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FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES

“I believe that irony is still a very useful tool to create meaning. For me, irony stops information in its tracks and makes it unravel.” — Felix Gonzalez–Torres* A visitor to FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES (at David Zwirner in New York), confronted by a room-dividing wall of glass beads hanging from the ceiling, sticks out his hand and runs […]

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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)

Risk (2017), directed by Laura Poitras
Image credit: Showtime

LAURA POITRAS AND AVA DUVERNAY

“If you’re not fighting every day for what you believe in, and another day disappears, you are losing.” — Julian Assange, in RISK Laura Poitras began filming RISK—her very up-to-date look at Assange’s activities thusfar—before she shot Citizenfour.* Shortly after the 2013 events documented in the Edward Snowden documentary transpired, Poitras and Assange had a […]

Jennifer West, Film Title Poem and Other Wonders
Image credit: Jennifer West and REDCAT

JENNIFER WEST — NEW WORK

“Pushing the manipulation of celluloid film to the level of performance,”* Jennifer West brings her new work to REDCAT this weekend for a one-night-only screening. “With sensual, partly abstract, partly imagistic works that delve into how fiction weaves itself into our memories—and how our viewing experience has changed with the digital revolution,” the program features […]

Je, tu, il, elle directed by Chantal Ackerman
Image credit: Cinefamily

CHANTAL AKERMAN AT CINEFAMILY

Women of Cinefamily present a weekend of screenings in their No Great Women Artists series, a look at how the Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins web series I Love Dick pays tribute to the work of filmmakers like Chantal Akerman, Sally Potter, Carolee Schneeman, and Naomi Uman. In the 1970s, Akerman spent her early twenties in New York City […]

Catherine Ellis Kirk in The Gettin'
Photograph by Tim Barden
Image credit: A.I.M

KYLE ABRAHAM IN SANTA MONICA

Dancer-choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company Abraham.In.Motion bring two evenings of contemporary dance to the Broad Stage this weekend, featuring the California premieres of THE QUIET DANCE, and ABSENT MATTER (with music composed and arranged by Kris Bowers and Otis Brown III). There’s also GREY, a solo for company dancer Marcella Lewis, and the Max Roach-inspired THE GETTIN’. A MacArthur Fellow—and […]