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Edgar Arceneaux Wins Performa 15’s Malcolm McLaren Award

Edgar Arceneaux was awarded Performa’s Malcolm McLaren award last night for his Performa 15 commission Until, Until, Until..., an homage to Broadway legend Ben Vereen’s 1981 performance at Ronald Reagan’s televised inaugural celebration. Arceneaux’s work was based on five minutes of the performance footage that did not air that night due to its referencing of the history of segregation and racist stereotypes.

The prize was created in 2010 in honor of the late artist, designer, and music impresario Malcolm McLaren. Previous winners include Ragnar Kjartansson in 2011 for Bliss and Ryan McNamara in 2013 for MEƎM: A Story Ballet About the Internet.