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The Most Shocking Performance Art Ever Listed

There is a common idea that artists must suffer for their art, at least for the artwork to be truly impactful. This notion is perhaps especially true with performance art, where sometimes the artist doesn’t just suffer but may even actually die. Here is some truly shocking performance art that went too far, cost the artist their life or is otherwise extremely distasteful.

Who Were The Main Pioneers Of Performance Art?

As perhaps the oldest form of creative expression in human history, performance art – in its modern format – is a comparatively new addition to the world of western fine arts. Its path has been winding – in the context of modern and contemporary art history – until its ultimate acceptance. Now performance art has a leading status. From early developers of the form to current mould-breakers, we explore some of the top players in the constant evolution of this so very human form of expression.

Strange Theatre Superstitions That Are Still Alive

There have been a range of different myths and superstitions that have plagued theatre for many years. Most stemming from the olden days of theatre, it’s surprising to see that some of these myths are still alive and well.

Thespians can be surprisingly superstitious folk, this could be as they were trained to be that way, or just a clutch for anything that could prevent mishaps on stage. Regardless of why, there are some pretty strange superstitions which are ongoing until today.

The Oldest Theatres Around The World

Mankind has long had a fascination with the theatrical. From the ancient Egyptians to the ancient Romans, putting on live performances was a way to keep the people entertained, especially during years when life was difficult for the public. Not only did it improve morale, but it added a layer of culture to the region that was missing beforehand.

Actors You Didn’t Know Have Been On Broadway

For so long, it was thought that an actor was either a stage actor or a film actor. Many did not believe in crossing over from one to the other because there is quite the difference in the technique required to pull off convincing performances.

While the emotion and character depth might be the same, theater is so much bigger and film is so much smaller.