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Bohemian Dancers

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 26, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Avant Garde, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960's, Dance, Europe

Masterpiece

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The picture above is just a portion of what is recognized by Guinness as the worlds longest sculpture. Artist Zheng Chunhui took 4 years to complete this beautiful masterpiece which is fashioned from one 40 foot long tree trunk. There are more pictures at the link.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Jun 27, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Avant Garde

Chris Burden, RIP



No, famous conceptual artist Chris Burden did not die by gunshot wound.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue May 12, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Performance Art, Guns, 1960's, 1970's

Marjani Forte



Do you think this person ever asks herself, "Why has my video achieved only 68 hits in three years?"

This new one below almost doubled that count in just two years though!



If you get to NYC quickly, you can catch her latest show.

As spectators gathered there on Wednesday, a woman in a wool coat and sneakers came gesticulating toward us, the courthouse as her backdrop. A vagrant evangelical, she preached about “His glory” and shouted at confused pedestrians — a convincing display of what New Yorkers habitually dismiss as “crazy.” Only her gauzy white veil, metallic body paint and a hovering cameraman gave her away as a performer.



The Living Theatre, Deceased





With the death this month of Judith Malina, the world will be forever deprived of "happenings" like the one in the first clip, where, I regret, Ms. Malina does not appear until the final few seconds.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 18, 2015 | Comments (1)
Category: Drugs, Avant Garde, Outsider Art, Performance Art, Pop Art, Obituaries, 1970's

The Short Weird Fiction of Guy Benoit

WU-vians with a spare couple of minutes, and who are looking for a wry chuckle or two, would be well advised to check out the flash fiction of Guy Benoit. A small taste below.

A tip o' the chapeau to our WU artist Rick Altergott for the alert.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 10, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Literature, Avant Garde, Reader Recommendation

Digging in the Dirt as Art

Escape 130206.001 Raerd from Leanne Wijnsma on Vimeo.



This woman does not intend to plant a shrub. It's her art.

Read the whole account here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 04, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Nature, Avant Garde, Europe

Kusama:  Princess of Polka Dots



Creator of the "penis chair," among other objects of art.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Feb 14, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Pop Art, 1960's, Asia, Mental Health and Insanity

Tanya Tagaq



Her Wikipedia page.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Feb 01, 2015 | Comments (12)
Category: Music, Avant Garde, Native Americans

Bora Yoon





Unlike many of the avant garde performers we poke fun at here, Bora Yoon seems to have a modicum of musical talent, a voice, and some ideas. (Although "music by carrot chopping" is probably an idea better left unexplored.) But all her skills are in service to a kind of spacey, esoteric, pretentious ambiance that seems, to me, hell to sit through.

There's an hour's worth below to test your tolerance.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jan 19, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Avant Garde
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