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A couple of years ago I came to a realization: If I’m interested in those artists’ ideas that have fallen outside of the institutional, my only option is to try to carry them forward in some way. It’s about letting art escape from the mechanisms of art history and consensus. There are going to be parts that are invisible to most people. There’s something exciting about that invisibility to me—we live in such an entirely overexposed time. You talk about market forces; I’ve seen an emerging alignment between critical discussion, market activity, and museological practice in the past couple of decades. It comes as no surprise to me that anything that functions in any one of those forums functions in all three of them. At this point, the mechanism is so streamlined that it’s hard to imagine what you could do that would escape that dynamic.Nayland Blake*

Join Marvin Astorga, Nao Bustamante, Ron Athey, Robert Crouch, Jennifer Doyle, Jamillah James, Young Joon Kwak, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, and Bradford Nordeen at Zebulon for an evening of performance, music, and dance at Nayland Blake’s FIRST INTERNATIONAL INTERGENERATIONAL GENDER DISCARD PARTY.

The event marks the closing day of Blake’s ICA LA exhibition NO WRONG HOLES—THIRTY YEARS OF NAYLAND BLAKE.


Sunday, January 26, from 8 pm to midnight.


2478 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles.

*“Rachel Harrison and Nayland Blake” interview, Bomb 105, Fall 2008.

From top: Nayland Blake; Nayland Blake, Untitled, 2000, charcoal on paper; Nayland Blake, Untitled, 2007, graphite and colored pencil on paper; Nao Bustamante as Conchita, photograph by Austin Young; Nayland Blake, Kit No. 7 (Flush), 1990, rubber gloves, stainless steel cups, belt, hose, shelf, books; Nayland Blake, Equipment for a Shameful Epic, 1993, mixed media; Nayland Blake, Crossing Object (Inside Gnomen), 2017, mixed media. Images courtesy and © the artists, the photographers, ICA LA, and Matthew Marks Gallery.


A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS serves up an endlessly looping, nonlinear fairy tale, set in a quasi-medieval landscape. Ravishingly shot, enchantingly scored, and spilling over with surreal fancies, this enticing phantasmagoria from director Jaromil Jireš is among the most beautiful oddities of the Czechoslovak New Wave.Criterion Collection

This weekend’s screening of VALERIE—starring Jaroslava Schallerová in the title role—will be followed by a dance party with DJs from Reverberation Radio.


Friday, November 29, at 7:30 pm.


2478 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles.

Jaromil Jireš, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970), starring Jaroslava Schallerová. Images courtesy and © the filmmakers, actors, producers, distributors, and La Collectionneuse.


Cinefamily is hosting an immersive look at Éric Rohmer’s six contes moraux, his decade-long run of “moral tales” which each have less to do with “morality” than the thoughts and behavior of a straying man—committed to one woman, attracted by another—who returns to his original love.

This week, the series begins with two short films—LA BOULANGÈRE DE MONCEAU (THE BAKERY GIRL OF MONCEAU, 1962; 26 minutes) and LA CARRIÈRE DE SUZANNE (SUZANNE’S CAREER, 1963; 60 minutes)—that never saw theatrical release, and continues with the feature-length LA COLLECTIONNEUSE (1967). Set on the Côte d’Azur and marked by an irresistable langour—described by Rohmer as a story of “l’amour par désoeuvrement” (love by idleness)—LA COLLECTIONNEUSE stars Haydée Politoff, a collector of men and an ideal image of nonchalance.

THE BAKERY GIRL OF MONCEAU and SUZANNE’S CAREER, Thursday, July 6, at 8 pm. (Doors open at 7 pm.)

ZEBULON, 2478 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles.

After-party at Zebulon with DJs Mark Wright and Jessica Hardy from Décadanse Soirée.

LA COLLECTIONNEUSE, Saturday, July 8, at 5 pm.

CINEFAMILY, 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles.


Haydée Politoff in La Collectionneuse, directed by Éric Rohmer. Image credit: Mubi.

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