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August 6, 2018

Disclaimer: The picture is repurposed from CAMH.org because no cameras or phones were permitted.


A performance artist, naked, performing a durational piece is an art cliche. Been there. Done that. Got the Marina Abramović's selfie to prove it. When the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (CAMH) announced that it was going to present Julia Barbosa Landois' Serious Work not once but thrice on April 28th , June 30th, and July 28, I was intrigued. Any institution can make a...

June 12, 2018

As part of the Station Museum of Contemporary Art's show in(di)visible, internationally renown performance artist Miao Jiaxin performed an installment from his Next Performance series. ExA had the pleasure of seeing Next Performance 2018 and then discussing it with him afterwards via email.

ExA: The performance at the Station Museum in 2018 is part of a multi-year series which began in 2014. What was the impetus for that series? What is the theme(s)? Is it signifi...

January 10, 2018

Performance art is a complex activity. As with all complex activities, it resists the type of reductive, qualitative analysis that employs a numerical rating scale to simplify and standardize its assessment. The type that plays out with: 1 = good; 10 = bad; 5 = half good & half bad. That doesn’t mean that it can’t be defined or that curators, practitioners, and audience members can’t pass judgement on a performance or come to an agreement as to whether it’s good or bad. It...

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