Performa Hub

Performa Hub
233 Mott Street
New York, NY 10012
www.performa-arts.org

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Eve Essex and David Gutkin
Experiments in Notation
  • Sat. Nov 19, 1:00 pm
A workshop to explore varying definitions and uses of notation in time-based art. Free
Andrey Kuzkin
Performance
  • Wed. Nov 2, 7:00 pm
Russian artist Andrey Kuzkin will premiere a new performance in the Performa Hub as part of the exhibition 33 Fragments of Russian Performance. Free
33 Fragments of Russian Performance
  • Wed. Nov 2, 12:00 pm
This exciting archival exhibition features performance documentation, photographs, and video of Russian performance from the historical avant-garde of the 1920s to the present. Free
33 Fragments of Russian Performance opening
  • Wed. Nov 2, 5:00 pm
This exciting archival exhibition features performance documentation, photographs, and video of Russian performance from the historical avant-garde of the 1920s to the present. Free
John Powers
Star Wars and the Rhetoric of Power
  • Thu. Nov 10, 3:00 pm
A talk about Star Wars, not as literary fantasy but as an real object; an object made at a particular time and place, by a particular group of people, informed by the politics of American modernism. Free, first come first serve.
Mark Beasley and Nathaniel Mellors
Cockadoodledon't!!!: on humor and language
  • Mon. Nov 14, 3:00 pm
Performa curator Mark Beasley and biennial artist Nathaniel Mellors discuss the serious nonsense and surreal side of humor and language, from vaudeville, Beckett and Monty Python to the absurdist scripts and psychedelic theater of Mellors' own 'Giantbum' and 'Ourhouse.' $10 / 8 Student
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The Vera List Center for Art and Politics: Melanie Crean and Claire Picher
Building Better Speech Performance Workshops
  • Sat. Nov 12, 3:00 pm
Explore performative and technological strategies to facilitate speech with groups that are affected by political transformation or upheaval, investigating how issues of identity and power can be communicated as a form of text, through gesture and through socially-based technical frameworks in a form of collective action. Free
Liam Gillick and Anton Vidokle
A Guiding Light (Part II)
  • Fri. Nov 18, 5:00 pm
A Guiding Light was first produced as a collaboration between Performa and the Shanghai Biennale. Gillick and Vidokle will re-frame the piece by creating a ‘behind-the-scenes’ conversation that will be part-screening, part-sincere critique, and part-promotional staging for the 'film'. Free with reservation
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Nicoline van Harskamp
Any Other Business - a scripted conference, video installation
  • Wed. Nov 9, 12:00 pm
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Any Other Business is a video installation of a fully scripted conference recorded for a live audience in an Amsterdam convention centre. In each of its nine meetings, based on original political debates and speeches, a productive type of miscommunication occurs. Free
Proposed curriculum on contemporary art and performance:
Dennis Oppenheim and the art of survival, Day 17
  • Thu. Nov 17, 1:00 pm
Three conversational seminars around the life and work of Dennis Oppenheim. Each will bring distinct vantage points to the discussion of Oppenheim’s work and practice, and in particular his lifelong interrogation of the idea of performance and body projects. Free with reservation
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Dennis Oppenheim
“Compression Fern” (1970) screening and action
  • Wed. Nov 16, 5:00 pm
Join us for a special screening of “Compression Fern” (1970) from Tooth and Nail: Film and Video 1970-1974 by Dennis Oppenheim. The viewing of “Compression Fern” (1970) will be paired with attempts to compress organic material provided on the night. Free with reservation
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Abbas Akhavan, Fatima Al Qadiri and Khalid al Gharaballi, and Youmna Chlala
The Anti-Artist Talk Series
  • Tue. Nov 15, 1:00 pm
