2nd Performa 07

27 Oct - 20 Nov 2007

Performa 07
New Visual Art Performance Biennial
27 October - 20 November 2007

Curator: RoseLee Goldberg

PERFORMA 07, the second visual art performance biennial, will take place this year from October 27 - November 20, 2007, in New York, with an expanded roster of consortium members, ten major new PERFORMA Commissions, a lively and event driven educational program, and a focus on several new themes, including the relationship between the avant-garde dance and art worlds, with visual art projects that include choreographic precepts as material for art. An exciting four week program of performances, exhibitions, film, screenings, lectures and symposia, as well as PERFORMA TV and PERFORMA Radio, PERFORMA 07 has been organized in collaboration with 30 leading cultural institutions and their curators across the city to provide audiences with an overview of contemporary visual art performance. With more than 90 participating artists, PERFORMA07 will articulate a broad range of ideas and sensibilities across disciplines and media. Building on the important era of downtown New York of the Sixties and Seventies, when the area was a beacon for the newest developments in dance, film, music and visual arts, this second biennial re-imagines the past, with historical reconstructions such as Allan Kaprow's legendary "18 Happenings in Six Parts," and also looks to the future, with its focus on new media and the infinite possibilities of generating new directions for the visual and performing arts of the new century.

PERFORMA proudly announces the expansion of its PERFORMA Commissions
program, that originates new productions and supports artists in the development of their work, from concept to presentation. It also launches PERFORMA publications, with PERFORMA: New Visual Art Performance, a chronology and a record of PERFORMA 05, that is as much artists' notebook as a new guide to cultural life in the city. PERFORMA also hosts for the first time, with New York University, Performance Studies International, a four-day conference of keynote addresses, panels andworkshops that offer an exciting opportunity to provide a critical and historical context for the new work presented during the biennial.


Adam Pendleton
Agathe Snow
Aida Ruilova
Alison Knowles
Allan Kaprow
Are You Meaning Company
Asia Today (Ingar Dragset)
assume vivid astro focus
Barbara Sukowa
Boris Charmatz & Dimitri Chamblas
Brock Enright
Bruce Nauman
Carlos Amorales
Carolee Schneemann
Cesare Pietroiusti
Christian Jankowski
Daria Martin
Darren O??�Donnell
Dave McKenzie
David Adamo
David Medalla
Deborah Hay
Dexter Sinister
Douglas Coupland
Ei Arakawa & Amy Sillman
Elaine Summers
Elke Krystufek
Emilio Fantin
Emilio Prini
Emily Sundblad
Eva Sjuve
Eva & Franco Mattes (aka 010010110101101)
Fia Backstr?�m
Francesco Vezzoli
Francis Baudevin
Giancarlo Norese
Grand Union
Gustav Metzger
Hans Isaksson
He Yunchang
HK 119
Ian Wilson
International Festival
Isaac Julien & Russell Maliphant
James Fei
James Lee Byars
Javier Tellez
Jelena Rundqvist
Jennifer Walshe
Jerome Bel
Joan Jonas
John Bock
John Cage
John Kelsey & Christopher Williams
Jon Kessler
Kabir Carter
Karl Holmqvist
Kelly Nipper
King Mob
Lawrence Weiner
Long March Collective
Long March- Xu Zhen
Long March- Qiu Zhijie
Long March- Zhao Gang
Luigi Negro
Mai-Thu Perret
Marianne Vitale
Marie Cool & Fabio Balducci
Markus Schinwald & Oleg Soulimenko
Maurizio Nannucci
Meredith Monk
Michael Northam
Michael Portnoy
Michael Williams & Melissa Brown
Min Tanaka
My Barbarian
Nathalie Djurberg
Nick Currie (aka Momus)
Nicolas Dumit Estevez
Nicol??s Guagnini
Pablo Bronstein
Pete Drungle
Philippe Decoufle
Rainer Ganahl
Robert Rauschenberg
Robert Morris & Stan VanDerBeek
Robert Longo
Robert Barry
Ronnie Bass
Ryan Gander
Sanford Biggers
Second Front
Serkan Ozkaya
Shaun El C. Leonardo
Tamy Ben-Tor
Tania Bruguera
The X-Patsys
TM Sisters
Tomas Vanek
Tony Conrad
Tris Vonna Michell
Trisha Brown
Ulla von Brandenburg
Vito Acconci
Xavier Le Roy
Yoko Ono
Yvonne Rainer
Zach Rockhill
Zoila Imaculada de la Concepcion

Tags: Vito Acconci, David Adamo, Carlos Amorales, Ei Arakawa, Marie Cool & Fabio Balducci, My Barbarian, Robert Barry, Francis Baudevin, Jérôme Bel, Tamy Ben-Tor, Sanford Biggers, John Bock, Ulla von Brandenburg, Pablo Bronstein, Trisha Brown, Tania Bruguera, James Lee Byars, John Cage, Boris Charmatz, Lovett / Codagnone, Are You Meaning Company, Tony Conrad, Douglas Coupland, Nathalie Djurberg, Brock Enright, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Rainer Ganahl, Ryan Gander, Li Gang, Karl Holmqvist, Christian Jankowski, Joan Jonas, Isaac Julien, Allan Kaprow, John Kelsey, Jon Kessler, Alison Knowles, Elke Krystufek, Robert Longo, Daria Martin, Eva & Franco Mattes, Dave McKenzie, David Medalla, Gustav Metzger, Robert Morris, Maurizio Nannucci, Bruce Nauman, Kelly Nipper, Yoko Ono, Serkan Özkaya, Adam Pendleton, Mai-Thu Perret, Cesare Pietroiusti, Michael Portnoy, Emilio Prini, Rainer Fetting, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Xavier le Roy, Aïda Ruilova, Markus Schinwald, Carolee Schneemann, Amy Sillman, Agathe Snow, Emily Sundblad, Javier Téllez, Stan Vanderbeek, Tomas Vanek, Francesco Vezzoli, Marianne Vitale, Tris Vonna-Michell, Lawrence Weiner, Michael Williams, Christopher Williams, Ian Wilson, He Yunchang, Xu Zhen, Qiu Zhijie