The Regent

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Magazine focusing on life in the streets of the Varrios of California and the Southwest — will be on show, including unpublished, never before-seen original pieces of artwork.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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Psychic TV + Derek Jarman @ The Regent, Aug 10

9 August 2016

Psychic TV will live score Derek Jarman‘s In the Shadow of the Sun at Los Angeles’ The Regent Theater on August 10.

Jarman’s 1981 film —a multi-textural mix of Super 8 films shot between 1972 and 1975— is a poetic sequence of its creator’s go-to leitmotifs of mirrors, fires, and dancing bodies in motion, doubly-exposed and primarily tinted with psychedelic light leaks.

Co-presented by Berserktown, a music festival in its third edition, Psychic TV will reimagine the original score of the film, which was provided, at the time, by industrial noise pioneers Throbbing Gristle. Both Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV’s founding member Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and frequent Jarman collaborator will lead the live musical reinterpretation. The event occurs in anticipation of Psychic TV’s September 2016 release of their new album Alientist.

Psychic TV are also performing at Berserktown at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles from August 12 to 14. They will be performing their debut LP Force the Hand of Chance, along with a line-up that includes a long list of other artists such as Inga CopelandOdwalla88, Angels in America, and more.

See the FB event page for more details.**

Psychic TV @ The Regent, Aug 10

Derek Jarman, ‘In the Shadow of the Sun’ (1981). Film still. Courtesy the artist.

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