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BRYCE DESSNER’S TRIPTYCH PREMIERE

In TRIPTYCH (EYES OF ONE ON ANOTHER), composer and guitarist Bryce Dessner of The National has collaborated with playwright Korde Arrington Tuttle, the LA Phil New Music Group, Roomful of Teeth, videographer Simon Harding, lighting designer Yuki Nakase, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation for an musical-visual investigation into the ways the photographer’s works “compel an audience’s complicity and characterizes them in the act of attention.”*

Tuttle’s libretto integrates the poetry of Mapplethorpe detractor Essex Hemphill and advocate Patti Smith, and the featured vocalists for this world premiere are Isaiah Robinson and Alicia Hall Moran, the latter of whom will perform later this week in Carrie Mae WeemsPast Tense at the Theatre at Ace Hotel.

TRIPTYCH is directed by Kaneza Schaal and conducted by Sara Jobin. Music direction is provided by Brad Wells.

BRYCE DESSNER

TRIPTYCH (EYES OF ONE ON ANOTHER)*

Tuesday, March 5, at 8 pm.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Bryce Dessner, photograph by Shervin Lainez; Robert Mapplethorpe, Dorothy Dean, © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; Korde Arrington Tuttle, courtesy of the artist; Robert Mapplethorpe, Alistair Butler, 1980, © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Images courtesy LA Phil and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

MAPPLETHORPE TUESDAYS

In conjunction with the exhibition IMPLICIT TENSIONS—MAPPLETHORPE NOW, the Guggenheim presents a series of Robert Mapplethorpe screenings every Tuesday in February, beginning with a documentary featuring Mapplethorpe’s patron and lover Sam Wagstaff.

BLACK WHITE + GRAY—A PORTRAIT OF SAM WAGSTAFF AND ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

Tuesday, February 5, at 6 pm.

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, NO. 61 FROM THE SERIES ART/NEW YORK

Tuesday, February 12, at 6 pm.

MAPPLETHORPE—LOOK AT THE PICTURES

Tuesday, February 19 and 26, at 6 pm

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue (at 88th Street), New York City.

From top: Norman Seeff photograph of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe; Marcus Leatherdale photograph of Mapplethorpe; Sam Wagstaff and Mapplethorpe, portrait by Francesco Scavullo, image courtesy of Sean Byrnes, the Scavullo Foundation, and the Motion Picture Group, Inc., Philadelphia.

MAPPLETHORPE CHOREOGRAPHED

MAPPLETHORPE—CHOREOGRAPHY FOR AN EXHIBITION will set Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs against ancient and modern works as well as a performance program engaging the work of international dancemakers.

MAPPLETHORPE—CHOREOGRAPHY FOR AN EXHIBITION

Through April 8.

Museo Madre, Via Settembrini 79, Naples.

See “Through a Glass, Darkly: A Mapplethorpe Portfolio,” PARIS LA 11 (Spring 2014), 61–71.

MAPPLETHORPE ENCORE

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In The Crown, Matt Smith plays Prince Philip, whose brother-in-law was Tony Snowdon, who did a Q & A for Interview with fellow photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who is played by a very committed Smith in the Ondi Timoner film MAPPLETHORPE.

Don’t miss the Outfest 2018 encore screening of the new biopic this weekend. Q & A with the director to follow.

 

MAPPLETHORPE, Sunday, July 22, at 11:30 am.

REGAL L.A. LIVE, 1000 West Olympic Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles.

outfest.org/mapplethorpe

The Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the movie in theaters in October, 2018.

samuelgoldwynfilms.com/mapplethorpe

Matt Smith as Robert Mapplethorpe. Image credit: Samuel Goldwyn Films.

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