Tag: performance art



Introducing | Participants in the 2017 Immigrant Mentoring Program for Performing and Literary Artists

Through the support of The Vilcek Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce the participants in the 2017 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Performing and Literary Arts. NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program pairs immigrant artists working in a variety of disciplines with artist mentors who provide one-on-one support for their…

Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 54

Pangea: Readings & Performances On January 17, NYFA Curator and Director of Programs David Terry and Producing Director Jonathan Cerullo collaborated to transform NYFA’s office and exhibition space into a live performance space. Through dramatic lighting, a staging platform and skillful use of the open floor-plan, Cerullo and his team created three multi-dimensional stages for…

The Business of Art: A Conversation with Sam Kim

Sam Kim, dumb dumb bunny (2007) in performance. Photo: Ryan McNamara. Too few occasions crack the placid surface of habit. For me, one such fissure materialized last October during my brief turn as a dancer in Sam Kim’s dumb dumb bunny. I’ll never forget the piece’s penultimate moment when, planted atop a twenty-two-foot-high piece of scaffolding, dizzy with anticipation,…

The Business of Art: A Conversation with Shaun Leonardo

Combining the costuming and symbolism of Lucha Libre (Latin American professional wrestling) with the physicality and athleticism of American pro wrestling, Shaun Leonardo (aka El Conquistador, or just El C.)’s performances notoriously rouse stoic art audiences to cheer and squeal like they’re at a sporting event. And they are, in a sense. Since 2004, Leonardo…

The Business of Art: A Conversation with Elena Kovylina

Elena Kovylina is a Moscow-based artist whose confrontational performances concern the political significance of a woman’s experience in Russia today. Taking on the varied roles of author, aggressor, and object of desire, Kovylina’s devastating and visceral social critiques have made her among the most prominent young artists currently working in Russia.  Her signature piece—the only…