A GRAMMAR BUILT WITH ROCKS—a two-part group exhibition at Human Resources and ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, curated by Shoghig Halajian and Suzy Halajian—“presents artistic practices that trace the racialized and gendered relationship between bodies and land, and question narratives of socioecological crisis that contribute to the displacement and erasure of people and collective formations.
“The project appropriates its title from Édouard Glissant’s writings, as it looks to the ways in which the landscape contains, unfolds, and narrates its own history.”*
In a related program, Jumana Manna’s WILD RELATIVES (2018) will screen at Redcat in December.
A GRAMMAR BUILT WITH ROCKS
Through November 4.
Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home Street, Chinatown, Los Angeles.
Through December 22.909 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles..Monday, December 10, at 8:30 pm.Redcat, 631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.
CREATIVE CHICAGO—AN INTERVIEW MARATHON takes a “multi-dimensional, multidisciplinary look at creativity in the city—past, present, and future. Bringing together artists, authors, activists, architects, historians, musicians, philosophers, scientists, and Obama Presidential Museum director Louise Bernard, the CREATIVE CHICAGO marathon examines the numerous sparks that make the city a center for art, design and architecture.”*
Obrist’s career as a documentarian has been strongly influenced by the late Chicago raconteur Studs Terkel, whose first book of oral history was the landmark Division Street, America (1967).
“[Terkel] gave me a lot of tips [about] how to actually do an interview. He became my mentor, my teacher… Marathon Chicago is an homage to Terkel. Without him, without his encouragement, my interview project would not have happened the way it has happened.” — Hans Ulrich Obrist
Amanda Williams, Art Green, Barbara Kasten, Brandon Breaux, Cauleen Smith, Dawoud Bey, Eddie Bocanegra, Eula Biss, Eve Ewing, Fatimah Asghar, Gerald Williams, Jeanne Gang, Joseph Grigely, Stanley Tigerman, Theaster Gates, and Tim Samuelson will join Obrist at Navy Pier, the site of EXPO CHICAGO, which is collaborating on the event with the Chicago Humanities Festival.
Saturday, September 29, from 1 pm to 6 pm.
Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, downtown Chicago.
Hans Ulrich Obrist.
In partnership with the Institut Français—and in conjunction with Expo Chicago and the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial—the PALAIS DE TOKYO presents SINGING STONES, their first Hors les murs exhibition in the United States.
Curated by Katell Jaffrès of Palais de Tokyo, SINGING STONES takes place in The Roundhouse, a 17,000 sq. ft space designed by Burnham & Root at the DuSable Museum of African American History. A dialog between original productions and pre-existing works, the exhibition brings together several emerging artists from Chicago and France: Wilfrid Almendra, Daniel G. Baird, Floating Museum, Dorian Gaudin, Lola Gonzàlez, Bouchra Khalili, Guillaume Leblon, Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini, Cauleen Smith, Thomas Teurlai, Raphaël Zarka. and guest designer Andrew Schachman.
SINGING STONES—PALAIS DE TOKYO, through October 29.
THE ROUNDHOUSE—DU SABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, 740 East 56th Place, Hyde Park, Chicago.
Singing Stones installation view at The Roundhouse at The DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago. Image credit: Palais de Tokyo.