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NAO BUSTAMANTE — PERFORMING CRITIQUE

Performance artist and USC professor Nao Bustamante will join curator Catherine Scott tonight for a conversation at CSULB.   NAO BUSTAMANTE—PERFORMING CRITIQUE Tuesday, December 11, at 5 pm. California State University Long Beach University Theatre, East 7th Street and East Campus Drive, Long Beach. Above: Nao Bustamante, The Groom. Below: Nao Bustamante, Death Bed. Images courtesy the […]

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.   […]

SENGA NENGUDI

On the occasion of the closing day SENGA NENGUDI—IMPROVISATIONAL GESTURES, a day-long symposium presented in conjunction with the exhibition will take place this weekend at CAAM and USC. During the morning sessions, Nengudi will be joined by Selma Holo, Chelo Montoya, Elissa Auther, Uri McMillan, Grant Johnson, Barbara McCullough, Isabel Wade, and Maren Hassinger. After lunch, Nengudi’s work R.S.V.P. will be performed, and the afternoon […]

VARIEDADES AT THE MAYAN

VARIEDADES is a music, spoken word, theater, comedy, visual arts happening loosely based on Mexican vaudeville shows in Los Angeles, but the list of performers is anything but old-fashioned: Alice Bag, Nao Bustamante with Dynasty Handbag and Karen Tongson, La Chica Boom, DJ Lengua, Rafa Esparza, Liz Miller Kovacs, Selene Luna, Cheech and Natasha Marin, Mickey Negron, […]

NICO AT THE BROAD

Christa Päffgen grew up to the sounds of Allied planes dropping bombs on her native Cologne. She was given the name Nico by photographer Herbert Tobias when she was 16 years old and modeling in Berlin. She worked with Fellini (La Dolce vita), sang the title song for the film Strip-tease (1963), performed at the Blue […]