Tag Archives: Hammer Museum

YOUNG SOUL REBELS

London, 1977. A year of nascent punk rock explosion and the rebirth of soul. Pirate DJs and the Queen’s Jubilee. Love on the run and racist skinheads on the prowl. YOUNG SOUL REBELS—an early feature by Isaac Julien—is part-thriller, part-musical, and a groundbreaking exemplar of the New Queer Cinema movement of the 1990s.

Starring Mo Sesay, Valentine Nonyela, Jason Durr, and Sophie Okonedo, the film screens this week in Westwood as part of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project Screening Series.

YOUNG SOUL REBELS

Friday, August 16, at 7:30 pm.

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard., Los Angeles.

Isaac Julien, Young Soul Rebels (1991). Images courtesy and © the filmmaker.

WILL RAWLS AT THE HAMMER

Will Rawls—in conjunction with his Hammer residency—presents a dance/stop-motion animation work-in-progress this week at the museum.

WILL RAWLS

Tuesday, July 16, at 7:30 pm.

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Will Rawls, photograph by Luis Rodriguez; Rawls performing in his The Planet Eaters at the 2016 River to River Festival, New York, photographs by Darial Sneed (2); Rawls by Luis Rodriguez, 2015. Images courtesy and © the artists, photographers, and the Hammer Museum.

RIVER’S EDGE

On a weekend of UCLA Film and Television Archive screenings curated by Sandi Tan—publisher, film critic, and director of the acclaimed doc Shirkers (2018)—a standout is Tim Hunter’s cult eighties noir RIVER’S EDGE.

Favorably compared to In Cold Blood by Roger Ebert, the film centers on the non-reaction by a group of teens to a dead body in their midst, and stars Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Crispin Glover, and Dennis Hopper. (Skye will join Tan for an onstage discussion.)

RIVER’S EDGE will be preceded by Leos Carax’s 1999 shocker POLA X.

POLA X and RIVER’S EDGE

Friday, June 21, at 7:30 pm.

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Keanu Reeves in River’s Edge (1986); Ione Skye; Crispin Glover; River’s Edge cast; Dennis Hopper.

SARAH LUCAS AND MAGGIE NELSON

For the opening weekend of the survey exhibition SARAH LUCAS—AU NATURAL, the Hammer has invited Maggie Nelson to join the artist in conversation.

MAGGIE NELSON and SARAH LUCAS

Sunday, June 9, at 2:30 pm.

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Sarah Lucas, from top: Sadie, 2015, plaster, cigarette, and toilet; Chicken Knickers, 2014, wallpaper; Get Hold of This, 1994, rubber; Au Naturel, 1994, mattress, melons, oranges, cucumber, and water bucket. Images courtesy and © the artist, Sadie Coles HQ, London, and the Hammer.

SAIDIYA HARTMAN AND ARTHUR JAFA

Join Saidiya Hartman—author of the new book Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments—and Arthur Jafa at the Hammer for a public conversation about their work.

Jafa’s new exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm opens later this month.

SAIDIYA HARTMAN and ARTHUR JAFA in conversation

Thursday, June 6, at 7:30 pm.

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Saidiya Hartman, courtesy of the author and Columbia University; Arthur Jafa, Apex, 2018, Luma, Arles, installation views (2); Arthur Jafa, courtesy of the artist.