As the struggle against unrealistic body images portrayed in the media continues it takes extreme courage to stand up and put oneself in a vulnerable position in society. Jae West takes a stand against body shaming and unrealistic body expectations. “The Story of a Girl Undressing in Public” is a
On October 25th, 2015, a standard van pulls up to the front entrance of the Manhattan Detention Complex, a municipal jail in New York with a history of unconstitutional treatment of its some 900 inmates. Known colloquially as “The Tombs”, its Egyptian Revival architecture serves as an ominous figure among
The act of stealing is a crime a crime that can span across a number of aspects of our lives. Stealing can be something as typical as taking an object from someone else, a robbery, breaking into a bank and taking the money there, or it can even be the
The artist IEPE organizes actions s in public spaces address specific aspects of the urban condition, such as traffic. In this project bicyclists spill 500 liters of eco-friendly paint which is spread throughout a Berlin intersection by 2,000 unknowing participants driving cars. This performance piece draws attention to the daunting
Performance artist Steven Cohen was arrested by Parisian police “for indecent exposure.” Cohen was dressed like a bird in a “garter, tights, and long red gloves,” and proceeded to walk a rooster around underneath the famous Eiffel Tower. The rooster was not attached to a leash in his hand, however.
Emma Sulkowicz, a student at Columbia University, was raped the very first day of her sophomore year in college. It happened right in her dorm room as well. Her offender assaulted her and at least two other female students. Three cases were brought against her rapist, and in all three
In January 1971, artist Vito Acconci hid underneath a fake floor which he had built in a New York art gallery, called the Sonnabend Gallery. Every day for two weeks, while people visited the gallery and walked over Acconci’s fake floor, they could hear him saying sexual fantasies that were
Who doesn’t remember Ms. Frizzle? She represents the most fun, hands-on, charismatic elementary school teacher every kid wished they had. Maybe this is a just a homeless person dressed in a planet dress for fun, or this could be a classic example of art and crime. With teachers getting laid