Performa Commissions Jennifer Rubell Food Performance

In celebration of Performa’s tenth anniversary, Jennifer Rubbell is slated to create a food performance at the organization’s November 4 gala. Performa hasn’t yet released many details on what the work will look like, but, according to press materials, it is titled “Fecunditas” and will take the form of “a series of ritualistic actions and symbolic tributes to the evening’s honorees.” Those honorees, in a nod to the party’s Renaissance theme, are a large group of “Renaissance Women.” Maria Baibakova, Melva Bucksbaum, Toby Devan Lewis, Wendy Fisher, Shelley Fox Aarons, Joan Jonas, Pamela Joyner, Maja Hoffmann, Wangechi Mutu, Shirin Neshat, Yvonne Rainer, Cindy Sherman, and Laurie Simmons will all be honored.

Located at the event space Weylin B. Seymour’s Williamsburg Savings Bank, “Paradiso: A Tribute to the Renaissance” is co-hosted by W editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi and artist Francesco Vezzoli. The event marks the third time Rubell has been commissioned by Performa to create work.

— Ashton Cooper (ashton_cooper)

(Photo: Patrick McMullan)