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HILTON ALS — A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT OF JAMES BALDWIN

“Troubled times get the tyrants and prophets they deserve. During our current epoch, the revival of interest in author James Baldwin has been particularly intense. This is in part due, of course, to his ability to analyze and articulate how power abuses through cunning and force and why, in the end, it’s up to the people to topple kingdoms.

“As a galvanizing humanitarian force, Baldwin is now being claimed as a kind of oracle. But by claiming him as such, much gets erased about the great artist in the process, specifically his sexuality and aestheticism, both of which informed his politics.” — Hilton Als*

GOD MADE MY FACE—A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT OF JAMES BALDWIN—a group show curated by Hilton Als, featuring the work of Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Alvin Baltrop, Beauford Delaney, Marlene Dumas, Ja’Tovia Gary, Glenn Ligon, Alice Neel, Cameron Rowland, Kara WalkerJane Evelyn Atwood, and James Welling—is on view through mid-February.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Metrograph and Als will present a series of films featuring Baldwin through the years, at home and abroad.

GOD MADE MY FACE—

A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT OF JAMES BALDWIN*

Through February 16.

David Zwirner

525 and 533 West 19th Street, New York City.

HILTON ALS ON JAMES BALDWIN FILM SERIES

Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2.

Metrograph

7 Ludlow Street, New York City.

See “The Energy of Joy: Hilton Als in conversation with David Bridel and Mary-Alice Daniel,” PARIS LA 16 (2019): 217–221.

From top: Marlene Dumas, James Baldwin, 2014, from the Great Men series exhibited at Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg, image credit: Marlene Dumas/Bernard Ruijgrok PiezographicsBeauford Delaney, Dark Rapture, 1941, oil on canvas; Alvin Baltrop, The Piers (man sitting), 1975-1986, photograph; Richard AvedonJames Baldwin, writer, Harlem, New York, 1945, © The Richard Avedon Foundation; Ja’Tovia Gary, An Ecstatic Experience, 2015, video still; Jane Evelyn AtwoodJames Baldwin with bust of himself sculpted by Larry Wolhandler, Paris, France, 1975 (detail), gelatin silver print. All images courtesy David Zwirner.

TOBIAS MADISON

O VERMELHO DO MEIO-DIA—a film and exhibition of collages by Tobias Madison—will be on view for one more week at Freedman Fitzpatrick in Los Angeles

The film—which was shot last year in São Paulo during the run-up to the eventual election of a far-right demagogue as Brazil’s president—began as a conversation between the artist, members of the collective MEXA, choreographer Luciana Mugayar, and curator Tobi Maier.

“The translation issues and misunderstandings arising from the situation were integrated into the process. The film became a way to hang out and to ponder upon if it is possible—as a member of MEXA stated in a group discussion—to betray every single image and still be truthful, or to abandon that idea in the first place and instead run an anti-fascist program against yourself.”*

TOBIAS MADISON—

O VERMELHO DO MEIO-DIA*

Through February 3.

Freedman Fitzpatrick

6051 Hollywood Boulevard, #107, Los Angeles.

See “Dream House NYC,” a photographic essay on youth by Tobias Madison, PARIS LA 16 (2019), 25–36.

Tobias MadisonO Vermelho do Meio-Dia (2018), Freedman Fitzpatrick. Images courtesy the artist and the gallery. © Tobias Madison.

PAUL MPAGI SEPUYA IN CONVERSATION

Join Paul Mpagi Sepuya for a discussion about his edit of the artwork on display at LACMA’s Study Center, and how it relates to his practice.

ARTISTS ON ART—PAUL MPAGI SEPUYA

Saturday, December 8, at 2 pm.

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Sepuya’s Darkroom Mirror with Roses at Night, a fundraising C-print (below) for Printed Matter, is now available.

See “Death Deluxe,” a portfolio by Item Idem, with photography by Brian Oldham and Paul Mpagi SepuyaPARISLA 16 (2018).

From top:

All artwork by Paul Mpagi Sepuya.

Study with Two Figures, N.B. and J.T., after R.N.B. (1404), 2015, archival pigment print.

Study Reflecting Dureau, 2017, archival pigment print.

Darkroom Mirror with Roses at Night, 2018. C-print.

Study for a Self Portrait (1504), 2015, archival pigment print.

MALIK GAINES’ ERLKÖNIG

Marking the opening night of JOURNEYS WITH THE INITIATED, Nick Mauss, Pati Hertling, Ulrike Müller, and Ethan Philbrick will join Malik Gaines for a performance of Gaines’ ERLKÖNIG .

JOURNEYS WITH THE INITIATED—curated by Yesomi Umolu and Katja Rivera, with the participation of Evan Ifekoya, Grada Kilomba, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Virginia de Medeiros—is the New York section of the ongoing project Hubert Fichte—Love and Ethnology, and investigates Fichte’s book The Black City—Glosses through a series of texts, videos, photographs, sculpture, sound, and performance at Participant Inc and e-flux.

ERLKÖNIG

Sunday, December 2, at 6:30 pm.

e-flux, 311 East Broadway (at Grand Street), New York City.

 

TIONA NEKKIA MCCLODDEN and VIRGINIA DE MEDEIROS—

JOURNEYS WITH THE INITIATED

December 2, 2018 through January 13, 2019.

Participant Inc, 253 East Houston Street, #1, New York City.

e-flux, 311 East Broadway (at Grand Street), New York City.

See “Questions of Representation: Malik Gaines in conversation with Barlo Perry,” PARIS LA 16 (2018), 178–181.

Top: Tiona Nekkia McCloddenan offering six years a conjecture, 2018. Digital C-prints, two-channel video with sound, audio. Courtesy the artist.

Above image credit: Sternberg Press.

Below: Hubert Fichte with Dan-Maske, 1979. Photograph by Leonore Mau, Fichte’s partner.

DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY — MONUMENTS

DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY—MONUMENTS is now on view at Móran Móran.

And see our selection from the show in PARIS LA 16.

DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY—MONUMENTS

Through October 27.

Móran Móran, 937 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Top: David Benjamin SherryRio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico, 2018.

Monuments installation views and artwork courtesy of the artist and Móran Móran.