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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN DOCUMENTARY

Quicksilver inspiration, preternatural artistry, and laser-focused drive against a backdrop of allies (Philip Treacy), loyal assistants (Sebastian Pons), ambivalent observers (Detmar Blow), and demons within (depression, drugs) and without (the fashion calendar)—the rapid rise and demise of Alexander McQueen is told in trenchant documentary form by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, co-directors of MCQUEEN. . […]

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"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

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JAY DEFEO

THE RIPPLE EFFECT pairs the work of Jay DeFeo with eleven younger artists—Trisha Donnelly, Sam Falls, Rachel Harrison, Wyatt Kahn, Ron Nagle, Gay Outlaw, Tobias Pils, R. H. Quaytman, Ugo Rondinone, Bosco Sodi, and Oscar Tuazon—in an exhibition in Aspen. Co-organized with Le Consortium in Dijon, the Aspen Art Museum show is curated by Franck Gautherot and Seungduk […]

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THE HUBBARD COLLECTIVE

The Hubbard Collective—Irishia Hubbard’s performance group—will perform THE DEVIL’S FRIEND this week at Highways, accompanied by the sounds of the São Paulo band Barbatuques.   THE HUBBARD COLLECTIVE—THE DEVIL’S FRIEND Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, at 8:30 pm. HIGHWAYS PERFORMANCE SPACE, 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica. highwaysperformance.org/hubbard-collective Irishia Hubbard. Image credit: Idyllwild Arts.

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NAHARIN’S VIRUS

This month at the Joyce, Batsheva—The Young Ensemble will perform NAHARIN’S VIRUS, choreographed by Ohad Naharin and inspired by Peter Handke’s play, Offending the Audience.   NAHARIN’S VIRUS, through July 22. JOYCE THEATER, 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), New York City. joyce.org/batsheva-young-ensemble Above: Ohad Naharin (right) rehearsing his dancers. Below: Batsheva—The Young Ensemble, performing Naharin’s Virus.

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WAYS OF RE-THINKING LITERATURE

Edited by Tom Bishop and Donatien Grau, WAYS OF RE-THINKING LITERATURE creates a unique platform where leading literary thinkers and practitioners provide a multiplicity of views into what literature is today. The book is is an indispensable tool for anybody interested in the future and possibilities of literature as an endeavor for life, thought, and creativity. […]