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Emma Sulkowicz
Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)
Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)
(2014–2015) was a work of endurance performance art by Emma Sulkowicz, conducted as their senior thesis during the final year of their visual arts degree at Columbia University in New York City.[1] Begun in September 2014, the piece involved them carrying a 50-pound (23 kg) mattress, of the kind that Columbia uses in its dorms, wherever they went on campus. They said the piece would end when a student they alleges raped them in their dorm room in 2012 was expelled from or otherwise left the university.[2] Sulkowicz carried the mattress until the end of the Spring semester as well as to their graduating ceremony in May 2015.[3] The student Sulkowicz accused was found not responsible in 2013 by a university inquiry into the allegations
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Performance Art
Performance
Performance
art is a performance presented to an audience within a fine art context, traditionally interdisciplinary. Performance
Performance
may be either scripted or unscripted, random or carefully orchestrated; spontaneous or otherwise carefully planned with or without audience participation. The performance can be live or via media; the performer can be present or absent. It can be any situation that involves four basic elements: time, space, the performer's body, or presence in a medium, and a relationship between performer and audience. Performance art can happen anywhere, in any type of venue or setting and for any length of time
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Morningside Heights
Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan
Manhattan
in New York City, on the border of the Upper West Side
Upper West Side
and Harlem.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] Morningside Heights is bounded by Morningside Park at Morningside Drive to the east, Manhattanville
Manhattanville
at 125th Street to the north, Manhattan
Manhattan
Valley at 110th Street to the south, and Riverside Park at Riverside Drive to the west.[10][11] The main thoroughfare is Broadway. It is chiefly known as the home of educational and cultural institutions such as Columbia University, Teachers College, Barnard College, the Manhattan
Manhattan
School of Music, Bank Street College of Education, "Grant's Tomb", Union Theological Seminary in the City
City
of New York and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America
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Education Amendments Of 1972
Education Amendments of 1972
Education Amendments of 1972
also sometimes known as the Higher Education Amendments of 1972
Education Amendments of 1972
(Public Law No. 92‑318, 86 Stat. 235) was U.S. legislation enacted June 23, 1972.[1] It is best known for its Title IX, which prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions receiving federal aid. It also modified government programs providing financial aid to students by directing monies directly to students without the participation of intermediary financial institutions. Bibliography[edit]James J. F. Forest (2002). Higher Education in the United States: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 807. ISBN 978-1-57607-248-6. Retrieved 20 May 2013. References[edit]^ Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "Richard Nixon: "Statement on Signing the Education Amendments of 1972.," June 23, 1972". The American Presidency Project
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Office For Civil Rights
The Office for Civil Rights
Office for Civil Rights
(OCR) is a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Education that is primarily focused on enforcing civil rights laws prohibiting schools from engaging in discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or membership in patriotic youth organizations.Contents1 Mission 2 Leadership 3 Guidance to educational institutions 4 Sexual violence investigations4.1 Concluded investigations5 References 6 External linksMission[edit] OCR is one of the largest federal civil rights agencies in the United States, with a staff of approximately 560 attorneys, investigators, and other staff. The agency can be found in twelve regional offices and in its Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
headquarters
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NYPD
The New York City
City
Police
Police
Department (NYPD), officially the City
City
of New York Police
Police
Department, is the largest police force in the United States.[6] Established on May 23, 1845, the agency has primary responsibilities in law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City
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Yale University
Yale University
Yale University
is an American private Ivy League
Ivy League
research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States
United States
and one of the nine Colonial Colleges
Colonial Colleges
chartered before the American Revolution.[6] Chartered by Connecticut
Connecticut
Colony, the "Collegiate School" was established by clergy in Saybrook Colony
Saybrook Colony
to educate Congregational ministers. It moved to New Haven
New Haven
in 1716 and shortly after was renamed Yale College
Yale College
in recognition of a gift from British East India Company governor Elihu Yale
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Video Art
Video
Video
art is an art form which relies on using video technology as a visual and audio medium. Video
Video
art emerged during the late 1960s as new consumer video technology such as video tape recorders became available outside corporate broadcasting. Video
Video
art can take many forms: recordings that are broadcast; installations viewed in galleries or museums; works streamed online, distributed as video tapes, or DVDs; and performances which may incorporate one or more television sets, video monitors, and projections, displaying live or recorded images and sounds.[1] Video
