Talking with Pêdra Costa

Pêdra Costa (1978) is a Brazilian-German Performance Artist and Visual & Urban Anthropologist based in Berlin and working with queer artists internationally. Through the complexity and fragmented epistemologies from queer communities, their work has built bridges between Performance Art, music, visual art and text, having the body as the main medium. Embodying knowledge almost destroyed […]

Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance

a book presentation & talk with Sandra Ruiz Moving between theatre, experimental video, revolutionary protest, photography, poetry, and durational performance art, Ruiz merges the philosophical, social, and psychic at the site of non-linear aesthetic practices. In doing so, the author argues that Ricanness operates as a continual performance of bodily endurance against U.S. colonialism, unfolding […]

Sept 26: PISSED

Pissed a panel & conversation with Cassils, Jack Halberstam, Titus Kaphar, Joel Sanders, & Chase Strangio September 26, Tuesday 7 to 9 pm Announcing PISSED, a panel and conversation about art, architecture and legal action as tactics for promoting inclusivity. Held in conjunction with Cassils solo show, Monumental, at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, the presenters use […]

April 7: 'An Eight Day Passage': Performance Art, Endurance, & Men

‘An Eight Day Passage’: Performance Art, Endurance, & Men a lecture by Dominic Johnson April 7, Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm Dominic Johnson, English & Drama, Queen Mary University of London, and CSGS Visiting Scholar, New York University ‘On the morning of the 25th October 1977 I shall be incarcerated within the confines of a concrete cell and the […]

Joseph Keckler @ NYU Performance Studies Lecture Forum

TUESDAY, MARCH 2ND 7 to 8:30 PM NYU’s Department of Performance Studies presents the first event in this year’s Performance Studies Lecture Forum: JOSEPH KECKLER. He will discuss and perform his work. Joseph Keckler is a performance artist, writer, and singer. His work explores the gap between theater and life, establishing unexpected connections between art, […]

Cruising Utopia: Book Talk and Cocktail Party for José E. Muñoz

February 5, Friday THIS EVENT IS AT FULL CAPACITY.  NO MORE RSVPs WILL BE TAKEN.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. MC: Nao Bustamante Panelists include: Barbara Browning, Performance Studies, NYU Lisa Duggan, Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU Gayatri Gopinath, Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU Ricardo L. Ortíz, American Studies, Georgetown College Performers: Dynasty Handbag (Jibz […]

Downtown Now: Jibz Cameron & K8 Hardy @ NYU

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 7-8:30PM NYU’s Department of Performance Studies presents the first event in this year’s Performance Studies Lecture Forum Jibz Cameron is a musician and performance artist, known for her one-woman performance persona Dynasty Handbag. She is currently a visiting lecturer in Performance Studies. K8 Hardy is a video and performance artist and is […]