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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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Jimmie Durham, 2012
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JIMMIE DURHAM — EXHIBITION

“Art must be social, not architectural, and not ‘impressive’….[My work is] always anti-pop. It seems too sad to me that capitalism can so easily and so constantly co-opt popular culture and rent to us our own degradation.” — Jimmie Durham in conversation with Achille Bonito Oliva* JIMMIE DURHAM: AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD—Durham’s first North […]

Jimmie Durham, Still Life with Stone and Car
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JIMMIE DURHAM — PROGRAMS

“The official history is certainly not true.” — Jimmie Durham* JIMMIE DURHAM: AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD, the retrospective exhibition at the Hammer Museum, is open through the first week of May, 2017. In the coming weeks, the museum will present a series of on-site programs related to Durham’s life and practice: conversations, readings, […]

Clarence Fountain.
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THE BOOK OF CLARENCE AT MOMA

When writer-director-lyricist Lee Breuer and composer Bob Telson fused Sophocles to the African-American church experience in The Gospel at Colonus, Clarence Fountain and the Blind Boys of Alabama were cast to collectively portray Oedipus—an event that vaulted Clarence and his group into mainstream recognition.  Thirty-five years later, the Museum of Modern Art will present the world premiere […]

Culture Clash. Photograph by Oscar R. Castillo

CULTURE CLASH AT THE GETTY VILLA

The Villa Theater Lab at the Getty Villa is an ongoing forum for modern reinterpretations of classic Greek and Roman theater, as well as contemporary works inspired by classical literature. This weekend, the great performance troupe CULTURE CLASH presents their in-progress comedic satire SAPO,* the tale of a 1970s Latin rock band from the Bay Area, […]