Jessica Lang Dance will present its final California performances, starting tonight in Santa Barbara, with stops in San Jose, San Francisco, and Malibu. After seven years, the company will close in April, 2019.
The company will introduce THIS THING CALLED LOVE, a West Coast premiere, and the evenings will include Lang’s LYRIC PIECES, GLOW, SOLOBACH, THE CALLING, and THOUSANDYARD STARE.
From top: Naomi Watts as Betty/Diane Selwyn and Laura Harring as Rita/Camilla Rhodes in Mulholland Dr.(2001); David Lynch directing Justin Theroux directing a musical number; MelissaGeorge; Watts and Mark Pellegrino. Image credit: Universal Pictures.
The performance THESPIRITSREFUSE WITHOUTABODY will activate the garments and helmets JeffreyGibson produced for his New Museum residency and exhibition THEANTHROPOPHAGICEFFECT.
Gibson’s work in the show is directly inspired by Indigenous handcraft techniques and aesthetics, and reflect his research into Southeastern river cane basket weaving, Algonquian birch bark biting, and porcupine quillwork.
From top: Jeffrey Gibson, Mx. OopsandXavier, 2018, digital photograph; JeffreyGibson, Wendell, 2018, digital photograph; JeffreyGibson, ChristineGarciawithLovel, 2018, digital photograph. Images courtesy the artist, Sikkema Jenkins &Co., KaviGupta, and RobertsProjects.
On the opening night of his Palais de Tokyo exhibition AMALGAM, Theaster Gates will be joined by Romi Crawford and Clémentine Deliss for a conversation, followed by a show with the BlackMonks, Gates’ Chicago-based music ensemble.
From top: Theaster Gates—Amalgam installation view, Palais de Tokyo, 2019; Theaster Gates (center) and the Black Monks, photograph by Sara Pooley; book cover image courtesy Theaster Gates and Serraves; Gates and the Black Monks in performance at the Kunstmuseum, Basel, courtesy the museum.
“I was once a professor at the College of Applied Art in Vienna. In the short period in which I lectured, I realized that I had absolutely no educational fiber whatsoever, that I wasn’t interested in my students. Without being egotistical, what I do is make things. Explaining it to others is not my thing at all. I’m a battlefield person. And generals don’t necessarily make a good minister of war.” — Karl Lagerfeld
“It is with deep sadness that the House of Chanel announces the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, the Creative Director for the Chanel Fashion House since 1983. Virginie Viard, director of Chanel’s fashion creation studio and Lagerfeld’s closest collaborator for more than thirty years, has been entrusted by Alain Wertheimer with the creative work for the collections, so that the legacy of Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld can live on.” — Chanel, February 19, 2019
“I love frivolousness. I know a lot of people who would have disappeared long ago had they not been frivolous… I hate it when the gentlemen with their taffeta and scissors take themselves too seriously. I love everything that is transcient. You should never anchor yourself in an epoch. The tale of Romeo and Juliet lasted only one night, and now it’s the symbol of eternal love.” — Karl Lagerfeld
The fashion designer, creative director, photographer, artist, publisher, bibliophile, actor, author, costumer, and aphorist was a cherished contributor to PARIS LA, supporting Chanel’s campaign collaborations over the last ten years, and creating a poster for Issue 5.
“I have no conception of my valuable time. For me, wasting time is the ultimate luxury. For example, if I’m lying on the couch and reading an interesting book when I should be doing something else, maybe that’s wasting time. But the stimulation of a guilty conscience is extremely creative. It’s the spice of life.” — Karl Lagerfeld
Lagerfeld quotes from Deutsch Vogue Dialogues, “Camouflage, Camouflage: Voyeur Karl Lagerfeld in conversation with his friend Gabriele Henkel, an expert on the stage management of life” (originally published in Deutsch Vogue in 1992), edited by Condé Nast Germany (Munich: Prestel Verlag, 2004), 110–114.