By Jennifer Piejko The current exhibition at the Suzanne Geiss Company has turned the gallery into something of a performance after-party, stretched out over nine summer nights. Walking into the gallery, first- time visitors may suspect that they have accidentally wandered into a sleek downtown club, one so new, cool, and underground that it must be members-only— one called Blasting...
Myth and Legacy in WILDNESS
By A.E.Zimmer An aged beauty sits in front of the washed out ambers and reds of a nightclub revealed in daylight. With articulate hands she gestures with a finesse learned when one is practiced in transforming oneself. Chatty and light, she reflects on her past. She remembers why and when she first tried on women’s clothing, and the Silver Platter, the downtown Los Angeles bar that...
Free Ride: The Art (and Science) of Skateboarding
By Charlotte Cosson [[MORE]] Raphaël Zarka is a French artist, born in 1977. Although he states that he is mainly a sculptor, he produces works of art in a wide range of media. He first started crafting objects when he attended the Beaux-Arts Academy in Paris before turning to photography, with the intention of documenting them. He then returned to sculpture through the photographic medium....
The Performa Writing Live Residency
The Performa Writing Live Residency seeks four unique voices to serve as year-long writers in residence at Performa Magazine. [[MORE]] Developed to broaden the outreach and scope of Performa Magazine, The Performa Writing Live Residency showcases a select group of diverse voices in the global arts community who will act as international correspondents covering the most exciting and significant...
Berlin, The Playground for Performance
Part Two of Two By A.E.Zimmer [[MORE]] A.E.Zimmer: With this festival, you’re negotiating a gap in the public understanding of performance, both from the perspective of the artist and audience. As a burgeoning series, how does MPA-B try to engage those unfamiliar with performance art? Florian Feigl: We learned that there exists quite an interest in events that provide an introduction to...