In this series of talks artists explore a theme tangential to their own work in an attempt to dismantle the predominance and formulaic structure of the conventional artist talk. Curated by Barrak Alzaid, Artistic Director ArteEast. Free with reservation
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Ben Kinmont with Laurel George (NYU)
Ethical considerations in project art practices
  • Fri. Nov 18, 6:30 pm
A presentation by cultural anthropologist Laurel George and artist Ben Kinmont, considering interactional art practices outside of institutional space, a mode that Kinmont has been working in for over two decades. Free with reservation
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Guy Maddin
The Power of a Continuity-Free Cinema
  • Sat. Nov 19, 3:00 pm
Take a very special artist class with Performa 11 Commission artist and filmmaker Guy Maddin. Seats limited! $10 / 8 Student
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Michael Portnoy
Artist Class: Permutation Riff Tank
  • Wed. Nov 16, 3:00 pm
Michael Portnoy will lead participants in a bit of "conceptual horticulture", developing new breeds of practice from the seeds of works presented in Performa 11. $10 / 8 Student
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Julieta Aranda and Carlos Motta and guests
"Thank You and Good-Bye"
  • Sun. Nov 13, 5:00 pm
A public discussion with Julieta Aranda, Carlos Motta and guests (Naeem Mohaiemen, Adam Kleinman, Defne Ayas) that will use the publication “Broken English” as a point of departure to shift the focus from "Constructivism" as a movement in art and design to "Constructivism" as a sociological theory of knowledge focused in group interactions. Free with reservation
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Burak Arikan
Artist Class: Creative Networking Workshop
  • Sat. Nov 12, 1:00 pm
A series of workshops focusing on the design of large scale networks as a creative activity and expanding the individual's thinking about the network as a creative medium. Maximum 15 participants. Reserve your place now! $10 / 8 Student
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Ragnar Kjartansson and Davíd fiór Jónsson
Artist Class: On Music and Forgiveness / followed by book signing
  • Fri. Nov 11, 3:00 pm
Join Performa 11 Commission artist Ragnar Kjartansson and Conductor Davíd fiór Jónsson for a very special class on Mozart, music and forgiveness. Seats limited! $10 / 8 Student
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Raphaël Zarka
Artist Lecture: The Geometry of Skateboarding
  • Thu. Nov 10, 5:00 pm
Zarka presents recent research into the “geometry of skateboarding” and its relation to modern sculpture. which will also be translated into English for the first time and available for the audience as a free publication. Free with reservation
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Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler
Artist Talk - co-presented with Columbia University
  • Tue. Nov 8, 6:30 pm
Performa 11 Commission artists Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler discuss their collaborative project SEVEN. Co-presented with The Columbia University School of the Arts. Free with reservation
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Liz Glynn
Artist Class: The Best of Intentions: Futility, Failure, and Performance
  • Tue. Nov 8, 3:00 pm
In this Artist Class, Glynn will explore the relationship between human scale and iconic monumental form, the messiness of collective negotiation, and the tensions and desires around structural perfection and monumentality. $10 / 8 Student
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Antonio Manuel
A discussion with the artist and screening of his short films Arte Hoje, Semi Ótica
  • Tue. Nov 8, 5:00 pm
This discussion will include artist Antonio Manuel with Claudia Calirman and Gabriela Rangel, curators of his first solo exhibition in the U.S. Antonio Manuel: I Want to Act, Not Represent! currently on view at the Americas Society. The short films Arte Hoje (1976), Semi Ótica (1975) and Loucura & Cultura (1973) feature friends and fellow artists Rogério Duarte, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Luiz Carlos Saldanha and Caetano Veloso. Free, first come first serve.
