Performance Art


Ana Mendieta Fought for Women's Rights and Paid with Blood

The fearless artist was outspoken about issues like campus rape and domestic violence when they were still taboo.
Miss Rosen

A Bloody Guerrilla Street Performance Challenges Brazil's Racist Past

Artists took to the streets of São Paulo to speak out against violence and racism directed at Brazil's black and non-white citizens.
Bruno Costa
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Mysterious Woman Mailed $105,000 in Stolen Art Back to a Museum

The cops are hoping to get in touch with her to find out how the work was jacked in the first place.
Drew Schwartz
Garage Magazine

Geumhyung Jeong's Uncanny Performance Pries Sex from Machinery

Geumhyung Jeong’s bewitching performance about the female body and the boundaries between human and machine took on added eerie appeal in Tate Modern's Tanks.
Ellen Mara De Wachter
Creators: NSFW

[NSFW] Fetish Couture and Surgical Collage Are This Dominatrix's Mediums

Maidenfed's original GIFs and photographic collage are among the featured works in our NFSW show at the Museum of Sex.
Nathaniel Ainley

The Man Who Turned His Own Crucifixion into Art

A new documentary tells the story of Chris Burden, the pioneering artist whose extreme bodily works changed performance art forever.
Anelise Chen
50 states of art

Ziggy Stardust's Daughter Is Alive and Living in Nashville

Talking to Juliana Horner about her unfettered creative output—designs, drawings, performances, photography, makeup videos, and everything in between.
Emerson Rosenthal
50 states of art

The Oldest State in the Union Has Something to Say About Art

Visual artist Morgan Hamilton writes about how Delaware's history trickles down to its art, politics, and people.
Morgan Hamilton
The VICE Guide to Right Now

It's Messed Up These People Are Kissing a Car for 50 Hours, Right?

Under capitalism, there is no distinction between work and humiliation.
Harry Cheadle

I Found Love, Togetherness, and Milk-Chugging Nazis at LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner's Livestream

The anti-Trump performance art project was shut down after 20 days of controversy and violence, but it was still weirdly successful.
Lisa Divenuta
Creators: 50 States of Art

Fleeing Civil War, A Somali Performance Artist Finds Refuge in Minnesota

Ifrah Mansour shares her experience as a Somali-born performance artist living in Minneapolis.
Ifrah Mansour

Catching Up with the Artist Who Stages Viral Rodent Videos

After a chocolate-stealing squirrel caught Canadians’ attention this week, we asked artist and apparent “Pizza Rat” rodent trainer Zardulu about the story’s authenticity and whether that matters.
Sarah Berman