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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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THE LETTER

Following the recent filing by nine women of a sexual harassment lawsuit against him, longtime Artforum publisher Knight Landesman resigned from his position, followed by the exit of Artforum editor-in-chief Michelle Kuo on October 18. From Kuo’s public statement: “I resigned because I felt that, in light of the troubling allegations surrounding one of our publishers, I […]

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THE SQUARE

“Art doesn’t need interpretations. It has enough problems proving that it exists, that it still is legitimate. It’s all voracious cannibalization, cross-references, and cryptic connotations crying to be interpreted… Art history fronts for art, and often replaces it altogether. Everything is being historicized now that there is nothing left that’s worth historicizing, and the same […]

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L.A. DANCE PROJECT — MILLEPIED PREMIERES

The L.A. Dance Project–company-in-residence at The Wallis for 2017-2018—is tripling down for its fall season, with three Los Angeles premieres of work by choreographer and artistic director Benjamin Millepied: IN SILENCE WE SPEAK and ORPHEUS HIGHWAY, both from 2017, and CLOSER, a 2006 piece with music by Philip Glass. In addition, the company will dance the U.S. […]

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AFTER CHRIS KRAUS

“Memoirists are seldom as precise as novelists.” — Gore Vidal* Chris Kraus, Tisa Bryant, Anelise Chen, and Q.M. Zhang will be at USC this week for a discussion on “hybrid storytelling” and the widespread influence of Kraus’ first book I LOVE DICK (1997) since its republication a few years back.   I LOVE DICK—FOUR WOMEN […]