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Helen Shaw On Performa 17, NEW YORK

As long as I’ve been going to Performa, I’ve been grumbling about Performa. The framing is usually impossibly broad, the quantity of work overwhelming, and the caliber so varied that the bad stuff can sometimes argue against the excitement of live performance. Yet the biennial is a major, influential event, and—in our Instagram-ready, market-oriented art environment—its shambolic quality can also be refreshing.

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DANIELA LALITA, MADRE, The Aula, New York
performed by PAUL Gondry, Grace Hertzel, Cerly Merk, Hirakish, Mertine Gutierrez, Jasper Spicero, Lida Fox, Pilar Secada (Lalita’s mother) and others.

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Julián Sorter, Ojitis, BIPP MMXVI, curated by Marcelo Galindo, Sebastián Desbats y Misionera (Melisa Rheingrüber, Lilén Nube y Cecilia Closa), 2016, CABA


Julian Sorter, Performance Things, curated by Lolo and Lauti, UV Estudios, Caba, Argentina 2016

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Ryan McNamara and John Zorn, Commedia dell’arte. with Alexandra Albrecht, Dylan Crossman, Stanley Gambucci, John Hoobyar, Kyli Kleven, Frank Lombardi, India Salvor Menuez and Quenton Stuckey
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City

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Sarah Michelson, Devotion Study #1—The American Dancer, February 2012, at Whitney Biennial 2012. Photograph © Paula Court

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Alpina Huus, Le Commun, Geneva. Julie Monot, Wodwo, 2017, Image: Neige Sanchez