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Performa 09, the Third Biennial of New Visual Art Performance, Runs through November

November 2, 2009 - Performa 09 marks Performa’s third annual biennial, exploring exciting new ideas in visual art, film, music, poetry, fashion, graphic design, culinary arts, dance, architecture, and urbanism.

The three week festival will introduce new Performa commissions, performances, exhibitions, educational forums, film screenings, and radio and television broadcasts, showcasing the work of over 100 artists in a live performance-driven festival at venues in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens.

New York City itself will be featured as an evolving engine of ideas with its streets, transportation, and airwaves providing a platform for public engagement and inspiration. Presented in collaboration with a consortium of more than 80 cultural institutions and 25 curators, as well as a network of public spaces and private venues across the City, Performa 09 will ignite New York City with energy and ideas, acting as a vital “think tank” bringing audiences together across all disciplines.

For a complete listing of events - including almost 70% that are FREE! - and more information about Performa 09, visit

About Performa
A non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization established by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg in 2004, Performa is dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. Performa launched New York's first performance biennial, Performa 05, in 2005, followed by Performa 07 in 2007.

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