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Performance Artist Crashes MoMA Exhibit

Marina Abramovic’s retrospective at the MoMA was crashed by artist Amir Baradaran in a “performance piece” called “The Other Artist is Present.” On four occasions, instead of playing audience, this man acted out silly ceremonies, including a marriage proposal in a large red dress and bombastic flattery, even managing to crack up the silent Abramovic […]

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MSNBC on MoMA: BS or Telepathy?

With all the alarmist, Xeroxed hoopla around nudity in Marina Abramovic’s current performance art retrospective at MoMA, MSNBC joins in. Apparently, “the artist says that’s she’s shocked by how upset people are by the nudity.” ORLY? As part of the main performance, Abramovic is remaining silent through the end of the exhibit in late May. […]

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Meet The Two Artists
Living in a Giant Hamster Wheel

“A lot of people associate it with 2001: A Space Odyssey. Others think of a hamster wheel,” artist Ward Shelley tells ANIMAL, standing 25 feet above ground, perched on top of a large wooden wheel where he has been living for four days. Inside the wheel is partner artist Alex Schweder. For ten days, the artists are […]

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Best of ANIMAL 2013

Undoubtedly, 2013 has been a really crazy year for ANIMAL. We made even more stuff than last year. Here’s a roundup of the best short films, feature articles, city interventions, and more from our staff and freelances — in headlines. BMX CITI BIKE FEAR OF A BLACK SANTA WATCH ARTIST IMPLANT A NET ART RFID […]

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Jay Z Bought That $4.5 Million Basquiat, Of Course He Did

The anonymous buyer who took home Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Mecca at the Sotheby’s auction in Manhattan last week was Jay Z, reports the Post. And because it was the Post that reports it, Mecca is “quirky” and “Jay Z has had a love affair with the late graffiti artist and fellow Brooklyn native for several years.” This must have been a most fulfilling purchase […]

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Worst… Kickstarters… Ever…

From the average joe who’s strapped for cash to celebrities who may or may not really need the money, it seems as though everyone has Kickstarter campaign these days in hopes of funding their very own art institute or their latest “joint.” While we continue to debate whether or not it’s morally acceptable for people who […]

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ANIMAL Needs More (Paid) Interns

What do we do here?  Lots of stuff. Recently, ANIMAL trolled Supreme, got love from Rachel Maddow, ruled the Vine game and reported from the front lines of #OccupyGezi. We interviewed artists, made mixtapes, documented graffiti in the UK and Egypt, looked into this Abramović thing, made a “Merry Indie Xmas” and shot the official “Rent Is Too Damn High” music video. We’re about dogs, bikes, street artists, hackers, troublemakers and “rap quotes.” When historic […]

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