Performa 11 Grand Finale The Malcolm McLaren Award
- Monday, November 21, 9:00 pm
Bowery Hotel MAP
$20 in advance / $25 at the door. Cash only.
The Performa 11 Grand Finale will be a night to celebrate to close of the biennial as well as the inaugural presentation of The Malcolm Award, in honor of the late artist and visionary Malcolm McLaren. Following in the spirit of McLaren, a champion of the young and bold, the prize will be awarded each Performa biennial to an artist aged forty years or younger who demonstrates the most innovative and thought-provoking performance during the biennial. The inaugural award will be presented during the evening. A cash prize of $10,000 along with an award created by designer Marc Newson will be presented by Greil Marcus, Lou Reed, and Michael Bracewell.
In 2009, Performa and McLaren planned to produce a collaborative live performance lecture as a highlight of the Performa 09 biennial, but sadly this was not to be. For Performa 11, the recipient will be selected by a panel of judges including art critic Claire Bishop, curator Jay Sanders, and McLaren’s long-time creative and life partner, Young Kim.
The evening will also feature screenings of McLaren’s artwork Paris: Capital of the XXIst Century (2010) and Shallow 1-21 (2008), as well as music by Spencer Product and Performa 11 artists iona rozeal brown and Jace Clayton.
The award is initiated by curator Mark Beasley and supported by Brook Smith, Paul McGuiness, Virginia and Chip Johanneson, Supreme, and JRP/Ringier. The Performa Cocktail has been generously provided by Tanteo Spirits.
Click here to read Greil Marcus's speech
Click here to read Michael Bracewell's speech