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Performance art

Artist 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

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Biennials & festivals

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

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MoMA expansion 2019

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

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Obituaries

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”

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Performance art

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

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

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New York

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

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Art fairs

'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

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Activism

Artists confront ‘neo-fascist’ plague in performance in New York

The performance responds to the policies of Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump

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Exhibitions

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

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Exhibitions

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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Art fairs

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

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Performa

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

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In the frame

Ryan McNamara to stage immersive work at a Fire Island festival

Theme of free public event will be "Dancing With Adversity"

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Performance art

Volunteers wanted to crawl with performance artist Pope.L

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

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Art Basel 2019

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

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Art Basel 2019

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

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The Buck stopped here

Block Universe launches with reflective performance by Sophie Jung

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Venice Biennale 2019

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

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In the frame

Sanford Biggers's futuristic funk comes to the Kennedy Center

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Performance art

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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Performance art

After making waves in Venice, Anne Imhof unleashes her Sex piece at Tate Modern

Performers will reflect the "fluidity between binaries" across full suite of spaces in the Tanks

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Russian man strolls through Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery in thong underwear

The latest bizarre incident at one of Russia’s most important institutions was an “unsanctioned performance” according to the museum

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Biennials & festivals

Block Universe performance festival expands to Berlin power station

New 350 sq. m contemporary art space E-Werk Luckenwalde has joined the programme for the event's fifth anniversary

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Frieze Los Angeles

What to buy at Frieze Los Angeles? Lisa Anne Auerbach offers psychic art advice

Artist's performance for the fair's projects programme aims to unshroud doubts around collecting and the art market

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Technology

Marina Abramovic to make digital appearance at London's Serpentine Galleries

Performance using cutting-edge Magic Leap One device is world first

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Linder

Linder: scalpel-sharp dissections of society

Speaking to the artist about her work with punk bands in the 1970s to a series of recent public performances

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Pyotr Pavlensky

Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky gets three-year prison sentence, but walks free for time served

Verdict was handed down in dramatic Paris hearing, which Pavlensky dedicated to the Marquis de Sade

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Performance art

A global network for Indigenous performers launches in New York

Partner organisations will be “indigenised” by presenting a certain number of works by First Nations artists per year and build connections with local communities

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Art market

Performance art finds its voice at Independent Brussels

Contemporary fair has reinvented itself after scaling back and moving to a November slot, although it has lost some big name exhibitors

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In the frame

What’s the frequency sTo Len? Sound piece tunes in to pirate radio

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Gainsborough murder mystery. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg on performance art

We travel back to the 18th century and delve into the grisly family murders that helped Gainsborough gain fame. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg tell us all about her new book Performance Now: Live Art for the 21st century. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Sexual harassment

Belgian culture minister investigates Jan Fabre following allegations of sexual harassment

Twenty dancers sign letter saying that “humiliation” is rife in the artist's Troubleyn troupe

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Performance art

Berlin to get replica wall with visa controls in giant art installation on Soviet era

Russia film-maker Ilya Khrzhanovsky teams up with Brian Eno, Marina Abramovic, Massive Attack for project called DAU

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Performance art

Berlin Wall may be resurrected—and then demolished—as part of anniversary of reunification

Organisers of the culture festival Berliner Festspiele are in talks with city authorities and are yet to confirm the event

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In the frame

Rammellzee mini-me’s put on opera inspired by the artist

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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

Laughing on the Edge

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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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USA

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