July 12, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Curated by RoseLee Goldberg and co-organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York and Performa, New York, Performance Now presents a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century. Goldberg first mapped the development of this art form in her seminal 1979 book, Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present, and in 2005, she founded Performa, the biennial of performance art. Performance Now examines the definitive role the medium has taken in contemporary art and culture today. The exhibition is comprised of work by leading artists, including Marina Abramovic, Jérôme Bel, Christian Jankowski, William Kentridge, Yvonne Rainer, and Laurie Simmons.
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ORGANIZER & SPONSORS
Performance Now is a traveling exhibition co-organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, and Performa, New York. The curator for the exhibition is RoseLee Goldberg, Founding Director and Curator of Performa. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, by grants from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the ICI Board of Trustees; and donors to ICI’s Access Fund.
Additional support is provided by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.