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Performa Celebrates Groundbreaking Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude at Annual Gala

November 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Performa, the leading organization in commissioning visual artists and exploring the critical role of live performance in twenty-first century art, is pleased to announce that the 2018 Performa Gala will honor the revolutionary and groundbreaking artists Christo and the late Jeanne-Claude with a lively overview of their life’s work to date, through a 50-year span of rarely seen video documentation, special musical guests and tributes from friends and colleagues. The event will take place on Thursday, November 1, at Stage 37 in New York City. Each year, the Performa gala uniquely honors the most innovative artists and cultural figures from around the globe by bringing art history to life, creating legendary culinary experiences and producing specially commissioned live performance and ephemeral installations.

Following the gala, at 9 p.m., the Performa Visionaries will co-host the 2018 Artist Party for Performa guests and friends. Additional details about the event will be announced this fall. Proceeds from both parts of the evening support the work of Performa and the commissioning of singular new works by artists from around the world, both emerging and established, for the upcoming Performa 19 Biennial.

Gala tables and individual tickets are available now. For ticket reservations and inquiries, please contact Sarah Haimes at sarah@performa-arts.org. For sponsorship and partnerships, please contact Job Piston at job@performa-arts.org.


November 1, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm