Vulture Presents the Best of Performa 09


Concluding yesterday was Performa 09, the third iteration of the biennial that sees 150 performance artists descend on New York. This year's event was helmed by art world idol Roselee Goldberg and featured a delirious array of stellar, odd, baffling, mind-blowing — and a few "eh" — works. We’ve put together a roundup of images and videos of a few of our favorites, including Alicia Framis’s Lost Astronaut, in which the artist dressed up as a space person and roamed the streets, and Wangechi Mutu and Imani Uzuri’s Stone Ihiga, a somber and stunning interpretation of the fundamentalist practice of stoning women. Plus: more!