Performance art

‘It doesn’t stop with Putin’: Pussy Riot release NFT to mark almost ten years since members were sentenced to two years in Russian penal colony

NFT is based on the art collective’s court sentencing documents and recalls their 2012 Punk Prayer performance in Moscow’s Russian Orthodox cathedral

Pussy Riot members leave Russia after facing multiple arrests amid crackdown

Rita Flores is the most recent member of the feminist collective to have been sentenced

Watch retired BMW robots draw athletes’ movements at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The installation by Jason Bruges Studio creates unique performances and images based on different sports, from swimming to shooting, sprinting to skateboarding

Bring your sunscreen and your opera glasses: Lithuanian pavilion performance comes to Brooklyn Academy of Music

The piece that won the Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice Biennale will start a tour of the US in New York this September

Is performance art finally collectible? New London gallery event aims to move medium into mainstream market

Performance Exchange will show work this weekend by artists including Helen Cammock, Abbas Zahedi and Tim Etchells in collaboration with ten commercial spaces

Watch Tomás Saraceno create invisible drawings in the sky above a champagne vineyard

The Argentinian artist’s work aims to make aspects of climate change “more tangible”

Stand by your man—or don’t: Ragnar Kjartansson will dissect the patriarchy of pop music at the Guggenheim for Independence Day

Women and non-binary musician will perform non-stop love songs in the museum’s rotunda over the holiday weekend

Tino Sehgal to unveil open air 'live encounters' piece in the gardens of Blenheim Palace

Thirty participants will enact "moments of connection" in the setting of the 18th-century Oxfordshire stately home

Bosco Sodi brings a hopeful, reflective public art performance to Manhattan

The work invites members of the public to bring home and plant one of 439 small clay spheres, each with seeds inside

Marina will release 'digital manifestation' of The Abramovic Method on WeTransfer with aim of reaching 70 million people

Artist continues efforts to bring performance art to the masses as she collaborates with file-sharing platform and its editorial arm, WePresent

Exclusive video: Marina Abramovic advises public to complain to a tree to help heal from 2020

Complain to a Tree is the latest addition to the “Abramovic Method”, a series of exercises developed by the artist for practicing being present, which she will reveal on a new Sky Arts programme

Performa biennial hosts virtual telethon, evoking the work of George Orwell, Nam June Paik—and, of course, Jerry Lewis

The event has been produced in partnership with Pace gallery and will feature new and archival material

Marina Abramovic TV: five-hour takeover will teach you everything you need to know about performance art

As well as her new Sky Arts programme, the artist's mixed reality work The Life will be sold at Christie’s this month, with an estimate of £400,000-£800,000

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Bangladeshi government officials storm protest performance in Dhaka

Organised by Drik Gallery, the event at Dhaka University aimed to highlight the extrajudicial killing of Bangladeshi civilians by government forces

Ragnar Kjartansson’s 'never-ending lullaby' to be performed in Milan church for the Covid era

Singers will perform The Sky in a Room every day for six hours next month at the church of San Carlo al Lazzaretto

Batshit crazy? Russian performance artist eats live bat in protest against Big Pharma

Petr Davydtchenko's performance video, which will go on show in Italy, was inspired by the response of pharmaceutical companies to the coronavirus pandemic

Watch Patrisse Cullors' Prayer to the Iyami performance

The artist has released a video detailing the process of her 2020 performance about systemic injustice

Chicago artist Nick Cave has found a way to keep performing during quarantine

In a new video series called Cultural Stimulus, the artist aims to share “sparks of happiness” with a public sheltering at home

‘It is dangerous for artists when the events of the day change their work’: Marina Abramovic on art and the coronavirus pandemic

The performance artist has been in lockdown in Austria and spoke to us exclusively about making work in isolation and following Matisse’s example as a response to the crisis

Exclusive: Marina Abramovic on post-pandemic performance art

Plus, what is it like to visit a museum post-lockdown? Produced in association with Christie's

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Catherine Hickley. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Florian Schneider, co-founder of pioneering electronic band Kraftwerk, has died, aged 73

The experimental musician and his fellow “klangchemiker” Ralf Hütter were known for their highly visual, conceptual sensibility

