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NAO BUSTAMANTE IS DELUSIONAL

This week, Dirty Looks and Redcat present a twenty-five-year retrospective of Nao Bustamante’s film, video, and performance work.

“Playing a variety of televisual modes off of one another—telenovela, true crime, reality TV and artist’s video—the program ricochets across media, ruminating on the brown body in an ever-shifting American pop culture landscape, questioning the role of the artist to probe, exploit, engage, and untangle this mess we’re in.”*

NAO BUSTAMANTE IS DELUSIONAL (ON SCREEN)*

Thursday, November 7, at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Nao Bustamante. Images courtesy and © the artist, the photographers, and the New Museum.

ANDREA DWORKIN LAUNCH AT SKYLIGHT

Andrea Dworkin—second wave feminism’s most controversial figure—was embraced and disowned across the political spectrum.

“Reading her now, beyond the anti-porn intransigence she’s both reviled and revered for, one feels a prescient apocalyptic urgency, one perfectly calibrated, it seems, to the high stakes of our time. In the #MeToo era, women’s unsparing public testimony—in granular detail and dizzying quantity—is at the heart of a mainstream cultural reckoning with sexual violence and harassment. ” — Johanna Fateman, on Dworkin

A new collection of Dworkin’s writing—Last Days at Hot Slit, edited by Fateman and Amy Scholder, and published by Semiotext(e)—will launch this weekend at Skylight with readings by Ryka Aoki, Christina Catherine Martinez, Jibz Cameron (aka Dynasty Handbag), Anna Joy Springer, and Nao Bustamante.

JOHANNA FATEMEN and AMY SCHOLDER—LAST DAYS AT HOT SLIT launch

Sunday, April 7, at 5 pm.

Skylight Books

1818 North Vermont, Los Feliz, Los Angeles.

From top: Andrea Dworkin; book jacket image courtesy Semiotext(e); police mugshot from Dworkin’s arrest at an anti-war protest, New York City, 1965

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 artist.

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 BustamanteAndy CampbellPatrisse Cullors, Edgar Heap of Birds, Amy Gerstler, Kimberli Meyer, Helen Molesworth, Bidhan Roy, and Patrick Staff.

 

I WANT A PRESIDENT

Saturday, November 3, at 1 pm.

ZOE LEONARD—ANALOGUE

Through January 20.

Hauser & Wirth, 901 East 3rd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Zoe Leonard, I Want a President. Image courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

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 HoloChelo Montoya, Elissa Auther, Uri McMillan, Grant JohnsonBarbara McCulloughIsabel Wade, and Maren Hassinger.

After lunch, Nengudi’s work R.S.V.P. will be performed, and the afternoon session will conclude with the roundtable “On Activism and Performance,” with Nengudi, Rafa EsparzaPatrisse Cullors, and Nao Bustamante, moderated by Suzanne Hudson.

 

SENGA NENGUDI—IMPROVISATIONAL GESTURES, through April 14.

SYMPOSIUM, Saturday, April 14, from 9 am to 4 pm.

CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM (morning sessions), 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

FISHER MUSEUM OF ART, USC (afternoon performance and roundtable), 823 West Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles.

See: fisher.usc.edu/senga

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Senga Nengudi, R.S.V.P., 1977, photograph by Herman Outlaw; and (bottom) Nengudi at the 57th Venice Biennale, in 2017.

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