Category Archives: MUSIC

LA COLLECTIONNEUSE

This week in Hollywood, Kalyane Lévy’s La Collectionneuse will screen the film her program is named for.

Co-presented by Women & Film and the American Cinematheque, Éric Rohmer’s LA COLLECTIONNEUSE (1967) is one of his beloved contes moraux, and stars Haydée Politoff, Patrick Bauchau, and Daniel Pommereulle.

Stay for post-screening drinks and music, with a DJ set by DJ Izella.

LA COLLECTIONNEUSE

Friday, June 21, at 7:30 pm.

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Haydée Politoff and Patrick Bauchau in La Collectionneuse.

THE DIVINE COMEDY AT FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE

Neil Hannon—whose new Divine Comedy album Office Politics is just out—will play an acoustic set this weekend as part of Fête de la Musique.

THE DIVINE COMEDY

Friday, June 21. Doors at 5 pm.

Musée des Arts et Métiers

60 Rue Réaumur, 3rd, Paris.

From top: Neil Hannon; The Divine Comedy, Office Politics; Hannon in video for “Generation Sex,” 1998; Fête de la Musique poster; Hannon in early 1990s.

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.

ANNE IMHOF AT THE ART INSTITUTE

This week, the Art Institute of Chicago presents the second chapter of Anne Imhof‘s performance piece SEX, with a score by Imhof, Eliza Douglas, Billy Bultheel, and Amnesia Scanner‘s Ville Haimala.

In addition to Douglas and Bultheel, performers for this engagement include Jakob Eilinghoff, Sacha Eusebe, Josh Johnson, Enad Marouf, Stine Omar, Franziska Presche, Kizito Sango, and special guest Nomi Ruiz.

The installation exhibition of the work will remain up through the first week in July. Chapter three will be presented in 2020 at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Turin.

ANNE IMHOF—SEX chapter two performance

Thursday, May 30, from 3:30 pm to 7 pm.

Friday, May 31, from 12:30 pm to 4 pm.

Saturday, June 1, from 12:30 pm to 4 pm.

Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue, downtown Chicago.

From top: Anne ImhofSex rehearsal (3), photographs by Nadine Fraczkowski; performance view of the first chapter of Sex at Tate Modern, 2019 (2), photographs by Oliver Cowling; Billy Bultheel, Eliza Douglas, and Anne Imhof in the Tate Tanks space, photograph by Nicky J. Sims; Imhof. Images courtesy and © the artists, photographers, Galerie Buchholz, and the Tate.

QUEER INTIMACY AND STATES OF EMOTION

An exhibition at Human Resources curated by artist and filmmaker Telémachos Alexiou will raise funds for his newest film projects: the feature THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL, and the documentary EMI’S MOVIE, about the life and work of gallerist, curator, yogini, and writer Emi Fontana.

THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL proposes as its core-dogma the idea that a delusion is an essential life force and therefore reminds us that art is a lie that tells the truth. It tells the story of a young self-exiled Greek actor in Berlin, and his awakening of conscience while back in Athens…

“The spell began during my secret explorations of my mother’s bedroom as a little child… I started making up myths and stories about my mother in order to create the illusion I could exert even the slightest of influence on her life before me—as if by doing so I could gain full control over my own fate.” — Telémachos Alexiou

The work in this show “manifests Alexiou’s personal relationships with the artists, shedding light upon the intimate moments, struggles, pleasures and agonies of being queer in 2019. The exhibition’s curation is a love letter to the artists, intended to bridge the geographical distance and emotional longing between continents.”* Exhibiting artists include Ron AtheyLucas Bihler, CassilsAlex ChavesZackary DruckerSpilios GianakopoulosMonilola IlupejuYoung Joon KwakEva MitalaTyler Matthew OyerZander PorterElliot ReedSpyros Rennt, Jason Al-Taan and Alexiou. 

This event is co-hosted by Zak Stone, with performances by Christopher Argodale and Tyler Matthew Oyer, and an afterparty with surprise DJ sets.

QUEER INTIMACY AND STATES OF EMOTION / CROSS-CONTINENTAL FRIENDSHIPS

Wednesday, May 29; doors open at 7 pm.

Performances by Christopher Argodale at 7:30 pm and Tyler Matthew Oyer at 10:15 pm.

Human Resources

410 Cottage Home Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Eva Mitala, untitled (1), silkscreen; Jason Al-Taan, The Ivy Terrace, 2017, photograph; Monilola Ilupeju, Intimacy Study (1 and 2), 2016, photography and print on plastic foil; Elliot Reed, Lesson, 2018, video still; Tyler Matthew Oyer, untitled (Sigil), 2016, acrylic on paper; Spyros Rennt, Catalin by the window, 2017, photograph; Spyros Rennt, Freckles (joy), 2017, photograph; Lucas Bihler, untitled (1), 2019, photograph; Telémachos Alexiou, Self #2, 2017, photograph and print text; Telémachos Alexiou, Self #3, 2017, photograph and print text, both from the Fassbinder Series. Images courtesy and © the artists.