Why is PERFORMA’s kick-off event – a Francesco Vezzoli play scheduled for Saturday night at the Guggenheim – advertised as free and open to the public when none of the tickets were made available to the New York community? This just in from a regular AFC tipster:
…I was watching the [PERFORMA] website for info on how to get tickets, and it went from “FREE info on tickets coming soon” to “SOLD OUT”. They went very quickly, a little too quickly.
Said tipster did a little investigating, and discovered through various unnamed sources, that the tickets were never going to be offered to the public.
The tickets were divided up between Gagosian, the Guggenheim and PERFORMA’s inner circle. And apparently, Gagosian alone got over 650 tickets to distribute to their clients and staff…
Naturally, I called the Museum’s press representative Fitz & Co to confirm this, and was diplomatically told that the tickets were indeed made available to the public…through Gagosian. When I asked him how anyone would know this since this information wasn’t released on their website, I was told I should speak to someone else.