JESSICA LANG DANCE — FINAL WEST COAST TOUR

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, SOLO BACHTHE CALLING, and THOUSAND YARD STARE.

JESSICA LANG DANCE

Thursday, February 21, at 8 pm.

Granada Theatre

1214 State Street, Santa Barbara.

Saturday, February 23, at 7:30 pm.

Hammer Theatre Center

101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose.

Thursday through Saturday, February 28, March 1 and 2, at 7:30 pm.

YBCA Theatre

700 Howard Street (at 3rd Street), San Francisco.

Tuesday, March 5, at 8 pm.

Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.

Jessica Lang Dance in performance; top three photographs by Christopher Duggan; last one, of Thousand Yard Stare, by Rosalie O’Connor.

MULHOLLAND DR.

Is David Lynch’s MULHOLLAND DR. one of the greatest puzzles in cinematic history? Or a sphinx without a riddle?

Revisit the great L.A. noir this week at the Downtown Independent.

MULHOLLAND DR.

Friday, February 22, at 8 pm.

Downtown Independent

251 South Main Street, Los Angeles.

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; Melissa George; Watts and Mark Pellegrino. Image credit: Universal Pictures.

THE SPIRITS REFUSE WITHOUT A BODY

The performance THE SPIRITS REFUSE WITHOUT A BODY will activate the garments and helmets Jeffrey Gibson produced for his New Museum residency and exhibition THE ANTHROPOPHAGIC EFFECT.

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.

THE SPIRITS REFUSE WITHOUT A BODY

Thursday, February 21, at 7 pm.

JEFFREY GIBSON—THE ANTHROPOPHAGIC EFFECT

Through June 9.

New Museum

235 Bowery, New York City.

From top: Jeffrey GibsonMx. Oops and Xavier, 2018, digital photograph; Jeffrey GibsonWendell, 2018, digital photograph; Jeffrey GibsonChristine Garcia with Love l , 2018, digital photograph. Images courtesy the artist, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Kavi Gupta, and Roberts Projects.

THEASTER GATES AT PALAIS DE TOKYO

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 Black Monks, Gates’ Chicago-based music ensemble.

THEASTER GATES IN CONVERSATION and BLACK MONKS CONCERT

Wednesday, February 20, from 6:30 pm.

THEASTER GATES—AMALGAM

February 20 through May 12.

Palais de Tokyo

13 avenue du Président Wilson, 16th, Paris.

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.

KARL LAGERFELD

“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.

From top: Karl Lagerfeld in Paris, Grand Palais, July 2018; young Lagerfeld in Paris; Lagerfeld with Donna Jordan (left) and Jane Forth in L’Amour (1973), directed by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey; Lagerfeld in the 1970s; Lagerfeld with Jacques de Bascher, 1970s, photograph © Philippe Heurtault; Yves Saint Laurent and Lagerfeld at the Palace, 1970s; Karl Lagerfeld, photograph from Metamorphoses of an American (Göttingen: Steidl, 2008), his tribute to model Brad Kroenig; Karl Lagerfeld, posters (front and verso) for PARIS LA 5 (Winter 2010–2011); Lagerfeld with Paloma Picasso at Studio 54, photograph by Richard P. Manning.