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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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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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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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Performance Art and Music

In performance art and performances artists there are many instances of a distinct connection to music. Some music performance artists include Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. It can be addressed that many musical performance artists under the umbrella of “art rock”  “glam rock” and visually striking stage performers such as …

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