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Golden Lion-Winning Performance from 2019 Venice Biennale to go on view in Berlin Swimming Pool

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Artists Take Over Performance Space NY, The NYT Asks, What’s Next?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

RIP – Performance Artist Ulay Has Passed Away Aged 76

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Performance Space New York Launches Artist-Led Restructuring

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Nairy Baghramian and Maria Hassabi Win Performa’s Malcolm McLaren Award

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary Set to Be Reimagined as Performance and Event space

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

AO Preview – New York: Performa 19 in New York City, November 1st – 24th, 2019

Monday, October 28th, 2019

LA Times Charts Institutional Interest in Collecting Performance Art

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Budget Woes Cause Performance Cutbacks for Golden Lion-Winning Lithuanian Pavilion in Venice

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Performa Announces First Round of Commissions

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Thomas J. Lax Named Curator of Performance and Media Art

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Performa Launches Streaming Website

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Jennifer Rubell Performance Piece Criticized by its Subject, Ivanka Trump

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Hirshhorn Acquires Tino Seghal Performance Piece

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Kathy Noble Joins Performa as Curator

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

The Guardian Spotlights New Performance Piece at CERN

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Adrienne Edwards Tapped as New Performance Curator at Whitney

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Performance Space 122 Returning to East Village

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

AO Preview – New York: Performa 17 Performance Art Biennial, November 1st – 19th, 2017

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Russian Performance Artist Sets Fire to Doors of Bank of France

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Solange Knowles to Debut New Performance in Front of Donald Judd Work in Marfa

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Hermann Nitsch Performance Set to Go Forward in Tasmania

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Hermann Nitsch Performance Sees Protests Over Slaughter of Bull

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

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

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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