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Artist Suffocates In Performance Artwork

by | 7th, May 2011

THE art world is taking note of Colombian art student John Jairo Villamil. He died in his artwork, the do-not-try-this-at-home Head In Plastic Bag –

The work featured Villamil with a bag over his head and his feet immersed in a bucket of water. In one had he held a chain with bills in one hand and a leaf in the other.
Before an audience at the Universidad del Bosque, the 25-year-old performed his art. As he panted for life and convulsed the audience sat and watched, thinking it part of the show.

Meanwhile, in the Turner Prize, Abu Ghraib is Open…

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