Ten Must-Sees at this years Performa
"Beginning on November 1, Performa 13 will again take New York with over 100 events across 40 venues in the city. Per the past editions of this biennial, which is dedicated to new visual art performance and which works in collaboration with a network or “consortium” of commissioning arts organizations, it will also be presented across a wide range of locales. From the Russian Turkish Baths on 10th Street to the Museum of Modern Art, established visual artists, choreographers, musicians, filmmakers, and performance artists from around the world will come together and collaborate, in some cases, in presentations of work engaging with Surrealism, citizenship, and voice. Performa is both a stage for the seasoned artist — Marianne Vitale, Rashid Johnson, Ryan McNamara, Jerome Bel, and Joan Jonas are among this year’s stable — and a testing ground for young up-and-comers like recent Columbia grad Molly Lowe (“the offspring of Mike Kelly and Paul McCarthy” according to RoseLee Goldberg). And — a particular strength — it features cross-disciplinary exploration by major artists who have no prior experience with live performance (this year, Rashid Johnson)."