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RAFA ESPARZA AND RON ATHEY

Join Rafa Esparza and Ron Athey as the two legendary performance artists talk about their work and whatever else comes up on the opening day of Frieze Los Angeles.

RAFA ESPARZA AND RON ATHEY IN CONVERSATION

Friday, February 15, at 3:30 pm.

Paramount Pictures Studios

Sherry Lansing Theatre

5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles.

(Enter on Gower or Van Ness.)

From top: Ron Athey in Acephalous Monster, 2018, photograph by Rachel Papo, courtesy Performance Space, New York; participants in Rafa Esparza’s De la Calle parade in downtown Los Angeles, 2018, photograph by Carolina A. Miranda; Esparza, Mas caras y mas gestos performance, July 8, 2016, Made in L.A. 2016, Hammer Museum, photograph by Barbara Katz, courtesy Esparza and the Hammer; Esparza (left) and Athey at Frieze Los Angeles, February 15, 2019, courtesy the artists and Frieze.

SEBASTIAN HERNANDEZ — HYPANTHIUM

After a preview last summer during the NOW Festival, Sebastian Hernandez’s HYPANTHIUM returns to Redcat for a three-night run.

Augmented by visuals by Rafa Esparza and Maria Meae, this engagement will be performed by Angel AcuñaAutumn Randolph, and Hernandez.

(Next month, Hernandez will join Kevin Williamson and company at the Odyssey for three performances of Williamson’s Gnarled.)

SEBASTIAN HERNANDEZ—HYPANTHIUM

Thursday through Saturday, January 24, 25, and 26, at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Angel Acuña, Autumn Randolph, and Sebastian Hernandez in Hypanthium (2); Hernandez and Acuña; Hernandez. Photographs by Vanessa Crocini, courtesy the photographer, the performers, and Redcat.

AYANNA U’DONGO AND JACKIE CLAY IN CONVERSATION

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An ICA LA open house this weekend celebrates the exhibitions SISTERS AND BROTHERS (presented in collaboration with Dirty Looks) and RAFA ESPARZA: DE LA CALLE. Curators Jackie Clay and Jamillah James, filmmaker Ayanna U’Dongo, and Esparza will participate in conversations about the shows.

 

ICA LA OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, April 22, from 11 am to 6 pm.

JACKIE CLAY IN CONVERSATION WITH AYANNA U’DONGO, 1 pm to 2 pm.

RAFA ESPARZA IN CONVERSATION WITH JAMILLAH JAMES, 3 pm to 4 pm.

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART LOS ANGELES, 1717 East 7th Street, downtown Los Angeles.

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Ayanna U’Dongo, still from Edges, 1993. Image courtesy of the artist.

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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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RAFA ESPARZA IN PERFORMANCE

This weekend—in a three-part PST: Live Art LA/LA performance—Rafa Esparza presents CUMBRE, his “meditation on bridges and bodies of waters as sites of connection and healing, as well as spaces of division and risk” as a means of investigating histories of immigration to and through downtown Los Angeles.*

 

RAFA ESPARZA—CUMBRE: LOOK AS FAR AS YOU CAN SEE IN EVERY DIRECTION, NORTH AND SOUTH, EAST AND WEST, Sunday, January 21, at 3 pm.

GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA, 152 North Central Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

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Rafa Esparza in 2015. Image credit: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Photograph by Barbara Davidson.

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