New York University’s Department of Art and Art Professions will host a panel discussion exploring the meaning of the term “radical” as it has been used to describe live action by artists. “Not for Sale: Forever Radical?” will take place on Thurs., April 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at NYU’s Einstein Auditorium, 34 Stuyvesant Street (at E. 9th St. and 3rd Ave). [Subway: 6 (Astor Place); R (8th Street)] The panel will consists of Laura Hoptman, senior curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art; Greil Marcus, author and critic; Adam Pendleton, artist; Emily Sundblad, artist and co-director, Reena Spauldings Fine Arts; and RoseLee Goldberg (moderator), PERFORMA founder and director.

Questions to be considered include: How do artists today give shape to radical notions in their work? What impact do those ideas have on the landscape of performance and visual arts today? As more and more museums, galleries, and art fairs add performance to their programs, can this material still carry the provocative edge of its precedents? The panel will discuss whether the term “radical” still holds today, both in the art world and in the political sphere.

The event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact PERFORMA at 212.533.5720. Reporters interested in attending should contact Tim Farrell, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6797 or

This event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and PERFORMA, a non-profit organization dedicated to the research, development and presentation of performance by visual artists from around the world.

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