JAMES LEE BYARS AND ZAD MOULTAKA

The Venice Biennale collateral event THE DEATH OF JAMES LEE BYARS—presented by the Vanhaerents Art Collection—features Byars’ iconic 1994 work in conversation with Zad Moultaka‘s sound installation VOCAL SHADOWS.

THE DEATH OF JAMES LEE BYARS

Through November 24.

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione

Fondamenta Zattere ai Gesuati, Venice.

From top: James Lee Byars, The Death of James Lee Byars; The Death of James Lee Byars and Vocal Shadows, Venice installation drawing, courtesy and © Zad Moultaka; simulated installation view, courtesy La biennale di Venezia; James Lee Byars, The Death of James Lee Byars. Byars images courtesy and © Michael Werner Gallery and the Estate of James Lee Byars.

VENICE 2019 — GIARDINI

The Giardini section of the 2019 Venice Biennale includes a selection of mostly new work by Nicole Eisenman, Kaari Upson, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Joi Bittle and Dominique Gonzalez–Foerster, Jill Mulleady, and Hito Steyerl.

LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA

Through November 24.

Giardini della Biennale

Venice.

From top: Nicole Eisenman, Morning Studio, 2016, oil on canvas, courtesy and © the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Kaari Upson, There is No Such Thing as Outside, 2019, HD video (still), courtesy and © the artist, Sprüth Magers, and Massimo de Carlo; Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Mama, Mummy and Mamma2014, acrylic, color pencils, charcoal and transfers on paper, courtesy and © the artist and Victoria Miro, London; Joi Bittle and Dominique Gonzalez–Foerster, Martian Dreams Ensemble, 2018, diorama detail, courtesy and © the artists; Jill MulleadyThis Connection is Not Private, 2018, oil on linen, courtesy and © the artist and Freedman Fitzpatrick; Hito Steyerl, Leonardo’s Submarine, 2019, three-screen video, courtesy and © the artist and installation photographer Naomi Rea.

HEDI EL KHOLTI’S COLLAGES

A selection of over sixty collage works by Hedi El KholtiSemiotext(e) and Animal Shelter co-editor and designer—are collected in A PLACE IN THE SUN, a Hesse Press publication.

“My collages always start with a vague notion, or a sentence, or they’re meant to be a visual portrait with vague associations of someone who’s close to me and their infinite numbers of mirrors in pop culture. As if, like me, they’re all comprised of the sum of their influences, whether they know it or not.” — Hedi El Kholti, “Pop Culture (Heroes and Villians),” PARIS LA 5 (Winter 2010/2011)

HEDI EL KHOLTI—A PLACE IN THE SUN (Los Angeles: Hesse Press, 2017).

From top: Hedi El Kholti, collage from A Place in the Sun, originally published in PARIS LA 5; cover PARIS LA 5; pages 10–11 from “Pop Culture (Heroes and Villains),” text and collages by Hedi El Kholti, PARIS LA 5; A Place in the Sun cover; collage from A Place in the Sun. Images courtesy and © Hedi El Kholti and Hesse Press.

PEDRO ALMODÓVAR — WAITING FOR THE LIGHT

WAITING FOR THE LIGHT, a new exhibition of photographs by Pedro Almodóvar, can be seen at Marlborough through the end of next month.

PEDRO ALMODÓVAR—WAITING FOR THE LIGHT

Through June 29.

Marlborough

40 West 57th Street, New York City.

Pedro Almodóvar—Waiting for the Light, digital prints on paper and dibond, from top: To Morandi, 2018; Menina, 2019; Explosion of Spring 1, 2018; Untitled 1, 2018; Homage To Zurbaran, 2018. Images courtesy and © the artist and Marlborough.

ALEX BACZYNSKI-JENKINS IN VENICE

In the alley to the left just after you pass Arsenale’s ticket gate, look for the door under the lit neon sign. Enter and experience UNTITLED (HOLDING HORIZON), the performance work by Alex Baczynski-Jenkins.

UNTITLED (HOLDING HORIZON) draws on the box step, a basic movement used in several social dances, to explore collectivity, subjectivity, queer embodiment and desire. Synchronized movements co-exist with moments of slippage and letting go, each performer embodying individual and shared gestures and affections. The performers both affect, and become affected by, the live sound and light mixing. In this altered state, the box step becomes a container for the relational force that resides in moving with others.”*

ALEX BACZYNSKI-JENKINS—UNTITLED (HOLDING HORIZON)*

Friday, May 10, from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Venice Biennale

Arsenale alley, Venice.

Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Untitled (Holding Horizon), Frieze Art Fair performance, 2018. Photographs by Linda Nylind, images courtesy the photographer and the artists.