(Excerpt from 'Performa 13' posted on Contemporary Art Paper. Found here http://www.contemporaryartpaper.com/2013/10/performa_31.html)
Founded by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa is the leading international organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live visual art performance in the history of the twentieth century.
Performa 13, the fifth iteration of the Performa biennial, opens with much excitement this Friday, November 1. The day will begin at noon at the new Performa Hub, where visitors will have the chance to meet Performa curators, artists, and visitors from around the world, and in the evening, the three-week biennial will kick off with a gala dinner to benefit the Performa Commissioning Fund and to celebrate all 110 artists participating in Performa, as well as the more than 45 collaborating partners that together transform New York City into the performance capital of the world.
Performa 13 is curated by a team of curators led by Performa Founding Director and Curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa curators Mark Beasley, Charles Aubin, Adrienne Edwards, Summer Guthery, Esa Nickle, Lana Wilson, and curator-at-large Defne Ayas, as well as curators from the more than 45 biennial partners, including Antonio Sergio Bessa, Mary Ceruti, Michael Conner, Lia Gangitano, Larissa Harris, Matthew Higgs, Ana Janevski, Thomas Lax, Anne Szefer Karlsen, Matthew Lyons, Hanne Mugaas, Jay Sanders, Allison Weisberg, and Joanna Zielińska.
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[Image: Tori Wrånes, "Loose Cannon," 2010, Performance view, Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), 2010; Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik; Courtesy of Performa]