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JULIANA SPAHR AND CLAUDIA RANKINE

“DU BOIS’S TELEGRAM is a brilliant inquiry into the institutions—from the CIA to the foundations and literary magazines it funded—that inform and shape literary production. The promoted, the funded and heralded—from Richard Wright to Gertrude Stein to James Baldwin—do the work of the nation state under the umbrella of culture. Our complicit freedoms are brought […]

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STEVE PAXTON AND DAVID VELASCO IN CONVERSATION

Join dancer-choreographer Steve Paxton and Artforum editor David Velasco on Thursday for a conversation following the 3 pm performance of STEVE PAXTON—PERFORMANCES BY STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY, part of the Judson Dance exhibition at MOMA. STEVE PAXTON and DAVID VELASCO— POST-PERFORMANCE ARTIST CONVERSATION Thursday, December 13, at 4 pm. Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street, […]

NAO BUSTAMANTE — PERFORMING CRITIQUE

Performance artist and USC professor Nao Bustamante will join curator Catherine Scott tonight for a conversation at CSULB.   NAO BUSTAMANTE—PERFORMING CRITIQUE Tuesday, December 11, at 5 pm. California State University Long Beach University Theatre, East 7th Street and East Campus Drive, Long Beach. Above: Nao Bustamante, The Groom. Below: Nao Bustamante, Death Bed. Images courtesy the […]

ARTHUR JAFA IN CONVERSATION

“I have a very simple mantra and it’s this: I want to make black cinema with the power, beauty, and alienation of black music… The larger preoccupation is how do we force cinema to respond to the existential, political, and spiritual dimensions of who we are as a people.” — Arthur Jafa To open his […]

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

“You have two fathers committing crimes to bail out a son who has committed no crimes—which is America in a nutshell.” — Barry Jenkins, December 5, Los Angeles* Jenkins’ IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK—a lyrical cinematic elegy to familial love and shattered lives shot in amber and scored with apprehension*—finally arrives in cinemas this week. At […]