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GAVALDÓN — DOUBLE NOIR

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“If Garbo was a woman who became a goddess, Dolores del Río was a goddess who became a woman.” — Carlos Fuentes In LA OTRA/THE OTHER ONE (1946)—directed by Roberto Gavaldón—del Río  plays twin sisters: one “bad,” the other worse. Dead husbands, playboy lovers, mirrors, betrayals, and closets full of couture all play their part in this Mexican […]

RADICAL WOMEN — CURATOR WALK-THROUGH

RADICAL WOMEN — CURATOR WALK-THROUGH

“The very need to organize a historical exhibition based on gender is evidence of a vacuum in the art system. Women have been systematically excluded or presented in stereotypical and biased ways for centuries. “This has created a situation that is difficult to address, partly because the opportunities to do so are still few, and […]

GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE ON EDLEY ODOWD

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Saturday night, in conjunction with their exhibition DISCIPLINE—THE ART OF PSYCHIC TV, 2003–2016, Lethal Amounts gallery presents a lecture by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on the work of Edley Odowd, followed by a DJ set by Gen + Edley. The night before, Psychic TV plays a gig at Echoplex in Los Angeles, and the night after […]

FELIX BURRICHTER — EDITOR’S CHOICE

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“Tonight (September 21), Felix Burrichter, founding editor of PIN-UP, will present two of his favorite contemporary designers, who happen to be best friends: Katie Stout and Misha Khan. The designers will show their work, and Burrichter will moderate a discussion about their shared history and differing processes.”* KATIE STOUT and MISHA KHAN, Thursday, September 21, […]

RAÚL RUIZ AND ÁLVARO CEPEDA SAMUDIO

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Join Colombian curator Marta Lucia Velez for a special evening of short films by Raúl Ruiz, Álvaro Cepeda Samudio (with Enrique Grau Araújo, Luis Vicens, and Gabriel García Márquez), and Horacio Coppola (with Walter Auerbach)—all influenced by Surrealism—at REDCAT this weekend. LA LANGOSTA AZUL/THE BLUE LOBSTER, 1954, directed by Cepeda Samudio, Grau Araújo, Vicens, and García Márquez. LA MALETA/THE […]

PALAIS DE TOKYO IN CHICAGO

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In partnership with the Institut Français—and in conjunction with Expo Chicago and the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial—the PALAIS DE TOKYO presents SINGING STONES, their first Hors les murs exhibition in the United States. Curated by Katell Jaffrès of Palais de Tokyo, SINGING STONES takes place in The Roundhouse, a 17,000 sq. ft space designed by Burnham & Root […]

EDITH SITWELL AND WYNDHAM LEWIS

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“The first public performance of Façade raised an uproar among such custodians of the purity of our language as firemen on duty at the hall and passing postmen who, on being lassoed and consulted by journalists, expressed the opinion that we were mad.” — Edith Sitwell, describing the 1923 performance of her poem Façade at Aeolian […]