First biennial of new visual art performance in New York city.

PERFORMA05, the first biennial of new visual art performance launches on November 3 in New York City and opens a three-week program of multidisciplinary events and live performances including ten major new works. PERFORMA05 features the work of more than 90 artists at some thirty venues throughout the city and is organized under the artistic direction of its founder RoseLee Goldberg.

In celebration of the first ever performance biennial in New York, PERFORMA05 will open with a special benefit on November 3rd at the Stephan Weiss Studio that will feature the premier of Jesper Just’s "True Love is Yet to Come." Commissioned by PERFORMA, Just’s "True Love" is a rumination on male emotions and involves a 3-D projection system that allows a live singer to interact with animated life-size and life-like projections the Finnish Screaming Men’s Choir, the sets and special effects. The evening will include a private dinner hosted by Donna Karan, co-hosted by Cindy Sherman, Isaac Julien, Jeanne Greenberg, and Stephanie French. Reservation for opening night can be made by calling 212-533-5720.

PERFORMA05 will run from November 3-21, 2005 and present a full program of performances, special exhibitions, events, symposia and film screenings.

Artists include

Marina Abramovic, Derrick Adams, Bas Jan Ader, Francis Al&€255;s, Ei Arakawa, John Armleder, Robert Arndt, Ron Athey with Julianna Snapper, Charles Atlas, Christine Bard, Tamy Ben-Tor, Carol Bove, Mary Coble, Peter Coffin, Tony Conrad, Rene Daalder, Vaginal Davis, Discoteca Flaming Star, Jason Dodge, Nicholas Dumit Estevez, Annika Eriksson, Ceal Floyer, free103point9, Free Radio HDTS (Christy Gast and Fabienne Lasserre), Coco Fusco, Ellie Ga, Gelatin, Piero Golia, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Michelle Handelman, Sharon Hayes, Pablo Helguera, Quisqueya Henriquez, Fatima Hoang, Karl Holmqvist, Carsten Höller, Christian Holstad, Millree Hughes, Vlatka Horvat, Pierre Huyghe, Akiko Ichikawa, Jamie Isenstein, Derek Jackson, Koo Jeong-A, Tom Johnson, Mary Jordan, Jesper Just, Nina Katchadourian, Christoph Keller, Jutta Koether, Marni Kotak, Larry Krone k/ Lovett/Codagnone, Christian Marclay, Cat Mazza, Bruce McClure, Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Ivan Monforte, My Barbarian, Chang Nguyen, Jim O’Rourke, Melik Ohanian, Yoko Ono, Clifford Owens, Breyer P-Orridge, Zeena Parkins, Bruce Pearson, Chris Peck, Kate Pocrass, Luther Price with Katherine Finneran, Jim Pugliese, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Lucy Raven, Troy Richards, Rafael Sánchez, Bearni Searle, Elliot Sharp, Laurie Simmons, Jack Smith, Michael Smith, Sonic Boom, Emily Sundblad, Mungo Thomson, Julie Tolentino, TOT Trio, John Tremblay, Bernar Venet, Banks Violette with Stephen O’Malley, Lee Walton, Suara Welitoff, Sislej Xhafa, Min Xiao-Fen, Carey Young and Thalia Zedek + MORE.

Venues/Organizations include

Anthology Film Archives, apexart, Art In General, Art Production Fund, Artists Space, Eyebeam, The Kitchen, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Museum for African Art, New York University, Participant Inc., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Stephan Weiss Studio, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art and White Box.

Participating galleries include: Paula Cooper Gallery, Deitch Projects, Gigantic ArtSpace, Jack the Pelican Presents, Leo Koenig Inc., Salon 94 and Yvon Lambert.

A full program of events ticketing information is available at

PERFORMA05 is presented by PERFORMA, a non-profit 501c3 organization. PERFORMA is supported by grants from the Henry Buhl Foundation, Peter Norton Family Foundation, Art for Arts Sake, The David & Elaine Potter Charitable Foundation and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation. PERFORMA05 has received support from the British Council, Danish Arts Council, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, The Royal Danish Consulate General, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, Stephan Weiss Studio, IASPIS, Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds Program, the New York State Council on the Arts and Highbrow Entertainment. PERFORMA05 programs have also been made possible with the support of Paula Cooper Gallery, Yvon Lambert Paris and Perry Rubenstein Gallery. Official Media Sponsors: Village Voice Official Beer Sponsor: Stella Artois Official Magazine Sponsor: ArtReview Official Internet Radio Sponsor: WPS1 Radio.

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