Posts Tagged ‘performance art’

In Edgewood, an “American Genocide” Mural Takes Aim at the Pigskins

When Pigskins owner Dan Snyder and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell say that the name of Washington's football honors Native Americans, Gregg Deal doesn't buy it.
“People have the audacity to say this name is an honor, but I find it hard to believe that the moment a touchdown is made, and people start singing ‘Hail to the [Pigskins],’ everyone is thinking about [...]

D.C.’s Year in Art Galleries: Woof

The news that Civilian Art Projects is closing its 7th Street NW gallery space caps off a year of many memorable exhibits—and too many art galleries passing into memory.
While Civilian director Jayme McLellan is taking her situation in stride, planning a 2014 full of pop-up shows and house salons, hers is not the only gallery [...]

In Georgetown, Artist chukwumaa Mistaken for Navy Yard Shooter

On Monday afternoon, about two hours after Aaron Alexis allegedly began his shooting rampage at the Navy Yard in Southeast D.C., performance artist Wilmer Wilson IV was just beginning an hours-long walk from Ward 7's Marvin Gaye Park to the Georgetown waterfront. For the walk, Wilson brought a ladder, alternating between holding it and carrying it [...]

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E10 Conceptual Art: Adrian Parsons at Transformer, 1404 P St. NW.  July 11th.

Think There’s No Room for Emerging Artists in D.C.? You’re Wrong.

Dear dude I argued with at Black Cat a couple of weeks ago,
From what I recall, I ended our conversation after you told me to go fuck myself. But right before that, we were arguing about whether or not D.C. is a supportive place for emerging artists.
You claimed to have investigated every gallery, and you [...]

ToDo ToDay: Luciano! Holly Bass!

Even though he croons over slow, mellow rhythms, Jamaican vocalist Luciano isn’t a formulaic reggae singer. Yes, the artist born Jepther McClymont is a Rastafarian who occasionally speaks about ganja in interviews, but his church-trained voice borrows a page from Pavarotti and he wails emotionally in a manner somewhat unique to reggae.  Read more >>> [...]

Pay Attention to These Artists at SuperNOVA

In this week's issue, artists and curators Sheldon Scott and Eames Armstrong talked to Washington City Paper about the recent explosion of performance art culminating in SuperNOVA, a sweeping performance art festival taking place in Rosslyn—of all places—this weekend. For the first time in recent D.C. memory, there's more performance than even the sternest fan [...]

The Body Stop: D.C.’s Once-Nonexistent Performance Art Scene Takes Off—in Rosslyn

Drop into any Brightest Young Things party or Pink Line Project event with a DJ, a food truck, and some graffiti, and there’s a good chance you’re going to see some performance art. Not, mind you, the Viennese Actionism of the late 1960s or the NEA Four of the early 1990s or Marina Abramović trying [...]

Photo: Bradley Criss Performance

Meat Poem For Georges, 500 Penn Street, NW.  March 29th.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

Arts Roundup: “The Sound of Silence” Edition

The Library of Congress adds 25 songs, including Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence," to the National Recording Registry. [AP via WJLA]
Decatur House's Japanese silk paintings get a face lift. [Post]
Philippa Hughes: Performance art is everywhere in D.C. [Pink Line Project]
Joe Englert, owner of Rock & Roll Hotel and oodles of other local bars, gives [...]