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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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Met Museum Receives $80 Million Gift

November 19th, 2017

Irvings, via Art NewsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has received $80 million from trustee Florence Irving, the Art News reports.  “The Irvings have been inspirational donors in building the museum’s collections and galleries of Asian Art since 1987,” says Daniel H. Weiss, the museum’s president and CEO. “This additional gift is truly transformative for the Met, and will ensure that the legacy of scholarship, programming, and collection-building they have been so instrumental in building will continue to thrive.”
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Laura Owens Makes Statement on Protests Against 356 S. Mission Rd

November 16th, 2017

356 MissionArtist Laura Owens has penned a public statement on the current pressure her project space, 356 S. Mission, is facing from anti-gentrification activists. “Alongside the protesters’ demands to close, we have also heard the voices of artists, community groups, families, and individuals in the area who want 356 to remain open,” she writes. “In addition to urgent basic needs and facilities, people in all neighborhoods, of all ethnicities and classes, benefit from quality education and art. We do not believe that access to one should sacrifice the other in a healthy and thriving society. I have always been and remain committed to engaging in productive dialogue that results in effective actions to battle the issues facing our communities.”
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Darsie Alexander Appointed Chief Curator at Jewish Museum

November 16th, 2017

Darsie Alexander, via ArtforumDarsie Alexander has been appointed the Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator at the Jewish Museum in New York, Artforum reports. “The Jewish Museum has a remarkable collection that includes contemporary art, historical objects, material culture, and Jewish ceremonial art,” she says. “This combination allows for a lively dialogue between culturally diverse works related to Jewish identity and the groundbreaking work of artists who have shaped art history in profound ways.”
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