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A GRAMMAR BUILT WITH ROCKS—a two-part group exhibition at Human Resources and ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, curated by Shoghig Halajian and Suzy Halajian—“presents artistic practices that trace the racialized and gendered relationship between bodies and land, and question narratives of socioecological crisis that contribute to the displacement and erasure of people and collective formations.

“The project appropriates its title from Édouard Glissant’s writingsas it looks to the ways in which the landscape contains, unfolds, and narrates its own history.”*

In a related program, Jumana Manna’s WILD RELATIVES (2018) will screen at Redcat in December.


Through November 4.

Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home Street, Chinatown, Los Angeles.


Through December 22.

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries*

909 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Monday, December 10, at 8:30 pm.
Redcat, 631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.
Top: Cauleen SmithRemote Viewing, 2009, video still, 15:13 min. Courtesy of the artist, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, and Kate Werble Gallery, New York.
Above: Film still from Wild Relatives, directed by Jumana Manna. Image courtesy the artist and Redcat.
Below: Pauline Boudry and Renate LorenzToxic, 2012. Installation with Super 16mm film / HD, 13 minutes and archive. Courtesy the artists.


C. Fitz’s documentary JEWEL’S CATCH ONE celebrates the first club for African-American gay and lesbian people in Los Angeles. Businesswoman, activist, and healer Jewel Thais-Williams ran the club on Pico for over forty years, from 1973 to 2015.

As part of Dirty Looks on Location 2018, curators Raquel Gutiérrez and Suzy Halajian will present the film, as well as a program including Cole Jupiter JamesPOSTURE IN PREPARATION, which “explores the concepts of race, gender and class through video and language.”*


JEWEL’S CATCH ONE, Monday, July 9, at 9 pm.

UNION (formerly Jewel’s Catch One), 4067 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles.


Jewel Thais-Williams. Photograph by Katie Falkenberg.

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