Tag Archives: George Maciunas

Marina Abramović photographed at her New York City apartment on September 18. ©KATHERINE MCMAHON

‘…But We Can’t Pay You’: Performance Art and Money’s Knotty Relationship

A year ago, in a former bank in Brooklyn, RoseLee Goldberg hosted a postmodern fundraiser featuring a “special food performance” by artist Jennifer Rubell. The event was to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Performa biennial, founded in 2004 by … Read More

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Still from a 1983 interview with Shigeko Kubota. COURTESY VIDEO DATA BANK

Shigeko Kubota, a Fluxus Artist and a Pioneer of Video Art, Dies at 77

Shigeko Kubota, a pioneer of video art and a well-connected Fluxus artist known for using her body to ponder time and space, died from cancer in Manhattan on Thursday at age 77.Today, Kubota, born in 1937 in Niigata, Japan, is … Read More

Artists Retrospective Reviews

Before the Museum of Modern (F)art: On Yoko Ono’s First New York Show, in 1961

In honor of the Museum of Modern Art’s “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971,” we turn back to Ono’s first exhibition ever, held at AG Gallery, which was run by George Maciunas and Almus Salcius, in New York, in July … Read More

Artists Profiles

Of Flies and Homemade Bombs: Yoko Ono’s Art World

One recent afternoon, I was sitting in a room in Yoko Ono’s apartment in the Dakota building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, waiting for her to arrive. The apartment was dark, but this room was entirely white—white carpets, … Read More

Looking at Art

The Key to Understanding John Cage’s Silent Piece at MoMA

A starkly empty drawing is the centerpiece of a Museum of Modern Art exhibition that explores John Cage’s world-altering role in the creation and development of postmodernism Read More

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10 Amazing Data Visualizations of Creativity and Art History

With five New York art spaces showing maps, charts, and diagrams, it’s a great moment for flowchart art Read More

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MoMA Makes a Facebook for Abstractionists

A collaboration between MoMA curators and the Columbia Business School depicts early modernism as a vast social network. It’s the latest in a long line of charts showing that no ism is an island Read More


Loft Horizons

Illegal Living offers the history of a SoHo building where artists flourished. Read More