing’s Forbidden City — and suddenly you may notice a wrinkle or line, revealing the chameleon himself. The artist paints his …

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Performing Histories at MoMA Part I

Recently, MoMA purchased works by Andrea Fraser, Ion Grigorescu, Martha Rosler Sharon Hayes, Kader Attia, Dorit Margreiter and Deimantas Narkevinius for their media and performance-art collection. Performing Histories is the museum’s exhibition that showcases their newest acquisitions. These time-based pieces reveal subjective notions of history in both political and social narratives.   The first piece, …

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Interview with Danish Artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen is a Danish performance and video artist that has developed a strong sense of identity and sensitivity.  Set design and costumes play a major role in the anthropological process that has driven her concepts. Her work can be described as confrontational and political but simoutanously feminine. She wants the woman in her …

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The Surprising Brilliance of Performance Artist Liz Magic Laser

    Liz Magic Laser in not a performance group but a single performance artist who was born with this extraordinary name. She graduated from the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and received her masters from Columbia University. She has won numerous grants and awards. Her work has international acclaim with major exhibitions at Performa …

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Performance Artist Almagul Menlibayeva

                            Almagul Menlibayeva   Russia conquered Kazakhstan in the 18th century. By 1936, that vast Middle Asian country had become a Soviet republic. This means that for most of the 20th century indigenous Kazakhstani culture was de-emphasized in favor of Soviet culture. Russian became the country’s official language and communism the official system. The loaded …

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Interview with the Emerging Proactive Performance Artist Kate Crash

Kate Crash is a multi-media performance artist and musician, whose work focuses on alternative ways of promoting proactive positive change.  She is heavily influenced by her mother’s work in the field of civil rights, the philanthropic grassroots approach of EZTV, and the generosity of the Armory Center for the Arts (for providing her free art …

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Francois Chaignaud and Marie Caroline Hominal performance Duchesses at Night Gallery

Francois Chaignaud and Marie Caroline Hominal performed their new piece Duchesses, at the new Night Gallery space in downtown Los Angeles. Viewers gathered outside on a chilly Sunday evening at sunset. Both naked, (and probably very cold) the man and woman stepped upon two high lit platforms and began to hula-hoop. The rhythm of their …

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