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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

Mark Beasley Appointed First-Ever Curator for Media and Performance at Hirshhorn Musuem

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Ulay Revisits His 1976 Art Heist Performance in Berlin

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Fiac Launching Performance Art Festival in Conjunction with Louvre

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Theaster Gates to Curate New Performance Series at Hirshhorn

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Jerome Bêl Launching Performance Featuring MoMA Staff This Fall

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Jeffrey Deitch to Open Former Space with Performances by Eddie Peake

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Greek Museum’s Performance Art Show a Hit for Somber Themes

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Charges Against Russian Performance Artist Changed to Attack on “Cultural Site”

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Performance Artist Ulay to Perform in NYC This May for First Time in 30 Years

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Performa Announces New Leadership and Board of Directors

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Shia LeBeouf Interviewed in Guardian On Interest in Performance Art

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

New York – Jennifer Bornstein “New Rubbing and Psychological and Performance Tests”at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise – Through December 6, 2015

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

New York – Juliana Huxtable: “There Are Certain Facts that Cannot Be Disputed” at MoMA for Performa 15, November 14th, 2015

Friday, November 20th, 2015

New York – Jesper Just and FOS “in the shadow/ of a spectacle/ is the view of the crowd” at 225 Liberty Street for Performa 15, November 13th, 2015

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Performa Opens in New York

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

New York Times Looks at Belgrade’s Thriving Performance Scene

Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Critics Sign Letter Opposing Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

December 12th, 2017

Donald Trump, via Art NewspaperA group of over 100 artists, writers and critics have signed an open letter condemning Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We reject Trump’s collusion with such racist manipulation and his disregard for international law,” the letter reads. “We deplore his readiness to crown the Israeli military conquest of East Jerusalem and his indifference to Palestinian rights.”
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Spanish Law Enforcement Seizes Works in Catalonian Museum

December 12th, 2017

Spanish demonstrators protest outside of the Lleida Museum, via Art NewspaperSpanish law enforcement has seized a selection of paintings and artifacts  from the Lleida Museum in Catalonia this week, continuing fierce tensions in the region over Catalonia’s attempted independence from Spain. “Aragonese authorities have a great interest in recovering pieces in Catalan museums, but have no desire to recover other objects from Sijena that are, for instance, in the Prado in Madrid,” says Santi Vila, Catalonia’s former cultural minister. “Why? For political reasons.”
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WSJ Reports Buyer of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ as Saudi Crown Prince

December 8th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (circa 1500) final price $450,312,500, via Christie'sA conflicting report in the Wall Street Journal notes that the buyer of the da Vinci piece last month at Christie’s is actually Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, noting that another prince served as a proxy buyer for the work.  The news comes as the Louvre Abu Dhabi has claimed that it will be showing the piece in its museum.
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