Sunday 24 Nov, 2019

Doors: 9:30 PM


Located in The Hall

AGE 21+

The Performa 19 Grand Finale celebrated the closing of the biennial, the many works that made this point in time such a special one in the city, and the presentation of the Malcom McLaren Award in honor of the late artist and visionary for whom the award is named. Championing the young and bold, the Malcom Mclaren prize is awarded to an artist whose contribution to the biennial demonstrated a risk-taking and irreverent spirit; praising the most innovative and thought-provoking performance.

Performances and DJs will be announced soon.

"Malcolm was a game changer, in the truest sense. He saw the future in all its ragged chaotic glory, he designed clothes for street kids in '76 that now sit in museum collections. Like Brian Epstein and the Beatles before him he managed, styled and promoted some of the greatest and most influential bands of his time, while latterly producing revolutionary music of his own. The Malcolm recognizes that disruptive spirit and its legacy in subsequent generations as he often stated "Only anarchists are pretty!" - Mark Beasley co-founder (with Young Kim) of the Malcolm McLaren Award

Organized by the Performa Team and Mark Beasley


Founded in 2004 by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth-century art and encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. Taking place over a period of three weeks, from November 1–24, 2019, at locations throughout New York City, eighth edition of the Performa Biennial once again celebrates the extraordinary vitality, inventiveness and significance of New York as a leading global performance capital of the world. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the influence of the school and the radical concept of its curriculum, which holds performance at its core, appears in several Commissions. The Bauhaus is also the focus of the Performa Institute programming, daily events, and talks at the Performa 19 Hub – a pop-up space in Manhattan that becomes the epicenter of the three-week program.