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Roll Over Beethoven: 'Ode to Joy' Remixes Come to MoMA

Monday, December 06, 2010

This week, the artistic duo chosen to represent the U.S. at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, unveils their rather unusual "Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on 'Ode to Joy' for a Prepared Piano" at the MoMA.

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Colin Quinn on "Long Story Short"

Friday, December 03, 2010

Colin Quinn discusses his new one-man show, “Long Story Short,” directed by Jerry Seinfeld. He takes audiences through an uproarious history of the world in 75 minutes—from Ancient Greece and Antigone to Costco and Snooki. “Long Story Short” is playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

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A Panda Bear Punching Bag Comes to Brooklyn

Friday, November 19, 2010

Have a rough week at work? Did your significant other do you wrong? Has your cat run away or head to that big farmhouse in the sky? Well, for the next 24 hours you can call someone in Brooklyn who cares. For a penny, Performance Artist Nate Hill will take a punch in the belly while dressed as a cute, adorable, 6'3" wide-eyed panda bear. Until Saturday night, you can even set up a house call to vent at a time best suited to your schedule.

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Studio 360

Jason Moran

Friday, July 02, 2010

Pianist Jason Moran tells Kurt how he's always drawn inspiration from unlikely sources, from avant-garde and hip-hop to modern painting and rural quilts. Moran also performs songs from his new album, Ten, live in the studio.

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Laurie Anderson

Friday, July 02, 2010

From a car horn symphony, to an artist residency with NASA, to Tuvan throat-singing, the performance artist Laurie Anderson has no boundaries when it comes to making music. Now, with four decades of composing and performing behind her, Anderson tells Kurt about her new album Homeland, ...

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SpilLover: Balancing Oil in Times Square

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WNYC

When oil started gushing in the Gulf, Brooklynite Josephine Decker felt overwhelmed. She wanted to do something to call attention to the spill and start conversations about conserving oil. So she got a group of dancers together, dressed them in white, and had them balance small buckets of oil-like liquid ...

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Marina Abramovic

Friday, April 02, 2010

The self-described "grandmother of performance art" is at the center of the retrospective show "Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present" at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Her new project? Sitting silently in the museum's atrium all day, everyday, for three months. Kerrie ...

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Date With Death Bear

Monday, January 18, 2010

Dreams die. Love hurts. One performance artist wants to take your pain away — and he makes house calls.  Watch the video.

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Seeing Double

Monday, November 02, 2009

This week New York welcomes 'Performa '09', the third biennial of performance art to hit the city. The event features more than 150 artists over three weeks, and one of whom has me very excited.

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Dream Bed

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Artist Marina Abramovic encourages you not only to touch her art installation piece, "Dream Bed," she wants you to lie right down inside it and record what happens next. WBUR's Sean Cole stopped by for a nap.

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Our So-Called JT LeRoy

Saturday, January 28, 2006

LeRoy's novels drew heavily on his own grim past as a drug abuser and teenage truckstop prostitute. He achieved critical success and rare literary stardom -- until it turned out he didn't exist. Kurt trades tales with Simon Dumenco, a magazine editor who knew "him" (in person, ...

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Dream Bed

Saturday, February 26, 2005

If you go into the Rose Museum outside Boston, not only can you touch the newest art installation, you can lie right down inside it. Marina Abramovich, the artist behind “Dream Bed,” encourages you to record and share what happens next. WBUR’s Sean Cole recently stopped in for a ...

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Panhandling for Reparations

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Conceptual artist damali ayo has an ongoing performance called "living flag" that she’s taking to busy street corners all over the country. For the performance, she collects reparations for the enslavement of African Americans by sitting on the street as a panhandler. There, on the sidewalk, ayo accepts ...

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Junk Sculptor

Saturday, October 04, 2003

The sculptor and performance artist Ned Schaper has been working with found objects for the last twenty years. He says his kinetic junk-sculptures come together by accident. Produced by Julia Barton.

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The Great White Way

Saturday, August 02, 2003

William Pope L is a performance artist and critically acclaimed painter. In one performance, he ate the entire Wall Street Journal. We join him for part of his ongoing work, "The Great White Way."

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Carlos

Saturday, June 21, 2003

Very few people know the name of the artist Jose Alvarez. But many people, including many millions in China, know Carlos. Studio 360's Ave Carrillo thought you should hear about Carlos too.

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Special Guest: Karen Finley

Saturday, March 22, 2003

Kurt Andersen and performance artist Karen Finley talk about expressing closeness through art and the intimate contortions artists choose to put themselves through.

Karen Finley is a performance artist and the author of six books, including A Different Kind of Intimacy. She is the editor of the anthology, Aroused: A ...

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Ninjas Are Awesome

Saturday, May 04, 2002

The Official Ninja web page realultimatepower.net is part spectacle, part performance, and, in large part — adolescent. Every visitor to the site asks the same question — could this possibly be for real?

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Performance Artist Karen Finley on Intimacy

Saturday, December 29, 2001

Kurt Andersen and performance artist Karen Finley talk about expressing closeness through art and the intimate contortions artists choose to put themselves through. 

Finley is the author of six books, including A Different Kind of Intimacy. She's just edited the anthology Aroused: A Collection of Erotic Writing and she's directing ...

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Tied

Saturday, December 29, 2001

Two artists bind themselves together for a whole year, then spend the next twenty getting over it.

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