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JULIANA SPAHR AND CLAUDIA RANKINE

“DU BOIS’S TELEGRAM is a brilliant inquiry into the institutions—from the CIA to the foundations and literary magazines it funded—that inform and shape literary production. The promoted, the funded and heralded—from Richard Wright to Gertrude Stein to James Baldwin—do the work of the nation state under the umbrella of culture. Our complicit freedoms are brought […]

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IRVING BLUM IN CONVERSATION

“Warhol didn’t make a mark on American culture. He became the instrument with which American culture designated itself.” — Peter Schjeldahl In conjunction with the Whitney show ANDY WARHOL—FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN, Irving Blum—whose Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles was the first to exhibit Warhol’s post-advertising artwork, the Campbell’s soup-can paintings—will talk […]

JESPER JUST’S INTERPASSIVITIES

Artist and filmmaker Jesper Just’s INTERPASSIVITIES “immerses participants in a life-size no-man’s land” and “charts the fractured, ever-changing topography of modern experience” in a performance art work incorporating ballet and video projections, with music composed by Kim Gordon and August Rosenbaum.* This Next Wave Festival presentation is the U.S. premiere of Just’s piece.   INTERPASSIVITIES* Thursday, […]

SALLY MANN IN CONVERSATION

On the occasion of the opening of her exhibition A THOUSAND CROSSINGS at Getty Venter, Sally Mann will read from and discuss her acclaimed book Hold Still—A Memoir with Photographs.   SALLY MANN reading and conversation Friday, November 16, at 7 pm. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles. Above: Sally […]

SPERM CULT

Celebrating ethnographic sexual taboos and occult practices, SPERM CULT—curated by Hamza Walker at LAXART—expands on Elijah Burgher and Richard Hawkins’ original Bad Dimension publication to include other artists “whose work shares similar themes of sexuality, transgression, desire, and ritual”: ektor garcia, Ryan M. Pfeiffer and Rebecca Walz, Ariana Reines and Oscar Tuazon, and Scott Treleaven.* […]