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BOJANA CVEJIĆ ON WAR AND DANCE

Bojana Cvejić—philosopher, performance theorist, and author of Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance—will give a lecture this week at Redcat on war and dance. “At what moment, in the post-war era, did war surface as the political unconscious of postmodern and contemporary dance for dancers and choreographers? This does not mean […]

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DIEGO RÍSQUEZ

Parts Two and Three of filmmaker Diego Rísquez‘ Latin American trilogy—ORINOKO, NUEVO MUNDO (1984), in 35mm, and AMÉRIKA, TERRA INCOGNITA (1988)—will be presented at two rare Los Angeles screenings, as part of PST: LA/LA. Film scholar Isabel Arredondo will introduce ORINOKO at the Autry, and Rísquez will be at Redcat for the screening of AMÉRIKA. “Orinoko inverts the logic seen in illustrations that appear in books documenting the expeditions of the […]

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AZZEDINE ALAÏA

“Azzedine Alaïa, one of the greatest and most uncompromising designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, died on Saturday, November 18, in Paris. He was 82. His company said the cause was a heart attack.” — Vanessa Friedman, The New York Times. “Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, is Dead at 82”: nytimes.com/2017/11/18/fashion/azzedine-alaia-obituary Azzedine Alaïa , yesterday […]

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SIMON DOONAN ON MUNDO MEZA

​Simon Doonan—author and window-dresser-for-Barneys nonpareil—will be in Los Angeles this weekend to give a talk on the life and times of his friend, the late artist Mundo Meza (1955–1985), with whom Doonan collaborated on window displays at such West Hollywood boutiques as Maxfield Bleu. Doonan’s talk is part of the ongoing PST: LA/LA exhibition AXIS MUNDO: […]

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SYMPOSIUM ON MIKE KELLEY’S KANDORS

Huma Bhabha, Thomas E. Crow, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Sylvia Lavin, David Mather, Dan Nadel, John C. Welchman, and Mary Clare Stevens will be at Redcat this weekend for a day-long seminar on Mike Kelley’s KANDORS.   SYMPOSIUM ON MIKE KELLEY’S KANDORS, Saturday, November 18, from 10:30 am through 4 pm. REDCAT, Disney Hall, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles. redcat.org/event/symposium-mike-kelleys-kandors MIKE KELLEY—KANDORS, through […]