Performa Magazine

Apr 22

John Rockwell—Who Can Write About Performance Art?

How many histories do you need to know in order to write exciting criticism about art at the axis of dance and visual art, theater and performance, and every iteration in between?

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Apr 03

The Whitney Biennial: My Barbarian’s The Mother

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Apr 01

Remembering Robert Ashley

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Mar 29

Call for 2014 Writers in Residence: An Update

Performa has provided a platform for several terrific resident writers who helped build the first phase of the magazine. We thank them for their insightful articles and for closely following performance-related material in their area. We will be offering honorariums for the next season, starting in the fall, and already have many wonderful writers applying. Pending grant applications will make this an even stronger program, supporting and mentoring new writers going forward.

Stay tuned.

Mar 11

Orchestra of Noise Intoners, featuring Nick Hallett

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Feb 27

Call for 2014 Writers in Residence

The Performa Magazine Writers’ Residency seeks four unique voices to serve as year-long writers in residence.

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Riot at the Rite

By Yvonne Rainer


"Sacré 101 – An Exhibition Based on The Rite of Spring"  opens at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich. To celebrate the exhibition, and Igor Stravinsky’s revolutionary 1913 ballet, The Rite of Spring, an enduring inspiration to visual art and dance, we’re sharing Yvonne Rainer’s essay on her Performa 07 Commission, RoS Indexical, as well as an excerpt of her dynamic performance.

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Feb 20

Futurism, Today

On February 20, 1909, one hundred and five years ago today, Paris newspaper Le Figaro published the Futurist Manifesto, written by Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. The manifesto declared with great fanfare the tenets of Futurism, embracing technology, industrialization, and speed, and inserting their energetic style into all aspects of political and cultural life.


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Feb 18

Simon Fujiwara and Shelley Fox Aarons in Conversation

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Feb 13

Terry Adkins 1953–2014

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