Performance art

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Artist to weld copy of Dachau gate in Leeds performance piece
Rachel Mars will create replica of concentration camp entrance over three days as part of Transform festival

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

18, Jan, 2022 @5:16 PM

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Three women are dancing on an iceberg in the sky. They don’t know how fast it will melt
For the next three days, artists will perform on a 2.5 tonne block of ice suspended above Sydney harbour – an ever-shrinking stage, and a huge logistical feat

Kelly Burke

13, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Derek Jarman: Protest! review – ‘Coherence is overrated’
From confrontational paintings about his Aids treatment to the sublime beauty of his film Blue, the late artist, writer, gay activist and gardener is revealed in his multifarious, contradictory talents

Adrian Searle

06, Dec, 2021 @5:43 PM

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Suzanne Lacy: What Kind of City? review – art that breaks down borders
The US artist’s projects have helped raise cleaners’ wages and shone a spotlight on unpaid labour. Would this insightful show have the same energy?

Hannah Clugston

29, Nov, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Jimmie Durham obituary
Controversial artist whose work explored Native American imagery and themes

Oliver Basciano

26, Nov, 2021 @6:22 PM

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Stop, look and listen: artists’ startling responses to the climate crisis
Dorset’s Inside Out festival brought audiences closer to nature with rock star-guided rambles, dirt-digging dances and a globe suspended in woodland

Chris Wiegand

27, Sep, 2021 @4:35 PM

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‘They call us bewitched’: the DRC performers turning trash into art – photo essay
Dolls found in rubbish dumps, radio parts and discarded flip-flops are among items used to create surreal costumes by a Kinshasa collective highlighting political and environmental issues

Kris Pannecoucke

20, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Anne Bean: ‘People said Yoko Ono ruined the Beatles. I think the Beatles ruined her’
The performance artist on her new 10-hour work, rethinking her distance from feminism, and why she told Malcolm McLaren her avant garde covers band was ‘unmanageable’

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

18, Aug, 2021 @3:31 PM

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Home truths about working in offices | Brief letters
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13, Aug, 2021 @2:59 PM

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‘I’m not Jeff Koons!’ – the endurance crawls, weird texts and guerrilla brilliance of Pope.L
Pope.L started out doing performance art because it was cheap, once crawling through a city in a Superman outfit. Now all the big museums want his often racially charged work. As a rare show opens in Britain, he looks back

Oliver Basciano

18, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Artist Tino Sehgal: ‘Human interaction has become much more palpable’
As an ‘artist of conversation’ who draws visitors into unexpected situations, Sehgal is an intriguing choice for Blenheim Palace’s summer exhibition

Tim Adams

11, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘I had designed it a little too small’: Abraham Poincheval on spending a week inside a sculpture of himself
He’s lived within a boulder, hatched a nest of hen’s eggs, and now plans to encase himself in a beehive. Is this France’s most extreme performance artist –and how does he go to the toilet?

Fleur Macdonald

05, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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