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Performance Art

Major new volumes by curators RoseLee Goldberg and Catherine Wood document contemporary art’s most rambunctious medium

By Isobel Harbison

The man hit the legendary performance artist over the head with his portrait at an exhibition opening in Florence

The latest art world silliness: Deborah de Robertis charged with ‘sexual exhibitionism’; Beckham’s painting debut; was the Mona Lisa sick?

By In the Name of Art

In further art world madness: French performance artist shuts himself inside Paleolithic lion-man; Argentian artist duo enrage Catholics with blood

By In the Name of Art

Bullshit jobs, the ‘heiress’ who conned the art world, and the gender politics of children’s books: what to read this weekend

The legendary performance artists will partner up again to detail their tumultuous relationship in a new book

Raúl de Nieves with Erik Zajaceskowski perform ‘THANK YOU/THANK YOU’ for ASSEMBLY, curated by Adrienne Edwards at Frieze New York 2018

Frieze Fairs - 05 May 2018

Dressed in elaborately ornamental costumes, in THANK YOU/THANK YOU the artists movements as they process through the fair become sound pieces. Presented by Company Gallery for ASSEMBLY, curated by Adrienne Edwards at Frieze New York 2018

Hudson in New York in 2005 © Judy Linn. Via Financial Times

New curated sections, pioneering performance art, Black activism: key themes from next week’s fair selected by the Financial Times

The artist is also planning a glass fountain of herself spouting her own blood

Ei Arakawa and Nora Schultz ‘Social Scarecrows Printing Fields’, 2012. Courtesy: the artists and Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, USA

Are we evolving from a collector-driven art world to an audience-driven one?

By Daniel Baumann
Chim↑Pom, The History of Humans,  2015, performance documentation. All images courtesy the artists and MUJIN-TO  Production, Tokyo

The provocative works of the Japanese collective Chim↑Pom

Ohne Titel Nr. 1, 2014, Volksbühne, Berlin (© Thomas Aurin, Berlin)

Actor and theatre director Herbert Fritsch on his love of art – from Jackson Pollock to Dieter Roth – and not using scripts

By Jan Kedves