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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 […]

GUADALUPE ROSALES

In ECHOES OF A COLLECTIVE MEMORY, Guadalupe Rosales “investigates collective histories within Latinx youth culture in Los Angeles, reflecting everyday experiences in communities of color in the 1990s, from private spaces such as the teenage bedroom, to cruising, parties and other forms of socializing. “Drawing on documentation, flyers, magazines, ephemera and objects from the period, […]

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 […]

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. […]

AA BRONSON IN LONDON

AA Bronson, Felix Partz, and Jorge Zontal were introduced to one another in 1968 in Toronto, and formed the art and activism collective General Idea the following year. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of this meeting, Maureen Paley presents AA BRONSON—GENERAL IDEA. AA BRONSON—GENERAL IDEA Through November 11. Maureen Paley, 21 Herald Street, Bethnal Green, London. […]