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Ragnar Kjartansson Wins Performa’s Malcolm McLaren Award

by Paddy Johnson on November 22, 2011
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Reykjavík-based artist Ragnar Kjartansson took home a cash prize of 10,000 dollars last night and an award designed by Mark Newson. We didn’t see the piece. Looks like it’s time to restage his performance.

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Endless Love: Liz Magic Laser’s “I Feel Your Pain”

by Whitney Kimball on November 15, 2011
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The close of Liz Magic Laser's performance Sunday night generated what was likely the most awkward applause I've ever heard: clap. clapclapclap. clapclap. clap? Incapacitated by self-awareness, the audience seemed unsure of when their applause should end, and even less sure of when it should have begun. It was a victory for Liz Magic Laser’s thorough examination of viewer complicity and the media circus.

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