Author: Theo Edmonds (Kentucky, USA)

Feature: Lauren Argo (Kentucky, USA)

Kentucky is known for a lot of things, but, let’s face it, contemporary art isn’t really one of them.  That is rapidly changing.   Over the next few months, I will introduce you to artists with Kentucky roots who are dedicated to performance and are helping to shape the dialogue far beyond the borders of the Bluegrass state. I first saw Lauren Argo’s work around 2007-2008 at Louisville’s always fo...

In Performance: RU EVENT: INTERPERSONAL DISTANCE, a performance by Jolanda Jansen (Brooklyn/NY)

Residency Unlimited (RU) EVENT: INTERPERSONAL DISTANCE, a performance by Jolanda Jansen. Please join us for Interpersonal Distance, a new performance by Dutch artist Jolanda Jansen. In her carefully constructed but often wild performances, Jolanda submits her body to various transformations, or rather deformations, to engage with the possibility of self-reinvention and release from cultural determ...

Interview: Anya Liftig (Roots in Kentucky USA) NSFW

Kentucky is known for a lot of things, but, let’s face it, contemporary art isn’t really one of them.  That is rapidly changing.  I will introduce you to artists with Kentucky roots who are dedicated to performance and are helping to shape the dialogue far beyond the borders of the Bluegrass state. Meet Anya Liftig (say hey y’all).   Anya’s work has been featured at TATE Modern, Highways Per...

Feature: Thomas Albrecht

I first met Thomas Albrecht last year at the LEXLAKLOU – an International Live Arts Kongress in Kentucky.   A year out from LEXLAKLOU and as the Lexington Art League gets ready to launch its performance art exhibition, APPROACH, I wanted to check in with Thomas and get some of his reflections about his time in the Bluegrass. Thomas Albrecht’s performances explore ritual and language in publi...

In Performance: Penny Arcade in Kentucky

Legend, icon, wild-hearted bad-girl… it is impossible to describe the juggernaut that is Penny Arcade without entering the world of hyperbole that she not only inhabits but also personifies. By fearlessly displaying her singular brand of feminist sexuality and personal conflict she has garnered countless fans worldwide with an emotionally and intellectually charged performance style.In this one ni...

Featured: Rae Goodwin (Kentucky, USA)

Kentucky is known for a lot of things (smooth bourbon, fast horses, beautiful women).  But, let’s face it, contemporary art isn’t really one of them.  That is rapidly changing.    Over the next few months, I will introduce you to some of the artists and organizations who are dedicated to performance and are helping to shape the conversation far beyond the borders of the Bluegrass state. Meet Rae G...

In Performance: “Approach” at Lexington Art League (Kentucky, USA)

Approach: October 20 – November 25, 2012 http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/ Approach is an exhibition exploring situations of separateness and/or the search for harmony as a theme in performance art.  Works in this show will focus on engagement with self, the audience and/or the surrounding environment and will exist within the genre of performance art, or video or photographic documentation...

Featured: Doreen LaMantia Maloney (Kentucky, USA)

Kentucky is known for a lot of things, but, let’s face it, contemporary art isn’t really one of them.  That is rapidly changing.    Over the next few months, I will introduce you to some of the artists and organizations who are dedicated to performance and are helping to shape the conversation far beyond the borders of the Bluegrass. First up is Doreen LaMantia Maloney.  Doreen is currently Associ...