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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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The Met to Pay Staff Through May

March 31st, 2020

The Met will pay all employees through May, as coronavirus closures continue, the New York Times reports. “Our highest priority remains to support our staff as best we can in helping to keep everyone safe and as financially secure as possible,” says president and CEO Daniel Weiss. “We realize that this announcement of a four-week extension of full salary support does not provide enduring comfort, but at the moment it is the best we can do in a rapidly evolving situation.”
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Hans Ulrich Obrist Calls for WPA-Style Arts Program to Help Economy

March 30th, 2020

Hans Ulrich Obrist has called for a massive public arts program to help jumpstart the arts economy again after the impact of coronavirus, likening the idea to the Great Depression’s WPA.  “With the WPA, they went out into the community: artists got salaries and were able to research and create work during the New Deal era. It gave many people their first real jobs and commissions,” he says.
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David Zwirner Invites Smaller Galleries to Show in Digital Exhibition Rooms

March 30th, 2020

David Zwirner is welcoming a group of 12 small galleries to exhibit in his gallery’s digital viewing rooms, NYT reports. “We are grateful for any and all acts of solidarity in these incredibly difficulty times,” says Oliver Newton of 47 Canal, one of the galleries invited.
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