On the Town: A Performa Compendium 2016–2021
Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co..
Edited with text by Charles Aubin. Foreword by Yvonne Rainer. Text by Joseph Akel, Marc Arthur, Mark Beasley, Vincent Bezuidenhout, Vic Brooks, Re'al Christian, Emily Coates, Kari Conte, Adrienne Edwards, Noam M. Elcott, RoseLee Goldberg, Mario Gooden, Marcela Guerrero, Charlene K. Lau, Iris McCloughan, Kathy Noble, Ashley Okwuosa, Ariel Osterweis, Job Piston, Brittany Richmond, Legacy Russell, et al.
From demands for racial justice to the discussions around monuments and memorials, On the Town provides a vivid account of current debates through the lens of performance
This book builds on a series of acclaimed Performa drawing content and inspiration from the organization’s international biennials and programs. It features projects by more than 100 of the leading artists, choreographers, architects, theater and film directors working today.
On the Town documents the 2017 and 2019 editions of the Performa biennial along with five years of public programs, films and exhibitions touring the globe. Illustrated with performance photos, essays and interviews with the artists, it captures a critical juncture in the evolution of performance.