Annabel Daou will take on your worries in a 12-hour durational performance

During the coronavirus crisis, the project “is a way to consider my role with respect to others, as an artist and as a human being in this world”, the artist says

Pioneering performance artist Ulay has died, aged 76

Marina Abramović's former partner and collaborator passed away in Ljubljana

'We need to dance our asses off': artist and activist Patrisse Cullors on the joys of Black resistance

The Los Angeles-based artist discusses how dance can bring political power to marginalised communities

Collector David Roberts—who closed London gallery to bring art to the regions—will focus 2020 programme on Scotland

Artists Lina Lapelytė, Paul Maheke and Nina Beier will present new live performance works at Glasgow International contemporary art festival

Radical performance artist Ulay gets a solo show at Stedelijk Museum

In the years before and after his collaboration with Marina Abramović, he created important works, curators say

How one artist is using theatre to draw attention to the EU asylum problem

Staging of a refugee trial asking audience to determine the fate of an asylum seeker poses questions about the 'theatrification' of migration issues

UN condemns threats against Kyrgyz museum director who staged feminist art exhibition

Museum hosted a 'Feminnale' that included performance work highlighting plight of sex workers

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The artist’s composer: Steve Reich's percussive experiment returns to the Hayward Gallery this week

Drumming was first performed at the London venue in Mark Rothko's 1972 exhibition—now it will be surrounded by Bridget Riley's show

Snap and go: the pros and cons of the art experience economy

Immersive experiences define the most popular contemporary exhibitions, but where does this leave the commercial art world?

Artist Dread Scott reimagines Louisiana slave uprising with a different outcome

Hundreds to take part in re-enactment of America’s largest slave rebellion, ending with a victorious celebration in New Orleans

Performa 19 to take viewers on a utopian journey back to the Bauhaus

The latest edition of New York’s performance art biennial commemorates the centenary of the ground-breaking art school

Off the wall: MoMA opens spaces for visitors to get up close and personal with Modernism

Museum unveils experimental Studio for live art and invites public participation in the Creativity Lab

Artist, activist and Andy Warhol muse John Giorno has died, aged 82

Tributes paid to key figure of US counterculture whose work was “groundbreaking for its time”

I crawled down New York’s streets for Pope.L's Conquest performance

The project was both silly and unsettling, completely theatrical and real

Janine Antoni’s symbolic images of the afterlife fill Green-Wood’s catacombs

The artist is the first to have a major commission in the historic burial vault

'It was painful, it was hardship': Marina Abramovic on her ill-fated, epic walk towards Ulay across the Great Wall of China

Three decades after the artists made the journey, in the dying throes of their relationship, PhotoFairs Shanghai is showing the work for the first time in the country

Drawing, singing, sleeping, eating, changing costumes: Nikhil Chopra’s nine-day campout at the Met

Moving from gallery to gallery like a nomadic traveller, the performance artist-in-residence will morph into a series of personae

Bare necessities: would you brush up against naked performers to get inside Marina Abramovic’s 2020 London show?

Artist's famous nude performance—first done with Ulay—to be recreated in her retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts next year

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What am I actually buying? Performance art-only fair in Brussels faces challenge of materiality

A Performance Affair introduces new protocol to specify what is on offer and its secondary market development

Performa 19 to explore the influence of the Bauhaus School on live performance

The biennial includes around 20 new commissions by artists such as Kia LaBeija and Ed Atkins

Volunteers wanted to crawl with performance artist Pope.L

The artist is staging a massive inclusive crawl in New York this September

Art Basel Messeplatz artist Alexandra Pirici demands compensation for underpaid performers

The system of dividends is a way to address the "immense amounts of unpaid or underpaid labour" that support the art world, she says

Art meets dance in Alexandra Pirici's living time capsule at Art Basel

Sixty dancers will enact "performative environment" on the Messeplatz in Basel every day this week

Lithuania gets the coveted Golden Lion for best national pavilion in Venice

Arthur Jafa’s work The White Album is also recognised by the Biennale jury

Venice’s nooks and crannies will become sites for performances during 58th Biennale

Delfina Foundation co-organises Meetings on Art programme focused on nationality, gender and queer issues

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