Tag Archives: Performance

A Fickle Trickster Screen

A Fickle Trickster Screen

Although Joan Jonas might not work in the same public, ad-hoc settings, her recent work connects live performance, drawing, and live-feed video in a circular fashion to carve out new depths.

Thank You For Coming: Talking with transdisciplinary performance artist NIC Kay about balance, Blackness, and hope

Thank You For Coming: Talking with transdisciplinary performance artist NIC Kay about balance, Blackness, and hope

Artists NIC Kay and Anna Martine Whitehead discuss their performance practices, and the voices they rely upon in a world filled with injustice.

In the swim of things: a conversation on the poetics and politics in He Xiangu’s debut film

In the swim of things: a conversation on the poetics and politics in He Xiangu’s debut film

Curator Siqiao Lu and artist-filmmaker Tiffany Fung discuss the borders that art trespasses and reconstructs in He Xiangu’s debut film “The Swim,” which premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in February 2017.

Artist Introspectives

The Practice of Walking: Somewhere Near Zabar’s

Artist Introspectives

The Practice of Walking: Somewhere Near Zabar’s

Erin Sweeny recounts her performative action of walking the length of Manhattan on Good Friday, and relates the project to other artists who incorporate walking in their practice.

Artist Introspectives

Touch/Don’t Touch

Artist Introspectives

Touch/Don’t Touch

Artist Gabrielle Civil shares the freedom her performance practice has brought her, and the frustration of dealing with oblivious racism in 2017.

Art21 New York Close Up

Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren’s Big Extended Whoop Dee Doo Family

Art21 New York Close Up

Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren’s Big Extended Whoop Dee Doo Family

The dedicated crew behind Whoop Dee Doo discuss the artistic and emotional pull of their uniquely collaborative community art project.

“Triumphs and Laments: A Procession Across Time”—An Interview with William Kentridge

“Triumphs and Laments: A Procession Across Time”—An Interview with William Kentridge

Artist William Kentridge discusses the inspiration behind his 500-meter-long frieze along the banks of the Tiber River, “Triumphs and Laments.”

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Fortress Inside a City

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Fortress Inside a City

Writer-in-Residence Anna Tome explores the work of Russian artist Petr Pavlensky whose demanding performance pieces recontextualize government spaces by mimicking the violence of the state.

Season 8 Preview: Nick Cave

Season 8 Preview: Nick Cave

In a new Season 8 preview, artist Nick Cave contemplates the space from which he creates his work.

Art21 Exclusive

Carrie Mae Weems Commemorates Black Lives

Art21 Exclusive

Carrie Mae Weems Commemorates Black Lives

In a new ART21 “Exclusive,” Carrie Mae Weems stages a performance that honors the deaths of black men in the U.S.

Fame and Feminism: An Interview with Kate Durbin

Fame and Feminism: An Interview with Kate Durbin

With a merciless girliness, feminist performance artist Kate Durbin gently bridges the gap between exposed and hidden parts.

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation

Stories from Bryan Zanisnik’s life as an artist are transformed into animated comics by his friend Eric Winkler in a special new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

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Jaimie Warren Is A Total Character

Art21 New York Close Up

Jaimie Warren Is A Total Character

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Jaimie Warren as recreates a wild array of pop culture characters for her photographic and video work.

Art21 Exclusive

Tania Bruguera and the Art of Empowerment

Art21 Exclusive

Tania Bruguera and the Art of Empowerment

“The idea of sitting face to face, it’s a very intimate experience. Having a model and painting them always makes people open up.” —Aliza Nisenbaum Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Immigrant Movement …

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Welcome to Whoop Dee Doo! (with Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren Too)

Art21 New York Close Up

Welcome to Whoop Dee Doo! (with Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren Too)

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artists Jaimie Warren and Matt Roche produce a one-day-only performance of their variety show, Whoop Dee Doo, at Abrons Arts Center.

Art21 Exclusive

Joan Jonas Performs in the Streets of New York

Art21 Exclusive

Joan Jonas Performs in the Streets of New York

“I wanted to develop my own language and the minute I started performing I began to invent in a different way.” —Joan Jonas Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Joan Jonas discussing her decision to …

Asher Hartman’s Ritualistic Marathons

Asher Hartman’s Ritualistic Marathons

For twenty years, the Los Angeles–based artist and performer Asher Hartman has created spaces that foster deeply psychic intuition and allow audiences to create as a group.

