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MIT Lecturer and Artist Awaits Sentencing for Bank Robbery He Claims was Performance Art

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Chris Burden, Landmark Performance Artist and Sculptor, Passes Away at 69

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Marina Abramovic Brings New Performance to Art of Elysium Benefit

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Artist Tania Bruguera Arrested Over Protest Performance in Cuba

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Armory Announces 2015 Performance Schedule

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Ryan McNamara to Bring Performa Commission to Miami Beach

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

New York – Walead Beshty: “Performances Under Working Conditions” at Petzel Gallery Through October 4th, 2014

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Performa Founder RoseLee Goldberg Recaps Her Favorite Festival Moments

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Marina Abramovic’s Minimalist Performance “512 Hours” Opens at Serpentine

Friday, June 13th, 2014

James Franco Weighs in on Shia LeBeouf’s Public Performance

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Ryan McNamara Wins McLaren Award at Performa 13

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Tate Modern Prepares Live Performance Art Website

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

AO On-Site – “A Surrealism Salon,” organized by Performa’s Young Visionaries and hosted by Lia Chavez, Monday, July 29th

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Performa Announces 2013 Commissions

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Jay-Z Dances with Marina Abramovic During Performance at Pace Gallery in New York

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

MoMA Appoints Stuart Corner as Chief Curator of Media and Performance

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Performance Steps into the Art Fair Spotlight

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Tate Modern Protests Incorporate Performance Over BP Oil Spill

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Tilda Swinton Appears in Surprise Performance Piece at MoMA

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Tate Modern to Host Performance Work Featuring 400 Female Political Activists

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

MoMA PS1 Looks to Bring Performance Dome to the Rockaways

Monday, January 28th, 2013

AO Interview – Peter Burr before his “Special Effect” performance at The Museum of the Moving Image tomorrow, Friday, January 18th at 7PM

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

New York – AO On Site: Performa’s Relâche—The Party Benefit Gala, Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

AO On Site – New York: SculptureCenter Annual Benefit and Gala honoring Paula Cooper with Performance by Christian Marclay in collaboration with John Baldessari at Edison Ballroom, Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Monday, October 29th, 2012
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Economist Explores Implications on Restoration and Appraisal Technology

January 19th, 2018

Rijksmuseum, via ArchdailyA piece in The Economist looks at recent technologies in art appraisal and conservation, and questions how these developments may challenge the authority and stability of work in the field. “In the pursuit of knowledge about works of art, the language of science and that of the humanities both have to be spoken,” claims Robert van Langh, the Rijksmuseum’s head of conservation. 
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Andreas Gursky Speaks on His Early Work for The Guardian

January 19th, 2018

Andreas Gursky, via GuardianThe Guardian has an interview with Andreas Gursky this week, detailing the artist’s early experimentations in a photo of Salermo harbor that brought him to realize his most iconic works. “My teachers, the conceptual artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, had told me to avoid photographing with sunlight, blue sky or strong shadows, he says. “But I thought the warm sunlight here made for something quite kitsch. Also, up until this point, human beings had been the focus of my work – but here there were none in sight. Yet I was overwhelmed by what I saw: the complexity of the image, the accumulation of goods, the cars, the containers. I hadn’t been sure the photograph would work. I just felt compelled. It was pure intuition.”
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Tate Britain Director Alex Farquharson Interviewed in Art Newspaper

January 19th, 2018

Tate Britain, via ArtforumTate Britain director Alex Farquharson is interviewed in the Art Newspaper this week, detailing his vision for a major rehang at the museum. “Tate Britain has an exciting role in presenting art in a societal context, both past and present, so it is a question of the stories that we tell,” he says. “I have set out three pillars that inform our curatorial choices and how we communicate them. These are a trio of relationships: art and society, history and the present, and Britain and the world.”
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