Events on Sat, Nov. 18, 2017 See all events See all events

  • Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, The Newcomers
    Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley
    The Newcomers

    With The Newcomers, an architectural installation and durational performance, Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley propose a responsive form of habitation that challenges the discipline to think beyond permanence. 

    Free and open to the public all day


  • Nicholas Hlobo, umBhovuzo: The Parable of the Sower
    Nicholas Hlobo
    umBhovuzo: The Parable of the Sower

    Challenging expectations of sexuality and identity within Xhosa culture, Cape Town artist Nicholas Hlobo expands his 2016 performance umBhovuzo: The Parable of the Sower, which presented men working cotton and silk at sewing machines in exploration of domesticity, labor, and globalization. 

    Free entry. Audiences may come and go as they wish for the durational performance - installation will be open during the specified times (10am-12pm, or 2pm-4pm)


  • Heavy Discussion
    Heavy Discussion

    Heavy Discussion with panelists Alexis Sablone, Kea Duarte, Jaime Reyes, Sara Kay, Lacey Baker, and Elissa Steamer - some of the most well-known professional female skateboarders in the world.

    Free


  • Nicholas Hlobo, umBhovuzo: The Parable of the Sower
    Nicholas Hlobo
    umBhovuzo: The Parable of the Sower

    Challenging expectations of sexuality and identity within Xhosa culture, Cape Town artist Nicholas Hlobo expands his 2016 performance umBhovuzo: The Parable of the Sower, which presented men working cotton and silk at sewing machines in exploration of domesticity, labor, and globalization. 

    Free entry. Audiences may come and go as they wish for the durational performance - installation will be open during the specified times (10am-12pm, or 2pm-4pm)


  • QTPOC Performance and Nightlife
    QTPOC Performance and Nightlife

    Queer nightlife has always been subversive by nature. By merely existing, spaces in celebration of Queer and Trans People of Color are a form of resistance and remain central to community strengthening. QTPOC art collective Papi Juice, New York-based platform RAGGA, and dancer-performer NIC Kay come together for a discussion on nightlife as art form and its critical role as a tool for activism. Moderated by Alexin Tenefrancia and Rosemary Reyes.
     

    Free


  • Nicholas Hlobo in conversation with RoseLee Goldberg
    Nicholas Hlobo in conversation with RoseLee Goldberg

    Performa's RoseLee Goldberg and artist Nicholas Hlobo in conversation on the occasion of Hlobo's performance umBhovuzo: The Parable of the Sower. 

    Free


  • Yto Barrada , Tree Identification for Beginners
    Yto Barrada
    Tree Identification for Beginners

    In the summer of 1966, the artist’s mother, a 20-year old Moroccan student-socialist, was one of some fifty “Young African Leaders” invited on a State Department sponsored propaganda tour of the USA. She was drawn instead towards the Pan-African and Black Power movements. In this film Barrada interweaves events of political history with her own family stories and myths. 

    $25, $15


  • Gillian Walsh, Moon Fate Sin
    Gillian Walsh
    Moon Fate Sin

    New York-based choreographer Gillian Walsh presents Moon Fate Sin, her latest work developed in collaboration with Emily Hoffman, that ponders the pursuit of dance on the onset of world war.

    Advance tickets: $22 General / $15 Reduced for Danspace Members

    Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25 (cash or check only)


Ongoing Projects

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.