Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 13, 2015
For his new Curve commission, London-based artist Eddie Peake combines live performance with sculpture, video, installation and painting to create an energetic and erotic gallery experience. Sexuality and desire are constant themes in Peake’s live performances that typically foreground the naked body.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 28, 2015
Chinese artist Zhang Huan has become well known for his performance art as well as his sculptural works. This morning we take a look through a collection of some of his sculptures including this 2011 piece titled Q Confucius No.2, a 'massive silica-gel, mechanical bust of an unclothed Confucius rests in a rectangular pool.' The sculpture's breast rises and falls as if the object were breathing!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Artist Duke Riley embarks on an epic journey to China to reenact a legendary race amongst 12 animals that determined the Chinese zodiac.
Erotica // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Several weeks ago, Swiss performance artist Milo Moire arrived at Art Basel in Switzerland completely naked, except for her shoes, a pair of glasses and the words "pants," "bra" and "jacket" written on her body. She wasn't allowed into the event as a result. When interviewed, Moire responded that "the art market needs the peculiarity of art...without this quality, even the prestigious Art Basel only sells illusions."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Adidas presents its collaboration with performance artist Marina Abramović, unveiling an original, short video celebrating the brand's partnership and support of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil. The three-minute film captures the first ever re-staging of Abramović's iconic 1970s performance "Work Relation"...
Street Art // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
We have featured the sculptural and performance-style works of NYC-based Aakash Nihalani in the print edition and web version of Juxtapoz over the years, and he just sent us images from his new project, Landline. He says of the new work, "In these new outdoor works, colorful bars pass through individuals, connecting them to each other and functioning as extensions of the urban landscape. The participants examine their own insides and connections, a visual expression of both the isolation and community I often feel living in Brooklyn. We spend so much time existing in virtual reality, these works are a visible connection to the real world."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
South African artist Robin Rhode embraces a variety of media from photography to drawing, animation, performance and sculpture. Using simple, ephemeral devices, the Berlin-based artist often works in public spaces, using walls or just the street as his canvas. Rhodes transforms simple shapes into elements of narratives, interacting with only an imagined presence.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Congo-born, France-based artist Olivier de Sagazan integrates painting, photography, sculpture and performance into a very unique hybrid practice! His existential performance series, "Transfiguration," involves the artist building layers of clay and paint onto his face and body and then shedding them to reveal "an animalistic human who is seeking to break away from the physical world."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This video performance by Javier Perez features a ballerina whose shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives. She dances and twirls until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano. "The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel..."
Vault // Tuesday, August 27, 2013
If you grew up in the Northeast of the United States, and your parents were on the liberal kind, perhaps even of the hippie performance art/political theatre bent, then maybe you came across the wonderful world of Vermont's Bread & Puppet. This year, the group celebrates its 50th year, and we look back on our feature on Peter Schuman's influential, timeless live puppet and performance group, and their impact on performance art in America and the world.