Jay-Z, the performance artist

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By Sam Smith in Video on Friday 9 August 2013

Inspired by Marina Abramovic’s infamous 2010 retrospective at MoMa, Jay-Z performed a surprise intimate show at NYC’s Pace Gallery to a combination of fans and big names in the art world. He personally interacted with those in attendance, with one fan claiming he has ‘made himself art’. Jay Z explains the reasoning behind it: “Concerts […]

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How To Kill The Artist by Laurina Paperina

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Friday 25 March 2011

Laurina Paperina loves contemporary art, especially contemporary artists. She loves them so much that she has several videos depicting ways in which she would kill them. Like Marina Abramovic dying from running into her lover several times naked, or Takashi Murakami being eaten by one of his flowers, or Damien Hirst being attacked by butterflies! Apparently you can love anybody to death.

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Marina Abromovic Made Me Cry

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By Gerry Mak in New Events on Monday 10 May 2010

Here’s a bunch of photos from the recent retrospective of performance artist Marina Abramovic at MoMA, The Artist is Present. The pictures are portraits of people sitting across Abromovic herself, staring at her in silence. The experience left many people in tears.

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