Whoop Dee Doo!

Jaimie Warren and Matt Roche’s Whoop Dee Doo!

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Chris Burden passes.

Chris Burden, performance pioneer, died today. Read more here.

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Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett Stage An Opera

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“Carry That Weight,” a work by Columbia University student, Emma Sulkowicz.

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Gregg Deal plans new work to promote dialogue about racism

Read about Gregg Deal’s thought-provoking work, “Redskin,” in this Huffington Post article. Donate to his Indiegogo campaign for the project here.

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Rashaad Newsome to Perform at Brooklyn Museum

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In conjunction with Rashaad Newsome’s forthcoming Brooklyn Museum show, Newsome will perform a live version of his video art work, KNOT, on September 6th. See an interview with Rashaad here.

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Performance artist sees Koons exhibition as space for a site-specific work

Whether you like Koons or hate Koons, he is now a part of the fiber of art history. So say, if Koons was recognized with a major retrospective (like the exhibition currently on view at the Whitney Museum) common decency among artists would acknowledge that that is not the platform for us to grab the mic. And yet, with a nod to Kanye’s interruption of Swift at the Video Music Awards, a performance artist interrupts the Koons retrospective, splashing a red “X” on the walls, causing the galleries to be temporarily closed. Art on the edge–or just poor taste? I can’t help but feel bad for artists and art lovers that may have traveled to NYC specifically to see the Koons show, only to be kicked out of the galleries while the museum assessed the damage.

Read the article here.

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