Performance art is not for everyone. Even as symbolic movements, seeing the artist's body intimate acts of self-inflicted violence, humiliation, or sex are always challenging -- even for the willing observer. But one thing is certain: Since the 1960s the artist's body has functioned as a physical resistance to power. Since the body is such an important element of human identity, performance art can probe entrenched notions associated with individual dignity and freedom and call into question the legitimacy of our moral values, particularly in an age of oversimplification and hypocrisy. One engaging show dealing with performance art is "Patty Chang, Tracey Emin, Naomi Fisher, Paul McCarthy" at the Moore Building in the Design District. Curator Silvia Cubiña has brought together our contemporary performance artists sharing diverse visions of... More >>>