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Artists Portrait: Rebecca Patek

ArtFCity August 9, 2014

7 Rising Art Stars to Watch: Rebecca Patek by PADDY JOHNSON WHITNEY KIMBALL AND CORINNA KIRSCH 

In the world of performance, breaking taboos and celebrating cliches is tricky business; social and aesthetic mores exist for a reason, and in breaking them, it’s easy to piss people off. You have to be okay doing that.

At this point, we can only assume choreographer and performance artist Rebecca Patek has made her peace with that risk. Her satirical performances designed to make audiences uncomfortable have been lauded by The Brooklyn RailArt F City and Timeout New York, panned by the New York Times, and trolled by notorious performance artist Ann Liv Young.