This year’s word… Act

 “There’s a million things I haven’t done – but just you wait!” – Hamilton by Lin Manuel Miranda I have had a hard time thinking up my word to represent this year, it’s a challenge every year to find something that will drive me further in my art and as a person. Something that will…

Deborah de Robertis performing Mirror of Origin (2014)

Deborah de Robertis: performance artist or nude exhibitionist?

On May 29 the Luxembourgian performance artist Deborah de Robertis visited Paris’s Musée d’Orsay, sat down in front of Gustave Courbet’s infamous 1866 painting L’Origine du monde (Origin of the World), and recreated the iconic image in the flesh. In a video of the piece, titled Mirror of Origin, the artist can be seen dressed in a gold sequin dress,…