SETSUKO KLOSSOWSKA DE ROLA

“The [ceramics] collaboration with Astier de Villatte began five years ago, but my friendship with the owners, especially Benoit, goes back a long time… I work with their Tibetan artisans. I make samples first and then we work together to add the volume, especially on the large trees, which are about a metre tall. The artisans are always singing or chanting; I feel very serene when I’m with them.” — Setsuko Klossowska de Rola

INTO THE TREES—an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by Setsuko at Gagosian Paris—showcases the artist’s recent ceramics and bronzes.

SETSUKO—INTO THE TREES

Through June 1.

Gagosian Paris

4 rue de Ponthieu, 8th, Paris.

See Dorothée Perret, “Setsuko and the Magic Kimono,” portraits by Katerina Jebb, PARIS LA 16 (2018): 77–83.

From top: Setsuko, Retour, 2015–2016, terra cotta; Into the Trees installation view, Gagosian Paris, 2019; Setsuko, Chemin de vigne, 2016–2017, enameled terra cotta; Katerina Jebb, Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, 2018, image from PARIS LA 16; Setsuko, Souvenir d’une vie 2, 2015–2016. Artwork images © Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, artwork photographs by Zarko Vijatovic, courtesy of the artist and Gagosian.

THE PRINTS OF ASGER JORN

THE PRINTED ŒUVRE is the most comprehensive exhibition of the graphic work of Asger Jorn yet seen outside of Denmark.

The International Situationist, close associate of Guy Debord, and CoBrA group co-founder was a key figure of Europe’s postwar avant-garde.

ASGER JORN—THE PRINTED ŒUVRE

Through June 30.

Museum der Moderne

Mönchsberg 32, Salzburg.

From top: Asger Jorn, Le futur du passé, 1970; Asger Jorn, composition from the book Held og Hasard, 1952; The Printed Oeuvre installation view, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, 2019;  Asger Jorn, Ohne Titel, 1944. Artwork images courtesy of Museum Jorn, Silkeborg.

I AM CUBA — SASHA CALZATTI IN CONVERSATION

I AM CUBA—now playing at the Downtown Independent in a beautiful 4K restoration—is the landmark Cuban-Soviet one-off directed by Mikhail Kalatozov in the early 1960s.

On the closing evening of the run, the film’s camera operator Alexander “Sasha” Calzatti will participate in a post-screening Q & A.

I AM CUBA

Through April 21.

SASHA CALZATTI post-screening Q & A

Sunday, April 21, at 5:30 pm.

Downtown Independent

251 South Main Street, Los Angeles.

I Am Cuba images courtesy of Milestone Films.

AN ENCOUNTER WITH LUX PRIMA

AN ENCOUNTER WITH LUX PRIMA—the new art installation by Karen O and Danger Mouse premiering this week at M.A.F.—features the duo’s forthcoming album as a soundtrack.

To facilitate the presentation, attendees are encouraged to wear black.

AN ENCOUNTER WITH LUX PRIMA

Thursday through Sunday, April 18 through 21.

10 am, 1 pm, and 4 pm.

Additional presentation on Saturday, April 20, at 7 pm.

Marciano Art Foundation

4357 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Top: Karen O and Danger Mouse, photograph by Eliot Lee Hazel, courtesy of the artists. Other images courtesy of the artists and M.A.F.

CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG

Charlotte Gainsbourg is in town for a show at the El Rey and a book signing at Dover Street Market, both in support of her latest album Rest.

The limited-edition companion book Rest “recounts her time spent recording the album in Paris, London, and New York, telling the story through Charlotte’s handwritten notes, drawings, lyrics, and her own photographs.”

CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG in concert

Wednesday, April 17, at 9 pm.

El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG book signing

Thursday, April 18, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.

Dover Street Market

608 Imperial Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rest, images from book (3): Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rest album. Images courtesy of the artist.