Category Archives: CONVERSATION

SHEELA GOWDA IN CONVERSATION

On the occasion of the 2019 Maria Lassnig Prize, honoree Sheela Gowda will join Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation at the ceremony.

SHEELA GOWDA and HANS ULRICH OBRIST in conversation

Friday, June 7.

Ceremony begins at 7 pm, with laudation by Ute Meta Bauer.

Lenbachhaus

Luisenstrasse 33, Munich.

From top: Sheela Gowda, photograph by Thierry Bal; Sheela Gowda, Kagebangara, 2008, Artes Mundi 5, installation view, 2012, photograph by Wales News Service; Sheela Gowda, What Yet Remains, 2017, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, installation view, 2017, photograph by Stuart Whipps; Sheela Gowda, Making of And…, 2007. Images courtesy and © the artist, the photographers, Ikon Gallery, and Lenbachhaus.

SAIDIYA HARTMAN AND ARTHUR JAFA

Join Saidiya Hartman—author of the new book Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments—and Arthur Jafa at the Hammer for a public conversation about their work.

Jafa’s new exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm opens later this month.

SAIDIYA HARTMAN and ARTHUR JAFA in conversation

Thursday, June 6, at 7:30 pm.

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Saidiya Hartman, courtesy of the author and Columbia University; Arthur Jafa, Apex, 2018, Luma, Arles, installation views (2); Arthur Jafa, courtesy of the artist.

EMPTY METAL

“A trio of musicians desert their sincere but ultimately uninspired creative endeavors after answering an inexplicable call to action by time-traveling revolutionaries. What unravels is a provocatively efficient assassination plot that reveals the status of the artist for what it is, a particle embedded within some of the sustained injustices of our time: wanton surveillance, drone warfare, toxic masculinity within libertarian ranks, and the enduring inaccessibility to a secure sense of culture, place, and identity by displaced populations living in the United States.

“With the intention of creating a science fiction film set one week into the future, EMPTY METAL is an unselfconscious projection of the furthest political imagination stretched and shared by its directors.”*

LACMA‘s one-night-only presentation of EMPTY METAL—directed by Bayley Sweitzer and 2019 Whitney Biennial artist Adam Khalil—is co-presented with The Autry Museum of the American West, which will screen Khalil’s INAATE/SE/ on Friday, June 7, at The Autry.

“In politics, you’re either a terrorist or a freedom fighter… [With EMPTY METAL, we attempted to] create a Trojan horse for ideas of insurrection.” — Adam Khalil, at LACMA

EMPTY METAL*

Thursday, June 6, at 7:30 pm.

Bing Theater, LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

See Pamela Cohn on Empty Metal.

From top: Pvssyheaven in Empty Metal (2018); Sam Richardson; King Alpha; Austin Sley Julian; Richardson,; Sley Julian; Alpha and company. Screen images courtesy the filmmakers and Steady Orbits.

JIM JARMUSCH AT THE AERO

This week—in a co-presentation of the American Cinematheque and Beyond FestJim Jarmusch will present his new comedy THE DEAD DON’T DIE.

The film stars Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi, Tom Waits, Selena Gomez, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, and Carol Kane, and the director will be on hand for a post-screening Q & A.

THE DEAD DON’T DIE

Wednesday, June 5, at 7:30 pm.

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

The Dead Don’t Die, from top: Bill Murray (left), Chloë Sevigny, and Adam Driver; Iggy Pop; Selena Gomez; Murray; Tilda Swinton. Images courtesy the filmmaker and Focus Features.

QUINCY JONES AND COMPANY AT THE BROAD

In celebration of its ongoing exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, 1963–1983, The Broad presents an evening of music, art, and conversation.

Quincy Jones has invited a number of musicians to perform—including Terrace MartinCory Henry, Arin RayEryn Allen Kane, and Alex Isley—and Endeavor’s Boz Saint John will preside as MC.

The evening will begin with an introduction by Jones, and the presentation of a special video showcasing Jones’ barrier-breaking, game-changing work in the music, film, and television industries, and his insistence that our histories and accomplishments never be forgotten.

During the event, attendees are welcome to visit the exhibition as well as the museum’s third floor galleries.

SOUL OF A NATION CELEBRATION—

A SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE CURATED BY QUINCY JONES

Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 pm to 11 pm.

The Broad

221 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Quincy Jones, photograph by Adam Hart; Eryn Allen Kane, photograph by Erica Hernandez; Cory Henry; Alex Isley, photograph by Richard Stevenson, Jr.; Arin Ray, and Terrace Martin, photographs by Samantha J.(2); Boz Saint John. Images courtesy and © the musicians, MC, and photographers.