Performa 11 Roundup

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As Performa 11, the fourth edition of New York’s performance art biennial, unfolds over the first three weeks of November, Gallerist will be reporting on the events as they happen, and publishing frequent reviews of what we see. We invite you to read our ongoing coverage, organized by the day of the event we attended, in the articles below. This list will be regularly updated throughout the month. Details for upcoming events are available on Performa 11’s website.

November 20
“Synchronized Swimming, Empty Piers: Athi-Patra Ruga at Asphalt Green”
Athi-Patra Ruga’s Iluwane at Asphalt Green.

November 19
Wu Tsang Presents ‘Paris Is Burning,’ Fractured and Reworked, at the New Museum”
Wu Tsang’s Full Body Quotation at the New Museum.

“Ragnar Kjartansson’s 12-Hour Performance Blissfully Leaves Mozart on Repeat”
Ragnar Kjartansson’s Bliss at Abrons Arts Center.

November 18
“Will Cotton Giveth, and He Taketh Away: A (Very) Truncated Performance About Sex and Candy”
Will Cotton’s Cockaigne at Prince George Ballroom

November 12
“Searching for Redemption in Shirin Neshat’s OverRuled
Shirin Neshat at Cedar Lake.

The Odyssey Meets Balloons and Jazz in Red Hook”
Tamar Ettun’s One Thing Leads to Another at Kid Yellin.

November 10
“You Say Persona, I Say Performa: Ming Wong Does Bergman”

Ming Wong’s “Persona Performa” at the Museum of the Moving Image

November 9
“At Leo Koenig, MPA and Amapola Prada Revolution Perform for Two Crowds”
MPA and Amapola Prada Revolution at Leo Koenig.

November 4
“500 Daido Moriyama Books Bloom at Aperture”
Daido Moriyama’s TKY performance/printing shop at Aperture Foundation.

“I’m Kind of Busy: Frances Stark and Skerrit Bwoy at Abrons Arts Center”
Frances Stark at Abrons Art Center

November 3
“A Unique Art Opening Turns Sweat Into Chakra at Nicole Klagsbrun Project Space”
Mike Rottenberg and Jon Kessler’s “SEVEN” work at Nicole Klagsbrun.

November 2
“Spartacus Chetwynd Tames Lions, Audiences at New Museum”
Spartacus Chetwynd’s The Lion Tamer, at the New Museum’s Studio 231.

November 1
“The Art World Gets Existential, Courtesy of Performa and Samuel Beckett”

Elmgreen & Dragset’s opening-night performance, Happy Days in the Art World, at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University.

“Partying With Naked Men at Performa’s Opening Night Celebration”
Elmgreen & Dragset’s Retrospective party performance at Skylight Soho.


“Liz Magic Laser Feels Your Pain”
A profile of artist Liz Magic Laser, whose work will be performed at the School of the Visual Arts Theatre on Nov. 13 and 14.

“Repeat Performance: The Redoubtable RoseLee Goldberg’s Performa Festival is Back and Bigger Than Ever”
A profile of Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg.

“Ragnar Kjartansson Puts The Marriage of Figaro on a Loop for 2011 Performa Biennial”
takes a sneak peek at the Icelandic artist’s epic opera work.

“James Franco and Laurel Nakadate’s Performa Commission”
A preview of the duo’s Performa work.

Performa 11 Roundup