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ROSELEE GOLDBERG — PERFORMANCE NOW

RoseLee Goldberg’s new large-format book on performance art—PERFORMANCE NOW—focuses on works made since 1999, when the art form made its move into museums, biennials, and art fairs. The volume includes six texts—”Performance as Visual Art,” “World Citizenship: Performance as Global Language,” “Radical Action: On Performance and Politics,” “Dance After Choreography, Off Stage: New Theatre,” and […]

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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.* […]

AFI FEST — GENESIS

The title of GENÈSE (Genesis)—writer and director Philippe Lesage’s beautifully considered take on the adolescent trials of a pair of Quebecois siblings—reminds us that the depredations of youth are part of a process and not (despite on-screen evidence to the contrary) an irrevocable fall. For most of its running time, GENÈSE (Lesage’s second feature) details, with […]