10 Contemporary Performance Artists You Should Know

Laurel Nakadate

Breakthrough artist Laurel Nakadate is most often slumped into the “video artist” category, but we’d argue that writhing in strange men’s homes, recording a daily cry, and miming what a sexy Tokyo love hotel romp with her boyfriend would look like (sans actual now ex-boyfriend) is just performance art with the camera on. For her latest effort, she joins cross-over artist James Franco, to perform an Ouija board seance for Tennessee Williams, amongst other things.