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ALLEGORIES OF FLIGHT AT THE BROAD

Investigating themes that define and inform the work of Shirin Neshat, the Broad presents ALLEGORIES OF FLIGHT, an evening of music, readings, and performance in conjunction with the exhibition Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again, now in its final weeks.

The evening—organized with independent literary curators Louise Steinman and Maureen Moore—begins with a performance by musician brothers Saint Abdullah in the lobby and poetry readings by Naomi Shihab Nye and Natalie Diaz in Oculus Hall (with a poetry encore at the end of the event).

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will debut a specially commissioned performance work, and Davia Spain will close the evening with a live music set, “touching on themes including trans experience and institutions and systems designed to suppress ancient, ancestral knowledge.”*

ALLEGORIES OF FLIGHT*

Wednesday, February 5, from 8 pm to 11 am.

The Broad

221 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Patrisse Cullors, photograph by Dana Washington; Naomi Shihab Nye, photograph by Ha Lam; Natalie Diaz; Saint Abdullah, photograph Richard R. Ross; Davia Spain, photograph by Daniel Miramontes. Images courtesy and © the artists and authors, the photographers, and the Broad.

ABORTION IS NORMAL — PART 2

Recognizing the ongoing threat to reproductive rights in the United States, ABORTION IS NORMAL—sponsored by the Downtown for Democracy Independent Expenditure Committee—is an “emergency art exhibition curated by Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Pauline Jampol and organized by Marilyn Minter, Gina Nanni, Laurie Simmons, and Sandy Tait.”*

Part 2 of the show opens this week at Arsenal Contemporary in Manhattan.

Contributing artists include Allison Janae Hamilton, Ameya Marie Okamoto, Amy Khoshbin, Andrea Chung, Arlene Shechet, Barbara Kruger, Betty TompkinsCajsa von ZeipelCarrie Mae Weems, Carroll Dunham, Catherine Opie, Cecily Brown, Chloe Wise, Christopher Myers, Christen Clifford, Cindy Sherman, Delano DunnDerrick Adams, Dominique Duroseau, Elektra KB, Fin Simonetti, Grace Graupe Pillard, Hank Willis Thomas, Hayv Kahraman, Jaishri Abichandani, Jack Pierson, Jane Kaplowitz, Jon Kessler, Jonathan HorowitzJonathan Lyndon Chase, Judith Bernstein, Judith Hudson, Katrina Majkut, Louise Lawler, Lyle Ashton HarrisMarisa Morán Jahn, Michele PredMiguel Luciano, Mika Rottenberg, Nadine Faraj, Nan GoldinNarcissister, Natalie Frank, Rob Pruitt, Ryan McGinley, Sahana Ramakrishnan, Sarah Sze, Shirin Neshat, Shoshanna Weinberger, Shout Your Abortion, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Suzy Lake, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Viva Ruiz, Walter Robinson, Wangechi Mutu, Xaviera Simmons, Yvette Molina, and Zoe Buckman.

New editions by Paul Chan, Rashid Johnson, and Richard Prince are also available.

ABORTION IS NORMAL*

Opening Night

Tuesday, January 21, 6 pm to 8 pm.

Exhibition runs through February 1.

Arsenal Contemporary

214 Bowery, New York City.

Abortion is Normal, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, New York, January 9–18, 2020, Arsenal Contemporary, New York, January 21–February 1, 2020, from top: Nadine FarajYo Aborte, 2016; Judith Bernstein, Abortion is Normal, 2019; Lyle Ashton HarrisBillie #21, 2002; Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2019; Marilyn MinterCuntrol, 2020; Shoshanna WeinbergerHair Between the Legs, 2015; Arlene ShechetTo Be Continued, 2018; Nan GoldinGeno by the lake, Bavaria, Germany 1994, 1994; Christen CliffordI Want Your Blood, 2013–2020 (detail); Rob Pruitt, American Quilts 2018: Neighbors, 2018; Catherine Opie, Nicola, 1993; Natalie Frank, Portrait 1, 2019; Laurie SimmonsMother Nursery, 1976; Ameya Marie OkamotoThe Notorious RBG, 2018; Barbara KrugerWho will write the history of tears?, 2011. Images courtesy and © the artists, the photographers, Downtown for Democracy, and Abortion is Normal.


SHIRIN NESHAT IN CONVERSATION

Shirin Neshat is in Los Angeles for the opening of SHIRIN NESHAT—I WILL GREET THE SUN AGAIN—her retrospective at The Broad, curated by Ed Schad—as well as several public events around town.

On Saturday, as part of the ARRAY 360° festival, she will join Garrett Bradley for a discussion and screenings of their new films—LAND OF DREAMS (2019, Neshat) and AMERICA (2019, Bradley)—and on Sunday at the Colburn School, Neshat and her longtime collaborators Shoja Azari, Sussan Deyhim, and Ghasem Ebrahimian will participate in a conversation and music event as part of The Broad’s Un-Private Collection series.

SHIRIN NESHAT and GARRETT BRADLEY

Saturday, October 19, at 3 pm.

ARRAY Creative Campus

180 Glendale Boulevard, Echo Park, Los Angeles.

THE UN-PRIVATE COLLECTION—SHIRIN NESHAT

Sunday, October 20, at 6 pm.

Colburn School, Zipper Hall

200 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Shirin Neshat, photograph by Rodolfo Martinez; Shirin Neshat, I Will Greet the Sun Again exhibition catalog by Ed Schad, cover image courtesy Prestel; Neshat, Sarah, 2016, single-channel video installation; Neshat, Roja, 2016, single-channel video installation; Neshat, Offered Eyes, 1993; Garrett Bradley, America (2019), still. Images courtesy and © the artists, photographers, publishers, and Gladstone Gallery.

SHIRIN NESHAT’S DREAMERS

Join Shirin Neshat for the launch of DREAMERS, her new book published by Ivorypress. Neshat will be joined in conversation by Phong Bui, artist and Brooklyn Rail publisher.

 

SHIRIN NESHAT IN CONVERSATION WITH PHONG BUI

Thursday, December 20, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Printed Matter

231 Eleventh Avenue, at 26th Street, New York City.

Shirin Neshat, Dreamers. Image courtesy Ivorypress.

SHIRIN NESHAT AT THE HAMMER

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Recalling the structure of Barbara (the recent Mathieu Amalric feature), Shirin Neshat’s LOOKING FOR OUM KULTHUM is a “visually dazzling film-within-a-film about an artist-filmmaker who attempts to make a film about her hero, the legendary female Arab singer Oum Kulthum. Neshat’s heroine, Mitra, struggles as she dares to cross lines in a conservative, male-dominated society—reflecting the obstacles faced by Neshat and Kulthum themselves.”*

The screening—co-presented with Otis College of Art and Design—will be followed by a Q & A with Neshat.

 

LOOKING FOR OUM KULTHUM, Tuesday, June 5, at 7:30 pm.

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