Our activities and programming last year included a public conversation about the newly discovered Julius Eastman’s Symphony No. II. The Faithful Friend (1983), continuing to manager Yvonne Rainer’s dance company, which presented seminal early works at MoMA as a part of the extraordinary exhibition, Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done, a presentation of the Performa Orchestra of Noise Intoners at Cornell University, a tribute to the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude at our annual gala, the exhibition Commissions from Performa’s Archives at the Whitechapel Gallery in London and the publication of my latest book from Thames & Hudson Performance Now.
We have also been hard at work on a new website, designed by Special---Offer, that will launch in mid-January, 2019. The new site will feature “Performa Reports,” a new strand of our popular online Performa Magazine; and “Radical Broadcast,” a video channel that will stream live and archival Performa programs and special video exhibitions. Additionally, we completed a prototype website for future access to the vast Performa Archives, housed at NYU Fales Library funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Onward to 2019!