Performa Has Taken Over Tribeca

Performa 15, this year’s installment of the Performa biennial, is taking over at least four Tribeca spaces through Nov. 22:

••• The nerve center is the Performa Hub, “a kind of living room facilitating the exchange of ideas surrounding performance and contemporary art and culture,” at 47 Walker (pictured above and below). It was designed by Christoph a. Kumpusch and his office Forward slash ( / ) ARCHITEKTUR. While all of the event info is online, you can stop by and pick up a program. Also, the word is that a gallery is taking over the space once Performa 15 is over.

••• The storefront at 101 Leonard (at Broadway) hosts Richard Bell’s Embassy through Nov. 7: It “pays homage to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the world’s longest running ongoing protest that was assembled by activists on the lawn of Australia’s Parliament House in 1972, where it remains to this day.” Also at the site: Stuart Ringholt’s Anger Workshops; Zheng Mahler’s New York Post- et Préfiguratif; and more.

••• A+E Studios at 160 W. Broadway is the site of “Artist-poet Heather Phillipson’s FINAL DAYS [which] deconstructs the real-life retail environment, imagining the modern department store as a stagnant and obsolete landscape in the wake of the click-to-buy convenience of online shopping.

••• Colony, the home-design co-op at 324 Canal, hosts David Gilbert and Paul Pescador’s Duets on Nov. 8: “Set against a metropolitan landscape created from cardboard boxes, Duets is a performance that features two people exploring their relationship while also attempting to maintain their individual identities.”

UPDATE: Just got an email from Art in General saying that it’s a venue, too.

About Performa:

With Performa 15, the Performa biennial will once again be a lively investigative platform across disciplines, exploring not only the visual arts, but also dance, film, radio, sound, and architecture. Subject matter will cover a broad range of topics that does not fit under a single headline: rather, like the pages of an international newspaper, with its sections on metropolitan life or political affairs, cinema, science literature or sports, Performa ranges across cultural sub-sets. Performa also ranges across the city and across curatorial perspectives, for the Performa biennial is the sum of many parts: presented in close collaboration with the Biennial Consortium, a selective network of New York City’s most adventurous cultural institutions, Performa will once again reaffirm New York City as the performance capital of the world.

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