Performa Hub

Performa Hub
13 Crosby Street
New York, NY10013

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Date & Time
  • Mon. Nov 11, 3:00 pm
Solveig Øvstebø & Johanne Nordby Wernø talk about perspectives on the Norwegian Art Scene
Free with RSVP
  • Mon. Nov 18, 6:30 pm
For Performa 13, Terry Adkins, Blanche Bruce, and the Lone Wolf Recital Corps present Last Trumpet for brass and 4 Akrhaphones and Nobody Knows My Name for brass, voice, and percussion.
  • Mon. Nov 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.
Free with RSVP
  • Wed. Nov 13, 3:00 pm
Marthe Ramm Fortun presents a talk on structured improvisation and the implications of working in public space.
Free with RSVP
  • Thu. Nov 21, 6:00 pm
A project dedicated to the work of legendary Polish visual artist and theater director Tadeusz Kantor and how his legacy is evident in the work of contemporary artists.
  • Thu. Nov 7, 8:30 pm
An evening of readings, slide projections, and conversations around Polish pioneer gay activist Ryszard Kisiel and Radziszewski’s documentary Kisieland, exploring the political importance of queer resistance in Eastern Europe.
  • Thu. Nov 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.
Free with RSVP
  • Sat. Nov 16, 1:00 pm
Peake’s Performa Institute class gives an in-depth presentation of his work to contextualize his Performa 13 performance.
Free with RSVP
  • Mon. Nov 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.
Free with RSVP
  • Thu. Nov 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.
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  • Fri. Nov 22, 1:00 pm
Join Shana Lutker for a talk on her Performa Commission and Surrealist fistfights.
Free with RSVP
  • Tue. Nov 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.
Free with RSVP
  • Wed. Nov 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.
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  • Mon. Nov 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.
  • Mon. Nov 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.
Free with RSVP
  • Fri. Nov 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.
Free with RSVP
  • Wed. Nov 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.
Free with RSVP
  • Tue. Nov 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.

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  • Mon. Nov 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.
Free with RSVP
  • Mon. Nov 4, 12:00 pm
  • Tue. Nov 5, 12:00 pm
  • Wed. Nov 6, 12:00 pm
  • Thu. Nov 7, 12:00 pm
  • Fri. Nov 8, 3:00 pm
  • Sat. Nov 9, 3:00 pm
  • Tue. Nov 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.
  • Mon. Nov 18, 5:00 pm
  • Tue. Nov 19, 5:00 pm
  • Wed. Nov 20, 5:00 pm
The Institution of Me is a live art installation comprised of three performances and the process of realizing them.
Free with RSVP
  • Sun. Nov 24, 9:00 pm
One last biennial party and the presentation of The Malcolm McLaren Award.
$25 / $15 Visionaries, students
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  • Fri. Nov 1, 12:00 pm
Performa flies 55 flags designed by 60 international artists above New York City.
  • Sun. Nov 10, 1:00 pm
A new piano score transcribed from a rehearsal session is the inspiration for Performa's first intercontinental performance.