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ZOE LEONARD — I WANT A PRESIDENT

On the occasion of ZOE LEONARD—ANALOGUE, Hauser & Wirth presents an afternoon of performances and readings in response to Leonard’s 1992 text I WANT A PRESIDENT. Participants include Lita Albuquerque, Edgar Arceneaux with performer Joana Knezevic, Nao Bustamante, Andy Campbell, Patrisse Cullors, Edgar Heap of Birds, Amy Gerstler, Kimberli Meyer, Helen Molesworth, Bidhan Roy, and Patrick Staff.   […]

HELEN MOLESWORTH AND JONATHAN LETHEM IN CONVERSATION

“I try to take the long view. I think that every epoch has had its fantastical producers. I’m really interested in Manny Farber right now. He had two classifications for art: white elephant art—this huge thing, Stella, Koons, Canova, Cabanel—and termite art: Manet, Moyra Davey. “I try to be sanguine about that quality of what’s […]

ANNI ALBERS

The Anni Albers exhibition at the Tate Modern opening this week—the first comprehensive show devoted to her textile work in the United Kingdom—is complemented by ANNI ALBERS—CONNECTIONS: PRINTS, 1963–1984 at the Alan Cristea Gallery. ANNI ALBERS—CONNECTIONS: PRINTS, 1963–1984 Through November 10. Alan Cristea Gallery, 43 Pall Mall, London. ANNI ALBERS October 10 through January 27. […]

HELEN MOLESWORTH AT UCLA

Helen Molesworth will be teaching a class at UCLA this fall. Last month she gave the commencement address at the university’s School of the Arts and Architecture: “Thank you. Thank you, Dean [Brett] Steele, for the invitation to speak today to the UCLA faculty and staff, to the families and friends of the students gathered […]

THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM

“Colors, like scents, are a royal road from the outside world to our emotions.” — Peter Schjeldahl* The Underground Museum—founded in Los Angeles in 2012 by artists Noah Davis and Karon Davis—is dedicated to the exhibition of museum-quality art, and serving as a cultural hub for low-to-moderate-income communities. According to UM director Megan Steinman, the […]

ARTHUR JAFA IN LOS ANGELES AND LONDON

“There’s just a certain genius to accompaniment, how you actually support other people being expressive, and that’s the jazz thing again. I keep coming back to that: listening and responding, but responding in a way where you still allow the person a certain kind of platform. To a certain degree it goes into this whole […]

KERRY JAMES MARSHALL AND HELEN MOLESWORTH IN CONVERSATION

“[Kerry James] Marshall’s ‘Garden Project’ series, five enormous canvases produced in 1994 and 1995, is one of the great painting cycles of our period….Before seeing the group installed together, as it is in MASTRY, one might have thought it impossible for contemporary painting to simultaneously occupy a position of beauty, difficulty, didacticism, and formalism with […]