Performance art is booming

Performance art is booming

 A look back to some of the most re-known performance artists

Performance or the living art has lived a thrilling mainstream comeback over the past few years, thank to the work of artists like Marina Abramovic, Martha Rosler or the latest performance of actress Tilda Swinton at MOMA last March 2013 at MOMA. Swinton napped in a glass box being exposed to the audience that by total surprise run into her. This voyeuristic act was actually conceived by Tilda Swinton in 1995 at the Serpentine Gallery, London. The Maybe was a performance piece in which she asked collaboration from sculpture and performance artist Cornelia Ann Parker to create an installation where she could sleep. Swinton’s original idea was to lie in state as Snow White in a glass coffin, but through the collaboration the idea evolved into her appearing as herself. A version of the piece was later re-performed in Rome (1996) and then again at MoMA, New York (2013) this time without Parker. As art critic Jerry Saltz commented on an article, “the living art Has Become MoMA’s Crystal Meth”, showing how big performance is becoming. But there was a time in the 60’s 70’s that performance was big and crazy. From artists like Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, Chris Burden, Carolee Scheeman to Matthew Barney, Paul McCarthy, we’ve chosen just a few of our favorites ones.

YOKO ONO’S “CUT PIECE” 1965

source by mouffettefarouche

 

“I LIKE AMERICA AND AMERICA LIKES ME” (Joseph Beuys’ performance, 1974)

source by Wyatt W

 

JOSEPH BEUYS SHORT DOCUMENTARY, INTERVIEWS

source by huubkoch

 

MARTHA ROSLER’S “GARAGE SALE” AT MOMA 2012

source by BLOUIN ARTINFO

 

MARINA ABRAMOVIC COMEBACK AFTER “THE ARTIST IS PRESENT” in 2010

source by Marina Abramovic Institute

 

 

 

TILDA SWINTON AT MOMA 2013

source by Studio Brócoli

 

 

 

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