The Sunday after Halloween saw New York's art world enthusiasts gathered at St. Bartholomew’s church for the Performa 15 opening night and gala. The much-anticipated biennial kicked off with the premiere performance of Fortuna Desperata, a collaboration between Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli and renowned dancer David Hallberg. [Photos by BFA]
Katy Perry, Miuccia Prada, and Carine Roitfeld joined Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg for the evening's celebrations, which mark the beginning of three weeks of performances across the city in honor of the biennial's sixth edition. Click through for an inside look!
Who was there: Guests included Katy Perry, Miuccia Prada, Carine Roitfeld, RoseLee Goldberg, Derek Blasberg, Mackenzie Davis, Dree Hemingway, Stefano Tonchi, Victoria Hopper, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Edgar Arceneaux, Jérôme Bel, Isabella Boylston, Ulla van Brandenburg, Robert Curran, Rachel Feinstein, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Jesper Just, Wyatt Kahn, Liz Magic Laser, Isadora Loyola, Jessica Sofia Mitrani, Gillian Murphy, Wangechi Mutu, Shirin Neshat, Adam Pendleton, Sascha Radetsky, Jacolby Satterwhite, Cindy Sherman, Daniil Simkin, and Laurie Simmons.
[Photo by Max Lakner/BFA.com]