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11.18.13 Marina Galperina

Last week, artist Petr Pavlensky nailed himself to the ground near Kremlin in the Red Square, “by the balls” — technically, the scrotum — and it echoed dramatically in the press. Though he was initially detained and released without charges, he is now facing a vague “hooliganism” charge and up to five years in jail. I spoke […]

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11.15.13 Marina Galperina

Ducking blood drops and angle-grinder sparks, a couple dozen of gallery visitors watched artist Istvan Kantor perform as “Monty Cantsin” on the street. His performance at the Toyo Tsuchiya/Oris Carino/Benjamin Armas reception at the Van Der PLAS Gallery began with a little industrial music and a sort of various political salute sign macarena. By the time he went outside […]

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Marina Galperina

After nailing himself to the ground by his scrotum near the Kremlin on Sunday as “a metaphor for apathy, political indifference and the fatalism of modern Russian society,” Russian artist Petr Pavlensky was detained by the Moscow police. He was released from the station without any charges filed, but following international press attention — and opportunities […]

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11.11.13 Marina Galperina

By now you may have heard that artist Petr Pavlensky nailed himself to the ground near Moscow’s Kremlin yesterday BY HIS BALL SACK. He was detained by the police, and then released, his “hooliganism” charges dropped. Video above is NSFW. If the cops are watching his follow-up interviews with the Russian media right now, they might […]

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11.04.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, New York artist Genevieve Belleveau talks about The Business of Pleasure: Disney Edition, a ritualistic performance exploring polyamory and limitless love through the metaphor of a limited children’s toy, from inside a giant Polly Pocket in Malmo, […]

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10.30.13 Andy Cush

First the COPE 2 “collaboration,” then the Central Park art sale 2.0, then the L.A. residency, then the modified “protester” stencil in Washington Heights. In addition to its fair share of haters and admirers, Banksy’s stay in NYC has brought out a slew of imitators as well. The latest is performance artist David Henry Brown, Jr., who […]

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10.28.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, new media and performance artist Georges Jacotey from Athens, Greece about his piece Son of a Patriarch, inspired by “heteronormative gimmicks of Vladimir Putin” and gay porn. Son of a Patriarch is a performance piece developed during my collaboration with […]

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09.16.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, London artist Jesse Darling talks about feeling, talking, and making the Superhero Series. This starts with a conversation and ends with a prototype. The process is continuous. All my ‘concepts’ come about as a way of thinking through stuff […]

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08.13.13 Marina Galperina

New York-based “biennial dedicated to live performance across the disciplines” Performa has announced its line-up for the year. From November 1st to the 24th, more then 60 venues from the Bronx Museum to the Grey Gallery are participating in hosting new commissions. Some of the artists will be incorporating live performance into their art for the first […]

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08.08.13 Marina Galperina

I’m 100% comfortable with this headline. I would have also been comfortable with “Look at Lady Gaga’s Naked Nude Boobs and Other Nude Nakedness and Give Marina Abramović Some Money” and also “Lady Gaga and Marina Abramović Make Hot Mutual Masturbation Video.” Last week at a three-day retreat in upstate New York, Marina instructed Lady Gaga in […]

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