WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Athi-Patra Ruga will be performing a collaborative piece titled Over the Rainbow – at the 2016 Performa Gala in New York. Beloved Country’ will feature a special tribute to the power of the visual arts and performance in South Africa in honour of renowned curator Okwui Enwezor on the 1st of November 2016.
New York—Performa announces its fall 2016 gala, Beloved Country, to honor acclaimed curator, museum director and writer Okwui Enwezor. The special celebration will take place on November 1, 2016 in New York City and will pay tribute to the rich history and power of the visual arts and performance in South Africa. In advance of this occasion, Performa announces its curatorial investigation and research program focused on Kenya, Morocco, Senegal and South Africa which will serve as one of the major components of the Performa 17 biennial. Beloved Country is co-chaired by Richard Chang, Wendy Fisher, Rashid Johnson, Toby Devan Lewis, Shirin Neshat, and Cindy Sherman.