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JACOB JONAS PREMIERE

ON ME, dancer/choreographer Jacob Jonas‘ new work, will premiere this weekend at the Ford Amphitheatre. Commissioned by The Music Center On Location, ON ME is set to the music of Tim Hecker—who will perform live, joined by Kara Lis-Coverdale. Members of Jacob Jonas The Company include Joy Isabella Brown, Lamonte “Tales” Goode, Jacob “Kujo” Lyons, Dominique McDougal, Brooklynn Reeves, […]

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DIRTY VESTIGES’ SURPLUS OF TOUCHING

DIRTY VESTIGES—conceived, and performed this week at Human Resources, by Simone Aughterlony and Michael Günzburger—is a “close-up inquiry into both the happenstance and determinism of dirt transmission. Attraction and repulsion are mutual forces that go beyond the surface and play out in this sleazy cleaning/mess-making fantasy. In an intensely concentrated environment and companioned by a queer alchemy of materials, […]

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DARRYL PINCKNEY ON DANA SCHUTZ AND HER DETRACTORS

“[The black presence in the contemporary art scene] almost feels as though an Occupy High Art movement is happening….How black people have been seen in history continues to influence how they are seen today. Yet the high visibility of blacks in the art world hasn’t done away with the critical defensiveness that made the controversy […]

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HURTS TO LAUGH AT VARIOUS SMALL FIRES

This is the last week to see the group show HURTS TO LAUGH at Various Small Fires, curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, and featuring Sascha Braunig, David Gilbert, Jay Heikes, D’Ette Nogle, Carol Rama, Lee Relvas, Claude Wampler. HURTS TO LAUGH, through August 19. VARIOUS SMALL FIRES, 812 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles. vsf.la/hurts-to-laugh-2017/ Top: Jay […]

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MARK BRADFORD AND SHARON LOCKHART IN CONVERSATION

At this year’s VENICE BIENNALE, Los Angeles-based artists Sharon Lockhart and Mark Bradford found themselves in the position of “representing” two counties whose federal governments have, to varying degrees, fallen into the hands of nationalist, reactionary forces: the United States in Bradford’s case, Poland in Lockhart’s. (See the recent fate of Pawel Machcewicz, below.*) This week […]