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Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
A self-described trans-dyke, reluctant-polyamorist, sadomasochist, and recovering Scientologist, Kate Bornstein has been instrumental in raising transgender visibility with her bestselling books, lectures, and performances. She is a role model for a generation of people that is learning how to redefine its gender and sexuality, and survive in a world that frequently greets ambiguity with hostility. Kate Bornstein joins director Sam Feder to discuss this meditative and playful documentary portrait. (2014, Dir. S. Feder, 72 min.)
This event takes place at the Hammer Museum. The Hammer, in collaboration with SMMoA’s presentation of Brian Weil, 1979–95: Being in the World, hosts a series of programs exploring the invisible communities that the extraordinary photographer sought to illuminate in his photographs. Visit hammer.ucla.edu/brian-weil/ for program details.
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
Walkthrough Brian Weil, 1979–95: Being in the World with Los Angeles-based artist and award-winning Transparent associate producer Zackary Drucker, whose work seeks to cultivate and investigate under-recognized aspects of transgender history, locate herself in that history, and communicate her contemporary experience of gender and sexuality. This exhibition tour offers new insights about photographic representation and an intimate look at Weil’s singular lifework. Limited space available, RSVP to secure your place.
About the artists:
Zackary Drucker earned an MFA from CalArts in 2007 and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. Her recent films include SHE GONE ROGUE (in collaboration with Rhys Ernst), “Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography,” “Feminine/Masculine,” and At least you know you exist. Her videos include One Fist,The Inability to Be Looked At and The Horror of Nothing to See, Lost Lake, FISH: A Matrilineage of Cunty White–Woman Realness, and You will never be a woman. You must live the rest of your days entirely as a man and will only grow more masculine with every passing year. There is no way out. Drucker has performed and exhibited her work internationally in numerous museums, galleries, and film festivals including the 54th Venice Biennale (Swiss Off-Site Pavilion); Curtat Tunnel in Lausanne, Switzerland; L.U.C.C.A. Museum of Contemporary Art in Lucca, Italy; Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France; Tromso Kunstaforening in Tromso, Norway; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California; and the Hammer Museum, REDCAT, and LACE, all in Los Angeles, California. She lives in Los Angeles and is represented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.
Brian Weil (1954 – 1996) was born in Chicago, where he briefly attended Columbia College and first began taking photographs as a teenager. During his career, he had twenty-one solo exhibitions at such institutions as Artists Space (1980), Moderna Museet (1989), the Saint Louis Art Museum (1991), and the Wexner Center for the Arts (1992). In 1991, the International Center of Photography organized an exhibition of his AIDS photographs, which was also the subject of a book, Every 17 Seconds (Aperture, 1992). Weil’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Jewish Museum, New York; the International Center of Photography, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Brian Weil, 1979–95: Being in the World was organized by the ICA Philadelphia and is the first career retrospective for this extraordinary photographer.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
SMMoA’s legendary INCOGNITO benefit art sale returns for its eleventh year. Bringing together a breathtaking array of 700 artworks donated by local, national, and international artists ranging from emerging to acclaimed, INCOGNITO is a rare celebration of access, diversity, and discovery in contemporary art. All proceeds support the Museum’s free exhibitions and programming.
Tickets will be available in March. Check back soon for further event details.