We’ve all heard stories of Pussy Riots and of the Russian performance artist who nailed his scrotum to the floor of the Red Square in Moscow earlier last year. But recently, its been a Spaniard who’s been making the news. Adrian Pino Olivera, 25, stripped naked in front of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and professed his love for the goddess with rose petals at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery as a part of series of short performances to disrupt public and formal places. But this raises the question of whether performance art, or contemporary art in general must be scandalous in order to reach audiences and become popular?
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