Happy 15th Anniversary to Performa!

17 November 2020

Korakrit Arunanondchai, Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3, 2015. Photo: David Bebber
Korakrit Arunanondchai, Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3, 2015. Photo: David Bebber

To celebrate their 15th Anniversary, Performa is holding a Telethon (5 pm - 10 pm EST, 18 November) dedicated to the legacy of Nam June Paik. The 8-hour broadcast will include live performances, digital shorts, artists testimonials and the selling of some exclusive new editions. These include works from Zabludowicz Collection artists Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons and Korakrit Arunanondchai, each asked to produce a usable artwork. Pieces include a vanity mirror, pillow, t-shirts and a vase, and have been featured in The New York Times Style Magazine.

The Performa Telethon is presented in honour of Toby Devan Lewis, a founding patron who has supported this innovative arts organization for 15 years. Performa is committed to the research, development, and the presentation of performance art by visual artists worldwide through biennials and special commissions.

Click here to tune into the Telethon or to check out what Performa are up to.