I wonder if the reason Rosalyn Drexler isn’t better known is because she is so good at so many different things. We recognize such mastery in men, but rarely in women.
Barham's poetry is one made entirely of anagrams. It's always surreal, packed with nonsensical asides as well as lines that are unexpected delights. "Tasting lemon rapture; purring at lemon taste"
Seducative, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits – and at times risking her life in the process – she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. Through her and with her, boundaries are crossed, consciousness expanded, and art as we know it is reborn. She is, quite simply, one of the most compelling artists of our time.
It's not very often that an artist talk sells out with the swiftness of a high-profile pop concert. But that was the case for a highly anticipated talk between artist Kara Walker, who is known for her phantasmagoric cut-paper installations, and filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who is at work on a biopic about Martin Luther King Jr. The pair was teamed up by the Broad as part of the museum's "Un-Private Collection" artist talk series. Within eight hours of putting the tickets on sale this summer, every last one was gone.
Born and raised in England, France and Spain, but a frequent visitor to Los Angeles, performance artist Millie Brown has called the city home since her permanent move stateside in 2013. Perhaps best known as the girl who threw up on Gaga, and then as the girl who locked herself inside a glass box for seven days, Millie’s work pushes both physical and emotional boundaries, and can at times prove somewhat challenging to watch. Viewing the body as a vessel for spiritual practice, Brown pushes physical and mental boundaries to reach a state of enlightenment from which creative expression and healing derives.
“My body is the canvas for my art, so makeup has really been important. I want to tell a story with my face. ... There’s so much power that we hold in our faces. When I put on my brows, it’s like I’m drawing on wings.”
We're pretty sure any of these brilliant artists would be gallery-ready to take on the art world in our shapewear.