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Maria Petschnig, See-Saw, Seen-Sawn (video still),2011, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, commissioned by Performa ’11
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Performa ‘11

POOR PLAYERS TO THE STAGE
by Emily Nathan



Performa founding director RoseLee Goldberg claims that Russian Constructivism is the thematic point of departure for this year’s edition, Performa ’11, Nov. 1-21, 2011. To contextualize that history and to anchor the event, Goldberg has collaborated with Moscow’s Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in curating “33 Fragments of Russian Performance,” an enthralling archival exhibition featuring documentation of Russian performance from the avant-garde ‘20s through the present, installed in the old classrooms of the Performa Hub on Prince Street through Nov. 23, 2011.

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