New York

Barbara Sukowa at the PERFORMA05 Grand Finale, 2005. Photo: Paula Court.

Barbara Sukowa at the PERFORMA05 Grand Finale, 2005. Photo: Paula Court.

New York

Performa07

Various Venues
134 Bowery–272 Bowery
November 1–November 20, 2007

Curated by RoseLee Goldberg

For three lively weeks in November, performances will be popping up all over New York at some thirty venues, including the Judson Church, historic home of the Judson Dance Theater; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In keeping with the philosophy of Performa’s founder and director, RoseLee Goldberg, author of the standard history of art-world performance, the second edition of this biennial focuses on live works by more than seventy artists, most known primarily for their work in other media. Expect to see events juxtaposing film, video, sculpture, or installation with live performers, including musicians and dancers. The heart of the program is a series of performances commissioned from Carlos Amorales, Nathalie Djurberg, Japanther, Isaac Julien, Daria Martin, Kelly Nipper, Adam Pendleton, Yvonne Rainer, and Francesco Vezzoli, some of whom will be working in the live form for the first time.