Last night, Glamour‘s 23rd annual Women of the Year Awards took place in New York, drawing out some famous women from rather disparate industries: from the show business side came Lady Gaga, Lena Dunham, and Lily Collins; from fashion, models like Karlie Kloss and Coco Rocha; from activism, Liya Kebede and Malala Yousafzai. Here’s the red carpet. More
Topic: Marina Abramovic
In case anyone needed reminding, Lady Gaga is an artist. Not with paint or whatever, though–it’s more of an amorphous, free-floating artistry with pop hooks and big choruses and a lot of insisting that art is happening. More
The video shows Lady Gaga engaging in the Abramovic Method, which is “a series of exercises designed to heighten participants’ awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment.” There’s a lot of yelling, crystals, walking slowly, and being naked. More
Don’t even ask. She’s an artist.
Lady Gaga has the L’Uomo Vogue cover, all done up like an androgynous pirate robot. She was shot by Inez and Vinoodh and this is news because there’s a topless shot. But wait! More
Over the weekend, LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art held its annual gala, attracting all kinds of fancy people in pricey dresses. The world’s most famous performance artist Marina Abramovic took the creative reigns for the evening, which amounted to guests wearing white lab coats, human heads serving as table centerpieces and cakes that looked like naked people. Performance art. Anyway, see what Gwen Stefani, Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe, Dita von Teese, Kirsten Dunst and Abramovic herself wore (under their lab coats). More
American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, author, painter, performance artist and NYU professor James Franco is just so advanced, you know? He hosted the Oscars in a totally artistic way. And he was way avant garde in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It’s also really edgy and provocative how he cashed those General Hospital paychecks. Artists are hot.
Pop Magazine is pretty well known for getting artsy with its covers. So it makes sense that for their twelve cover extravaganza this September, the good folks at Pop would want to get at least one bona fide artist involved. The artist they chose was Marina Abramovic, whose insane stunts and unflinching creative sincerity have made her one of the best known artists of her generation. They also feature Georgia Jagger and Freja Beha Erichsen, because why not? More