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HENRY MARTINSON AND THE SOCIALIST NONPARTISAN LEAGUE

The Prairie Trilogy—PRAIRIE FIRE, REBEL EARTH, and SURVIVOR, co-directed by John Hanson and Rob Nilsson—tells the story of the late poet Henry Martinson and his life and times as a Socialist organizer. “A gorgeously-shot work of documentary-as-historical corrective, which finds hope for the future through excavating a radical past,” the films were underwritten by the North […]

QUEER NEW YORK AND URBAN PERFORMANCE SYMPOSIUM

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the one-day symposium QUEER NEW YORK AND URBAN PERFORMANCE IN THE 1970s AND 1980s will explore queer performance and its relation to New York City’s public spaces in the 1970s and 1980s. Topics […]

SOUTH OF NO NORTH

“Building on the legacy of radical independent publishing in Mexico, Gato Negro Ediciones—led by activist designer León Muñoz Santini—creates and produces uniquely identifiable books across genres including art, photography, poetry, political discourse, and new editions of classic texts of resistance.” For their first Los Angeles exhibition, the house presents SOUTH OF NO NORTH, “a dynamic […]

HELEN MOLESWORTH AND JONATHAN LETHEM IN CONVERSATION

“I try to take the long view. I think that every epoch has had its fantastical producers. I’m really interested in Manny Farber right now. He had two classifications for art: white elephant art—this huge thing, Stella, Koons, Canova, Cabanel—and termite art: Manet, Moyra Davey. “I try to be sanguine about that quality of what’s […]

QUINCY

“An ‘ego’ is usually just an over-dressed insecurity. I think you have to dream so big that you can’t get an ego, [or else] you’ll never fulfill those dreams.” — Quincy Jones After witnessing the straitjacketed removal of his mother from his childhood home, Jones grew up fast on the streets of Chicago’s South Side, […]

A GRAMMAR BUILT WITH ROCKS

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. […]

JACKIE WANG — CARCERAL CAPITALISM

Semiotext(e) presents an afternoon with Jackie Wang at the Edendale Library. The author will discuss her book CARCERAL CAPITALISM, wherein “the racist cop, judge, and banker fade to the background, all but replaced by a figureless but no less nefarious avatar: the algorithm.”   JACKIE WANG ON CARCERAL CAPITALISM Saturday, October 13, from 3 pm […]