“It’s somewhere between a rock concert and a sideshow circus.” Read More
Yesterday, conceptual performance artist Amanda Bynes debuted her latest vision–“Setting fire to neighbor’s driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif.” (medium: little red gas tank, gasoline, asphalt, butane lighter, clothing, Percocet)–either a statement against global warning or a tribute to Macha, the fire god who is said to bring bountiful crops and good parking spaces at the Bloomingdale’s in Santa Monica.
Hold Me Closer Tony Danza
If you love throwing money at vaguely worded, half-baked Internet “performance art projects” as much as you love Who’s the Boss, do we have a Kickstarter for you! Meet Louis Crisitello Jr. and Hugo Ball, the creators of the $2,100 fund-raising campaign for something called “
We swear to God, if this turns out Read More
Occupy Wall Street
Yesterday, The New York Post discovered something odd about one of Bloomberg’s press secretaries, Mary DeBlase. Mainly, that she didn’t exist.
Instead, the young woman who came to try to talk to protesters on Sunday night during OWS’ 24-hour drum circle outside the mayor’s mansion was an impostor. And we know who she is.
A crowd of people was standing around awkwardly in Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea last night. They were there for a site-specific project by William Powhida that a press release promised was the artist’s “most ambitious installation to date.” The details were kept a secret. The gallery was empty save for two roped off couches facing Read More
On Aug. 25, 1969, eight people waded into the pond in the Museum of Modern Art’s sculpture garden and tore off their clothes. A photograph of the event, published on the cover of the Daily News the next day, shows a short Asian woman in a striped dress—the outré Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama—slinking Read More
“We understand more than anyone else on the job site,” Gregg Pasquarelli told a second-floor conference room one recent Thursday evening inside the New School’s Arnhold Hall.
His audience peered at him through a remarkable selection of eyewear—surely the most impressive array of cantilevers, arches and trusswork west of the East River. “We truly do,” Read More
“I liked how you pinned me down and asked me if I was naughty like Mila Kunis,” Jack Ferver told The Observer. “I was at an Armory party—I was invited—and I wore this Comme des Garçons piece, which is, like, just lapels, so when you’re wearing a jacket, it looks like you have a suit Read More
Laurel Nakadate told the young girl to strip to her underwear.
“Why don’t you take your shirt off?” Ms. Nakadate said. “You know you’re the prettiest girl, right? Let’s see your panties.”
The exchange was projected on a screen in a gallery at P.S.1. It was staged. Ms. Nakadate filmed it for a video, Good Read More
When James Franco joined the cast of General Hospital in late 2009, he raised a few eyebrows. Why, the adoring fray asked, would such our beloved writer/actor James Franco join the campiest of daytime soaps? It’s performance art, of course!
Now, TV Guide has the scoop that the phone-throwing, Denis Johnson-reading Read More