Performance art

Tate Modern show celebrates Yoko Ono’s rebirth after decades of derision

Exhibition will look at the significance of the artist’s career before and after her famed relationship with John Lennon

Performer sues MoMA for alleged ‘sexual groping’ during Marina Abramović retrospective

John Bonafede, one of the artists who “reperformed” Abramović’s work for the show, claims he was sexually assaulted seven times during its run

Robert Whitman, artist renowned for experiments with performance and technology, has died, aged 88

Whitman was a pioneer of the early performance art events known as Happenings and collaborated with Robert Rauschenberg and others on technologically ambitious projects

Baltimore Museum of Art acquires its first piece of performance art

The performance by Jefferson Pinder is one of more than 100 new acquisitions recently announced by the institution

Artists and curators pay tribute to performance pioneer Pope.L who has died aged 68

The artist, known for his Crawl series, treated 'absurdity of racism in an unflinching way’

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Marina Abramović spreads the love in one-off performance at the Royal Academy

Against backdrop of turbulent real-world events, crowds gathered and hugged for Unconditional Love recital

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Looking for love: one-off Marina Abramović performance sells out in hours

The queen of performance art is making a rare appearance at the Royal Academy in London

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'I could easily do this opera until I’m 103': Marina Abramović on 7 Deaths of Maria Callas

We speak to the performance artist about the UK premiere of her tribute to the legendary singer at the English National Opera

What’s behind the row engulfing the UK’s National Trust?

Plus, a protest-themed tenth edition of the Performa Biennial and a restored portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger

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New York’s performance art biennial returns, with a focus on the heyday of conceptual art

The 2023 Performa Biennial takes as its starting point the conceptual art of the 1960s and 70s, across works by 40 contemporary artists

A transparent show for a transphobic world: performance artist Puppies Puppies exhibits herself in a glass box for four months

The artist has recreated her bedroom and studio in the lobby of Manhattan's New Museum for a durational work grounded in activism

Marina Abramović: a buyer's guide

Everything you need to know about the artist’s market before you start building your collection

Marina Abramović: the artist on her ‘best ever show’

Plus, Frans Hals at London's National Gallery and a Peter Paul Rubens painting inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses

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Art crowd attends Piccadilly church for Rachel Jones’s new opera piece

Hey, Maudie draws on classical tropes, West African traditions, jazz and gospel

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Oppenheimer star Cillian Murphy and Tracey Emin turn up for Marina Abramović's blockbuster RA show

Visitors queued to walk through Imponderabilia, the 1977 piece featuring a naked couple

Winner of El Museo del Barrio and Maestro Dobel's inaugural $50,000 art prize revealed

In addition to the significant cash prize, the Cuban performance artist Carlos Martiel will get a show at the Manhattan museum in 2024

Marina Abramovic to take over London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall this autumn

A selection of artists have been invited by Abramovic to stage long-form performances in the concert venue—including backstage areas normally off-limits to visitors

A Mata of Factory: Manchester's footballing legend goes avant-garde

The footballer turned curator Juan Mata makes a star turn at Manchester International Festival, which opens in the city's new Factory International venue

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Basel to get new cultural venue in former mayonnaise factory

Pop-up arts programme from Basel Social Club comes ahead of major regeneration initiative in the city

Feeling the burn: artist hits the gym as mercury rises in Basel

Augustas Serapinas creates the ultimate Art Basel workout using plaster cast pieces

Gore, guts and gongs: Hermann Nitsch’s six-day 'orgiastic mystery theatre' restaged at his country castle near Vienna

The performance featuring a slaughtered bull is considered the highpoint of the late Austrian Actionist's work

Florence Peake brings dancing canvases to spectacular modern church in south London

At Southwark Park Galleries, performers are splattered with paint and read aloud fragments of canonical art-historical texts

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Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle returns to the big screen in New York

The screening of this ambitious contribution to cinema, showing in its entirety in New York for the first time in eight years, coincides with the debut of Barney's newest project

London Gallery Weekend announces performance commissions

Li Hei Di, Minh-Lan Tran and Nicole Bachmann will perform their work around the city in June

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Is Lithuania set to become the new centre of performance art?

The launch of the Vilnius Biennial of Performance Art builds on the Baltic country's success at the 2019 Venice Biennale, where its operatic art installation scooped the Golden Lion

Hollywood’s newest art space takes up residence in artist's future burial plot

Nao Bustamante unveils Los Angeles's most ghoulish gallery space in the legendary Hollywood Forever cemetery

A brush with... Joan Jonas

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from the writer Jorge Luis Borges to her life-changing visit to Iceland

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More than 1,000 people help artist JR hold up giant images of refugee children for Turin performance

The vast works shown in Northern Italy were made last year at camps in locations including Greece and Rwanda

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