Category Archives: CONVERSATION

BARBARA T. SMITH AT MARCIANO

This weekend, join Barbara T. Smith at the Marciano Art Foundation for a discussion about her performance practice.

Through various performances such as Ritual Meal (1969), Feed Me (1973), Intimations of Immortality (1974), and Birthdaze (1981), Smith contemplated ideas of spirituality, feminism, collective consciousness, the body, sexuality, and institutional power structures. She looked deep into human consciousness and found ways to embody these constructs through performance.*

PERFORMANCE, EMBODIMENT, SPIRITUALITY AND SEXUALITY WITH BARBARA T. SMITH

Saturday, October 5, at 2 pm.

Marciano Art Foundation

4357 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Barbara T. Smith, from top: Nude Frieze, 1972, documentation of performance; The Way To Be, 1972, performance, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, courtesy of The Box, Los Angeles; Field Piece, 1968–1972, Hammer Museum; Feed Me, 1972, courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery; Fleeing, 1964, pen on paper, courtesy of The Box, Los Angeles; Birthdaze performance, 1981, courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery. Images courtesy and © Barbara T. Smith.

HANNAH BLACK AT UCLA

As part of the UCLA Department of Art ’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Hannah Black will give a talk at the Hammer Museum.

Black is the author of Dark Pool Party—”essays, personal texts, and video/performance scripts that reassemble autobiographical fragments to think about the relationship between bodies, labor, and affect”—and the co-author of “The Tear Gas Biennial.”

HANNAH BLACK—UCLA DEPARTMENT OF ART LECTURE

Thursday, October 3, at 7:30 pm.

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Hannah Black; Black, Dark Pool Party book cover, courtesy and © the artist and Dominica, Inc.; Black (left), Bonaventure, and Ebba Fransén Waldhör, on the occasion of their exhibition ANXIETINA at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, 2018, photograph by Charlotte Krieger. Images courtesy and © the artists and the photographers.

AFTERALL ANNIVERSARY LAUNCH

Join Afterall directors Charles Esche and Mark Lewis, editor Ute Meta Bauer, and artist and contributing editor Charles Stankievech for a celebration of two decades of the journal’s publication and the launch of issue 48—Looking Back, Looking Forward: 20 Years of Afterall.

AFTERALL JOURNAL ANNIVERSARY ISSUE 48 LAUNCH

Thursday, October 3, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Central Saint Martins, Granary Building

1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London.

Afterall, from top: Issue 48; 47; 41; and 45. Images courtesy and © Afterall.


KALUP LINZY AT CARNEGIE MELLON

Kalup Linzy will give a talk at Carnegie Mellon University this week as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture series at the School of Art.

Linzy is a multidisciplinary performance artist whose works employ a variety of pop cultural forms to explore cultural identities and gender fluidity and boundaries. Working across various mediums—including video, performance, photography, collage, fashion, television, music, and film—Linzy creates complex characters who are linked together to form an invented “family tree.” *

KALUP LINZY

Tuesday, October 1, at 6:30 pm.

Carnegie Mellon University

Kresge Theatre

5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh.

From top: Will Lytch, Kalup Linzy as Taiwan. courtesy and © the artist, the photographer, and USF Graphicstudio; Kalup Linzy, Resemblance (Crowns Starts Love), 2018, gouache and photo collage, courtesy and © the artist and David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach; Linzy in a scene from his work Keys to Our Hearts, a sendup of The Color Purple, photograph courtesy and © the artist and Taxter & Spengemann; Linzy, courtesy of the artist.

LYLE ASHTON HARRIS AND PAUL MPAGI SEPUYA

Lyle Ashton Harris and Paul Mpagi Sepuya will talk about their practice and participation in IMPLICIT TENSIONS—MAPPLETHORPE NOW, part two of the Guggenheim’s exhibition of the late photographer’s work.

The conversation will be moderated by Robert Reid-Pharr, a scholar in the field of race and sexuality studies and Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University.

LYLE ASHTON HARRIS and PAUL MPAGI SEPUYA

THE IMAGES WE WANT TO SEEIMPLICIT TENSIONS ARTIST PANEL

Tuesday, October 1, at 6:30 pm.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue (at 88th Street), New York City.

From Top: Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Darkroom Mirror, 2017, inkjet print, © Paul Mpagi Sepuya; Lyle Ashton Harris, Americas, 1987–88, printed 2007, gelatin silver prints, © Lyle Ashton Harris; Robert Mapplethorpe, Ajitto, 1981, © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Images courtesy of the artists and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.