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Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands

In new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Bryan Zanisnik hikes through the New Jersey Meadowlands landscape and exhibits his work “Meadowlands Picaresque” at the Brooklyn Museum.

Season 7 Preview: Tania Bruguera

Season 7 Preview: Tania Bruguera

In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Tania Bruguera introduces the origins of her long-term project Immigrant Movement International.

Ragnar Kjartansson and the Pathos of Performance

Ragnar Kjartansson and the Pathos of Performance

Collaborations between artists and musicians have long blurred the line between performance and sculpture.

Art21 New York Close Up

Jacolby Satterwhite Is Going Public

Art21 New York Close Up

Jacolby Satterwhite Is Going Public

New in New York Close Up, artist Jacolby Satterwhite works to finish his latest animation, “Reifying Desire 6” (2014), in time for the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

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Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett Stage An Opera

Art21 New York Close Up

Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett Stage An Opera

New in New York Close Up, artist Shana Moulton and composer Nick Hallett collaborate on the opera Whispering Pines 10—rehearsing and performing at the New Museum as part of the Rhizome “New Silent” series.

Art21 Exclusive

Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio Blur Lines

Art21 Exclusive

Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio Blur Lines

In today’s Exclusive, filmed in 2013, artist Janine Antoni and choreographer Stephen Petronio discuss their collaborative process.

Guillermo Gómez-Peña: Linguistic Resistance

Guillermo Gómez-Peña: Linguistic Resistance

“I think that misinterpretation and mistranslation are essential contemporary experiences…I feel that the artist doesn’t really give answers.”

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Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima

Art21 New York Close Up

Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima

At her Bushwick Brooklyn studio, artist Mika Tajima discusses the processes and ideas behind her two installational-performative works Today is Not a Dress Rehearsal (2009) and The Pedestrians (2011).

On Becoming

On Becoming

Cameron Shaw begins her online writing residency with some thoughts on what it means to become.

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NYCU | Debo Eilers Makes Things Uncomfortable

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Debo Eilers Makes Things Uncomfortable

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Debo Eilers invites two friends to discuss his sculpture and performance work, as the artist quietly observes in the background.

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NYCU | Jacolby Satterwhite Dances with His Self

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Jacolby Satterwhite Dances with His Self

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Jacolby Satterwhite crafts surreal 3D animated videos while transporting characters from his virtual worlds into the streets of New York City.

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NYCU | Mary Mattingly Owns Up

Art21 New York Close Up

NYCU | Mary Mattingly Owns Up

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Mary Mattingly transforms personal belongings into sculptural forms that she later incorporates into photographs and performative actions.

You Can’t Always Give and You Can’t Always Take | Edie Fake

You Can’t Always Give and You Can’t Always Take | Edie Fake

“Sharing what we can is how we help each other thrive on this messed up planet. It creates networks, emotional bonds, kinship, thought…”

Teaching with Contemporary Art

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Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 New York Close Up

Teaching with New York Close Up | Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks

Two recent New York Close Up films featuring artists Liz Magic Laser and David Brooks exemplify how the film series “can make strong interdisciplinary connections.”

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Seth Kim-Cohen: “I move to the left, and back to my right, step behind the amplifier, and I disappear into the darkness”

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Seth Kim-Cohen: “I move to the left, and back to my right, step behind the amplifier, and I disappear into the darkness”

Projects by Seth Kim-Cohen “initiate a listening about and around rock music as a cultural signifier.” Amelia Ishmael interviews the artist for her column “Transmission.”

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Being Difficult

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Being Difficult

Llyn Foulkes “has never had nor seemed to want any conceptual smoothness.” Columnist Catherine Wagley on the maverick artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Hammer Museum.

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

“Art Is What You Can Get Away With”: Intervening Warhol with Miguel Gutierrez

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

“Art Is What You Can Get Away With”: Intervening Warhol with Miguel Gutierrez

Marissa Perel interviews choreographer Miguel Gutierrez following his performance-slash-guided tour of “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Lori Felker: amplified sprocket holes, light passing through celluloid, bumping into dirt and tape and emulsion

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Lori Felker: amplified sprocket holes, light passing through celluloid, bumping into dirt and tape and emulsion

Columnist Amelia Ishmael interviews filmmaker and performer Lori Felkner about her “amazing” piece “Light Makes Music.”

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | What Have Bangs Got to Do with It?

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | What Have Bangs Got to Do with It?

All the talk about Michelle Obama’s new haircut inspires Catherine Wagely to look at bangs in art.