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ADAM LINDER AT REDCAT

Playwright Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948–1989)—a key figure in French postwar drama—believed that dramatic action is always transactional because, writes stage director and Koltès scholar Fabrice Conte, “characters can only interact within the context of a form of negotiation.”

The relationship between the Client and Dealer in Koltès’ play Dans la solitude des champs de coton was the impetus for Adam Linder‘s contemporary opera THE WANT—at Redcat this week in its premiere Los Angeles engagement.

THE WANT will be performed by Jess Gadani, Justin F. Kennedy, Jasmine Orpilla, and Roger Sala Reyner.

Ethan Braun wrote the music and the lighting design is by Shahryar Nashat. The Los Angeles production is co-presented by CAP UCLA.

Working on projects in which our roles interweave, we don’t start with Shahryar as the maker of sculptures or of moving images. Because he’s worked in those mediums, his way of thinking has a particular texture. And because I’ve worked in performing arts and with liveness and theater, my way of thinking has a specific texture.

What interests us is how these textures either complement or productively resist each other. It’s not about the formal outcome of these mediums being combined. And that’s where I would ontologically separate our way of working together from the notion of the “interdisciplinary.” We don’t care about disciplines meeting, but about our sensibilities crisscrossing.Adam Linder

The reason why Adam and I say we never collaborate and are not interested in doing so is that we don’t really make work together. When he comes to me asking if I would do the stage design for a piece he’s making, I’m happy to work within his concept and apply my skills to his vision. For an artist, it can be playful to have these limitations—in an applied arts versus visual arts kind of way. Adam becomes a bit like my client. — Shahryar Nashat

ADAM LINDER—THE WANT

Thursday through Saturday, September 19, 20, and 21, at 8:30 pm.

Sunday, September 22, at 7 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Linder and Nashat quotes are from their 2018 Bomb interview by Aram Moshayedi.

Adam Linder, The Want, 2019. Images courtesy and © the artists, performers, and videographer.

FOR DAVID ANTIN

Join Blaise AntinEleanor AntinJulien BismuthSteve KadoAram MoshayediMarjorie PerloffJerome Rothenberg, and Hamza Walker this week as they commemorate David Antin and his legacy two days before Antin’s Sky Poems are restaged above Los Angeles and La Jolla.

DAVID ANTIN—TALKING, ALWAYS TALKING

Thursday, September 27, at 7:30 pm.

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, Los Angeles.

 

DAVID ANTIN—SKY POEMS

Saturday, September 29, at 4 pm.

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

 

DAVID ANTIN—SKY POEMS

Saturday, September 29, at 10:30 am.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla.

(MCASD—La Jolla is closed for renovation, and the viewing takes place on the corner of Coast Boulevard and Cuvier Street.)

David Antin, Sky Poem, 1988, La Jolla. Image credit: Hammer Museum.

LARRY BELL AND ARAM MOSHAYEDI

On the occasion of COMPLETE CUBES at Hauser & Wirth, Larry Bell will discuss his work with Hammer Museum curator and PARIS LA contributor Aram Moshayedi.

 

LARRY BELL IN CONVERSATION WITH ARAM MOSHAYEDI

Sunday, September 16, at 3 pm.

Hauser & Wirth, 901 East 3rd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

See “Metal Shop: Sohrab Mohebbi and Aram Moshayedi in conversation,” PARIS LA 15 (Spring 2017), 92–97.

Above: Larry Bell, Complete Cubes, installation view 2018. Photograph by Mario de Lopez. Image credit: Hauser & Wirth.

Below: Larry Bell in his Market Street studio in Venice, California, 1961. Image courtesy of Larry Bell, Marvin Silver and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica. © Marvin Silver.

BLESS IN LOS ANGELES

The Hammer Museum and curator Aram Moshayedi invite you to AN EVENING WITH BLESS, a conversation and presentation with Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss, founders of BLESS, the Paris- and Berlin-based house of conceptual fashion and domestic design.

 

INES KAAG and DESIREE HEISS—

AN EVENING WITH BLESS

Wednesday, January 10, at 7:30 pm.

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, Los Angeles.

Above: Bless hammock and rug.

Below: Bless, 2017. Swimmingtogether postcard. Images courtesy Bless.

A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF COLOR

1971: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF COLOR, by Darby English, “should be required reading for anyone interested in the intersections of race and the history of twentieth-century art as it once was.” — Aram Moshayedi, curator, Hammer Museum*

An investigation of two 1971 exhibitions—Contemporary Black Artists in America at the old Whitney, and The DeLuxe Show, an abstract art show in a Houston movie theater—English’s book “looks at many black artists’ desire to gain freedom from overt racial representation, as well as their efforts—and those of their advocates—to further that aim through public exhibition…

“Black modernists—among them Peter Bradley, Frederick Eversley, Alvin Loving, Raymond Saunders, and Alma Thomas—rose above the demand to represent or be represented, compromising nothing in their appeals for interracial collaboration and, above all, responding with optimism rather than cynicism to the surrounding culture’s preoccupation with color.”**

 

DARBY ENGLISH—1971: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF COLOR

(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016).

hammer.ucla.edu/curators-pick-their-favorite-art-books-of-the-year

** press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books

Darby English. Book cover image credit: University of Chicago Press.

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