Performa 13: New Visual Art Performance Biennial

Performa is the only biennial dedicated to commissioning, presenting and exploring new visual art performance across disciplines. For three weeks Performa and a consortium of arts organizations will band together to transform New York City into the performance capital of the world.

More than 100 separate events presented at over 40 venues will showcase new work in an innovative program, breaking down the boundaries between visual art, music, dance, poetry, fashion, architecture, graphic design, and the culinary arts. Presented in collaboration with a consortium of more than 50 arts institutions and over 50 curators.

The historical anchor this year is Surrealism, and the programming will reflect more than eighteen months of curatorial research and investigation on this topic. Performa 13 will address the legacy of Surrealism with such key inputs in modern and contemporary art as the liberation of the psyche, poetry, “the marvelous,” and artists’ engagement with politics.

November 1 – 24, 2013

New York City

Source: The Armory Show

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