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Performance Art Takes Over NYC With Performa 17 Biennial

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 1, 2017

Performa is an arts organization with the mission of nurturing and promoting performance art around the world. Their biennial event in New York City brings artists across multiple disciplines to discuss, create, and perform their works for a wide audience.


Julie Mehretu and Jason Moran; photo: Damien Young.


Among those scheduled to appear are: Xavier Cha, Barbara Kruger, Teju Cole, Jimmy Robert, Flo Kasearu, Narcissister, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Zanele Muholi, Dj BEARCAT, Eiko Otake, Kendell Geers, William Kentridge, Brian Belott, François Dallegret, Dimitri Chamblas, François Perrin, Tracey Rose, Kelly Nipper, Alex Schweder, Ward Shelley, Mohau Modisakeng, Yto Barrada, Lisa Nett, Bryony Robers, Mabel O. Wilson, The Marching Cobras of New York, Kris Lemsalu, Kyp Malone, The Nest Collective, Wangechi Mutu, Adrienne Edwards, Anu Vahtra, Julie Mehretu, Jason Moran, Gillian Walsh, Richard Kennedy, Tabita Rezaire, SHYBOI, Merike Estna, Maria Metsalu, Nicholas Hlobo, and Yvonne Rainer.


BAM & Performa present Buffer, conceived and directed by Xavier Cha


The full program runs from November 1 – 19 with venues in The Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. Most events are free but check the ticket site in case registration is required. Ticketed events have a price range of $5 – $25, making this event a real New York bargain.


Performa hub, 427 Broadway; courtesy of Studio Miessen.



For general information click here.

For program information click here.

For ticketing information click here.


Cover: Eiko Otake performing in a public performance at Fulton Street; photo: William Johnston.


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