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QUEER INTIMACY AND STATES OF EMOTION

An exhibition at Human Resources curated by artist and filmmaker Telémachos Alexiou will raise funds for his newest film projects: the feature THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL, and the documentary EMI’S MOVIE, about the life and work of gallerist, curator, yogini, and writer Emi Fontana.

THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL proposes as its core-dogma the idea that a delusion is an essential life force and therefore reminds us that art is a lie that tells the truth. It tells the story of a young self-exiled Greek actor in Berlin, and his awakening of conscience while back in Athens…

“The spell began during my secret explorations of my mother’s bedroom as a little child… I started making up myths and stories about my mother in order to create the illusion I could exert even the slightest of influence on her life before me—as if by doing so I could gain full control over my own fate.” — Telémachos Alexiou

The work in this show “manifests Alexiou’s personal relationships with the artists, shedding light upon the intimate moments, struggles, pleasures and agonies of being queer in 2019. The exhibition’s curation is a love letter to the artists, intended to bridge the geographical distance and emotional longing between continents.”* Exhibiting artists include Ron AtheyLucas Bihler, CassilsAlex ChavesZackary DruckerSpilios GianakopoulosMonilola IlupejuYoung Joon KwakEva MitalaTyler Matthew OyerZander PorterElliot ReedSpyros Rennt, Jason Al-Taan and Alexiou. 

This event is co-hosted by Zak Stone, with performances by Christopher Argodale and Tyler Matthew Oyer, and an afterparty with surprise DJ sets.

QUEER INTIMACY AND STATES OF EMOTION / CROSS-CONTINENTAL FRIENDSHIPS

Wednesday, May 29; doors open at 7 pm.

Performances by Christopher Argodale at 7:30 pm and Tyler Matthew Oyer at 10:15 pm.

Human Resources

410 Cottage Home Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Eva Mitala, untitled (1), silkscreen; Jason Al-Taan, The Ivy Terrace, 2017, photograph; Monilola Ilupeju, Intimacy Study (1 and 2), 2016, photography and print on plastic foil; Elliot Reed, Lesson, 2018, video still; Tyler Matthew Oyer, untitled (Sigil), 2016, acrylic on paper; Spyros Rennt, Catalin by the window, 2017, photograph; Spyros Rennt, Freckles (joy), 2017, photograph; Lucas Bihler, untitled (1), 2019, photograph; Telémachos Alexiou, Self #2, 2017, photograph and print text; Telémachos Alexiou, Self #3, 2017, photograph and print text, both from the Fassbinder Series. Images courtesy and © the artists.

DIRTY LOOKS — EIGHT YEARS ON

Join filmmakers Marvin Astorga, Mariah Garnett, Aimee Goguen, Young Joon Kwak, Brontez Purnell, Jill Reiter, and Michael Robinson as Dirty Looks celebrates eight years of transgression with an evening of screenings.

Featured films include Purnell’s 100 BOYFRIENDS MIXTAPE (THE DEMO), Reiter’s FRENZY, Robinson’s ONWARD LOSSLESS FOLLOWS, Goguen’s TONGUE JOB, Garnett’s ENCOUNTERS I MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE HAD WITH PETER BERLIN, and Warren Sonbert and Wendy Appel’s AMPHETAMINE.

The night will end with a reception and DJ set by Discostan.

DIRTY LOOKS—EIGHT YEARS ON

Saturday, January 26.

From 8 pm to midnight.

Ace Hotel, Segovia Hall

929 South Broadway, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Mariah Garnett,s Peter Berlin in Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin (2012), (2); Warren Sonbert and Wendy Appel, Amphetamine (1966); Michael Robinson, Onward Lossless Follows (2017).

HUMAN RESOURCES BENEFIT AND AUCTION

Join artists and performers Laura OwensRon Athey, My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade), Piero Golia, D’ette Nogle, Nora Berman, Sam Durant, Young Joon KwakZackary Drucker, Kibum Kim, Eve Fowler, Mara McCarthy, Jackie Tarquinio, and many more at the HUMAN RESOURCES BENEFIT AND AUCTION this weekend at Ghebaly Gallery.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES BENEFIT AND AUCTION, Sunday, November 12, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

GHEBALY GALLERY, 2245 East Washington Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles.

humanresourcesla.com

Ron Athey.

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