Articles by Marissa Perel

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Glitter and Chains

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Glitter and Chains

Marissa Perel reviews Carlos Maria Romero and Juan Betancurth’s performance at Abrons Arts Center.

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A Brief History of Sacrifice

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A Brief History of Sacrifice

Columnist Marissa Perel considers the lives of four women who “emerged from a modernist, male-centered art world” and “redefined studio art.”

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Of Consequence: Santiago Sierra’s “Veterans” at Team Gallery

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Of Consequence: Santiago Sierra’s “Veterans” at Team Gallery

Santiago Sierra’s third solo exhibition at Team Gallery, Veterans, displays nine photographs of war veterans standing in corners.

The "State of Palestine" passport stamp by West Bank artist, Khaled Jarrar. The artist stamped passports during the exhibition "MiddleEastEurope" 2011-2012. Image credit: http://electronicintifada.net

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Speaking Truth to Culture: An Interview with Czech Curator Zuzana Štefková

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Speaking Truth to Culture: An Interview with Czech Curator Zuzana Štefková

Columnist Marissa Perel visits Czech curator Zuzana Štefková, “known for her challenging curatorial projects that work across religious, ethnic, and social divides.”

Gutierrez performing an excerpt from, "Retrospective Exhibitionist" squatting over an electric candle. Yours truly on the far left looking like a cynical critic.

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“Art Is What You Can Get Away With”: Intervening Warhol with Miguel Gutierrez

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“Art Is What You Can Get Away With”: Intervening Warhol with Miguel Gutierrez

Marissa Perel interviews choreographer Miguel Gutierrez following his performance-slash-guided tour of “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Toward a Possible Body: An Interview with Emily Roysdon

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Toward a Possible Body: An Interview with Emily Roysdon

Marissa Perel speaks with Emily Roysdon about her recent performance at the Tate Modern, and her participation in MoMA’s first annual performance symposium.

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Gimme Shelter | Infiltrating the MoMA Atrium, Part 1: An Interview with Ralph Lemon on the Curation of “Some sweet day”

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Gimme Shelter | Infiltrating the MoMA Atrium, Part 1: An Interview with Ralph Lemon on the Curation of “Some sweet day”

Marissa Perel talks to Ralph Lemon about the series “Some sweet day,” which was shown in the MoMA’s atrium from October 15 to November 4th, 2012.

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Gimme Shelter | The Rush of Fall, Part 2: Archive of a Deluge

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | The Rush of Fall, Part 2: Archive of a Deluge

Marissa Perel surveys the damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy, and details the local relief efforts of Occupy Sandy and other local ad hoc groups to provide aid.

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Gimme Shelter | The Rush of Fall Part 1: Archive of a Deluge

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | The Rush of Fall Part 1: Archive of a Deluge

Marissa Perel surveys a number of recent performance works taking place in and around Brooklyn.

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Gimme Shelter | Annual Report

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Gimme Shelter | Annual Report

As “Gimme Shelter” celebrates its one-year anniversary, columnist Marissa Perel reflects on highlights from her past twelve months of performance coverage.

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Movement Research Festival Spring 2012: Push It. Real. Good. Recap

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Movement Research Festival Spring 2012: Push It. Real. Good. Recap

Marissa Perel recaps the Movement Research Festival held in NYC, a four-day event that explored contemporary dance, performance and related media.

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Gimme Shelter | Anti-Establishment in the Establishment: Dawn Kasper at the Whitney Biennial, Part 2

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Gimme Shelter | Anti-Establishment in the Establishment: Dawn Kasper at the Whitney Biennial, Part 2

The second of a two-part conversation between Marissa Perel and Whitney Biennial artist Dawn Kasper.

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Gimme Shelter | Anti-Establishment in the Establishment: Dawn Kasper at the Whitney Biennial, Part 1

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Anti-Establishment in the Establishment: Dawn Kasper at the Whitney Biennial, Part 1

The first of a two-part conversation between Marissa Perel and Whitney Biennial artist Dawn Kasper.

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Gimme Shelter | Talking with Sarah Michelson about “Devotion Study #1″ at the Whitney Biennial

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Gimme Shelter | Talking with Sarah Michelson about “Devotion Study #1″ at the Whitney Biennial

Sarah Michelson discusses the ideas and concepts leading her to create Devotion Study #1, a dance developed specifically for the Whitney Biennial.

