March 10, 2009

Love it or Hate it: Vanessa Beecroft's Shocking and Confrontational Art

"Vanessa Beecroft is an artist known for her performance art based on social and cultural commentary. Her images are extremely striking and her concepts deeply evolved. “There is a passive aggressive beauty to this art,” said Roberta Smith for the New York Times" says Cyanatrendland.

Indeed, Beecroft's art is subversive and confrontational because it challenges and invades our comfort zones in a serene and beautiful but powerful way. Check out the graphic and stunning video of one of Beecroft's public performances protesting the massacre that goes on in Darfur. The video is called: VB61 - Still Death! Darfur Still Deaf? In this shocking video you will see lots of black bodies--or bodies that were painted black-- lying motionless on the ground in an enormous pool of blood.

Vanessa Beecroft

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