Performance art

Metropolitan Museum receives $10m donation for ongoing performance art initiative

The philanthropist Adrienne Arsht is a longtime supporter of the museum and performing arts programmes nationwide

Tania Bruguera pays tribute to political prisoners in Miami performance

The artist and activist staged a performance at El Espacio 23 during Miami Art Week "to remind people what is happening in Cuba right now"

Sell your soul: how digital signatures and NFTs are creating a market for intangible art

Some of the works being minted on the blockchain are all hype—but some are brilliant conceptual works

Artist stages 'slave ship' installation at London building that once housed British Navy offices

Grada Kilomba's multilingual work is part of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House

The price of performance art: galleries face challenges in protecting their artists' legacies

As the discipline's artists age and die, and the art world they occupy professionalises and expands, the question of their legacy grows

Second act for lost Jannis Kounellis performance ahead of major show

The work last seen 50 years ago was thought to have been lost. It will now open an exhibition of the Greek artist's work at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis

Babestation-backed sex-tape artist unable to travel to his London show from France

Pyotr Pavlensky, who faces prosecution for leaking video of French politician Benjamin Griveaux, could not obtain visa in time for opening of exhibition

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Mumbai to get major new venue for art and performance—funded by one of India's richest families

The Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre will include exhibition halls and a 2,000-seat theatre

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Art and food in the nude: my liberating experience at an underground culture club

The Füde Experience by the multidisciplinary artist Charlie Ann Max was a glimpse of the future I am fighting for

How can live art be held in museum collections? Tate conference to share its conclusions

An online conference backed by a research project will explore how institutions can care for time-based, live and organic art

Why Queen Elizabeth II was one of the greatest performance artists of all time

The British sovereign made herself globally visible, using personal presence, coded symbolism, and the power of broadcasting, to uphold a constitutional monarchy in an era of unparalleled social change

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Fair or not, Tate's discrimination row has damaged its reputation among the very artists it needs to attract

The institution denies claims that it refused to allow the increasingly prominent Black performance artist Jade Montserrat to participate in a project for Tate Exchange

‘This show was in some way my own wake’: Solange Knowles on her Venice Biennale performance, the focus of a new book

The artist, musician and performer discusses ‘In Past Pupils and Smiles’, a performance she staged in Venice in 2019 that is chronicled in a new book

Helsinki’s Flow Festival is a pioneering carbon neutral event—but its art shows get lost in the decor

Experiential sound and light works included in the music festival are so immersive that they are almost hard to find

Dead pigs, guts and crucifixion: an intense encounter with Nitsch's epic performance about creation

This version of the late artist's 6-Day Play is a "toned down" iteration of the 1998 original—but it felt primal, real and morbidly beautiful

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Brendan Fernandes on the afterlives of dance performances that breathe new meanings into sculptures

The artist’s new book—the seventh in his career—chronicles his recent dance and sculpture-based projects at the Noguchi Museum, the Graham Foundation and the Whitney

Marina Abramovic: 'We need less artists and more heroes'

As the performance artist launches her Circa 2022 commission, she opens up about her father, her new "hero" grants, and why she is dropping her first NFT collection

In new performance, artist Janice Kerbel choreographs a fight for one

Kerbel’s new solo exhibition at Catriona Jeffries gallery in Vancouver, the artist is debuting two new performance works

Artist Mandy El-Sayegh creates 'white cube' for public performances across London

Commission, which will take place in Piccadilly, Peckham, and East London, is part of London Gallery Weekend programme

Russian artist stages protest performance against Bucha massacre

The unidentified artist is pictured in front of Moscow monuments laying face down, hands tied behind his back in a pose that has become synonymous with the atrocities

Tehran museum director fired after artist plunges into oil pool during acrobatic performance blunder

Yaser Khaseb fell into a 1977 installation by the Japanese artist Noriyuki Haraguchi in the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

'An attack on Ukraine is an attack on humanity and has to be stopped': Artist Marina Abramovic sends message of solidarity to Ukraine as Russia invades

In a video decrying the Russia assault, the Serbian performance artist describes the Ukrainian people as "proud, strong and dignified"

Pussy Riot members jailed over social media posts

Masha Alekhina and Lucy Shteyn, who have previously served prison terms, were sentenced to 15 days following charges of "propaganda of Nazi symbolism"