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RoseLee Goldberg and Edgar Arceneaux. MAX LAKNER/BFA.COM/COURTESY PERFORMA

Performa Names Edgar Arceneaux Winner of the Malcolm McLaren Award

Performa announced today that the Los Angeles–based artist Edgar Arceneaux has won the biennial’s Malcolm McLaren Award for his performance Until, Until, Until…, staged for the first time on Friday, in New York.Named for the British artist who was also … Read More

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‘It’s Always a Question of Fantasy’: Juliana Huxtable On Her Indisputably Brilliant Performa Commission

Last Friday, at There Are Certain Facts That Cannot Be Disputed, Juliana Huxtable’s performance at the Museum of Modern Art commissioned for the Performa 15 biennial, the pre-show soundtrack included an ominous minor-key southern rap instrumental by Three 6 Mafia … Read More

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Jesper Just, in the shadow/of a spectacle/is the view of the crowd, 2015, videos, installation, performance. PAULA COURT/COURTESY PERFORMA

‘I’m in a State of Waiting Here’: Skyscrapers, Videos, and Free Juice at Jesper Just’s Performa Commission

Last Friday, while waiting in line to see Jesper Just and FOS’s Performa commission, one chicly dressed attendee could be heard saying, “I love this idea of ‘Don’t have a performance within your performance.’ ” Alas, there was a performance in … Read More

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VIA Art Fund Names Fall 2015 Grant Recipients

The nonprofit philanthropic arts organization VIA Art Fund has announced its fall 2015 grant recipients, who received a combined total of $190,000. In recognition of work that falls within VIA’s three core values of “artistic production, thought leadership, and public engagement,” … Read More

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Francesco Vezzoli and David Hallberg, Fortuna Desperata, 2015. .COURTESY PERFORMA

Ye Olde Performace Art Biennial: Renaissance-Themed Performa Opens In New York

The biennial Performa’s opening-night gala for its tenth-anniversary edition happened to fall on All Saints’ Day, and so it’s appropriate that the chosen setting was a church. On Sunday, a small group of guests were led into the nave of St. … Read More

Marina Abramović photographed at her New York City apartment on September 18. ©KATHERINE MCMAHON

‘…But We Can’t Pay You’: Performance Art and Money’s Knotty Relationship

A year ago, in a former bank in Brooklyn, RoseLee Goldberg hosted a postmodern fundraiser featuring a “special food performance” by artist Jennifer Rubell. The event was to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Performa biennial, founded in 2004 by … Read More

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Performa 15 Picks Australia as Focus Country

Australia has been selected as the country of focus for Performa 15’s Pavilion Without Walls, the performance art biennial announced today. Performa opens November 1 and runs for three weeks in New York.Performances and installations by Agatha Gothe-Snape, Brian Fuata, Richard … Read More

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Yvonne Rainer, The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there’s nothing left to move?, 2015, performance view, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. JULIETA CERVANTES/©2015 THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK/PERFORMERS FROM LEFT: PATRICIA HOFFBAUER, KEITH SABADO, YVONNE RAINER, EMMANUÈLE PHUON, DAVID THOMSON, AND PAT CATTERSON

Performa Announces Yvonne Rainer European Tour

Performa, the New York nonprofit dedicated to performance-based art, announced today that it is producing a European tour of Yvonne Rainer’s The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there’s nothing left to move? The piece will be complemented by … Read More

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Here’s the Artist List for Performa 15

Today Performa, New York’s performance art biennial, released the artist list for its upcoming sixth, Renaissance-inspired edition, Performa 15, which runs November 1 through 22. Performances will take place at venues throughout the city, including Times Square. Some of these names … Read More

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Performa 15 Announces Premieres and Commissions by Oscar Murillo, Wyatt Kahn, More

Today Performa announced another batch of premieres and commissions today for its upcoming, three-week performance festival, Performa 15, which will take place in various locations around New York City in November. This year’s Performa asks its commissioned artists to respond … Read More

Paweł Althamer and Rafal Zwirek in front of Althamer’s Queen Mother of Reality, a Performa Commission for Performa 13.Courtesy Socrates Sculpture Park

All in the Family: Paweł Althamer Closes Out His Socrates Sculpture Park Run

Polish artist Pawel Althamer, who in April closed his exuberant, expansive installation, performance, and sculpture show at the New Museum, to which museum visitors were invited to contribute, took his roving party to Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City last Friday night to mark the … Read More


Now Hear This: Sound Art Has Arrived

Sound is being recognized and exhibited as an art form in its own right
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Isa Genzken, Empire/Vampire I, 2003, paint on mirror foil, fabric, plastic figures, and artificial plants on wood pedestal. 

Ten Tough Women Artists Who Stand Up to the Bad Boys

In a male-dominated art season, here’s where to find female artists who cut, change the rules, explore new horizons, and do it gangsta-style Read More


That Seventies Sensibility

A wave of exhibitions shows how the open-ended, experimental, hardscrabble, less cynical esthetic of the ’70s is appealing to artists and curators Read More