10 Contemporary Performance Artists You Should Know

Hennessy Youngman

From Philly, Hennessy Youngman (Real name: Jayson Musson)’s ongoing ART THOUGHTZ YouTube series is hilarious and enlightening and hard to describe and has to be experienced. It’s conceptually comedic performance, viral style. Watch as he demonstrates that Relational Aesthetics art, with “strangers in some kind of convivial happening in antiseptic confines of an art institution,” is just like “getting drunk in a bar, having a one night stand and contracting herpes.” If you think this is more insightful than some of your MFA lectures, you’re in luck: He now does this live. Hooray!