Performance art

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Russia

Pussy Riot say they invaded pitch during World Cup final as political protest

Russian activist group describes performance as a tribute to dissident poet and artist Dmitri Prigov

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The Buck stopped here

William Kentridge outplays the England match with Tate premiere of performance The Head and the Load

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Linda on the loose

Joan Jonas swims with the fishes at Danspace Project

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In the frame

Groundwork Festival celebrates the summer solstice with a dance on a Cornish beach

In the frame

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s night at the Louvre Museum

The surprise video for the couple's song Apeshit was shot at the Parisian institution

Performance art

Down under: Australian artist Mike Parr buries himself under a road for 72 hours

Veteran performer's tribute to victims of totalitarian violence is part of Dark Mofo festival in Hobart

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In the frame

Dress to impress—and win a $5,000 prize—at the Park Avenue Armory

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In the frame

An artistic cookbook for the next generation

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The Buck stopped here

Joan Jonas moves off the land and into the ocean for Tate Modern performance

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United States

Mass Moca takes the plunge with ice-water installation

The artist Taryn Simon—and brave visitors—will jump into a man-made frozen pool built into the gallery, evoking cleansing and spiritual rituals

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The Buck stopped here

‘A primal, erotically-charged mud fest’: Florence Peake’s rite at De La Warr Pavilion

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Frieze New York

On the road, from Iraq to Germany

The Iraqi-Kurdish artist Hiwa K on migration and contemporary politics

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Frieze New York

The public joins the protest in Frieze’s Live programme

Activist work reflects what artists are making, says curator of new initiative

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Linda on the loose

Prelude to the Shed’s free art fortnight is a utopian breath of fresh air

For two weeks, temporary respite in New York's Death Valley is available on a miraculously undeveloped lot at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 31st Street

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In the frame

April is Poetry Month, and Lorna Simpson is Celebrating

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Exhibitions

Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas brings acrobatics and improvised sculptures to New York

The artist is creating a new work and performance at The Kitchen and launching Mexican gallery Kurimanzutto’s US outpost this month

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Martin Luther King

Harlem gallery performance evokes Martin Luther King Jr’s final moments

Jazz musician Melvin Gibbs remembers the Civil Rights Leader’s death and the impact it had on the African American community at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

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Art Dubai 2018

Resistance in multiple forms at Sharjah’s March Meeting

Minds from the Middle Eastern art world and beyond discussed topics such as urban planning and art and ecology

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Exhibitions

Performance pioneer Joan Jonas takes over Tate Modern

Survey of US artist at the London gallery includes an exhibition, performance and film programme

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Performance art

Artists in Istanbul undertake epic performance

Needed: You—Performistanbul puts on Turkey’s longest ever-live event

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Artists

Marina Abramovic turns Seven Deaths project into an opera to debut in Munich in 2020

Artist will direct the production, which was originally conceived as a cinematic tribute to her lifelong hero Maria Callas

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Tate Modern

Tania Bruguera to create next Hyundai Commission for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

Cuban artist has previously shown performance piece with horse mounted police officers in museum’s cavernous space

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Performance art

Artist burns Gothic structure made of twigs causing controversy in Russia

Nikolay Polissky's act took place at Nikola-Lenivets event, which is likened to the US Burning Man festival

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The Buck stopped here

Russian man suspends himself from a London building in the name of art—and LGBT rights

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Law

Detention extended for Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky who set fire to bank in Paris

The controversial figure has gone on hunger strike in protest at “lack of transparency” over legal process

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The Buck stopped here

Eddie Peake takes centre stage for new performance show at London’s White Cube

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Performance art

Tania Bruguera’s banned Havana performance comes to New York

The work deals with politial corruption and censorship, themes that are “especially important to discuss in the Trump era”, the artist says

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Artist interview

Robot wars: Mark Pauline and Survival Research Laboratories

The Bay Area artist and his team build massive machines that act in dangerous performances—and they are opening their first gallery show in New York

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Performance art

Zardulu behind video of iguana appearing in Miami family’s toilet

The performance piece, viewed by millions as a viral news story, was based on an ancient Greek myth of Kronos usurping the throne of Ouranos, the artist tells us

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Artists get down to work at the fair

Stands are transformed into studios as live works lay bare artists’ practice

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Rita Ora, free Botox and more Miami gossip

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In the frame

A performance knocks a brutal white male doctor off his pedestal

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Exhibitions

Secret objects tell life story of Emirati conceptual pioneer Hassan Sharif

Sharjah show recreates late artist’s studio

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Performance art

Pacific Standard Time announces performance art festival to extend second edition

Latin American and Latinx artists will create 75 projects across the Los Angeles area

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Podcast

Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode three: how the UAE art scene became a force to be reckoned with

Art dealer Thaddaeus Ropac and curator Maya Allison tell us how the nation’s creative ambitions have blossomed. Plus: Silver Lion-winning musician and artist Hassan Khan on his Abu Dhabi Art performance

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Ragnar Kjartansson

Ragnar Kjartansson’s new work will see popular Italian song being played repeatedly for five weeks

The durational performance will take place at National Museum of Cardiff next year

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In the frame

Pussy Riot takes Trump Tower

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Performance art

Barbara Kruger to stage first live performance for New York’s Performa festival

The work Untitled (The Drop) will take place on three consecutive Thursdays in November

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Protest

Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky sets fire to a bank in Paris

Russian artist famous for nailing scrotum to Moscow’s Red Square invokes the “great French Revolution”

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Frieze 2017

Marina Abramovic abandons plans for New York institute

Performance artist unable to raise $31m required for Koolhaas design

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Features

Encore! Tate’s New Performance plan

Artists like Marvin Gaye Chetwynd have prompted a rethink in the Tate’s approach to live art

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Frieze 2017

New Tate fund puts performance centre-stage

Scheme aims to bridge gap between collecting and displaying the medium

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Tate Modern

Visitors clock in and make pots on Tate Modern’s factory production line

Installation developed by Clare Twomey explores issues around collective labour

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Artists

Rashaad Newsome leads the parade at Detroit light art festival

And the artist gives a hint of his upcoming performance at the Park Avenue Armory

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In the frame

Solange has something to say to the art world

The performer let loose at a sold-out talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago this week

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Performance art

New York’s Performa festival announces new commissions by Barbara Kruger

The artist will also design marketing materials for the biennial of performance art

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Museums

Naked man in a box who crashed the Met gala is arrested

The Russian performance artist targets high-profile art events in his Foundling series

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Nitsch performance using slaughtered bull to go ahead in Tasmania

A petition launched by an animal rights group to block the work has attracted 20,000 signatures

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Tate Modern opens first 'live' show with mist, plants and a rave

Series of exhibitions dedicated to live art will be annual with BMW's support

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Performa 17 commissions will investigate Dada's history of performance

This year's projects include work by William Kentridge and a collaboration between Julie Mehretu and Jason Moran