We’re not living on Vesuvius, but smartphones and social media are documenting trips to its slopes. Just look east. In his 2011 piece Art Whore, Chinese artist Cheng Li had sex with a female partner in front of an invited audience at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing. He was arrested and sentenced to a year of “re-education” at a labour camp. Which goes to show that there’s no need to be nostalgic for that 70s moment when the serious and the silly could combine to produce the possibility of meaning – or at least the possibility of consequence. … [Read more...] about Can art still shock in the age of the extreme selfie?
When you think of this history – and let’s not forget the riots deliberately induced by Futurist Evenings before the first world war – it seems reasonable to claim that not only was film-maker Joe Gibbons genuinely staging “performance art” when he robbed a New York City bank, as he claimed, but that it was some kind of masterpiece. … [Read more...] about Bank robbery as performance art? Why a thief may have made a masterpiece
The museum is set within a digital building, which allows visitors to freely stroll through its grounds and galleries, take a close up look at art using high resolution 3D imagery, read reviews left by others and chat with friends, he said. … [Read more...] about Virtual Online Museum of Art: World’s first virtual art museum looks beyond ‘the white viewer’
"That it still feels like a visit to a museum," he says. "That one has the feeling that one not only likes to be in this house, but also likes to be in company, even if one keeps distance to other people. But it is still a house for a community, that is very important for us." … [Read more...] about New York’s art museums open their doors again
The event themed “My country has ever been beautiful like that” will bring to music lovers special songs on country's long history from the Vietnamese Legend of Lac Long Quan - Au Co who were believed to be the ancestors of Vietnamese people to the glorious victory of the 1945 August Revolution (August 19), Ho Chi Minh's Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, the great victory of Dien Bien Phu and the Great Spring Victory of 1975 that marked golden milestones in the country's history of national construction and protection. … [Read more...] about Art performances celebrate the August Revolution, 75th National Day in Hanoi