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The Zen Work of Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono, inextricably linked with late husband John Lennon and The Beatles, has been an important experimental artist in her own right since the 1960s. Born in 1933 to a wealthy Tokyo family with banking and samurai lineage, Yoko Ono grew up studying Buddhism, Japanese aesthetics and classical music. In the 1960s she moved to …

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The Academy Awards has closed the doors to the art world

This year was an upset to the art world as the Academy Awards didn’t nominate Ai Weiwei or Marina Abramović’s “The Artist is Present”. Marina Abramović is an internationally recognized performance artist who released a documentary this last year. Her film “The Artist Is Present” was not nominated for the 85th annual Academy Awards. This movie archived …

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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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If I Can’t Dance Presents Guy de Cointet’s ‘Five Sisters’ at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

  Recently, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’s production of Five Sisters by Guy de Cointet. If I Can’t Dance, an Amsterdam based organization is dedicated to exploring the evolution and typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art. They …

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On Location at Art Los Angeles Contemporary with Judy Chicago’s Sublime Environments.

Judy Chicago’s Sublime Environments performative installation, opened the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair this past weekend, and initiated Pacific Standard Time’s 11-day Performance and Public Art Festival. Twenty-five tons of dry ice composed 10 ziggurats, stacked and organized in a large oval just outside the Santa Monica, Barker Hangar entrance.Awestruck patrons were forced to reckon …

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Hirokazu Kosaka’s Pacific Standard Time’s Performance “Kalpa” at the Getty Center

PHOTOS and ARTICLE by Estée Ochoa When a performance is presented by James Cuno, president of The J. Paul  Getty Trust and the venue is The Getty Museum’s Central Plaza, you know your in for something great. In most cases, the venue is as much a part of the process in performance art as the artist performing.  Hirokazu Kosaka’s site-specific …

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Suzanne Lacy’s Three Weeks in January with LA’s Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

On January 12, 2012 the Mayor of Los Angeles presented Suzanne Lacy’s public, artwork installation, Three Weeks in January: End Rape in Los Angeles.  Pacific Standard Time and LACE projects is a collaborative work combining performance and conceptual art and is a re-creation of her pioneering social artwork Three Weeks in May, which first took place …

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