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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

Performa Adds New Board Members, President of Board

Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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Paddle 8 Bankruptcy Trustee Sues Former Board Member

September 28th, 2020

Following Paddle 8’s bankruptcy, the company’s bankruptcy trustee Megan Noh has filed suit against former board member John Textor, alleging “reckless disregard” for the company, and seeking $6 million in damages. “Neither I nor the companies mentioned have been involved in quite some time, though it is standard practice for a trustee to cast a wide net in filing speculative claims for recovery,” Textor claims.
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Auction Houses Record Uptick in Online Sales Amid COVID Shutdowns

September 28th, 2020

Auction houses are reporting massive upticks in online sales as galleries and auctions shutter due to Covid-19. “No longer will we have the joy and pain of crowded art fairs and gallery openings,” says Robert Head of the Hiscox agency. “Dealers will have to find new ways to create the buzz that makes us have to buy now, lest we dwell and lose yet another treasure that we can’t live without.”
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David Zwirner Gallery to Launch New York Gallery Space With All-Black Staff

September 28th, 2020

David Zwirner Gallery has appointed Ebony L. Haynes, formerly of Martos Gallery, as the head of a new gallery space in Manhattan, which will employ an all-black staff. “While you could argue that strides have been made on the artist side, the art world acts almost shamefully on the employment side,” Mr. Zwirner says. “Something has to happen.”
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