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MALCOLM LE GRICE IN LOS ANGELES

Malcolm Le Grice—”one of the most compellingly original and radical artist-theorists in the history of the post-war moving image”—will be in Los Angeles for the next week or so.

During this rare visit Le Grice and Los Angeles Film Forum will present his work around town in a series of venues, including the world premiere of the new edit of his immersive multi-screen piece FINITO at the Spielberg Theatre.

See links below for locations. Le Grice—author of Experimental Cinema in the Digital Age— will be on hand to talk with the audience at all three programs.

MALCOLM LE GRICE AT USC

Thursday, February 14, at 7 pm.

USC School of Cinematic Arts 

Broccoli Theatre

900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles.

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MALCOLM LE GRICE—HERE AND NOW

Sunday, February 17, at 7:30 pm.

Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.

MALCOLM LE GRICE—BEFORE AND AFTER CINEMA

Monday, February 11, at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Malcolm Le Grice, Berlin Horse (1970); Malcolm Le GriceHorror Film 1 (1971); Le Grice presenting his work in Europe, early 2000s; Malcolm Le Grice, Marking Time, 2015; Malcolm Le Grice, Reign of the Vampire, 1970; Le Grice in the early 1970s; Malcolm Le Grice, Threshold (1972). All images © Malcolm Le Grice and courtesy the artist.

LUCAS BLALOCK

Lucas Blalock—whose work “highlight[s] his technical footprints within an image”—will give the Handtmann Photography Lecture at USC this week.*

A week later AN ENORMOUS OAR—Blalock’s first solo museum show—will open in downtown Los Angeles, presenting over twenty works from the last five years.

Blalock will join ICA LA curator and exhibition organizer Jamillah James for a conversation in mid-February.

LUCAS BLALOCK—HANDTMANN LECTURE

Tuesday, February 5, at 6 pm.

MFA Art Building, USC

3001 South Flower Street, Los Angeles.

LUCAS BLALOCK—AN ENORMOUS OAR*

February 10 through July 21.

LUCAS BLALOCK IN CONVERSATION WITH JAMILLAH JAMES

Sunday, February 17, at 3 pm.

Institute of Contemporary Art

1717 East 7th Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Lucas Blalock, Conch and Berries and, 2015–17, archival inkjet print; Lucas Blalock, Emile, Man of the Future, 2016–17, archival inkjet print; Lucas Blalock, Dancing Girl, 2016; Lucas Blalock, The Sleepers, 2016, archival inkjet print. Images courtesy the artist, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich and New York, and ICA, Los Angeles.

XIUHTEZCATL MARTINEZ AT BOVARD

The hip-hop artist and environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez will be at USC this week for a performance and conversation. Martinez is the current youth director of Earth Guardians.

XIUHTEZCATL MARTINEZ—AT THE FOREFRONT OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Thursday, October 25, at 7 pm.

Bovard Auditorium, USC, 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles.

See Xiuhtezcatl’s website

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. Image credit: Earth Guardians.

Book cover image: Rodale Books.

THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE

Annie Hardy, Melissa Brooks (The Aquadolls), and Joe Cardamone—former leader of the underground band The Icarus Line—will perform tonight at the premiere of the new film THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE.

On Thursday night, the Alumni Screening Series at USC presents a free preview of the narrative feature, followed by a Q & A with director and co-writer Michael Grodner.

And after the Friday night show at the Royal cinema, Cardamone—the film’s star—will join Grodner for another Q & A.

A blend of autobiography and fiction set deep inside L.A.’s music scene, ICARUS LINE co-stars Jerry Stahl, Ariel Pink, Keith Morris, and Rafael Reyes.

Pink Mountaintops, Together Pangea, Retox, Obliterations, Annie Hardy of Giant Drag, and The Icarus Line perform in the film.

 

JOE CARDAMONE

THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE

Wednesday, June 20, at 7:30

Regent Theater

448 South Main Street, downtown Los Angeles.

 

THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE

With Michael Grodner Q & A

Thursday, June 21, at 7 pm.

Ray Stark Theatre, USC

900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles.

 

With Joe Cardamone Q&A

Friday, June 22, at 9:55.

Film plays through June 28.

Laemmle Royal

11523 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.

Joe Cardamone (left) and the late Alvin DeGuzman of The Icarus Line. Photograph courtesy of Joe Cardamone.

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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