Performa Announces Artist Commissions, Focus on Dada for This Year’s Edition

March 8th, 2017

Performa 17 has announced its first round of commissions for its fall performance biennial, including pieces by Yto Barrada, William Kentridge, Julie Mehretu and Wangechi Mutu, among others.  This year’s edition will focus on the centennial birthday of Dada  “Performa provides an extraordinary platform for showing the important role of art in society,” says founder and director RoseLee Goldberg. “Through live performance we touch people directly, change their minds, and introduce them viscerally to the complicated emotional and aesthetic expressions of artists responding to the world that we inhabit.”

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