ANTON VIDOKLE IN CONVERSATION

In conjunction with the exhibition ANTON VIDOKLEIMMORTALITY FOR ALL: A FILM TRILOGY ON RUSSIAN COSMISM, the artist and e-flux editor will join Adam Khalil for a conversation.

Scored to music by John Cale and Éliane Radigue, the three parts of the trilogy—THIS IS COSMOS (2014), THE COMMUNIST REVOLUTION WAS CAUSED BY THE SUN (2015), and IMMORTALITY AND RESURRECTION FOR ALL! (2017)—investigate Cosmism, a forgotten philosophy that combined Western Enlightenment, Eastern philosophy, Russian Orthodox traditions, and Marxism, before falling victim to Stalinist repression.

ANTON VIDOKLE IN CONVERSATION WITH ADAM KHALIL

Saturday, January 19, at 2 pm.

The Commons at 401

Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space

401 Richmond Street West, 4th floor, Toronto.

ANTON VIDOKLE—IMMORTALITY FOR ALL: A FILM TRILOGY ON RUSSIAN COSMISM

January 19 through March 16.

YYZ Artists’ Outlet

140-401 Richmond Street West, Toronto.

Top and below: Anton Vidokle, film stills from The Communist Revolution Was Caused By the Sun (2015). HD video, color, sound; 33:36. Courtesy the artist.

Book cover credit: MIT Press.

GODARD ENCORE AT THE AERO

A sequel of sorts to the recent American Cinematheque series For the Love of Godard arrives this weekend at the Aero.

CONTEMPT (Le Mépris) and ALPHAVILLE will screen, as well as 35mm prints of LE PETIT SOLDAT and MADE IN U.S.A.Anna Karina’s last film for Jean-Luc Godard, featuring a cameo by Marianne Faithfull.

And if you missed last year’s MOCA screening of ONE PLUS ONE—Godard’s documentary incorporating the Rolling Stone’s “Sympathy for the Devil” recording sessions—it will be at the Aero Sunday night.

(The Cinematheque’s exclusive run of Godard’s new film THE IMAGE BOOKLe livre d’imagecommences Friday, February 15.)

CONTEMPT and LE PETIT SOLDAT

Friday, January 18, at 7:30 pm.

ALPHAVILLE and MADE IN U.S.A.

Saturday, January 19, at 7:30

ONE PLUS ONE

Sunday, January 20, at 7:30 pm.

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

From top: Brigitte Bardot and Michel Piccoli in Contempt (1963); Piccoli(left), Fritz Lang, Jack Palance, and Jean-Luc Godard, on the set of ContemptAnna Karina in Alphaville (1965). Image credit: Rialto Pictures.

BAUHAUS POLITICS

Join Arjun Appadurai, Regina Bittner, Beatriz Colomina, Theresia Enzensberger, Jesko Fezer, Thomas Flierl, Benjamin Förster-Baldenius, Ayşe Güleç, Dorothee Halbrock, Ulrike Hamann, Christian Hiller, Joy Kristin KaluÖzcan KaradenizBianca Klose, Klaus Lederer, Gisela Mackenroth, Jacobus North, Anh-Linh Ngo, Marion von Osten, Philipp Oswalt, Stefan Rettich, Bernd Scherer, Schroeter und Berger, Justus H. Ulbricht, and Mark Wigley for an afternoon and evening seminar which asks the question:

What can institutions that are today confronted with attacks from the Right learn from the history of Bauhaus?

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Saturday, January 19, from 2 pm to 9:30 pm.
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Haus der Kulturen der Welt
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John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin.
Above: Walter Gropius, Bauhaus Building, 1925–1926, Dessau.
Below: Gropius studio, Kandinsky-Klee house, 1925–1926, Dessau.

ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES

Two public performances of MELT—DANCING TEXT / TEXTING DANCE—a new work by Ishmael Houston-Jones—will take place at MOMA this week.

 

ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES

MELT—DANCING TEXT / TEXTING DANCE

Thursday, January 17, and Saturday, January 19, at 3 pm.

Marron Atruim

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street, New York City.

Above: Ishmael Houston-Jones.

Below: Ishmael Houston-JonesMiguel Gutierrez, Nick Hallett, and Jennifer MonsonVariations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd2016. Photograph by Ian Douglas.

Images courtesy the artists.

JOAN JONAS — THEY COME TO US WITHOUT A WORD

THEY COME TO US WITHOUT A WORDJoan Jonas’ 2015 Venice Biennale installation—will be on view in California for the first time.

The work incorporates performance, video art, sculpture, and drawing, and will be in San Francisco through mid-March.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Jonas will present two live performances of MOVING OFF THE LAND, “a mesmerizing tribute and poetic response to the power of the ocean.”*

Jonas will also participate in a public conversation with David Gruber, Chrissie Iles, and Markus Reymann at ths year’s FOG Design + Art Fair.

JOAN JONAS—

THEY COME TO US WITHOUT A WORD

January 17 through March 10.

Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture

2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco.

 

A CONVERSATION WITH JOAN JONAS

Thursday, January 17, at 3 pm.

Fort Mason Festival Pavilion

2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco.

JOAN JONAS—

MOVING OFF THE LAND*

Saturday and Sunday, January 19 and 20.

Both shows at 6 pm.

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason

2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco.

From top:

Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word II (2015). Performance with Jason Moran at Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Venice, July, 2015. Photograph by Moira Ricci.

Production image from Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word (2015). Image courtesy the artist.

Jonas (right) with Michelle Obama (center) and Malia Obama, June 20, 2015, U.S. Pavilion, Venice Biennale. Photograph by Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images.

Jonas performing Moving Off the Land, Ocean—Sketches and Notes (2018), at Danspace Project, New York. Photograph by Ian Douglas. Image Courtesy of Danspace Project.
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Production images from Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word. Image courtesy the artist.