Category Archives: ART

CATALINA ARROYAVE RESTREPO — DAYS OF THE WHALE

DAYS OF THE WHALE is a coming-of-age story of two young graffiti artists navigating imperatives of art and power in Medellín.

Watch a virtual screening of the film and join writer-director Catalina Arroyave Restrepo for a conversation about her debut feature. See links below for details.

DAYS OF THE WHALE

Laemmle, Los Angeles.

Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall, Beverly Hills.

CATALINA ARROYAVE RESTREPO IN CONVERSATION

Saturday, August 1.

6 pm on the West Coast; 9 pm East Coast.

Catalina Arroyave Restrepo, Days of the Whale / Los días de la ballena (2020), Laura Tobón and David Escallón (7); Carlos Fonnegra (third from top). Images courtesy and © the filmmaker, the actors, the photographers, and Outsider Pictures.

TACITA DEAN AT EMMA

A retrospective of work by Tacita Dean is on view at EMMA in Finland through this weekend.

TACITA DEAN

Through August 2.

Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Ahertajantie 5, Tapiola, Espoo.

Tacita Dean, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, February 26, 2020–August 2, 2020, from top: Quatemary, 2014 (detail), photographs, photogravure in ten parts on Somerset White Satin; Stephen Dillane in Event for a Stage, 2015 (2); Veteran Cloud, 2016; The Book End of Time, 2013, black and white photograph on fiber-based paper; His Picture in Little, 2017, film still, 35mm color anamorphic film, silent, reduced to spherical 16mm for EMMA exhibition as a miniature, continuous loop, 15 minutes 30 seconds; Ear on a Worm, 2017, film still, 16mm color film with optical sound, continuous loop, 3 minutes 33 seconds; Chalk Fall, 2018, chalk on blackboard; Pantone Pairs, 2019 (detail), found postcards from the artist’s collection, printed and framed according to the artist’s instructions; Dillane in Event for a Stage; Quatemary, 2014 (detail), photographs, photogravure in ten parts on Somerset White Satin (detail). Images courtesy and © the artist, Frith Street Gallery, and Marian Goodman Gallery.

FIORUCCI MADE ME HARDCORE

In 1999 Mark Leckey released his video-montage FIORUCCI MADE ME HARDCORE, a dreamscape vignette that communes with the rapturous promises of youth. Putting archive material to uncanny use, Leckey entwined purloined footage of underground dance and street culture in Britain with sampled and recorded audio. Completed on the eve of mass online file-sharing, FIORUCCI MADE ME HARDCORE is ingrained with memories of subcultures, fleeting, rare, and precious.

In his print study of the work—a recent publication in the Afterall Books: One Work series—Mitch Speed “argues that by interweaving personal and collective memory, FIORUCCI MADE ME HARDCORE gives voice to class and cultural transformation during the Thatcherite era. Oscillating between local and expansive resonances, it manifests as an homage, a love letter and an incantation.”

MITCH SPEED—MARK LECKEY: FIORUCCI MADE ME HARDCORE

Mark Leckey, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999), stills (3), courtesy and © the artist and Cabinet Gallery, London. Mitch Speed, Mark Leckey: Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, image courtesy and © Afterall Books.

ALEXANDRO SEGADE — THE CONTEXT LAUNCH

This weekend, Participant Inc and Human Resources present Context-Con, the online book launch of Alexandro Segade’s graphic novel THE CONTEXT.

Interpreting THE CONTEXT’s superheroes, special guests at the launch include Ei Arakawa, Jennifer Doyle, Jonah Groeneboer, Mary Kelly, Jennifer Moon, Tavia Nyong’o, and David Velasco.

The event will close with a conversation with Segade and andré carrington and live drawing with graphic novelist Luciano Vecchio. See link below to register.

ALEXANDRO SEGADE—CONTEXT-CON

Sunday, August 2.

4 pm on the West Coast; 7 pm East Coast.

See Alexandro Segade, “A Maricón Beauty,” Artforum, October 2018.

From top: Alexandro Segade in San Francisco in 2010, courtesy of SFMOMA; Segade, The Context (2020), courtesy the artist and Primary Information; Context-Con graphic; Malik Gaines (left) and Segade, photograph by Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Images courtesy and © the artists, photographers, and publishers.

PATRISSE CULLORS AND ALFRE WOODARD IN CONVERSATION

In conjunction with the online release of Chinonye Chukwu’s CLEMENCY—now streaming free across multiple platforms—the film’s star Alfre Woodard will join Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors for a conversation about race, criminal injustice, and incarceration.

This virtual conversation is presented by the Screen Actors Guild. See links below for details.

CLEMENCY

Now streaming on Hulu.

PATRISSE CULLORS and ALFRE WOODARD IN CONVERSATION

Wednesday, July 29.

1 pm on the West Coast; 4 pm East Coast.

See Stuart Schrader, “Harm of the Law,” Artforum 58, no. 9 (May / June 2020), 102–103.

From top: Alfre Woodard in Clemency (2019); Aldis Hodge in Clemency; U.S. poster. All film images courtesy and © the actors, the photographers, and Neon. Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (2018), courtesy and © the authors and St. Martin’s Press; Patrisse Cullors, photograph by Drew Escriva, courtesy and © the author and the photographer.