Performa 17’s team of curators and producers will present commissions and projects around curatorial research themes focused on a cross cultural dialogue between artists working in several African cities, the legacy of Dada, and the intersection of architecture and performance, that represent timely opportunities to work with a diverse range of global contemporary artists.The resulting commissions and scholarship examine immediate and critical concerns confronting our urban centers, the shifting political and cultural currents of our turbulent world today, and ultimately the role of the arts and of artists in supporting afflicted communities. This edition of the Biennial will focus on the sociopolitical context informing contemporary art today, and how best to engage audiences in significantly understanding and absorbing its aesthetics and intrinsic values. Additional commissions, projects and details will be announced in the coming months.
Performa 17, the seventh edition of the Performa Biennial, will take place November 1–19, 2017, at locations throughout New York City. On sale dates for tickets to be announced in September 2017.
Image: William Kentridge, I Am Not Me, the Horse is Not Mine, a Performa Premiere, 2009. Photo by Paula Court, Courtesy of Performa