Performance art

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Stand clear of the closing jaws: Monster Chetwynd, the artist putting amphibians on the tube
She’s worked with luminous slugs, murderous sex toys and inflatable slides. Now the Turner-nominated performance artist – and occasional nudist – is taking over the London Underground

Tim Jonze

24, May, 2023 @4:32 PM

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‘Why would anyone put themselves through this?’ Melati Suryodarmo’s 12 hours of hell – review
Whether hand-crushing charcoal in break-free stints or dancing on bricks of butter, the Javanese performance artist engages full-on with soul crushing and seemingly futile punishment

Adrian Searle

24, May, 2023 @8:42 AM

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‘Oi, Camilla! Where are your Rothmans?’ My day as a royal footman
What’s it like to share a carriage with Charles and Camilla? Still waiting for my invitation to the coronation, I grabbed a ride with a pair of lookalikes – and even made it into Buckingham Palace

Rich Pelley

05, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Florence Peake review – riffing and writhing topless on the canvas
Factual Actual: Ensemble is a performance about painting, and painting as performance, that feels like an open-ended ritual

Adrian Searle

18, Apr, 2023 @5:02 PM

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Security guard, schoolgirl, Snow White … the artist who films herself undercover
By infiltrating Securitas, Disneyland and Deloitte – where she spent days just riding the lifts – Pilvi Takala’s art thrives on creating toe-curlingly awkward situations

Elizabeth Fullerton

22, Mar, 2023 @12:03 PM

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Bodies, a sex clown, all genders and queer bliss: the 24-hour party that glimpsed a better world
Two queer endurance parties took over a cavernous art space in Redfern this weekend, in a joy-filled and nurturing celebration of community

Cassie Tongue

20, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘This is what solidarity looks like’: an African V-Day against sexual violence
In Accra, Ghana, leading figures in the global women’s movement joined with black artists to launch Voices, an audioplay with creative listening at its core

Caroline Kimeu in Accra

23, Dec, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Roland Miller obituary
Other lives: A pioneering performance artist whose work was seen in theatres and galleries, alongside train tracks, in streets and shops and agricultural shows

David Ainley

05, Dec, 2022 @12:46 PM

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Jellicle clown: Frankie Thompson on her unmissable feline fever dream Catts
Her cat-tastic stage show is a riff on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical that swerves into emotionally raw territory. The Edinburgh fringe sensation talks about trauma, taboos and the importance of being disgusting

Chris Wiegand

14, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Stephen Cripps: In Real Life; Lindsay Seers and Keith Sargent: Cold Light review – dreams and visions
A homage to the fleeting, fiery performances of a mysterious, original artist is a natural accompaniment to a riveting exploration of connection and association

Laura Cumming

06, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The great Ben Nevis glow-up: how I hiked up a mountain and became an artwork
The UK’s most stunning locations have been turned into works of art by 11,000 ‘lumenators’. Our writer grabs a geolight and gets a wind-chilled, freezing cold thrill on Britain’s tallest peak

Joanna Moorhead

25, Oct, 2022 @3:17 PM

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Chiara Bersani: Seeking Unicorns review – moments of mythical presence
With delicate movements and precise details, the Italian performance artist evokes a magical creature against a backdrop of fantastical art

Lyndsey Winship

23, Oct, 2022 @11:42 AM

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