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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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PAULINE OLIVEROS TRIBUTE AT ONE ARCHIVES

This weekend, a tribute to the avant-garde composer and performer Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016) will take place at the ONE Archives. The afternoon-long event will feature “an open set of performances across multiple spaces, meditations, deep listening, archival film and video screenings, and discussions about Oliveros’s musical work, 1970s Southern California, and Latina and Latino musical […]

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MIKE KELLEY — DAY IS DONE

Mike Kelley’s last two major projects were his Kandors sculpture series, and the related Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction video series, parts of which revealed glimpses inside Krypton’s miniaturized capital city. The remarkable new show at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, MIKE KELLEY—KANDORS 1999–2011, is, to date, the most complete view of Kandors exhibited in the United States. And […]

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LA BELLE, LA BÊTE, AND PHILIP GLASS

“Jean Cocteau has always been an artist whose work was central to the modern art movement of the twentieth century. More than any other artist of his time, he again and again addressed questions of art, immortality and the creative process… “Blood of a Poet, Orphée, and LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE are all extremely thoughtful and […]

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MATELUNA AT REDCAT

Jorge Mateluna—former member of the Frente Patriótico Manuel Rodríguez (FPMR), the armed wing of anti-fascist resistance during the Pinochet era—is four years into a sixteen-year sentence for his alleged involvement in the 2013 robbery of a Banco Santander branch in Santiago. Mateluna’s trial—a travesty of uncorroborated “evidence” from unreliable (or dishonest) “witnesses”—and its aftermath have […]