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SUNÉ WOODS, FRED MOTEN, AND JAMES GORDON WILLIAMS

Fred Moten will join artist Suné Woods and pianist-composer James Gordon Williams at the Hammer this week for an evening of “wordplay, found imagery, improvised music, and moving images.”*   SUNÉ WOODS, FRED MOTEN, AND JAMES GORDON WILLIAMS YOU ARE MINE. I SEE NOW, I’M A HAVE TO LET YOU GO Thursday, August 23, at 7:30. HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 […]

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JAMES AGEE

“A terrifying number of Americans, most of them in all innocence of the fact, are much more ripe for benevolent dictatorship—and every dictatorship is seen as benevolent by those who support it—than for the most elementary realization of the meanings, hopes, and liabilities of democracy.” — James Agee, 1947 James Agee, review of The Roosevelt […]

IT’S BIESENBACH

“[Klaus Biesenbach] is really known for championing emerging artists, and MOCA holds dearly to that as the artists’ museum.” — Catherine Opie on today’s news from MOCA* In eight months or so, MoMA P.S.1 director Klaus Biesenbach will step into Philippe Vergne’s shoes as the new director of MOCA Los Angeles. * artforum.com/klaus-biesenbach-named-director-of-moca Patti Smith (left), […]

VICTOR HUGO PONTES — FALL

In FALL, the choreographer Victor Hugo Pontes “questions the fuzzy intersection between the physical fall—whose movement is undeniable, palpable, visible—and the other fall—metaphorical—which requires a moral judgment. “Is there really a boundary between the two? Can falling down be a deliberate act or is it inevitably suffered? Does it condemn us or liberate us? It is through dance and movement […]

RASHID JOHNSON IN ASPEN

This week at the Aspen Art Museum, Rashid Johnson will give an artist talk, and accept the 2018 Aspen Award for Art during ArtCrush, the museum’s celebrated annual summer benefit.   RASHID JOHNSON—ARTIST TALK, Thursday, August 2, at 5 pm. ASPEN ART MUSEUM, 637 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen. aspenartmuseum.org/rashid-johnson ARTCRUSH, Friday, August 3, at 6 […]