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SARAH MINTER’S NADIE ES INOCENTE

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Two of Sarah Minter’s experimental Mexican dramas will screen at the Hammer this week as part of the museum’s RADICAL WOMEN show. NADIE ES INOCENTE (1986)—a punk rock saga—will share the bill with SAN FRENESI (1983). This program is free. NADIE ES INOCENTE and SAN FRENESI, Tuesday, October 17, at 7:30 pm. HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 […]

EGON SCHIELE — DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

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“You can only get beyond the surface by working with the surface… manipulate that surface—gesture, costume, expression—radically and correctly. And I think Egon Schiele (1890–1918) understood this in a unique, profound, original way. [He] pushed… the performing portrait to… extremes. He shattered the form by turning the volume up to a scream.” — Richard Avedon* EGON […]

THE COCKETTES — TRICIA’S WEDDING

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“[The Cockettes, in TRICIA’S WEDDING] imaged and imagined a negation of ruling order, using satirical doubling and the violation of taboos to terrorize the notion of the paternalistic state… They at first appear to relish the pretense of importance they are mimicking, an act of class drag that exaggerates their own social status. Soon, though [after […]

BEUYS ON FILM

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Joseph Beuys (1921–1986)—the first German artist to merit a solo show at the Guggenheim—was loved, reviled, collected, and trashed. Indeed, this master of felt, fat, and activism expanded the definition of art in the twentieth century—and the role of the artist in contemporary society. Beuys embraced it all: sculpture, performance art, photography, graphic design, shamanism, […]

HELEN LAWRENCE AT ROYCE HALL

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The artist and professor Stan Douglas explicates our postmodern condition—our crossed lines of narrative in a post-metanarrative age—for his students at Art Center College of Design, and for the rest of us in works like his multi-channel video installation The Secret Agent (2016). In 2014 Douglas—in collaboration with writer Chris Haddock and Canadian Stage—created Helen […]

JAMES BENNING AND RACHEL KUSHNER AT MOCA

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READERS (2017), a new film by James Benning, is composed of four shots of Clara McHale-Ribot, Rachel Kushner, Dick Hebdige, and SimoneForti reading to themselves, matching the silence of the film’s audience. This week at MOCA, Benning—introduced with a reading by Rachel Kushner—will present the world premiere of READERS.   JAMESBENNING—READERS, Thursday, October 12, at 7 pm. […]

SEAN BAKER’S FLORIDA PROJECT

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THE FLORIDA PROJECT—Sean Baker’s carnivalesque follow-up to Tangerine—plays like a prequel to last year’s American Honey (directed by Andrea Arnold). Orlando wild child Moonee (the extraordinary Brooklynn Prince) could easily grow up to be Krystal (Riley Keough), who oversees Honey‘s ragged troupe of young magazine-subscription hawkers. Or Moonee could end up like her Mom (Florida […]