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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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CLOTHING OPTIONAL AT NIGHT GALLERY

CLOTHING OPTIONAL, the 2017 CalArts MFA post-graduate exhibition, opens at Night Gallery this Saturday night, and runs through Wednesday, August 9. Organized by REDCAT’s Sohrab Mohebbi, the show brings together work by recent graduates of the Art, Art and Tech, and Photography and Media programs at CalArts.

Artist participating in the exhibit include: Yair Agmon, Deirdre Bailey, Maya Beaudry, Charmaine Bee, Niels Bugge, Joestine Con-ui, Courtney Cone, Hagar Cygler, Maria Bang Espersen, Lorena Espitia, Joshua Evan, Geir Foshaug, Isabelle Harada, SeJin Hyun, Jeanine Lewis, Tyler Lumm, Emily Marchand, Corey McGhee, Mariner Padwa, peckingnets, Jaklin Romine, AJ Strout, Jack Taylor, Efrain Torres, Matt Town, Jazmin Urrea, Amanda Vincelli, John Wu, and Sichong Xie.

CLOTHING OPTIONAL, August 5 through 9.

Opening night reception, Saturday, August 5, from 6 to 9 pm.

NIGHT GALLERY, 2276 East 16th Street, Los Angeles.

blog.calarts.edu/2017/07/20/mfa-post-graduate-art-show-at-night-gallery/

nightgallery.ca/assets/img/ClothingOptionalCalArtsMFAPostGraduateExhibitionpr1500586960.pdf

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

Sichong Xie, You Can’t Take That Away From Me (in Zhangbei, China), 2014.

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[NEW ISSUE]: PARIS LA 15—SPRING 17—MUSIC

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PARISLA 15SPRING 2017—MUSIC

On the cover Ash B., 2016 © Wolfgang Tillmans
Comes with a flexi disc by D.A. Spunt

112-page color
English edition
$20/€18

 

I don’t write music. We never did. Sonic Youth never did. Our writing is sitting around and playing, and reforming it. — Kim Gordon

In America we have this history where we forgive the oppressor and vilify the outsider. — Taylor Mac

I mean, I see the life politic, the life that we live all together as people, is the sum of what people throw into their world. — Wolfgang Tillmans

The last twelve months have seen Wolfgang Tillmans’ return to music after a nearly thirty-year absence, Taylor Mac’s one-time-only 24-hour concert performance, and the first release of Kim Gordon’s music under her own name.

PARISLA 15—an issue devoted to music—brings together conversations with these artists, as well as interviews with Carrie Brownstein (with Kim Gordon), Josh Da Costa and Matt Fishbeck about Solid Rain, Pulitzer Prize-winning Caroline Shaw, art and music entrepreneur Aaron Bandaroff on Know Wave, and Chloé Maratta and Flannery Silva of Odwalla88 (joined by Dean Spunt of No Age).

Issue 15 also features a conversation between LA-based curators Sohrab Mohebbi and Aram Moshayedi, and writer Gaye Theresa Johnson about her first book Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spatial Entitlement in Los Angeles, essays on Lady Tigra and on Black Sabbath’s final tour by Noah LyonYelli Yelli in her own words, a piece by associate editor Evan Moffitt on Berlin and Bowie, an excerpt from The Standard Book of Color by Andrew Berardini, and a report from Standing Rock by Oscar Tuazon.