Performa Magazine is a unique online magazine dedicated to contemporary performance across disciplines. A lively source for both historical and contemporary material, it features documentation, short essays, interviews, video, and audio exploring the Performa biennial and beyond.
May 18th, 2017
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Work/Travail/Arbeid at MoMA
Joseph Henry considers how the choreographer sculpts space
April 27th, 2017
Carlos Martiel in Conversation
An interview with Carlos Martiel and Performa's Job Piston, translated by Vanessa Vargas.
April 15th, 2017
Why are we dressed for mourning?
An interview with Paddy Johnson, Joseph Keckler, Michael Anthony Farley, and Jaimie Warren
April 13th, 2017
Brian O'Doherty in conversation with Mira Dayal
Artist Brian O'Doherty speaks with Mira Dayal on the occasion of his recent show at Simone Subal Gallery.
March 22nd, 2017
Sonya Rapoport: Ensemble Performance
Terri Cohn and Alla Efimova on the work of artist Sonya Rapoport
March 7th, 2017
Sadie Barnette and Essence Harden in conversation
Essence Harden interviews artist Sadie Barnette on the occasion of her fisr solo show in New York, "Do Not Destroy."
February 22nd, 2017
Bad and Nasty
an Interview with Holly Hughes and Mary Jo Watts
February 14th, 2017
Duane Linklater and Hrag Vartanian interview
Artist Duane Linklater and Hyperallergic's Hrag Vartanian in conversation after a screening of Modest Livelihood, Linklater's film collaboration with Brian Jungen.
February 8th, 2017
The Fool: Raúl de Nieves and Colin Self Interview
Ella Coon in conversation with Raúl de Nieves and Colin Self
February 2nd, 2017
What Inspires Us in a Mediatized Culture?: Reconsidering the Antics of Maurizio Cattelan
Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi on Maurizio Cattelan at Manifesta 11
January 24th, 2017
From Viewer to User: The Ergonomics of Digital Art Display
Vera Petukhova on contemporary display, from the Samsung Experience to the Berlin Biennial.
January 6th, 2017
La Mamelle: Archiving Performance Art in the San Francisco Bay Area
Ryan Tacata and Darlene Tong in conversation
December 1st, 2016 · by Whitney Mallett
Cecilia Corrigan at Issue Project Room
Whitney Mallett on Cecilia Corrigan's recent work at ISSUE Project Room
November 23rd, 2016 · by Jeppe Ugelvig
Athi-Patra Ruga and the South African Vernacular
Athi-Patra Ruga and Jeppe Ugelvig in conversation
November 15th, 2016 · William J. Simmons
The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now
William J. SImmons on The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now at ICA Philadelphia
October 19th, 2016 · Shelton Lindsay
Response: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
Shelton Lindsay muses on Mac's recent "magnum opus"
October 6th, 2016 · RoseLee Goldberg
From the archive
Review of De Keersmaeker's early work in Parkett
June 14th, 2016 · Jennifer Piejko
20th Sydney Biennale: Don't Follow the Wind
Walking through Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant during Japan's Tsunami Crisis in 2011
February 26th, 2016 · Nikki Columbus
Maria Hassabi: Performa 09 & Performa 13
Nikki Columbus on the work of Maria Hassabi
February 18th, 2016
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Charles Aubin in conversation