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VOTE TOGETHER — VOTE FOR EUROPE

“The EU has made our lives much better in many ways—and even though there is undoubtedly room for improvement, using our democratic rights is the way to shape it for the better…

“What we are experiencing is a reactionary rebellion against a hundred years of social progress… After three and a half years of part-time dedication to activism, I’ve concluded that above all democracy comes down to electoral participation. What’s really necessary is mediating through the basic principle of one person, one voice.” — Wolfgang Tillmans

Vote Together—a Between Bridges initiative advocating an affirmation of the European Union in this week’s elections—has released a series of images by (and featuring) a large cohort of Tillmans’ friends and associates in the art, music, and fashion worlds.

From top: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster by Stefano Cozzi in Venice; Vivienne Westwood by Andreas Kronthaler in Alpbach; Rita Roque and Joana Machado by Nuno Vieira in Porto; Giselle Mapp by Wolfgang Tillmans in Berlin; Rem Koolhaas by Dana Lixenberg in Amsterdam; Yvon Lambert and Walther König by Katja Rahlwes in Paris; Oko Ebombo by Tim Elkaim in Paris; Gillian Wearing by Joana Piotrowska in London; Noemi Smolik by Ruth Magers in Prague; Dan Sablon by Rahlwes in Paris; Tomasz Armada and Kacper Szalecki by Karol Radziszewski in Warsaw; Patricia, Roland, Ruggiero, and Bernardo de Middel by Cristina de Middel in Madrid; Nick Knight and Wolfgang Tillmans, poster. Images courtesy and © the photographers, their subjects, and Vote Together.

INGA LĀCE AT LAXART

Inga Lāce—a curator from Riga whose practice connects the art/historical with the social/political—will give a talk at LAXART this week and present AMERICA IS NOT READY FOR THIS, the artist Karol Radziszewski’s 2012 film that takes as its starting point the 1977 trip Natalia LL made to New York City.

“Radziszewski revives Natalia LL’s memories, confronting both Polish and Western narratives of art history and raising a series of questions on issues such as gender, feminist art, conceptual art, and queer and East-West relations and their impact on the art world in the context of the period of the Iron Curtain.

“The film is both a search for parallels between the artistic experiences of Natalia LL and Radziszewski, as well as an attempt to examine the rules governing the positioning of artists in the art world, both in the 1970s and today.”*

Included in the film are interviews with Carolee SchneemannVito Acconci, AA Bronson, Douglas Crimp, Antonio Homem, and Mario Montez.

CURATORIAL TALK AND FILM SCREENING WITH INGA LĀCE*

Wednesday, November 7, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

LAXART

7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood.

Top: Inga Lāce. Image credit: LAXART.

Above: Karol Radziszewski, America is Not Ready for This material.

Below: Karol Radziszewski, Karol and Natalia LL, 2011. Image credit: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.