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Gimme Shelter | Power Games or Two at the Kitchen

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Gimme Shelter | Power Games or Two at the Kitchen

Perel reviews “Wicked Clown Love” and “Counterfeit Scenario,” two performances presented at the Kitchen earlier this month.

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Gimme Shelter | APAP 2012: Time Is Empty and Everything Is Real

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Gimme Shelter | APAP 2012: Time Is Empty and Everything Is Real

Perel reports on four highlight performances from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference that took place January 6-10, 2012.

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Gimme Shelter | Smash Your Idols: Clifford Owens at MoMA PS1

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Gimme Shelter | Smash Your Idols: Clifford Owens at MoMA PS1

Perel considers the complex array of issues arising from the exhibition “Clifford Owens: Anthology” on view at MoMA PS1.

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Set Me Free! Performa 2011 Part II: Beyond the Biennial

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Set Me Free! Performa 2011 Part II: Beyond the Biennial

If moribund is defined as an adjective for that which is approaching death or obsolescence, then perhaps it is the best word to describe my experience of Performa’s last week. This …

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Gimme Shelter | Performa 2011: Performance Art Is Dead. Long Live Performance Art!

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Gimme Shelter | Performa 2011: Performance Art Is Dead. Long Live Performance Art!

November brings with it the sweeping Performa 2011 Biennial, filling theaters, galleries, churches and plazas across New York City. This is the fourth Biennial to date, and the most far-reaching, ambitious …

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Gimme Shelter | Exorcising the Post-Democratic Body

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Gimme Shelter | Exorcising the Post-Democratic Body

At St. Mark’s Church in New York City, the home of Danspace Project, Jeremy Wade performed fountain. With the house lights on, Wade stumbled along the carpeted edge of the church floor, …

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Gimme Shelter | Full Frontal

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

Gimme Shelter | Full Frontal

I am on my way to New York, but not before finding Exercises for Rebel Artists: Radical Performance Pedagogy by Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes delivered to my door on my last …

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Gimme Shelter | No Future

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Gimme Shelter | No Future

I didn’t know I’d go to film for the second post of this performance art column, but here’s a surprise. Miranda July’s The Future. That’s right, a performance within a …

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It’s About Time: Gimme Shelter, A New Column on Performance Now

Gimme Shelter: Performance Now

It’s About Time: Gimme Shelter, A New Column on Performance Now

In an interview for Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger described the 1969 hit “Gimme Shelter” as a song about apocalypse, about the end of the world. He channeled the rage of …

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Imagine That: Interview with Robert Whitman on “Passport,” April 16-17

Imagine That: Interview with Robert Whitman on “Passport,” April 16-17

 Note: The Saturday, April 16 performance of Robert Whitman, Passport, has been cancelled. The Sunday, April 17, 2011, performance will take place as scheduled at 8pm. Robert Whitman is …

Felix Gonzalez-Torres at the Deadlines Exhibition, Musee d'Art Moderne

Marissa Perel’s Top 10 of 2010

Marissa Perel’s Top 10 of 2010

1. Felix Gonzalez-Torres in Deadline, exhibition at the Musee d’ Art Moderne, Paris. October 16, 2009 – January 10, 2010. Curator Odile Burluraux said of the exhibition, “Deadline has chosen …

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“Elephant,” or Why I Love Performance Art

“Elephant,” or Why I Love Performance Art

Recent guest blogger Marissa Perel wrote a post following up her residency on this site. — Ed. 2010 wouldn’t be complete without the Art21 world knowing about this mind-blowing show …

Choreographer Sarah Michelson and Parker Lutz, image from Movement Research, Critical Correspondence 2006

Let’s Go There: Marissa Perel and Artforum.com Editor David Velasco Talk Dance

Let’s Go There: Marissa Perel and Artforum.com Editor David Velasco Talk Dance

Marissa Perel: The first artistic influences I had were in New York and were choreographers. I was really inspired by the dance world, but didn’t understand why it was marginalized …

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Saltz of the Earth: An Interview

Saltz of the Earth: An Interview

One of the hot topics among young artists these days is the show Work of Art on Bravo. Take a dozen artists mostly trained in art schools, give them really …