November 1–24, 2013
New Partnerships Presented in partnership with the Biennial Consortium of organizations and institutions throughout New York, Performa 13 will provide the most diverse overview of live performance and contemporary culture in a full-to-bursting schedule. Commissioning over half of the Performa 13 program, the Biennial Consortium is made up of the most exciting organizations and curators, joining forces to present exceptional curatorial programs across the city.
Pavilion Without Walls New to the organizational structure this year will be Pavilions Without Walls, our international initiative that in its inaugural year will be led by Norway and Poland. Both countries have been closely involved with the planning of the biennial to integrate programming that builds substantial trans-Atlantic connections between cultural producers and artists across disciplines through the commissioning, presentation, and research of live performance, both in their countries and beyond.
Performa Institute A year-round think tank that includes public programs, conferences, and publications, the Performa Institute will provide the research and educational component of the biennial with more than 30 artist- and curator-led classes, as well as several symposia that traverse biennial themes.
Founded in 2004 by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa is the leading international organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live visual art performance in the history of the twentieth century and to generating new directions for the twenty-first century, engaging artists and audiences through experimentation, innovation and collaboration. Performa’s unique commissioning, touring, and year-round education programs, involving all disciplines, forge a new course for contemporary art and culture and culminate in the Performa biennial every other November.