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I don’t admire good manners or the “right” political views in art. I admire courage.Heji Shin

HEJI SHIN—ANGEL ENERGY, an exhibition of new work by the artist, is now on view in Los Angeles.


Through January 18.

Gaga and Reena Spaulings Fine Art

2228 West 7th Street (entrance on Grand View Street), MacArthur Park, Los Angeles.

Heji Shin, Angel Energy, November 17, 2019–January 11, 2020, Gaga and Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Los Angeles. Images courtesy and © the artist and Gaga and Reena Spaulings Fine Art.


This is the closing week of AVENGERS—SOMEONE LEFT THE CAKE OUT IN THE RAIN, a group show at Gaga & Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Los Angeles.

The exhibition features photographs by Julie Becker and Reynaldo Rivera—including several from the Cha Cha Girls ’87 series—prints by Juliana Huxtable, Stephen Willats, and Felix Bernstein & Gabe Rubin, paintings by Jill Mulleady, Mayo Thompson, and Bedros Yeretzian & Nicole-Antonia Spagnola, multimedia works by Harry Dodge, Megan Plunkett, Matthew Langan-Peck, and Larry Johnson, and videos by Ken Okiishi and Gary Indiana.

In addition, Hedi El Kholti’s Collage sketchbook #10 is here, as well as ABC Pong, Bernadette Corporation’s table piece, featuring audio by Sylvère Lotringer.

On closing night the gallery will host a video program, with work by Alexander Kluge, Alex Hubbard, and exhibition artists Dodge, Huxtable, Indiana, and Spagnola.


Through Saturday, August 10.

Video program:

Saturday, August 10, at 8 pm.

Gaga & Reena Spaulings Fine Art

2228 W. 7th Street, 2nd Floor (entrance on South Grand View Street), Los Angeles.

Avengers—Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain, 2019, from top: Matthew Langan-Peck, Untitled, 2019, digital C-print, wood, acrylic, oil paint; Mayo Thompson, Alligator & Turtle, 2019, gouache on canvas; installation view with Juliana Huxtable’s prints The Feminist Scam, 2017 (left) and The War on Proof, 2017, on wall and Bernadette Corporation’s ABC Pong in foreground; Megan Plunkett, The Encounter 01/The Prime Mover, 2019; installation view; Jill Mulleady, A Place in the Sun (Larry), 2019, oil on linen; Larry Johnson, Untitled (Century Schoolbook, Annotated), 1991, foamcore, photo mechanical transfer, rubber cement, ink, paint; installation view with Hedi El Kholti’s Collage sketchbook #10, 2015–2019, on stand; Mayo Thompson (2), Column and Bather, both 2019, gouache on canvas; Felix Bernstein & Gabe Rubin, Free Dissociation II, 2019, inkjet print; Reynaldo Rivera, Untitled (Fausto), inkjet print; installation view with four C-prints by Julie Becker from her The Same Room series; Felix Bernstein & Gabe Rubin, Free Dissociation I, 2019, inkjet print; Harry Dodge, The Gross Part (Stencil Series), 2015, plexiglass, primer, paint, UV-proof varnish, polished aluminum frame; Ken Okiishi, Being and/or Time, 2013–2016, HD video, 17 minutes, 15 seconds; Matthew Langan-Peck, J-U-, 2019, silkscreen on aluminum, wood,acrylic, oil paint, LED; installation view with Gary Indiana’s 2014 digital video Stanley Park on left. Images courtesy and © the artists and Gaga & Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Los Angeles. Special thanks to Jacob Eisenmann.


“I think theory should be misread. To demand the integrity of a theory is a very strange concept mostly made for people who aren’t theoreticians.” — Sylvère Lotringer, circa 1990*

The centerpiece of BERNADETTE CORPORATION: THE GAY SIGNS**—a new exhibit at Gaga Los Angeles, in MacArthur Park—is ABC Pong (2017), a long table displaying, on one half, words engraved on an acrylic sheet indicating triggers for a free-association word game. Encased in the other half of the tabletop is a monitor screening a visually altered HD video of Sylvère Lotringer playing the game—the editor, publisher, writer, filmmaker, theorist in his Los Angeles apartment holding forth on art, semiotics, and the nature of time.


HOUSE OF GAGA, 2228 West 7th Street (enter on Grand View), Los Angeles.



*Lotringer, in ArtCenter Talks: Graduate Seminar, The First Decade 1986–1995, ed. Stan Douglas (New York: David Zwirner Books/Pasadena, CA: ArtCenter Graduate Press, 2016), 61.

**A play on Nietzsche’s The Gay Science (1882).


Image credit: Sylvère Lotringer, film still from The Art of Time, 2010, directed by Katherine Waugh and Fergus Daly. Image courtesy of the filmmakers.