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A GRAMMAR BUILT WITH ROCKS

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. […]

SARAH RARA CLOSING RECEPTION

“Los Angeles permeates my work in so many ways. The subtlety of the seasons means that time passes in a very different way, a specific tempo with both slow changes and sudden shifts. Los Angeles has changed the way I sense the passage of time and this has affected the way I structure video and […]

THE QUEEN

Jack Doroshow (Flawless Sabrina)—“a fierce role model and pioneer of performance and queer cultures with a legacy that spanned seven decades of advocacy, activism, and drag”—died on November 18.* Dirty Looks and Human Resources will pay tribute to this icon with a screening THE QUEEN (1968), director Frank Simon’s first-of-its-kind documentary of the drag pageant Sabrina […]

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: FEB. 9-13

This week we visited the new exhibition of Martin Laborde at Corner Door; we learned more about Kenneth Anger,  we passed by the exhibition Juiceworks, we watched artist movies made by Heidi Bucher and Liz Magic Laser; and we wished you Happy Valentine’s day with the song Je t’aime…moi non plus performed by Serge Gainsbourg & Jane […]

EXHIBITION: JUICEWORKS

The air in Human Resources was fragrant, full of fresh citrus. Shimmering ceramic bowls of tangerines, lemons, and grapefruits lay scattered about the gallery, adding splashes of bright color to the cool and dimly lit space. Michael Parker’s interactive Juiceworks installation ended today at Human Resources Los Angeles. Over the past several months, Parker created […]

PERFORMANCE: LIGIA LEWIS’ ‘MINOR MATTER’

Last night, Berlin-based performance artist Ligia Lewis presented her latest work, Minor Matter, at Human Resources L.A. Inspired by two jam-packed discussions at HRLA called “Decolonizing the White Box”, which addressed racism and exclusion in the art world, Lewis spent two weeks choreographing the piece and scoring it, with help from her brother George Lewis […]