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ON ROMARE BEARDEN

At Getty Center and at CAAM, Mary Schmidt Campbell will discuss the artist and his times at the center of her new book AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY: THE LIFE AND WORK OF ROMARE BEARDEN.

Bearden’s work will be on view at The Broad in the upcoming exhibition SOUL OF A NATION—ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER, 1963–1983.

MARY SCHMIDT CAMPBELL—AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY

Thursday, February 28, at 11 am.

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles.

Sunday, March 3, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

Also see Ralph Ellison, “The Art of Romare Bearden,” in Art in America, 1945–1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism, edited by Jed Perl (New York: Library of America, 2014), 701–710.

From top: Romare BeardenRiver Mist ,1962, © Romare Bearden Foundation, licensed by VAGA, New York; Bearden (left) with Ernest Crichlow (standing with glass) and Norman Lewis (seated far right), co-founders of the Cinque Gallery, courtesy Romare Bearden Foundation; Romare Bearden, Sha-ba, 1970, collage on paper, cloth, and synthetic polymer paint on composition board, photograph by Allen Phillips, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; Romare Bearden, Pittsburgh Memory, 1964 (detail), mixed media collage and graphite on board, © Romare Bearden Foundation, licensed by VAGA, New York.

ASPECTS OF GLOBAL PERFORMANCE IN THE 1970S

Columbia University professor Kellie Jones will discuss “the global reaches of performance art during the 1970s through the lens of projects by Latin American and African American artists”—including Adrian Piper, Senga NengudiFelipe Ehrenberg, Lourdes Grobet, and David Lamelas—and considers “the circumstances that allowed performance to be dispersed effortlessly into the flow of everyday life.”*

KELLIE JONES—SIGNS OF LIFE

ASPECTS OF GLOBAL PERFORMANCE IN THE 1970s*

Tuesday, December 4, at 7:30 pm.

Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles.

See “Making Doors: Linda Goode Bryant in conversation with Senga Nengudi,” Ursula 1 (Winter 2018).

Top: David Lamelas, Office of Information about the Vietnam War at Three Levels: The Visual Image, Text and Audio, 1968. Image credit: MoMA.

Above: Felipe Ehrenberg performance.

Below: Lourdes Grobet, Horas y media, 1975. © Lourdes Grobet.

SALLY MANN IN CONVERSATION

On the occasion of the opening of her exhibition A THOUSAND CROSSINGS at the Getty Center, Sally Mann will read from and discuss her acclaimed book Hold Still—A Memoir with Photographs.

SALLY MANN reading and conversation

Friday, November 16, at 7 pm.

Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles.

From top: Sally Mann, photograph by Kim RushingSally Mann, Hephaestus, 2008, gelatin silver print, © Sally Mann, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Images courtesy and © Sally Mann and Kim Rushing.

THE DIDEROT PROJECT

In conjunction with the exhibition Artists and Their Books–Books and Their Artists, printer and publisher Ken Botnick—in search of a “contemporary visual metaphor expressed in design, material, and print” of Denis Diderot’s advocacy of “transparency in society, with a call for less mystery and more mastery”—conceived the DIDEROT PROJECT.

This week at the Getty Center, Botnick will discuss how his project about Diderot’s Encyclopédie “evolved over time into a multi-voice conversation on the nature of craft, tools, memory, and imagination, while provoking questions about authorship in artists’ books.”*

 

KEN BOTNICK—THE DIDEROT PROJECT: TRANSPARENCY AS METAPHOR

Thursday, September 13, at 7 pm.

ARTISTS AND THEIR BOOKS—BOOKS AND THEIR ARTISTS

Through October 28.

Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles.

See: primo.getty.edu/primo_library/libweb

Above: Jean Antoine Houdon, Denis Diderot, 1773, marble. Image credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Below: Diderot Project, page spread introducing the section “Imagination: The Senses,” Ken Botnick, 2015.

Image credit: Getty Research Institute.

IAN SVENONIUS IN LOS ANGELES

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Ian Svenonius—punk rock provocateur and author of Censorship Now!!—brings Escape-ism, his first solo project, to the Getty Center this weekend.

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IAN SVENONIUS—ESCAPE-ISM

Friday, August 17, after 6 pm, as part of Friday Flights

GETTY CENTER, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles.

getty.edu/performance

mergerecords.com/escape-ism

escape-ism.bandcamp.com

Top: Ian Svenonius, photographed on April 16, 2017 at Comet Ping Pong in Washington, D.C., by Mike Maguire.

Below: Svenonius photographed by Karl Walter.

 

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