Video
art is named for the original analog video tape, which was the most commonly used recording technology in much of the form history into the 1990s
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Audio Art
Sound
Sound
art is an artistic discipline in which sound is utilised as a primary medium. Like many genres of contemporary art, sound art may be interdisciplinary in nature, or be used in hybrid forms. Sound
Sound
art can be considered as being an element of many areas such as acoustics, psychoacoustics, electronics, noise music, audio media, found or environmental sound, soundscapes, explorations of the human body, sculpture, architecture, film or video and other aspects of the current discourse of contemporary art.[1] In Western art, early examples include Luigi Russolo's Intonarumori
Intonarumori
or noise intoners, and subsequent experiments by Dadaists, Surrealists, the Situationist International, and in Fluxus
Fluxus
happenings
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Tehching Hsieh
Tehching (Sam) Hsieh (謝德慶; born 31 December 1950; Nan-Chou, Pingtung County, Taiwan)[1] is a performance artist. He has been called a "master" by fellow performance artist Marina Abramović.[2]Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Works3.1 One Year Performance 1978–1979 (Cage Piece) 3.2 One Year Performance 1980–1981 (Time Clock Piece) 3.3 One Year Performance 1981–1982 (Outdoor Piece) 3.4 Art / Life: One Year Performance 1983-1984 (Rope Piece) 3.5 One Year Performance 1985–1986 (No Art Piece) 3.6 Tehching Hsieh
Tehching Hsieh
1986–1999 (Thirteen Year Plan)4 Philosophy 5 Influences on contemporary artists 6 Personal life 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit] He was one of 15 children from a family in southern Taiwan; his father, Ching Hsieh had five wives
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Marina Abramović
Marina Abramović
Marina Abramović
(Serbian Cyrillic: Марина Абрамовић, pronounced [marǐːna abrǎːmoʋitɕ]; born November 30, 1946) is a Serbian performance artist.[1] Her work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind
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Ulay
Ulay
Ulay
(real name Frank Uwe Laysiepen German: [fʁaŋk ˈuːvə laɪˈziːpn̩]; born November 30, 1943 in Solingen, Germany) is an artist based in Amsterdam
Amsterdam
and Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since 1971, he is known in artistic circles as Ulay, a pseudonym that combines the initial of his name with the first syllable of his surname. Ulay received international recognition through his radical actions and Polaroid works from the early seventies, followed by the collaborative performances with Marina Abramović
Marina Abramović
(Relation Works 1976-1988) and his photographic experiments from the 1990s until today
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Chris Burden
Christopher Lee "Chris" Burden (April 11, 1946 – May 10, 2015) was an American artist working in performance, sculpture and installation art.Contents1 Early life and career 2 Work2.1 Early performance art 2.2 Later work3 Exhibitions 4 Collections 5 Art market 6 Personal life 7 References 8 External linksEarly life and career[edit] Christopher Lee Burden,[2] the son of Robert Burden, an engineer, and Rhoda Burden, a biologist, was born in Boston
Boston
in 1946 and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts,[3] France and Italy.[4] When he was 12, he endured emergency surgery — performed without anesthesia — on his left foot after having been severely injured in a motor-scooter crash on Elba; during the long convalescence that followed, he became deeply interested in visual art, particularly in photography.[2] Burden studied for his B.A
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Naomi Schaefer Riley
Naomi Schaefer Riley (born ca. 1977)[1] is an American journalist, syndicated columnist, lecturer, non-fiction writer, editor, and blogger for The New York Post
The New York Post
and other news outlets.[2] Riley's writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and The Washington Post, among others. She is also a lecturer at colleges and universities
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Barnard College
Barnard College
Barnard College
is a private women's liberal arts college in New York City, New York, United States. Founded in 1889 by Annie Nathan Meyer, who named it after Columbia University's 10th president, Frederick Barnard, it is one of the oldest women's colleges in the world. The acceptance rate for the Barnard Class of 2022 was 13.7%, the lowest in school history. The college was founded as a response to Columbia's refusal to admit women into their institution. Since 1900, Barnard has been affiliated with Columbia University. However, Barnard is legally and financially separate from the university. Barnard confers the Bachelor of Arts degree in about 50 areas of study
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New York Post
The New York Post
New York Post
is an American daily newspaper that is primarily distributed in New York City
New York City
and its surrounding area. It is the 13th-oldest newspaper in the United States, and it had the sixth-highest circulation in 2009.[2] Established in 1801 by federalist and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, it became a respected broadsheet in the 19th century, under the name New York Evening Post. The modern version of the paper is published in tabloid format. In 1976, Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch
bought the Post for US$30.5 million.[3] Since 1993, Post has been owned by News Corporation and its successor, News Corp, which had owned it previously from 1976 to 1988
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