Events on Tue, Nov. 14, 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

  • Kwani Trust, Everyone is Radicalizing (Day Two)
    Kwani Trust
    Everyone is Radicalizing (Day Two)

    Kenyan artist and poet Neo Musangi discusses contemporary photography on the African continent with Nigerian writer Emmanuel Iduma and American artist Lyle Ashton Harris.


  • Bryony Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson in conversation
    Bryony Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson in conversation

    Bryony Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson reflect on Marching On, their performance commissioned by Storefront and made in collaboration with the Marching Cobras of New York presented at Marcus Garvey Park on November 11 and 12.​


  • Wangechi Mutu, Banana Stroke
    Wangechi Mutu
    Banana Stroke

    New York and Nairobi-based artist Wangechi Mutu builds on her painting, sculpture, and performances for the camera to create a total, immersive environment as an outgrowth of a live, multimedia performance, one which references her native Kenya, global politics, self-image, gender construction, and environmental destruction.

    Free - registration required via Metropolitan Museum of Art website

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. 


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Zanele Muholi Billboards and Digital Screens
    Zanele Muholi Billboards and Digital Screens

    Zanele Muholi is best known for the portrait series Faces and Phases (2006–ongoing), capturing LGBTQI life in her native South Africa. She spreads her #VisualActivism throughout New York City, publicly exhibiting her photographs, performing queer music, and organizing with black LBTQI communities.