Classes and Events
During Performa 13, the Performa Institute hosts daily artist classes and talks and is a laboratory for artist experiments at the Performa Hub (13 Crosby Street). The Hub serves a space in which to have an ongoing dialogue throughout the Biennial, acting as a kind of living room, to engineer and facilitate the airing of ideas and as a centralized convening center for the Performa community. Performa Institute is organized by Adrienne Edwards, Associate Curator. Special thanks to Defne Ayas, Curator-at-Large.
- Monday, November 4, 12:00 pm
- Tuesday, November 5, 12:00 pm
- Wednesday, November 6, 12:00 pm
- Thursday, November 7, 12:00 pm
- Friday, November 8, 3:00 pm
- Saturday, November 9, 3:00 pm
- Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 pm
Paradise Interrupted, a contemporary Kunqu opera that is a work in development, is presented as a three-part artist residency at the Performa Institute.
- Monday, November 4, 1:00 pm
So how do you maintain a practice of doing whatever you want? What rules or routines do you need to invent to sustain your practice, and fuel your own discipline and desire? Come work on How To Do Whatever You Want.
- Tuesday, November 5, 1:00 pm
Wrånes talks about her use of voice and how she combines it with physical material to create atmospheric images searching for human electricity.
- Wednesday, November 6, 1:00 pm
Rosa Barba talks about the psychic dimensions of the image and narrations that conjure invisible landscapes in this Performa Artist Class.
- Thursday, November 7, 1:00 pm
Akademia Ruchu presents a visual retrospective of their work since 1974 through a range of images and films.
- Thursday, November 7, 2:00 pm
Joanna Warsza’s lecture, Public Art in Poland After the Fall of the Wall, presents the landscape of public art in post-communist Poland, revealing the social, cultural, and political idiosyncrasies of its post-socialist, turbo-capitalist, and westernized society.
- Saturday, November 9, 1:00 pm
Ornithologist Peter Holden and his son, artist Andy Holden, explore the materials, structures, and processes involved
in the construction of birds’ nests as a new way to think about art. Free
MOTHERSHIP OF THE GALACTIC ODYSSEYArtist Experiment: An Overnight Gong Symphony with The Free Seekers Collective
- Saturday, November 9, 9:30 pm
The Free Seekers Collective presents an overnight sonic adventure to emanate beauty, restore balance, and create harmony.
- Monday, November 11, 1:00 pm
Cally Spooner explores the absorption of liveness, authenticity, and speech into post-Fordist economies to ask why the performance artist might emerge as an “immaterial laborer” extraordinaire.
- Monday, November 11, 3:00 pm
Solveig Øvstebø & Johanne Nordby Wernø talk about perspectives on the Norwegian Art Scene
- Monday, November 11, 6:30 pm
Benjamin Patterson discusses his exploration of the notion of systems
in art, music, and text.
Organized in conjunction with Graduate Student Association of NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.
Archive Fever – Fales Library & Special Collections SeriesDocumenting Free Speech: Judson Dance Theater’s People’s Flag Show (1970) and the Gay Cable Network Archive
- Tuesday, November 12, 1:00 pm
Fales Library & Special Collections hosts the first in a series of two talks and screenings, contextualizing and presenting material from its archival collections that respond to Performa 13 themes of the Voice, Citizenship, and Surrealism to illuminate them in new and unusual ways.
- Wednesday, November 13, 1:00 pm
Join Subodh Gupta for an experiential artist class in which he shares his ideas about the relationship of food and performance with special reference to the Indian kitchen.
- Wednesday, November 13, 3:00 pm
Marthe Ramm Fortun presents a talk on structured improvisation and the implications of working in public space.
- Thursday, November 14, 1:00 pm
McNamara’s artist class provides a sweeping context for his Performa 13 commission, focusing on his art’s relationship with the audience.
- Friday, November 15, 1:00 pm
Ahmet Öğüt invites you to a lecture at The Silent University, autonomous knowledge exchange platform by and for refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants.
- Saturday, November 16, 1:00 pm
Peake’s Performa Institute class gives an in-depth presentation of his work to contextualize his Performa 13 performance.
- Saturday, November 16, 9:00 pm
Carla Peterson, Artistic Director of New York Live Arts, in dialogue with Jérôme Bel. The discussion will immediately follow the 7:30 p.m. performance.
- Monday, November 18, 1:00 pm
As part of the realization of The Humans, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, which co-commissioned the theatrical production with Performa, presented the Causeries, a series of discussions in which Alexandre Singh expanded on The Humans’ key concepts.
- Monday, November 18, 3:00 pm
What does it mean to stage an exhibition? Can curating be defined as performative? Four curators discuss their engagement with theater, the restaging of artists work, and the exhibition.
- Monday, November 18, 5:00 pm
- Tuesday, November 19, 5:00 pm
- Wednesday, November 20, 5:00 pm
The Institution of Me is a live art installation comprised of three performances and the process of realizing them.
- Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 pm
Pedro Gómez-Egaña’s talk will make an associative exploration of Man Ray’s seminal work Object to be Destroyed and will discuss how the immobility with which the piece is generally exhibited relates to cultural notions of suspension.
- Wednesday, November 20, 1:00 pm
Raqs Media Collective presents a selection from their working notes towards their Performa 13 Commission, The Last International.
Archive Fever – Fales Library & Special Collections SeriesQueering the Archive: David Wojnarowicz and Robert Blanchon
- Thursday, November 21, 1:00 pm
Working against interpretation, Queering the Archive presents an excerpt of David Wojnarowicz’s Fire in My Belly (1987) and Robert Blanchon’s let’s just kiss + say goodbye (1995) to explore questions of legitimacy and authenticity of the queer artist’s voice after death.
- Friday, November 22, 1:00 pm
Join Shana Lutker for a talk on her Performa Commission and Surrealist fistfights.
- Friday, November 22, 3:00 pm
Anna Lundh will present Q&Q – 2022, a research project and experiment she initiated in New York in March 2012, which during one year has collected and shared questions from the public about what the future will be like – 10 years from now.