Tag Archives: LACMA

TISA BRYANT AND CAULEEN SMITH IN CONVERSATION

I saw a call for the “Best American Experimental Writing,” and it said something like, “Bring us your weirdest, your wildest writing.” And I thought, Is that it? What creates the experimental, the innovative, the hybrid that has to be weird or wild? There’s always grace, there’s always stealth, there’s always nuance, there’s always structural intervention. And, depending on readers, one might not always notice what literary forms are being manipulated until you get uncomfortable with your expectations not being met. The tag on the book says one thing, but your experience of what you’re reading is doing something else. — Tisa Bryant*

Join Bryant—author of Unexplained Presence and a forthcoming book from Semiotext(e)—and Cauleen Smith in conversation as part of LACMA’s Confabulations series.

See link below for r.s.v.p. info.

CAULEEN SMITH CONFABULATIONS SERIES—TISA BRYANT

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Tuesday, February 23.

6 pm on the West Coast; 9 pm East Coast.

*“Hybrid ‘I’: Tisa Bryant, Anelise Chen, Chris Kraus, and Q. M. Zhang in Conversation,” PARIS LA 16 (2018), 174–177.

From top: Tisa Bryant, courtesy of the author; Cauleen Smith, courtesy of the artist, Cauleen Smith, Sojourner (2018), digital video, color sound; Tisa Bryant, Unexplained Presence (2007), cover image courtesy and © Leon Works.

ALYSA NAHMIAS — THE NEW BAUHAUS

Filmmaker Alysa Nahmias and Film at LACMA present the documentary THE NEW BAUHAUS, which focuses on László Moholy-Nagy and the Chicago iteration of the legendary school.

The event includes a post-screening conversation with the director. See link below for details.

THE NEW BAUHAUS—THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MOHOLY-NAGY

LACMA

Friday, December 4.

Streams from 10 am to 10 pm PST.

From top: László Moholy-Nagy, Self-Portrait, 1925, image courtesy and © Moholy-Nagy Foundation; front entrance, The New Bauhaus American School of Design, housed in Marshall Field’s former home in Chicago, courtesy of the Bettmann Archive and Getty Images; Alysa Nahmias, The New Bauhaus: The Legacy of Moholy-Nagy (2019) poster courtesy and © Opendox; Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe in Chicago with model of the 860–880 Lake Shore Drive towers, photograph by Frank Scherschel, courtesy and © the photographer, the LIFE Picture Collection, and Getty Images; Walter Gropius (foreground left) and Moholy-Nagy in 1938 in Chicago at The New Bauhaus American School of Design, courtesy of the Bettmann Archive and Getty Images.


CAULEEN SMITH AND BRENT HAYES EDWARDS

Anticipating the LACMA exhibition of her touring ICA, University of Pennsylvania show Give It or Leave It, Cauleen Smith will join Brent Hayes Edwards—author of Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination—in conversation.

Curator Rita Gonzalez will introduce the online talk. See link below to register for the webinar.

CAULEEN SMITH CONFABULATIONS SERIES—BRENT HAYES EDWARDS

LACMA

Thursday, November 19.

6 pm on the West Coast; 9 pm East Coast.

Cauleen Smith, Give It or Leave It, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Anthony Elms, September 14, 2018–December 23, 2018, from top: I Appreciate You in Advance, 2018, fiberglass screen, woven metallic polyesters, woven two-tone silk; Epistrophe, 2018, multichannel video, color, sound, four CCTV cameras, four monitors, projection, custom wood table, taxidermy raven, wood figures, bronze figures, plastic figures, books, seashells, minerals, jar of starfish, Magic 8-Ball, manekineko, mirror, metal trays, plaster objects, wood objects, wire object, fabric, glass vase, plants; Cauleen Smith, Give It or Leave It (2019) exhibition catalog images (5), courtesy and © the artist and the ICA, University of Pennsylvania; Pilgrim, 2017, still; Give It or Leave It installation view, photograph by Constance Mensh for the ICA. Images © Cauleen Smith, courtesy of the artist, Resnicow and Associates, and the ICA, University of Pennsylvania.

PUPPIES PUPPIES PERFORMANCE

In conjunction with the exhibition NOT I—THROWING VOICES (1500 BCE–2020 CE), LACMA presents a new video, installation, and performance work by Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo): Performance–Trans, Transfeminine, Femme, Trans Womxn, Trans Women, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, Genderqueer, and Two-Spirit people (Dedicated to Camila María Concepción—Rest In Peace).

In addition to the artist, the performance features Jerome AB, Cielo Oscuro, Bamby Salcedo, Davia Spain, and Bri Williams. See link below for viewing information about this online event.

PUPPIES PUPPIES PERFORMANCE

LACMA

Thursday, November 12, at 5 pm (PST) through Sunday, November 15, at 1 pm (PST).

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo), from top: Realistic Androids for Hospitals in Japan (audio “Kanzi the Ape Speaking Through a Lexigram Keyboard”), 2020, digital video with sound, courtesy of the artist, commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Anxiety, Depression & Triggers, Balice Hertling, June 6, 2019–July 20, 2019, installation views (3). Images © Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo), courtesy of the artist, LACMA, and Balice Hertling.

REIMAGINING EQUALITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join artist and activist Jerri Allyn, National Women’s Law Center Justice Sarah David Heydemann, UCSB Associate Dean Aida Hurtado, executive director of The Gathering for Justice and activist Carmen Perez-Jordan, Woke Vote creator DeJuana Thompson, Equis Labs co-founder and president Stephanie Valencia, Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams, and writer, editor, and transgender rights activist Raquel Willis for the virtual National Women’s Rights Convention, a full day of conversations “about the interplay of voter suppression, unequal employment and economic opportunities, and womanhood intersections.”*

Presented by LACMA, the event will also include the performance Kristina Wong for Public Office: Live from her Home!  (Wong will reprise this performance on Friday, October 23 for USC‘s Visions and Voices program.)

See link below to r.s.v.p. to Wednesday’s convention.

NATIONAL WOMEN’S RIGHTS CONVENTION—REIMAGINING EQUALITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY*

LACMA

Wednesday, October 14.

9:30 am to 5 pm on the West Coast; 12:30 pm to 8 pm East Coast.

From top: Kristina Wong, Kristina Wong for Public Office, photograph courtesy and © the artist; Nikema Williams, image courtesy and © the Georgia State Senator; DeJuana Thompson, photograph courtesy and © Thompson; Aida Hurtado, photograph courtesy and © Hurtado; Raquel Willis, photograph courtesy and © Willis; Jerri Allyn, photograph courtesy and © Allyn; Stephanie Valencia, photograph courtesy and © Valencia; Carmen Perez-Jordan in January 2017, photograph courtesy and © Perez-Jordan.