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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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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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