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MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

“Am I a member of the same species as these people?” I wondered when visiting Marina Abramović’s performance installation at The Serpentine Gallery today, because they seemed to exist in an alternative state to me.  938 more words

Culture

Paris 1900 at the Grand Palais

There is talk of a recent trend concerning Paris and its Chinese tourists, whose relation may become rocky. Travelling to the capital city with an ideal image of the City of Love in their minds (with Hollywood films and perfume adverts as the first culprits), they are often disillusioned and upset by the gritty reality that they faces upon arrival. 1,909 more words

Art Criticism

Human zoos and colonial nostalgia

By Aurella Yussuf

In a week that has seen an unarmed black teen shot down by police, a controversial art performance may seem frivolous or even insignificant. 498 more words

Brett Bailey

The Great Sacrifice of Conceptual Art (Satire)

It’s often the people who just don’t get it that are against conceptual art. The paint daubers, making their still life paintings in dusty studios, and those who, if it came right down to it, don’t really like art at all. 2,660 more words

Contemporary Art

Trap Door

My imagination was captured the other day by this article about recent discoveries at an intriguing place in Wyoming called Natural Trap Cave.

The cave was first… 495 more words

Poems

Call For Artists: NYC Exhibition Open for Submissions

I am pleased to announce the exhibition I am curating at the SciArt Center Un-Natural Nature is now open for submissions. All works of art in all media will be eligible… 426 more words

Art

Piggyback

Late last night this recent case of censorship within the visual arts came onto my radar. In a nutshell, Jake and Dinos Chapman’s Piggyback­—a fiberglass sculpture of two young naked girls, one with a penis in her mouth—was removed from Rome’s contemporary art museum MAXXI after a children’s rights group complained to the government. 151 more words

Art Criticism