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SIMONE FORTI IN CONVERSATION

To celebrate the publication of THE BEAR IN THE MIRROR—her collection of stories, prose-poems, drawings, photos, letters, notes, and memories—Simone Forti will join Luke Johnson in conversation this weekend at Artbook.   SIMONE FORTI THE BEAR IN THE MIRROR book launch Saturday, November 17, at 2 pm. Artbook, Hauser & Wirth, 917 East 3rd Street, downtown […]

IRVING BLUM IN CONVERSATION

“Warhol didn’t make a mark on American culture. He became the instrument with which American culture designated itself.” — Peter Schjeldahl In conjunction with the Whitney show ANDY WARHOL—FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN, Irving Blum—whose Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles was the first to exhibit Warhol’s post-advertising artwork, the Campbell’s soup-can paintings—will talk […]

SALLY MANN IN CONVERSATION

On the occasion of the opening of her exhibition A THOUSAND CROSSINGS at Getty Venter, Sally Mann will read from and discuss her acclaimed book Hold Still—A Memoir with Photographs.   SALLY MANN reading and conversation Friday, November 16, at 7 pm. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles. Above: Sally […]

SPERM CULT

Celebrating ethnographic sexual taboos and occult practices, SPERM CULT—curated by Hamza Walker at LAXART—expands on Elijah Burgher and Richard Hawkins’ original Bad Dimension publication to include other artists “whose work shares similar themes of sexuality, transgression, desire, and ritual”: ektor garcia, Ryan M. Pfeiffer and Rebecca Walz, Ariana Reines and Oscar Tuazon, and Scott Treleaven.* […]

AFI FEST — GENESIS

The title of GENÈSE (Genesis)—writer and director Philippe Lesage’s beautifully considered take on the adolescent trials of a pair of Quebecois siblings—reminds us that the depredations of youth are part of a process and not (despite on-screen evidence to the contrary) an irrevocable fall. For most of its running time, GENÈSE (Lesage’s second feature) details, with […]

AFI FEST — NEVER LOOK AWAY

Inspired by the youth of a colossus of contemporary art, NEVER LOOK AWAY is Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s fictional take on the early life of Gerhard Richter, who grew up under the Nazis (and in the GDR after the war), studied and practiced Socialist Realism at Dresden’s Art Academy, and escaped to the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf just before […]

EVEN ANTHOLOGY

OUT OF PRACTICE, an anthology of the first ten issues of the arts and culture journal EVEN—published by Rebecca Ann Siegel and edited by Jason Farago—is out now. Motto Books and the Swiss Institute will launch the new publication this weekend.   OUT OF PRACTICE—TEN ISSUES OF EVEN, 2015–2018 book launch Sunday, November 11, from […]