Library opens archive dedicated to rocker Lou Reed

Entertainment 03/18/19, 12:49

The New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to pioneering alternative rock musician Lou Reed.The library acquired the archive after performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson, who was married to Reed, decided to share it with an institution that could preserve and showcase the archive. The New York ...

Provocative Russian protester convicted for French bank fire

Europe 01/11/19, 03:58

A French court has convicted a controversial Russian performance artist for setting fire to an office of France's central bank.A judicial official said Friday that Pyotr Pavlensky was sentenced to a year in prison plus a two-year suspended sentence. However, the judge allowed him to walk free when his trial ...

Russian artist in court for fire at French central bank

Europe 01/10/19, 13:03

A provocative Russian performance artist is on trial for setting fire to an office of France's central bank.Pyotr Pavlensky defied court procedures as the trial opened Thursday in Paris, prompting a row with the translator, who left.Pavlensky is accused of vandalizing state heritage over the 2017 fire, which caused minor ...

Performance artist unhurt after hit by painting in Italy

Entertainment 09/23/18, 12:21

A man has hit performance artist Marina Abramovic on the head with a painting at a Florence museum.Palazzo Strozzi director Arturo Galansino tweeted that Abramovic was unhurt in the attack Sunday in the courtyard of the palazzo, which is hosting a retrospective about her. Galansino, the show's curator, says "everything's ...

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