What to Watch at Performa 11

Performa is a biennial focused solely around new visual art performance. Founded by Rosa Lee Goldberg whom I inexplicably admire too much, Performa 2011 officially begins Tuesday and I’m creating a hefty “to check out” list for the month long festival. For anyone as excited as I am be prepared to be inundated with a schedule filled to the brim with over 100 participating artists culled together to “break down the boundaries between visual art, music, dance, poetry, fashion, architecture, graphic design, and the culinary arts”. I love Performa for exactly this reason. That it brings together different cultural boundaries is such a breath of fresh air when the stuffy gallery system isolates itself into its own lonely microeconomy. Here are what I assume will be highlights and have marked on my calendar:

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