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Staying queer under corporate capitalism (aka Christmas) with the Dirty Looks Holiday Bazaar at LA’s Faultline, Dec 8

7 December 2017

The ‘Dirty Looks Holiday Bazaar’ is on at Los Angeles’ Faultline Bar on December 8.

Hosted by Dirty Looks, the second annual gift bazaar will attempt to to “keep queer your seasonal spending requirements as mandated by corporate capitalism (‘Christmas’).” The night will feature performances by Glen Meadmore’s Kuntry Band, Dynasty Handbag, Brontez Purnell and an afterparty DJ set by Sam Sparro.

There will also be a photo booth run by Ron Athey and Nao Bustamante, wreaths by Peppré Ann, ceramics by  Aimee Goguen and Courtney Cone, and a number of vendors including Bodega VendettaSven Soapright and semiotext(e), to name a few.

Visit the FB event page for details.**

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The SPF 17 “block party festival of performances,” curated by Geo Wyeth, at Amsterdam’s Cinetol, Apr 23

20 April 2017

SPF 17 (Spring Performance Festival) at Amsterdam’s Cinetol will take place on April 23.

The event is an annual festival put together by Galerie Juliette Jongma and Kunstverein in collaboration with De Ateliers

Organized by Jeanine Hofland and curated by Geo Wyeth,  the “block party festival of performances” will feature niv Acosta with CLAPBACK, Johannes Büttner‘s robotic vacuum cleaners ‘Erika and Jürgen,’ DYNASTY HANDBAG with a “mixed handbag of songs” in ‘I Never Were Again, A Concert,’ a five hour ‘sympoietic’ in Dr. Holobiont and the Lichens’ ‘We Need Gloves,’ Bruno Zhu‘s group performance ‘Confessions’ and Wyeth as master of ceremonies.

See the Kunsteverein website for details.**

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Just Speak Nearby @ 356 S. Mission Rd, Apr 21 – 22

21 April 2016

The Just Speak Nearby: The Politics & Practices of Art Writing two-day programme is on at LA’s 356 S. Mission Rd, running April 21 to 22.

Organised by Litia Perta, the series of dialogues, lectures, performances and screenings takes a quote from film maker, writer and theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha‘s 40-minute experimental documentary Reassemblage (1984) as a starting point: “I do not intend to speak about, just speak nearby.”

The event will open with a screening of Trinh’s film and a lecture to follow on April 21, which refuses the conventions of narration and mean-making in its montage of scenes shot in Senegal.

Following that, the Saturday programme will feature artists, curators, writers, scholars and performers in an effort to “unsettle and unfold” the ethics of art writing and knowledge production in dialogue with the likes of Simon Leung, Cog•nate Collective, Dynasty Handbag, Shoghig Halajian, Amanda McGough, Jennifer Moon, Maggie Nelson, and more.

See the 356 S. Mission Rd website for details.**

Header image: Courtesy Dylan Mira.

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