Arts & Entertainment | Museums & Galleries
Courier Calendar for Week of 8/26 – 9/1
The Broad presents a special exhibition, “This Is Not America’s Flag.” This show questions and explores the symbolism of the American flag, underscoring its vast, divergent, and complex meanings.
Now – Sept. 4
ICA LA: “The Condition of Being Addressable”
Wed., Fri. 12-6 p.m.
Thurs. 12-7 p.m.
Sat., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles presents “The Condition of Being Addressable,” an exhibition that explores bodies in exposure and the ever-evolving performance of language. This show features 25 international and intergenerational artists, all with their own perspective on how the interaction between subject and viewer impacts the social and physical movement of bodies and how they are seen in the world. Further, in their respective practices, each artist interrogates power relations as experienced through the dynamics of race, gender, and sexuality, the limits of spoken and written language to articulate these experiences, and the agency of constructing a self-image. Admission to ICA LA is free. Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine or a negative test.
Now – Sept. 25
The Broad: “This is Not
Tues., Wed., Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thurs. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Broad presents a special exhibition, “This Is Not America’s Flag.” This show questions and explores the symbolism of the American flag, underscoring its vast, divergent, and complex meanings. The show was developed conceptually in the summer of 2020 in response to the prolific rise in activism for racial justice in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Over 20 artists are featured in the show, including Laura Aguilar, Nicole Eisenman, Jeffrey Gibson, Alfredo Jaar, and Jasper Johns. The exhibition includes works that both embrace the flag as the signifier of the nation and its ideals and subvert it to express injustices and inequalities woven into the fabric of the U.S., past and present. Tickets for this special exhibition are $18 for adults, $12 for students, and free for children 12 and under. Tickets include access to other exhibitions as well. Admission is free every Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
Now – April 9, 2023
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: “Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898-1971”
Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Academy Museum presents an exhibition that explores the achievements and challenges of Black filmmakers in the U.S., both independent and in the studio system, in front of the camera and behind it, in “Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898-1971.” The show includes rarely seen excerpts of films, documentaries, newsreels, and home movies, as well as historical photographs, costumes, props, and posters. Also featured are contemporary artworks referencing the impact of the legacy of Black filmmaking. Film screenings are programmed in coordination with the exhibition as well, including world premieres of films newly restored by the Academy Film Archive.
Off the 405: Standing on the Corner
6 p.m. DJ Set
7 p.m. Performance
The Getty presents the next performance in the “Off the 405” series, by musical collective Standing on the Corner. The name of the collective is indicative of its approach to music, performance, and its roots. Each performance has a radically different concept and repertoire, moving freely between jazz improvisations, dub excursions, garage-noise freakouts, and lo-fi hip-hop collage. Members of the group are predominantly Black and Caribbean, with their cultural heritage influencing their work within New York’s inter-borough musical avant-garde. This performance celebrates the exhibition “Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop,” which chronicles the exchange of photographers working in 1960s New York City, who fused the energy of jazz and improvisation into their approach to representing the African American experience. Admission is free to the performance in the Getty museum courtyard, but advanced reservations are required.