Category Archives: WEB/TELEVISION/RADIO

KYLE ABRAHAM — WHEN WE FELL

The dance event of the season, understandably, happens to be a film. WHEN WE FELL—choreographed by Kyle Abraham and directed by Abraham and Ryan Marie Helfant—was commissioned by the New York City Ballet and was shot inside their Lincoln Center home.

WHEN WE FELL is danced by India BradleyJonathan FahouryChristopher GrantClaire KretzschmarLauren LovetteTaylor Stanley, KJ Takahashi, and Sebastian Villarini-Velez. Music for the 16-minute work is by Morton Feldman, Jason Moran, and Nico Muhly.

The film is introduced by dancer-choreographer Wendy Whelan, Associate Artistic Director, New York City Ballet. See link below for free streaming details to the film as well as the short RETURN TO FORM: CREATING KYLE ABRAHAM’S WHEN WE FELL.

WHEN WE FELL

Directed by Kyle Abraham and Ryan Marie Helfant.

New York City Ballet

Streaming through April 22

Kyle Abraham and Ryan Marie Helfant, When We Fell (2021), stills by Helfant. Images © Kyle Abraham and Ryan Marie Helfant, courtesy of the artists and New York City Ballet.

ALISON SAAR AND HANK WILLIS THOMAS

I want my work to be universally understood. Not necessarily appreciated but somehow to connect with people universally—which I think is a very utopic, if not moronic, approach to making art. [Laughter] But it’s something I aspire to. I think a lot of times, even beyond issues of race and gender and stuff like that, I’m also really interested in issues of humanity, and these utopic, kooky ideas of how [if] we can all come to understand each other, life will be better. — Alison Saar*

Join Hamza Walker in conversation with Alison Saar and Hank Willis Thomas., presented by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

See link below to register for this online event.

ALISON SAAR and HANK WILLIS THOMAS IN CONVERSATION WITH HAMZA WALKER

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon

Thursday, April 15.

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

*Alison Saar, from forthcoming feature in PARIS LA 17.

From top: Alison Saar, Queen of the 88s, 2021, multi-block linocut on handmade Hamada Kozo paper backed with Sekishu Kozo, image © Alison Saar, courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland; Saar, photograph by Paul O’Connor, courtesy of Saar and LA Louver; Hank Willis Thomas, courtesy and © Hank Willis Thomas Studio; Thomas, History is Past, Past is Present, 2017, print, lenticular, image © Hank Willis Thomas, courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery.

RACHEL KUSHNER IN CONVERSATION

Sometimes I am boggled by the gallery of souls I’ve known. By the lore. The wild history, unsung. People crowd in and talk to me in dreams. People who died or disappeared or whose connection to my own life makes no logical sense, but exists, as strong as ever, in a past that seeps and stains instead of fading. The first time I took Ambien, a drug that makes some people sleep-fix sandwiches and sleepwalk on broken glass, I felt as if everyone I’d ever known were gathered around, not unpleasantly. It was a party and had a warm reunion feel to it. We were all there.

But sometimes the million stories I’ve got and the million people I’ve known pelt the roof of my internal world like a hailstorm. — Rachel Kushner*

A series of online events:

On Tuesday, Kushner will join Hal Foster to talk about her new book of essays The Hard Crowd. The following day she will join Dana Spiotta in conversation. And a week after that, Kim Gordon will sit down with the author.

RACHEL KUSHNER and HAL FOSTER—THE HARD CROWD

London Review 

Tuesday, April 6.

11 am on the West Coast, 2 pm East Coast, 6 pm London, 7 pm Paris.

RACHEL KUSHNER and DANA SPIOTTA IN CONVERSATION

City Lights 

Wednesday, April 7.

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

RACHEL KUSHNER with KIM GORDON

Skylight Books

Wednesday, April 14.

6:30 pm on the West Coast, 9:30 pm East Coast.

*Rachel Kushner, The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000–2020 (New York: Scribner, 2021). Text © Rachel Kushner, courtesy of the author and Scribner.

From top: Rachel Kushner, photograph by Chloe Aftel; Rachel Kushner, The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000–2020. Images courtesy and © the author and Scribner.

BARBARA LONDON IN CONVERSATION

Barbara London—author of Video Art: The First Fifty Years, and founder of the video-media program at MoMA—will discuss her curatorial practice and forthcoming traveling exhibition Seeing Sound.

See link below to register for the online talk.

CURATOR’S PERSPECTIVE—BARBARA LONDON

Independent Curators International

Tuesday, April 6.

1 pm on the West Coast, 4 pm East Coast.

From top: Barbara London, courtesy and © London and Independent Curators International; London, Video Art: The First Fifty Years (2020), cover image courtesy and © Phaidon; Yuko Mohri, You Locked Me Up in a Grave, You Owe Me at Least the Peace of a Grave, 2018, installation view Childhood: Another Banana Day for the Dream-Fish, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2018, image © Yuko Mohri, courtesy of the artist and Project Fulfill Art Space, Mother’s Tankstation; Juan Cortés, Supralunar, 2018, custom-built mechanisms in perspex (dimensions variable), Arduino, LED lights, custom-built speakers, 4 channel sound, installation view, image © Juan Cortés, courtesy of the artist.

BLACK FUTURES SYMPOSIUM

Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham, and The Underground Museum present the Black Futures Symposium, a weekend-long series of online talks, readings, performances, and meditations. On the closing day, Joy Yamusangie and Ronan McKenzie will stream their 2020 film WATA.

See link below to register.

BLACK FUTURES SYMPOSIUM

The Underground Museum

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 26–28.

From top: Joy Yamusangie and Ronan McKenzie, WATA (2020), still, image courtesy and © the filmmakers; Jenna Wortham (above) and Kimberly Drew, Black Futures Symposium, image courtesy and © The Underground Museum; WATA poster, image courtesy and © the filmmakers; Black Futures, edited by Drew and Wortham, cover image courtesy and © One World.