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GODARD ENCORE AT THE AERO

A sequel of sorts to the recent American Cinematheque series For the Love of Godard arrives this weekend at the Aero.

CONTEMPT (Le Mépris) and ALPHAVILLE will screen, as well as 35mm prints of LE PETIT SOLDAT and MADE IN U.S.A.Anna Karina’s last film for Jean-Luc Godard, featuring a cameo by Marianne Faithfull.

And if you missed last year’s MOCA screening of ONE PLUS ONE—Godard’s documentary incorporating the Rolling Stone’s “Sympathy for the Devil” recording sessions—it will be at the Aero Sunday night.

(The Cinematheque’s exclusive run of Godard’s new film THE IMAGE BOOKLe livre d’imagecommences Friday, February 15.)

CONTEMPT and LE PETIT SOLDAT

Friday, January 18, at 7:30 pm.

ALPHAVILLE and MADE IN U.S.A.

Saturday, January 19, at 7:30

ONE PLUS ONE

Sunday, January 20, at 7:30 pm.

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

From top: Brigitte Bardot and Michel Piccoli in Contempt (1963); Piccoli(left), Fritz Lang, Jack Palance, and Jean-Luc Godard, on the set of ContemptAnna Karina in Alphaville (1965). Image credit: Rialto Pictures.

CHRIS EMILE’S FIXED

Chris Emile—dancer, choreographer, and cofounder of No)one Art House—presents a choreographed performance in response to Haegue Yang’s Strange Fruit (2012-13).  

Using Yang’s installation as its stage, the performance by Emile and three other dancers examines the “public display and consumption of violence against marginalized bodies and investigates how African-Americans process trauma.”*

 

FIXED, Sunday, September 2, at 3pm

MOCA GRAND AVENUE, 250 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

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Chris Emile, Fixed. Image courtesy the artist and MOCA.

POLLOCK CONSERVATION AT MOCA

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In collaboration with the Getty Conservation Institute, MOCA has been conducting – in public – a conservation of Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist painting NUMBER 1, 1949 (1949), part of the collection since 1989.

“On select dates, the conservator will perform the conservation treatment during open hours, answering questions from the public about the protocols and processes of modern art conservation. Three works by Pollock from MOCA’s permanent collection, dating from 1943 to 1951, will also be on view, exemplifying a range of materials from watercolor to collage.”*

Independent conservator Chris Stavroudis will be working in-gallery on the treatment of Pollock’s NUMBER 1, 1949 (1949) on Thursdays in April and May, and will be available for Q&A sessions from 11:30 am to noon and from 5:30 to 6:00 pm.

 

CHRIS STAVROUDIS – JACKSON POLLOCK’S NUMBER 1, 1949: A CONSERVATION TREATMENT, Thursdays, April 19, April 26, May 10, May 17, and May 24.

MOCA GRAND AVENUE, 250 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

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Above: Chris Stavroudis at work at MOCA. Installation view photograph by Brian Forrest. Image credit: MOCA.

Below: Jackson PollockNumber 1, 1949, 1949, enamel and metallic paint on canvas, 63 x 102 1/2 in. (160.02 x 260.35 cm), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Rita and Taft Schreiber Collection, © 2017 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Jackson Pollock, Number 1, 1949

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NAN GOLDIN IN CONVERSATION

Nan Goldin will join MOCA curator Lanka Tattersall for a wide-ranging conversation about Goldin’s work, on view in the museum’s exhibition REAL WORLDS—BRASSAÏ, ARBUS, GOLDIN.

 

NAN GOLDIN IN CONVERSATION, Sunday, Apr 1, at 3 pm.

REAL WORLDS—BRASSAÏ, ARBUS, GOLDIN, through September 3.

MOCA GRAND AVENUE, 250 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

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Nan Goldin and Vince Aletti in conversation, from 2014: documentjournal.com/nan-goldin-and-vince-aletti

Nan Goldin, Brian and Nan in Bed, New York City, 1983. Image courtesy of the artist, MOMA, and MOCA.

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DOUGLAS KEARNEY READING

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In conjunction with the installation LAUREN HALSEYWE STILL HERE, THERE, poet, performer, and librettist Douglas Kearney will read from his work.

Kearney is the author of Fear, Some (2006), Black Automaton (2009).

 

DOUGLAS KEARNEY, Sunday, March 25, at 3 pm.

MOCA GRAND AVENUE, 250 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

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Kearney reading “No Homo” at the 2012 Split This Rock poetry festival:

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Above: Douglas Kearney.

Below: An example of Kearney’s “performative typography.”

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