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Aug 30, 2013
Bodega: Performance Series with Jen Rosenblit
Jen Rosenblit’s Lunch ‘n’ Lecture invited the museum audience to a lunchtime performance on the terrace of the ICA. A table was set with an elaborately composed monochromic meal in the spirit of a Fluxus feast. The performance began when visitors were invited to sit down at the table and were promptly bibbed. Rosenblit acted…
Aug 30, 2013
Bodega: Performance Series with Xavier Cha
Xavier Cha directed four actors through a series of choreographed movements in a durational and laborious exercise inspired by a warning for heat exhaustion that the artist had encountered in the Grand Canyon. A slot machine animation was projected on the gallery wall. Each of the four fruits in the animation—grapes, cherries, an apple, and…
Aug 30, 2013
Wu Tsang: WILDNESS Screening
Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, WILDNESS is a documentary portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar in the MacArthur Park area that has been home for Latin/LBGT immigrant communities since 1963. With a magical-realist flourish, the bar itself becomes a character, narrating what happens when a group of young artists…
Aug 30, 2013
Bachelor Party: Marcel Duchamp’s Birthday Party with Will Holder
Will Holder and Alex Waterman read from the forthcoming Yes, But Is It Edible? (a biography of composer Robert Ashley for five or more voices); Benjamin Seror told the tale of The Unhappy Readymade; and various documentation of the Meisner Technique, Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances, by Anja Kirschner and David Panos, were screened at…
Aug 30, 2013
“Is Your Leisure Time Private?”
Special guests Wu Tsang, Wendy Yao, DJ Venus X, Ashland Mines, and Leilah Weinraub addressed the question, “Is your leisure time private?” The evening began with a multimedia discussion of subculture from the ’90s to present led by five artists—born between 1978 and 1987—and eventually unraveled into a gathering with music provided by DJs Venus…
Aug 30, 2013
Screening: Bowie and Banham
ICA cruised the freeways with two of LA’s most famous expats at a screening of the seldom-seen BBC documentaries Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles (1972) and Cracked Actor (1974), featuring David Bowie.
Aug 30, 2013
Opening and Walkthrough: Fall 2012
ICA celebrated the opening of Jeremy Deller: Joy in People at a walkthrough with insights and illumination from Ralph Rugoff, exhibition curator and director of the Hayward Gallery, London. The walkthrough was followed by a talk by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, who spoke about the show, his work, and joy in people.
Aug 30, 2013
Enchanted Drawing II: Animation Across the Disciplines Conference
Enchanted Drawing II, organized by the Department of the History of Art and Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte (IKB) der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, picked up where March’s Enchanted Drawing I in Berlin left off, exploring concerns emerging from animation history. The conference featured the work of scholars and practitioners from a variety of fields: cinema…
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus III Opening Program: Ooga Booga
Excursus III launched with Ooga Booga founder Wendy Yao and a special performance by cult band Freakapuss (featuring members of post-punk band Tronics) and a participatory drawing with Sumi Ink Club. Ooga Booga is a store committed to the cultivation and promotion of independent art, music, publishing, and fashion. For Excursus III, Yao brought her…