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  • Barbara Kruger at Coleman Skatepark, Untitled (Skate)
    Barbara Kruger at Coleman Skatepark
    Untitled (Skate)

    Created in partnership with NYC Parks and skate park designer Steve Rodriguez, Barbara Kruger will employ her signature effects and strategies to broadcast messages that engage issues of and ideas about power, desire, adoration, contempt, and capital at New York’s most popular skatepark underneath the Manhattan Bridge.

    Free


  • Opening Night, Performa 17 Opening Night Gala
    Opening Night
    Performa 17 Opening Night Gala

    Opening Night Gala and Celebration, honoring Yoko Ono and Wendy Fisher


  • Xavier Cha, Buffer
    Xavier Cha
    Buffer

    Buffer is a perception-altering new work by Xavier Cha, the 2017 Harkness Foundation Artist in Residence at the BAM Fisher, as part of Performa 17. Comprising three scenes that toggle back and forth like browser windows in a state of perpetual buffering, it lays bare the intimate yet alienated relationships we have with the bodies on our screens.

    Tickets starts at  $25

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    BAM Fisher presentations are all $25 and are eligible for a subscription package. 


  • Performa 17 Opening Night Artist Party
    Performa 17 Opening Night Artist Party

    Performa 17 Opening Night Artist Party 

    Tickets:

    Opening Night Gala Dinner Guests – Free

    Performa Visionaries and Friend Members $125 – Become a Member Today!

    Non-Members $150

    ($65 non-deductible)


Ongoing Projects

  • Barbara Kruger, Untitled (School)
    Barbara Kruger
    Untitled (School)

    Barbara Kruger’s wrapped school bus can be seen driving around Manhattan and parked outside various Performa venues throughout the Biennial. Grounded in activism, feminism and community, Kruger’s signature text is reproduced on a large-scale vinyl format, covering the bus’s forty–foot-long shell.

    Free


  • Barbara Kruger (Billboard), Untitled (Know, Believe, Forget)
    Barbara Kruger (Billboard)
    Untitled (Know, Believe, Forget)

    Barbara Kruger uses her instantly recognizable—and frequently appropriated—visual style of delivering highly charged, terse phrases in white Futura Bold font over red blocks to deliver messages around consumerism and feminism inside a skate park, and other public places. 

    Free


  • Performa 17 Biennial Hub
    Performa 17 Biennial Hub

    Commissioned since Performa 09, the Hub, this year designed by Berlin’s Studio Miessen, is the nerve center and heart of the biennial’s and the Performa Institute’s presence. Spontaneously intersect with staff, books, screenings, events, and artist-in-residence Kenyan literary network Kwani Trust.