Category Archives: CONVERSATION

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.

CARMEN ARGOTE — FILM PREMIERE AND EDITION LAUNCH

The Hammer Museum and Clockshop present the livestream premiere of Carmen Argote’s new short film LAST LIGHT, followed by a Q & A with the artist and the museum’s associate curator Erin Christovale.

Shot during the first wave of the pandemic, LAST LIGHT is a meditation on walking and memory in Los Angeles. Argote describes her walking habit as synonymous with thinking, a way of taking in and digesting the conditions of her environment. Through walking, the artist “deconstructs and reconstructs my ideas, thoughts, and self.” Combining video and still images of an evacuated city with an intimate voice-over, the narrator reflects on feelings of vulnerability and betrayal, and draws on childhood memories to make sense of a city transformed. Over the course of the piece, day moves to night as the artist traces a path from demolition and sickness to envisioning a different world.*

Also this week, the artist will launch her limited edition print BLOAT—a LACE edition guided by artist and printmaker Eric Gero—and join a conversation with LACE chief curator and director of programming Daniela Lieja Quintanar.

See links below for details.

CARMEN ARGOTE—LAST LIGHT*

Tuesday, July 21.

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

CARMEN ARGOTE—LACE EDITION LAUNCH and CONVERSATION

Wednesday, July 22.

7 pm on the West Coast; 10 pm East Coast.

Carmen Argote, Last Light (2020), images courtesy and © the artist.

VERÓNICA BAYETTI-FLORES ON ARCA

Verónica Bayetti Flores will join Evan Moffitt for an online conversation about Arca and her new album KiCk i.

See links below for album streaming and webinar registration.

ARCA—KICK I

VERÓNICA BAYETTI-FLORES and EVAN MOFFITT IN CONVERSATION

Wednesday, July 22.

10 am on the West Coast; 1 pm East Coast; 6 pm London; 7 pm Paris.

From top: Arca; Arca, Nonbinary, 2020, courtesy Frederik Heyman; Arca, KiCk i album cover; Arca, photograph by Hart Lëshkina; Arca, Mequetrefe (Deadbeat), 2020, courtesy Carlos Sáez. Images courtesy and © Arca and the photographers.

RACISM IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE

Join Ava DuVernay, Eraka P. Bath, Darnell Hunt, and Rashid Johnson for the second conversation in the online series RACISM IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE.

When news of a novel coronavirus arrived in the United States in early January, xenophobia was not far behind. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, reports of racist attacks against Asian Americans increased. As the number of confirmed cases exploded in America, racial disparities in health outcomes became starker. The hardest hit are often Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities—many of whom are essential workers. Before and throughout the pandemic, Black and Brown people across the nation have continued to be murdered at harrowing and unacceptable rates by the police. Join For FreedomsGYOPOLACMA, and Stop DiscriminAsian (SDA) for a conversation about the pandemic’s impact on the movement for racial justice, and the country’s long standing health, economic, and racial inequities.

The trauma of racial violence reaches further than any single individual, especially when the news cycle about Black deaths is unavoidable. Panelists will discuss the way violent images of Black suffering have been mediated, circulated, and weaponized; the reinvention of one’s relationship to those images; the utilization of those images without re-traumatization; and the power of art to address anxiety and other harms of racism.*

The panel will be introduced by Christine Y. Kim and moderated by Naima J. Keith.

See link below for details.

RACISM IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE*

Tuesday, July 21.

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

From top: Ava DuVernay, photograph by Koury Angelo; Eraka P. Bath; Darnell Hunt; Rashid Johnson, photograph by Kendall Mills, courtesy and © the artist and Hauser & Wirth; Christine Y. Kim (right) and Julie Mehretu in 2016 in Los Angeles, photograph by Rachel Murray; Naima J. Keith. Images courtesy and © the subjects and the photographers.

PETER HUJAR — CRUISING UTOPIA

In conjunction with their online Peter Hujar exhibition CRUISING UTOPIA, Pace will convene a virtual panel discussion moderated by  Oliver Shultz.

Panelists include Nayland Blake,  Every Ocean Hughes (Emily Roysdon), Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, and Stephen Koch, a close friend of Hujar’s and the director of his archive.

See link below for details.

CRUISING UTOPIA—A CONVERSATION ON PETER HUJAR

Wednesday, July 15.

10 am on the West Coast; 1 pm East Coast.

Peter Hujar, Cruising Utopia, Pace, June 30, 2020–July 28, 2020, from top: Christopher Street Pier #5, 1976, vintage gelatin silver print; John Giorno, Jim Carroll, Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka) and Jayne Cortez, circa 1982, vintage gelatin silver print; Fran Lebowitz [at Home in Morristown], 1974, vintage gelatin silver print; Richie, 1985, vintage gelatin silver print; John Heys in Lana Turner’s Gown (III), 1979, vintage gelatin silver print; Paul Thek Masturbating, 1967, pigmented ink print; Two Cockettes, 1971, vintage gelatin silver print; Greer Lankton in a Fashion Pose (I), 1983, vintage gelatin silver print; Christopher Street Pier #2 (Crossed Legs), 1976, pigmented ink print; Christopher Street Pier #4, 1976, vintage gelatin silver print; Hudson River (III), 1976, pigmented ink print. Images courtesy and © The Peter Hujar Archive and Pace Gallery.