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Studio 360

Posing with Strangers: Jeanne Tullen's Photographs

Friday, December 19, 2014

Photographer Jeanne Tullen finds willing strangers to pull into her self-portraits.
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WNYC News

Chinese Artists Want Your Help Mopping Times Square

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The collective Polit-Sheer-Form-Office hopes their upcoming art performance will get people to stop... and help clean up NYC.

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Studio 360

The New Stars of Performance Art

Friday, July 11, 2014

Performance art is notoriously difficult to define — maybe that’s why celebrities find it so appealing when they’re trying to improve their artistic cred. Big names like James Franco, Shia LaBeouf, Jay Z, and Lady Gaga have all gotten into the act, and that rubs some struggling performance artists the wrong way.

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Studio 360

Andrew Bird & The New Breed of Motorcycles

Friday, July 11, 2014

Are young people getting less creative? New research suggests teens’ fiction is a lot less interesting than it was in the 1990s. Performance artists tell what they really think of Shia LaBeouf and James Franco muscling in on their turf. A new trend in stripped-down, minimal motorcycle design harkens back ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Behind the Scenes with the Troupe Defying Europe's Last Dictatorship

Monday, July 07, 2014

The Belarus Free Theatre examines forbidden topics under threat of censorship and persecution.

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Soundcheck

The Soundcheck Guide To Brazilian Indie Music; Loudon Wainwright III On 'Surviving Twin'; People Get Ready Plays Live

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In this episode: We bring you the music you probably won't hear during the World Cup, in the latest installment of our Soundcheck Guide to Brazil. Julia Furlan, Buzzfeed audio editor and WNYC contributor, gives us a guided tour of some of the best indie bands making music in Brazil today.

Plus: Singer-songwriter and member of the illustrious Wainwright clan, Loudon Wainwright III stops by the studio to talk about (and perform spoken-word excerpts from) his new one-man show, Surviving Twin, which is currently playing at the Westside Theatre. It’s billed as a “posthumous collaboration” with his late father, Loudon Wainwright Jr., the esteemed LIFE Magazine columnist.

And: Part indie pop band, part performance art ensemble and modern dance troupe, People Get Ready have a new album on the way that expands its sound world to include 1970s electronic music and other surprises. Hear the Brooklyn group play live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

People Get Ready: Equal Parts Pop And Performance Art

Monday, June 09, 2014

Part experimental pop band, part performance art group, People Get Ready makes energetic pop songs enhanced by its kinetic live performances. Hear the band play songs from its forthcoming album, Physiques, in the Soundcheck studio.

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WQXR Blog

Video: Here's How to Make a Violin from Human Hair

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

To show that anyone can make music, the London-based artist Tadas Maksimovas has used his hip-length hair as the medium in a violin performance project.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New York's Drag Scene Dates Back to the Dutch

Friday, April 25, 2014

And it shows no signs of abating. Performers Lady Bunny and Murray Hill, and historian Joe Jeffreys, talk about drag as art, political statement and entertainment.

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Soundcheck

Grammy Nominees; Bands To Watch In 2014; Joseph Keckler

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

In this episode: We talk about who got some love -- and who got snubbed -- in this year's Grammy nominee pool. Chris Richards of the Washington Post joins us with his take. 

Plus, we run down a list of bands and artists to keep an eye out for in 2014, like Diane Birch and Chance the Rapper, with Time's Melissa Locker

And, operatic performance artist Joseph Keckler keeps us very entertained with a live set in the studio. 

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Soundcheck

Joseph Keckler: An Operatic Performance Artist

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hear performer and interdisciplinary artist Joseph Keckler perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Carl Hancock Rux, In The Studio

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Carl Hancock Rux and members of his band performs selections from his latest album, Homeostasis, live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Features

Horsing Around Grand Central Terminal

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

To help celebrate Grand Central Terminal's 100th anniversary, some horses will be grazing and walking around the Beaux-Arts station. It's part of an installation and performance piece by artist Nick Cave.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Marina Abramovic Shares Brainwaves with Brian

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Performance artist Marina Abramović talks to Brian Lehrer about her new performance art project, "Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze." Suzanne Dikker, neuroscience researcher at NYU, records Marina and Brian's brain waves during the interview, and explains what we can learn from the recording.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Marina Abramović; Kimani Gray Fallout; Valle Verdict

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Performance artist Marina Abramović discusses her new project blending art and neuroscience called "Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze." During the interview, both her and Brian's brain waves will be recorded and explored in real-time. Plus: Council Member Jumaane Williams on the vigil in response to the shooting of Kimani Gray; what the Gilberto Valle trial tells us about "thought crime;" and bioethicist Nita Farahany continues a series on medical ethics.

The Leonard Lopate Show

"Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present"

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Performance artists Marina Abramovic speaks about her career and the documentary “Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present,” along with director Matthew Akers and producer/co-director Jeff Dupre. The documentary opens at Film Forum June 13, and will premiere on HBO on July 2.

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Features

Art In Odd Places Festival Invades 14th Street

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

All week long, the Art in Odd Places festival turns Manhattan's busy thoroughfare into a museum with 70 guerrilla art installations and performance pieces. The works range from laundry hanging on the sidewalk, to quilts made out of garbage that are displayed in bodega windows, to a tree that sings Buddhist chants.

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Features

Tribeca Film Festival: 'The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye'

Monday, April 25, 2011

The WNYC Culture team asked five New York filmmakers showing their work at this year's Tribeca Film Festival five questions about their life and work. Click here to see our interview with Marie Losier, director of "The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye."

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Features

The Art of Moving Boxes

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Take a look at what was said in Union Square Thursday as Brooklyn-based artist Arielle Falk presented her project "De-INHIBITIONATORS."

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Features

SITE Festival: Performance Art Fills the Streets of Bushwick

Friday, March 04, 2011

Bushwick's third SITE festival, which celebrates performance art in the neighborhood's myriad art venues, will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

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