performance art http://kcur.org en Where To Fringe - From Traditional To Unexpected Kansas City Venues http://kcur.org/post/where-fringe-traditional-unexpected-kansas-city-venues <p>For its 10th season, the KC Fringe Festival will take over spaces in Kansas City, Mo., for theater, music, comedy, spoken word, burlesque and more.</p><p>KC Fringe is an <a href="http://kcur.org/post/your-guide-kc-fringe-numbers">11-day festival</a> that provides a platform for often lesser-known performing and visual artists.&nbsp;</p><p>This year's Fringe will have 19 different venues. Most are scattered around the Crossroads Arts District, but some spread out into Westport and the Country Club Plaza.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:57:44 +0000 Cara McClain 59008 at http://kcur.org Where To Fringe - From Traditional To Unexpected Kansas City Venues Artspace Exhibition Explores 'Performance Now' http://kcur.org/post/artspace-exhibition-explores-performance-now <p>A traveling exhibition at the H&amp;R Block Artspace, <em>Performance Now</em>, includes performance art from the last decade, with work by artists spanning generations, such as <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Abramovi%C4%87">Marina Abramović</a>, Yael Bartana, and Clifford Owens.</p><p>There’s a 12-hour performance of a 3 ½ minute aria; a slightly-scripted soap opera filmed in Ikea stores; and a Claymation film about urban violence. There are also re-performances, or re-creations of famous works from the past.</p><p><strong>Performance art, then and now</strong></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 43105 at http://kcur.org Artspace Exhibition Explores 'Performance Now' Listen To Your Mother http://kcur.org/post/listen-your-mother <p>With Mother's Day on the horizon, one group wants you to <strong>listen to your mother</strong>.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 36270 at http://kcur.org Listen To Your Mother Clifford Owens: How Performance Provokes, Engages http://kcur.org/post/clifford-owens-how-performance-provokes-engages <p>On this Thursday's Central Standard, we speak to artist Clifford Owens, whose piece Anthology is currently showing at MoMA PS1 in New York. Owens' multidimensional pieces focus on the interaction between audience and viewer, the intersections of race, culture, and class, issues of identity, and bringing attention to the contributions of African American artists.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 18:23:01 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 13025 at http://kcur.org Clifford Owens: How Performance Provokes, Engages