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Selected News and Press Coverage


11.05.2018 Galerie Magazine: Inside the Star-Studded Performa Gala Celebrating Christo and Jeanne-Claude

11.03.2018: NYC Media and the Mayor’s Office of Entertainment – NYC VIBE

11.02.2018 Town and Country: Boundary Pushing Arts Organization Performa Held Its 2018 Gala

11.02.2018: WWD: Performa Honors Christo and Jeanne-Claude: the Land Artist is Staying Rooted in Reality

03.12.2018  Architect Magazine: Architecture Embraces Performance Art (Again)

02.22.2018 ArtNews: Adrienne Edwards Named Curator of Performance at Whitney Museum

01.2018 Something We Africans Got: Performa 17, a focus on live art practice and contemporary African art and culture

12.14.2017 Frieze: Performa 17, Various Venues

11.18.2017 The Economist: The rise and rise of performance art

11.09.2017 Performa 17: Absurd Times, Absurd Acts

11.07.2017 Village Voice: Zanele Muholi Brings Her ‘Visual Activism’ Out of Africa, and Into New York

11.02.2017 Artnews: Performa Kicks Off with Gala Honoring Yoko Ono, Featuring Dadaist Salad and Cathartic Screaming

11.02.2017 Artnet: 12 Highlights From the Performa 17 Festival That You Should Definitely Make Time to See

10.30.2017 i-D: Barbara Kruger MetroCards now exist

10.25.2017 Artnet: A Day in the Life of RoseLee Goldberg, the World’s Busiest Performance Art Curator

09.12.2017 Dazed: Barbara Kruger to take over NYC Skate Park

08.30.2017 Artnews: At the Performa Biennial in New York, African Artists Will Take Center Stage

08.01.2017 Artnet: Can Rapid 3-D Printing Boost Performance Art? Performa Teamed Up With MIT Scientists to Find Out

06.08.2017 The Architect's Newspaper: Live architecture-focused performances debut across NYC this November

03.09.2017 Artforum: Performa Announces Dates, Commissions, and Theme for 2017


10.28.2015 NYTimes: Performa 15, RoseLee Goldberg's Art Biennial opens with Fortunata Desperata

05.01.2015 E-Flux: Performa 15 Dates Announced

04.24.2015 Artnet: Paradiso, Performa’s Renaissance-Inspired Conference

04.08.2015 Performa: RAY JOHNSON "Please Add To and Return To"

03.26.2015 Performa: Carrie Mae Weems: "Field of View and Other Minor Considerations" a Lecture at NYU Steinhardt - Oct 2

02.12.2015 Intonarumori: Orchestra of the Futurist noise intoners travels to ArtScience Museum of Singapore

11.04.2014 W Magazine: 10 Years of Performa

08.14.2014 Performa, J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute commission new Yvonne Rainer work

07.11.2014 Yvonne Rainer: Dance Works opens at Raven Row, London

06.17.2014 New York Times: Bathhouse 'Dutchman' Heads to Chicago

06.15.2014 New York Times T Magazine: ART MATTERS/ The Second Life of Performance

06.11.2014 New York Times T Magazine: ROSELEE GOLDBERG Shares Her Favorite Moments from Performa

06. 2014 W Art Magazine: Who's Who? [IN PRINT]

06.12.2014 The Economist: Performance Art Busy Doing Nothing

Vol. 94 2014 Parkett Art: Performance Record by RoseLee Goldberg

Vol. 94 2014 Parkett Art: Performa 13 Commission Bliss by Ragnar Kjartansson featured

Spring 2014 Millennium Film Journal: Review of Performa Project 'Man With A Project'

05.2014 Performance Art Journal MIT: Participation and Its Discontents featuring Ryan McNamara, Philippe Quesne & Boris Charmatz

04.24.2014 Who can write about Performance Art? WATCH VIDEO

04.15.2014 New York Times: Joan Jonas to Represent United States at 2015 Venice Biennale


05.24.2013 NYLA anounces Fall line-up including co-presentation of Jerome Bel with Performa.

05.01.2013 $26.3 M. in NEA Grants for Performa, Public Art Fund and 815 other Institutions

04.30.2013 Project Runway

04.03.2013 Performa Launches Venice Biennale-like Pavilions

03.27.2013 Oslo on the Hudson: Performa Plans National Pavilions Program

11.30.2012 Surrealist's Dream Come True for A Night

11.30.2012 Life as a Runway: Dinner and Decadence

11.08.2012 The Performance Era is Now

09.12.2012 Performa to Examine the Art World's Fascination with Dance

01.20.2012 The Guided Tour, Time Out Delhi

12.06.2011Art Basel Miami Beach's Ten Great Years Celebration at Miami's New world Center