Behold Marina Abramović and Ulay’s Adventurous 1970s Performance Art Pieces

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Marina Abramović, who in her over forty-year career has put herself through countless harrowing works of performance art — involving knives, fire, unprescribed medication, and arduously long periods of motionlessness — doesn’t do things by half measures.

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Wonderfully Offbeat Assignments That Artist John Baldessari Gave to His Art Students (1970)

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In 1970, when conceptual artist John Baldessari was teaching studio art at the experimental CalArts campus near Valencia, CA, the assignments he handed out to his class were art in themselves.

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Download Alfred Stieglitz’s Proto-Dada Art Journal, 291, The First Art Magazine That Was Itself a Work of Art (1916)

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You’ve likely heard a good deal recently—especially if you hang around these parts—about the 100th anniversary of Dada, supposedly begun when poet and Cabaret Voltaire owner Hugo Ball penned his manifesto in 1916 and began disseminating the ideas of the nascent anti-art movement.

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French Artist Creates Digital Street Art in the Sky

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We humans are a quarrelsome lot. But one thing that unites us is the time spent on our backs, gazing at clouds for the pleasure of identifying whatever objects they may fleetingly resemble.
It’s a very relaxing activity.

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Download All 8 Issues of Dada, the Arts Journal That Publicized the Avant-Garde Movement a Century Ago (1917-21)

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Surrealism, Discordianism, Frank Zappa, Situationism, punk rock, the Residents, Devo… the anarchists of counterculture in all their various guises may never have come into being—or into the being they did—were it not for an anti-art movement that called itself Dada.

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Dada Was Born 100 Years Ago: Celebrate the Avant-Garde Movement Launched by Hugo Ball on July 14, 1916

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What is Dada? The curious may start, as with any subject, at its Wikipedia page.

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The Creativity of Female Graffiti & Street Artists Will Be Celebrated in Street Heroines, a New Documentary

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Street art is a frequently dangerous game. The threat of arrest pales in comparison to some of the hazards long time practitioners describe.

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An Eye-Popping Collection of 400+ Japanese Matchbox Covers: From 1920 through the 1940s

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Phillumeny – the practice of collecting matchboxes – strikes me as a fun and practical hobby. As a child, I was fascinated with the contents of a large glass vase my grandparents had dedicated to this pursuit.

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Terry Gilliam Explains His Never-Ending Fascination with Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”

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As I recall, if you asked men in the 1990s to describe ideal the woman, a great many would have made references to Uma Thurman, who spent that decade playing high-profile roles in acclaimed movies like Pulp Fiction and Gattaca—as well as less-acclaimed movies like The Avengers and Batman & Robin (but hey, you can’t pick winners all the

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Laurie Anderson’s Top 10 Books to Take to a Desert Island

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Her avant-garde performance art endeared her to the New York art world long before she dated, then married, one of the most influential men in rock and roll.

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