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3 Reasons Why Kanye West Might Be a Performance Artist
Kanye West has made some bold statements in the public eye...
Entertainment 04 Sep 2018
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We have our thoughts. Over the past year, Kanye West has made some bold statements in the public eye which has many people wondering if Yeezy is doing all this press-worthy behavior as a publicity stunt, or better yet – as performance art. Could they be right? Perhaps. Here are 5 reasons why Yeezy could be the next Marina Abramovic.

Kanye is a fan of Joseph Beuys’ political performance art

It’s true, according to one Twitter user, who has been following Yeezy’s moves closely since the rapper returned to social media, post-meltdown.

“The image Kanye tweeted was from an art installation Beuys did in 1974 called I Like America and America Likes Me, where he locked himself into a room with a coyote for 3 days,” writes @snowcone965. “The purpose of this performance with a coyote, “a wild spirit – often thought of as America’s untamed spirit” was to hopefully make the coyote “tolerant and accepting through Beuys’ desire to heal.”

Kanye’s ‘Moodboard’ includes a drawing of Andy Kaufman
Probably the best comedian or performance artist of all time, Kanye is inspired by the 1960s social critic, Andy Kaufman, who was like the Mr. Bean of the Woodstock era. As @snowcone965 explains: “Andy Kaufman knows that he was a performance artist who would put himself in uncomfortable situations in wide view of the public eye, and rarely, if ever, break character. Check out Man on The Moon or Jim and Andy on Netflix.”


Kanye is actually a fan of Marina Abramovic
Kanye is a known fan of performance artist Marina Abramovic and once said in a podcast that: “I’m like Marina Abramovic. This is, like, performance art. The thing is, I don’t got a problem with looking stupid.” Let’s see how the plot evolves.

Text by Nadja Sayej

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