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Stripping Down Self-Exposure With Karen Finley And Narcissister In “Baring It”

by Emily Colucci on October 12, 2016
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What is it like for a woman artist to self-expose? A roundtable at New York University’s Performance Studies Department last week gave some insider insight into the bravery and vulnerability that explicit feminist performance art requires.

Moderated by Performance Studies Professor Barbara Browning, Baring It: Self-Exposure In Feminist Performance brought together two performance artists of different generations–outspoken stalwart Karen Finley and mannequin-masked Narcissister. The panel was organized in conjunction with the Grey Art Gallery’s exhibition A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s-1980s. No stranger to public nudity herself, Moorman acted as a historical foremother for the two performers as they delved into their own use of the body.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: The NY Art Book Fair Might Take Over Your Weekend

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on September 22, 2014
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Take your pick of performances and fairs taking place this week because there is no scarcity in that realm.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Go Big or Go to the Beach

by Whitney Kimball on July 8, 2013
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Incoming! Prepare for the vomit wave of summer group shows. Due to the high volume of openings there, we’re sticking mostly to Chelsea this week.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Independence Edition

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball Clara Olshansky on July 1, 2013
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Happy Fourth of July, art people. There’s not much going on thanks to the holidays, but for the art die-hards in the crowd, we’ve managed to scrounge up a few openings. We’d also like to remind you all about the great summer shows we posted about in June. For better or worse, in New York, you’ll never be want for shows to see and places to go.

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NSFW: This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Wish In One Hand

by Whitney Kimball on May 20, 2013
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A will to change is in the air, but it’s against a backdrop of the same-old. At the New Museum, Karen Finley’s live sext paintings challenge an institutional denial of boundary-pushing work, while the Whitney has more shows of Hopper and Hockney. Klaus Biensenbach and The Jogging talk about rising waters (in their own ways), at Hyperallergic and Still House respectively. Plus, a group show of some of art’s most vocal activists addresses failure.

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