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Vito Acconci and the Body as Medium

Elise Archias’s new book, The Concrete Body: Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Vito Acconci, examines the 1960s performance work of these three New York artists who adapted modernist approaches to form for the medium of the human body, finding parallels between the tactility of a drip of paint and a body’s

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Lest We Forget: “Baby”‘s Visit to the Museum

Sarah Underwood— “Baby” I’ll admit it, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into this month. Performance art can be incredibly nuanced, and Michael Smith’s Baby Ikki at the Museum is no exception. In college, I performed with a modern dance company as, among other things, a

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The Making of John Baldessari’s Cremation Project

As promised, we give you a fascinating guest post by John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné editors Patrick Pardo and Robert Dean, on pioneering conceptual artist John Baldessari’s most infamous project: the systematic destruction of his formative work. Check out our previous post for a great video on the evolution of Baldessari’s career.

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3@2 Interview: Peggy and Murray Schwartz on the Dance of Pearl Primus

In our newest 3@2 Interview, we asked Peggy and Murray Schwartz, professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and professor at Emerson College respectively, about their intimate knowledge of legendary dancer, Pearl Primus (1919-1994).  A noted anthropologist in her tireless studies of Afro-Caribbean cultures and folklores and her pioneering

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Remembering Robert Rauschenberg

Invention and bold experimentation are the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg’s legendary art career. On May 12, 2008, he died of heart failure in his Florida home and studio. Considered a man of many talents, he had his hand in every thinkable artistic medium, and his notoriety stems from his ability

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