Kembra Pfahler

A tattoo parlor, Teen Angels, an after party + more at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, Feb 23 – 26

23 February 2017

Printed Matter‘s LA Art Book Fair is on at Los Angeles’ The Geffen Contemporary of MOCA, running February 24 to 26, with an opening preview on February 23.

For its fifth edition the companion event to NY Art Book Fair invites over 250 international presses, booksellers, artists’ merchandise distributors, antiquarians, and independent publishers into its space.

There will be an opening night preview at Geffen with special musical performances by Seth Bogart and Kembra Pfahler & Christian Music from The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, as well as a keynote address by artist, General Idea co-founder and past Printed Matter director AA Bronson called ‘MY LIFE IN BOOKS.

An exhibition of art, issues and other miscellany by the late Teen Angel — the Lowrider artist and writer behind Teen Angels Magazine focusing on life in the streets of the Varrios of California and the Southwest — will be on show, including unpublished, never before-seen original pieces of artwork. 

Gagosian Gallery will present an exhibition as tattoo parlor called FLASH FLASH FLASH, and Slow Culture & Deadbeat Club have a pop-up installation of a vintage drive-thru photo kiosk with 24-hour film developing services called ‘THE FOTOMAT.’ XE(ROX) & PAPER + SCISSORS will be presenting over 100 international artists, zines, and small presses, while some publishers and titles to look out for include Dirty Looks, Hesse PressHonor Fraser, Sternberg Press, an audio project by Linder & Maxwell Sterling at Blum & Poe, Emalin and many more.

The official after party, on February 25, will be at The Regent, and feature performances by SophieYves Tumor, Bill Kouligas, Juliana Huxtable among them. 

See the FB event page for the full programme and more details.**

Image courtesy Maxwell Sterling.
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Kembra Pfahler @ Emalin, Nov 15 – Dec 21

14 November 2016

Kembra Pfahler is presenting solo exhibition Capital Improvements at London’s Emalin, opening November 15 and running to December 21.

The New York-based performance artist and musician will show new works, as well as perform with her glam-punk band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black on the opening night. There will also be an evening of screenings on November 17, curated by the artist.

Pfahler works within a variety of media to explore anti-naturalism, sexuality and feminism. Often working in lofi, or whatever is most readily available, she coined the philosophy of availabism. Recent solo exhibitions include Fuck Island (2012) at New York’s Participant Inc and File Under V (2005) at London’s Rove Gallery. 

See the Emalin website for details.**

Kembra Pfahler (center) and crew, 'It's Not Only Rock'n'Roll Baby' (2008). Performance. Courtesy the aritst + Bozar, Brussels.
Kembra Pfahler (center) and crew, ‘It’s Not Only Rock’n’Roll Baby’ (2008). Performance. Courtesy the aritst + Bozar, Brussels.
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