PERFORMA07, the second biennial of new visual art performance, opens on October 27 in New York City, launching a four-week program of performances, exhibitions, screenings, symposia, and live events including ten major PERFORMA Commissions by Carlos Amorales, Sanford Biggers, Nathalie Djurberg, Japanther, Isaac Julien, Daria Martin, Kelly Nipper, Adam Pendleton, Yvonne Rainer, and Francesco Vezzoli. PERFORMA07 features the work of over ninety international artists at more than fifty leading cultural institutions and venues throughout the city, with the participation of more than thirty curators, and is organized under the artistic direction of its founder, RoseLee Goldberg.
PERFORMA07 will open with a special premiere of a new PERFORMA Commission by celebrated Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli in the rotunda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In his first ever live performance, Vezzoli will present a restaging of Cosi’ e (se vi pare,) or Right You Are (If You Think You Are), the renowned play by Luigi Pirandello, which implicates the audience in its examination of celebrity while also pointing to the relativity of truth, the necessity of illusion, and the instability of the human persona. The evening will begin with a Gala Dinner, to benefit PERFORMA, hosted by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn. Tickets for the dinner can be reserved by calling (212) 366-5700.
Vito Acconci, David Adamo, Carlos Amorales, Ei Arakawa & Amy Sillman, Are You Meaning Company, Fia Backström, Ronnie Bass, Jérôme Bel, Tamy Ben-Tor, Sanford Biggers, Ulla von Brandenburg, Pablo Bronstein, Trisha Brown, Tania Bruguera, James Lee Byars, Kabir Carter, Dimitri Chamblas, Boris Charmatz, Cheapcream, Zoila Imaculada de la Concepción, Douglas Coupland, Tom Cole & Lovett/Codagnone, Tony Conrad, Marie Cool & Fabio Balducci, Nick Curris (aka Momus), Philippe Decouflé, Nathalie Djurberg, Pete Drungel, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Emilio Fantin, Ryan Gander, Gang Zhao, Rainer Ganahl, Grand Union, Nicolas Guagnini, Deborah Hay, He Yunchang, Karl Holmqvist, Hans Isaksson, International Festival, Christian Jankowski, Joan Jonas, Japanther, Isaac Julien & Russell Maliphant, Allan Kaprow, Alison Knowles, Elke Krystufek, Tove Leffler, Shaun El C. Leonardo, Long March Collective, Daria Martin, Eva and Franco Mattes (aka 01001011101011 01.org), Dave McKenzie, Meredith Monk, Robert Morris & Stan VanDerBeek, My Barbarian, Bruce Nauman, Maurizio Nannucci, Luigi Negro, Kelly Nipper, Giancarlo Norese, Michael Northam, Darren O’Donnell, Yoko Ono, Serkan Özkaya, Adam Pendleton, Mai-Thu Perret, Cesare Pietroiusti, Michael Portnoy, Emilio Prini, Qiu Zhije, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Aïda Ruilova, Jelena Rundqvist, Carolee Schneeman, Second Front, Dexter Sinister, Markus Schinwald & Oleg Soulimenko, Snöfrid, Barbara Sukowa & The X-Patsys, Elaine Summers, Emily Sundblad, Eva Svuje, Min Tanaka, TM Sisters, Tomas Vanek, Francesco Vezzoli, Emily Sundblad, Marianne Vitale & Agathe Snow, Tris Vonna-Michell, Jennifer Walshe, Lawrence Weiner, Michael Williams & Melissa Brown, Ian Wilson, Xu Zhen, + MORE
Anthology Film Archives, Artists Space, Art in General, Art Radio WPS1.org, Aperture Foundation, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music, China Institute, Creative Time, Dance New Amsterdam, Dance Theater Workshop, DISPATCH, The Drawing Center, Electronic Arts Intermix, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Japan Society, The Jewish Museum, The Judson Memorial Church, The Kitchen, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Museum of Arts and Design, Museum of Chinese in the Americas, New York University, Participant, Inc., Performance Space 122, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, SculptureCenter, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Swiss Institute—Contemporary Art, WFMU 91.1FM-NYC and http://www.wfmu.org, White Box, White Columns, The Whitney Museum of American Art, WPS1 Art Radio, + MORE
590 Madison (The Atrium), The Box, Columbia University, Dance New Amsterdam, Dexter Sinister, Freemans, The Highline Ballroom, The Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, Passerby, The New School, Second Life, Stephan Weiss Studio, World Financial Center, The Zipper Theater, + MORE
Canada, Chambers Fine Art, Deitch Projects, Fruit and Flower Deli, Greene Naftali Gallery, James Cohan Gallery, Metro Pictures, Salon 94, Smith-Stewart, + MORE
PERFORMA07 BIENNIAL FUNDING & SPONSORS:
PERFORMA Commissions and PERFORMA07 programs are supported by grants from the Toby Devan Lewis Philanthropic Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the David & Elaine Potter Charitable Trust, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Greenwall Foundation, the Peter Norton Family Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Fundación/Colección Jumex, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, IASPIS, Altria Group, Inc., New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Ken and Judith Joy Family Foundation, Dena Foundation, Bloomberg L.P., the Moon and Stars Project, Goethe-Institut New York, Austrian Cultural Forum, the PERFORMA Producer’s Circle, the PERFORMA Visionaries, and many generous individuals. Sponsors include: Time Out New York, Grolsch, Millennium Hotels, Christiania, and Fazioli.