Events on Sun, Nov. 19, 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


  • Eiko Otake, A Body in Places
    Eiko Otake
    A Body in Places

    Japanese-born choreographer Eiko Otake creates a durational movement and video installation inspired by post-nuclear disaster Fukushima that challenges the spaces of all three of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s locations.

    Free with museum admission


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • Revision: A Truncated History of the Universe for Dummies. A Rant Dance
    Revision: A Truncated History of the Universe for Dummies. A Rant Dance

    Yvonne Rainer's Revision: A Truncated History of the Universe for Dummies. A Rant Dance

    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


  • Performa 17 Closing Night and Grand Finale
    Performa 17 Closing Night and Grand Finale

     The Performa 17 Grand Finale celebrates the closing of the biennial, the many works that made this point in time such a special one in the city, and the presentation of The Malcolm McLaren Award in honor of the late artist and visionary for whom the award is named. 

    $15 / $12 members/ $10 students


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.