artists & participants

Rita AckermannMichael Aerts Alterazioni VideoEinat Amir An ArchitekturMichel AuderFia BackströmDarren BaderTrisha BagaFelicia BallosDavide BalulaBlixa BargeldKatia BassaniniNils BechGuy Ben-NerGuy BenfieldAri Benjamin-MeyerCharles BernsteinPierre BismuthJustin BondCandice BreitzOlaf Breuning BroadsideJohn ButcherJohn CageKabir CarterMariana Castillo Deball Chameckilerner Charles Chemin & Carlos SotoLuciano ChessaNikhil Chopra Circular File City of TomorrowPatrick CleandenimTony CliftonEmily CoatesMartha ColburnAnne CollodBrody CondonTony ConradBen CoonleyJeff CrouseLilibeth CuencaNeil CummingsKeren CytterTacita DeanJen DeNikeGuillaume Desanges Destroy All Monsters Dexter SinisterMark Dion Discoteca Flaming StarChristoph DraegerBenedict DrewJohn DuncanDebo EilersPaul EllimanTracey EminBradley ErosTamar EttunOmer Fast FischerspoonerSylvie FleuryLucie FontaineKhatt FoundationBrendan FowlerAlicia FramisDanielle FreakleyFred FrithAurelien FromentCyprien GaillardRainer Ganahl Genesis Breyer P-OrridgeSandra GibsonRoseLee GoldbergDominique Gonzalez-FoersterAmy GranatLoris GreaudJoseph GrigelyLuisa GuiMarti GuixeNick HallettAnna HalprinEmma HartMaria HassabiDeborah HayDiango HernandezOliver HerringLynn Hershman LeesonShelley HirschJames HoffBruno Jasienski JODIRashid JohnsonJoan JonasJoan Juliet BuckGlenn KainoScott KeightleyMike KelleyWilliam KentridgeLisa KirkRagnar KjartanssonTerence KohIrene Kopelman KoudlamBernd KraussGeorge KucharAgnieszka KurantJoan La BarbaraMatthieu LauretteRobert LazzariniMargaret LeeGabriel LesterMarysia LewandowskaMarysia Lewandowska & Neil Cummings Lin TanPaul Etienne LincolnArto LindsayKalup LinzyShana LutkerOswaldo MaciaJoanna MalinowskaMarcello MalobertiJohn MalpedeLynne MarguliesEmily MastEva and Franco MattesDanny McDonaldRyan McNamaraPatrick MeagherJonas MekasHaley MellinAaron MeyersMarkus MiessenDarius Miksys MomusIan MonkThurston MooreShana MoultonRabih MroueWangechi MutuBruce NaumanMax Neuhaus nOffice NoordungYlva OglandAhmet Ogut Oliver Payne & Nick RelphPauline OliverosTanja OstojicTom O´neillCharlemagne PalestineKatie PatersonMike PattonOliver PayneAdam PendletonAnat PickFalke PisanoShannon Plumb Project ProjectsR. H. QuaytmanYvonne Rainer Rancourt / YatsukJimmy RaskinLucy RavenLuis RecoderNick RelphGuy Richards SmitMarina RosenfeldAida RuilovaGavin RussomRuth SacksAki SasamotoRyan SawyerElliott SharpStuart ShermanSantiago SierraAlexandre SinghMichael SmithMeg StuartHair StylisticsEmily Sundblad Sung Hwan KimAldo Tambellini The Bruce High Quality Foundation The FutureChristian TomaszewskiMai Ueda Uqbar FoundationImani UzuriMindy ValeGuido van der WerveMarcella VanzoBen VautierLina Viste GroenilMarianne VitaleMarije Vogelzang / ProefVadim VostersJennifer WalsheChristian WassmannAlex WatermanRobert WilsonSaya Woolfalk Yang FudongJohn Yau Yemenwed Yeondoo JungCarlo ZanniJohn Zorn 

curator

press release

PERFORMA 09 COMING TO NEW YORK CITY NOVEMBER 1-22, 2009

Performa 09, the third biennial of new visual art performance, will be held in New York City from November 1-22, 2009. The three-week city-wide festival will feature new Performa Commissions and an exciting program of performances, exhibitions, educational forums, film screenings, and radio and television broadcasts. Presented with a consortium of arts institutions and a network of public and private venues across the city, Performa 09 will showcase the work of approximately 100 artists in collaboration with over 25 curators -- institutional and independent -- in a lively, performance-driven "festival as think tank" that will be a catalyst for envisioning New York City as "the city of the Future".

Performa 09 will mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of F.T. Marinetti's "Futurist Manifesto" in 1909, which launched the most provocative and cross-disciplinary artistic movement of the twentieth century, bringing some of the radical propositions of the Futurists a century ago back to life in unexpected ways. Using the Futurist template of manifestos-for-the-future in all disciplines, Performa 09 will explore exciting new ideas in visual art, film, music, poetry, graphic design, dance, architecture, and urbanism. The city of New York itself will be featured as an evolving ignition of ideas, its streets, transportation, and airwaves providing a platform for public engagement and inspiration. Following the biennial, several Performa Commissions will tour to venues in Milan, Mexico City and Shanghai. The countdown to Performa 09 will begin with a special Futurist Banquet on February 20th -- the date, one hundred years ago, of the publication of the original manifesto on the front page of Paris's Le Figaro -- featuring an inventive menu of recipes from Marinetti's Futurist Cookbook (1932), live music, and performances celebrating this historic occasion.

ABOUT PERFORMA

Performa, a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization established by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg in 2004, is dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. Performa launched New York's first performance biennial, Performa 05, in 2005, followed by Performa 07 in 2007.

Performa is supported by grants from the Toby Devan Lewis Philanthropic Fund, The Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Greenwall Foundation, the Peter Norton Family Foundation, the David & Elaine Potter Charitable Trust, Bloomberg L.P., the Korea Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Helena Rubenstein Foundation, the Starry Night Fund of the Tides Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Performa Board of Directors, the Performa Producer's Circle, the Performa Visionaries, and many generous individuals. Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Council for the Humanities, and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.