Mai-Thu Perret
Artist Class: On Utopia
  • Sat. Nov 5, 1:00 pm
Join Performa 11 Premiere artist Mai-Thu Perret for an Artist Class exploring the topics of Russian Constructivism and Utopia. $10 / 8 Student
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Professor Daniel Gerould
on Adrian Piotrovsky, Soviet Mass Spectacles, and Festive Performance with live recitation
  • Fri. Nov 4, 3:00 pm
Lecture and Discussion with Prof. Daniel Gerould, Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY on Adrian Piotrovsky, Soviet Mass Spectacles, and Festive Performance (“eoratology”), with a live recitation! $10 / 8 Student
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Alexandra Obukhova
Action vs Performance - A short history of Moscow performances, 1970 - 2000s
  • Wed. Nov 2, 5:00 pm
Alexandra Obukhova, renowned Russian art historian and curator will deliver a lecture on Russian Performance from the avant-garde to the contemporary, in association with the Performa and Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow collaborative exhibition 33 Fragments of Russian Performance. Free with reservation
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Liutauras Psibilskis, Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. and Sissel Kardel
On Blindness and Ginger Island
  • Fri. Nov 4, 1:00 pm
Take a class with Ginger Island Project curator Liutauras Psibilskis and artists Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. and Sissel Kardel, on the topic of blindness and the experience of the Fluxus travelers on Ginger Island.
Serkan Ozkaya
Artist Class: Speech Acts and 3D Modeling
  • Thu. Nov 3, 1:00 pm
Taking inspiration from Austin's "How To Do Things with Words" and the 3D modeling of Michelangelo's David, Ozkaya will explore the ways in which language replaces the world and representation replaces the object. $10 / 8 Student
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Elmgreen & Dragset
Artist Class
  • Sat. Nov 5, 3:00 pm
Take a very special class with Performa Commission artists Elmgreen & Dragset! Seats limited! $10 / 8 Student
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Liutauras Psibilskis and guests
On Blindness (and Ginger Island)
Liutauras Psibilskis and guests will explore blindness and its relation to the Ginger Island Project. $10 / 8 Student
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Raphael Zarka
Free Ride
  • Sat. Nov 5, 3:00 pm
A two-part project materializes recent research into the “geometry of skateboarding” and its relation to sculpture. Free
L’Encyclopédie de la parole
Chorale
  • Wed. Nov 2, 5:30 pm
  • Wed. Nov 2, 6:30 pm
  • Wed. Nov 2, 7:30 pm
  • Thu. Nov 3, 5:00 pm
  • Fri. Nov 4, 5:00 pm
A brief “choir” performance of texts gathered from political speeches, movie scenes and voicemail messages, in English for the first time. Free
Eric Steen
Brew Pub
  • Fri. Nov 18, 6:00 pm
  • Sat. Nov 19, 6:00 pm
Following Performa's home brewing conference, beer made by local homebrewers will be available over two nights at the Performa Hub. All you can drink! $20
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Dennis McNulty
The Eyes of Ayn Rand
  • Wed. Nov 16, 7:00 pm
  • Thu. Nov 17, 7:00 pm
Tracing various spatial and temporal constructions along a line from Konstantin Melnikov's house in Moscow in 1927 to Ayn Rand's eyes in New York 1958. $15
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Eric Steen
Brew Day
  • Sat. Nov 12, 12:00 pm
Brings together home brewers from around the city to share their knowledge and art. Free
Shelly Nadashi
Refrigerating Apparatus
  • Fri. Nov 11, 6:00 pm
  • Sat. Nov 12, 6:00 pm
This project combines a number of sculptures and prints, which are manipulated through the recitation of texts, from a guidebook to email etiquette. Free with reservation
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Boris Charmatz
Musée de la Danse: Expo Zéro
  • Fri. Nov 4, 5:00 pm
  • Sat. Nov 5, 12:00 pm
  • Sun. Nov 6, 12:00 pm
A unique interactive experience that radicalizes the history and future of dance through a "museum of dance" comprised of gestures, projects, bodies, stories, and dances. Free.
Julieta Aranda and Carlos Motta
Broken English
  • Tue. Nov 1, 12:00 am
A Constructivist-style publication, reflecting on the constant cultural translations and negotiations of New York City. Free