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FIRE ON THE HILL — LA FILM FESTIVAL

Black cowboys have always been part of the history of South Central Los Angeles, and stables can still be found up and down the L.A. River and various flood channels in the area. One such stable, in Compton, known as the Hill, was mysteriously burned down in 2012. For the last few years, filmmaker Brett […]

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PAUL TAYLOR — FALL FOR DANCE

Paul Taylor—for many years America’s greatest living choreographer—died yesterday at age 88 in New York City. Michael Novak will take the helm as the artistic director of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, which will perform BLACK TUESDAY at Fall for Dance in October. BLACK TUESDAY—PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Wednesday and Thursday, October 3 and 4, at 8 […]

VIVAN SUNDARAM

The retrospective of the paintings, drawings, photographs, found-object constructions, and videos of Vivan Sundaram at Haus der Kunst will be up through early October. “Politics and poetics, ethics and aesthetics: the continual crossing of these dimensions defines the forcefield in which the multimedia oeuvre of Sundaram has taken shape over the last fifty years. “His artistic […]

DAVID ARMSTRONG POLAROIDS

Shortly before he died in 2014 at age 60, David Armstrong supervised the production of one last book, DAVID ARMSTRONG POLAROIDS, a small volume of friends and lovers. (Cookie Mueller, above center, and Bruce Balboni below.)   David Armstrong Polaroids (London: Mörel, 2015). morelbooks.com/david-armstrong See: dazeddigital.com/polaroids and: 10magazine.com/david-armstrong-interview David Armstrong Polaroids. Image credit: Mörel and David Armstrong Estate, […]

BEAUTIFUL LOSERS REDUX

NOW & THEN—A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS—an exhibition celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard documentary Beautiful Losers—is up through the end of this week at The Hole. Capturing the spirit of artists affiliated with Rose’s Alleged Gallery in Manhattan in the early 1990s—a group that included Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, Ed Templeton, […]