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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

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
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New York – Urs Fischer: “Sotatsu” at Gagosian Gallery Through June 23rd, 2018

May 26th, 2018

Urs Fischer, Sōtatsu (detail) (2018)New York, Artworks © Urs Fischer, Photo Rob McKeever
Urs Fischer, Sōtatsu (detail) (2018)New York, Artworks © Urs Fischer, Photo Rob McKeever

Throughout the career of Swiss artist Urs Fischer, space and form have long worked in lock step with acts of repetition and iteration, allowing his myriad approaches towards studio process to create ever-evolving forms and bodies of work that change as much from piece to piece as they do series to series.  For his most recent body of works on view now at Gagosian Gallery‘s uptown location, the artist takes this interest to a natural conclusion, creating a series of panel-based paintings that draw on a gradual evolution in the painter’s improvisations on single images.
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German Lost Art Plans New Guidelines for Project Funding

May 25th, 2018

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, by Gustav Klimt, via Market WatchThe German Lost Art Foundation will begin developing guidelines for funding projects in provenance research for museums, collections and basic research, the Washington Post reports. The funding continues the organization’s attempts to provide restitution support for lost and looted art pieces.
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The Guardian Spotlights New Performance Piece at CERN

May 25th, 2018

Haroon Mirza and Gaika, via The GuardianThe Guardian spotlights an ambitious and expansive body of performance works set to take place at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, organized by a group of artists including Jack Jelfs and Haroon Mirza. “It’s like the way people look at Stonehenge,” says the DJ Elijah, who is part of the project. “That could be like Cern 1,000 years in the future – maybe not even that far ahead. ‘Why were people smashing particles together to work out how the universe started?’ This is the biggest machine ever created, maybe nothing will ever be bigger. So it might be seen as a ritual site.”
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