An Array of Visual and Performing Arts this September

Image Credit: Carmen Argote, Marks from Birth, 2018
Courtesy: Carmen Argote and Commonwealth and Council and Instituto de Vision

September 18 - November 3, 2019 I Los Angeles, CA

Bringing together multiple geographies and temporalities, this exhibition is an examination of our definitions of home, environment, and change, featuring artworks and stories. A public reception will be held on opening day, Wednesday, September 18 from 7-10 p.m.

Presented by France Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX) in partnership with Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE).

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Mohamed Bourouissa, Untitled, 2013, Lambda print, 63 x 44 inches (160 x 111.8 centimeters), © Mohamed Bourouissa,Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo

September 14 – October 26, 2019 I Los Angeles, CA

Blum & Poe presents its first exhibition with Mohamed Bourouissa focusing on Philadelphia Fletcher Street Riders. With film, sculpture, and photography, the artist explores a distortion and fragmentation of shared reality, making visible the story of the American Black cowboy, while probing questions of representation.

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Josh Rose @joshsrose

September 26 - November 24, 2019 I Los Angeles, CA

L.A. Dance Project, the Los Angeles-based company of French choreographer Benjamin Millepied will be presenting this fall LA Dances, a festival of historical and contemporary dance works, featuring collaborations with visual artists, composers, and performers.

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Still from Adieu Haffmann

September 13, 14, and 20, 2019 I Los Angeles, CA

On September 13 and 14, the Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz presents Plaidoiries (Pleadings) with Richard Berry focusing on the closing arguments of five attorneys in significant court cases in France from 1972 - 2015. Then, on September 20, the intimate play focusing on World War 2 entitled Adieu Monsieur Haffmann (Farewell Mister Haffmann) will be performed at the theater.

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Guy de Cointet, I Dream (Old Woman), c. 1968, Super 8mm film transferred to digital in 2011, 28 minutes, looped, © All rights reserved, Courtesy Estate of Guy de Cointet and Air de Paris, Paris.

September 14 – October 19, 2019 I Los Agneles, CA

The Box presents its first solo exhibition of work by Guy de Cointet (1934–1983). The show is comprised of two parts: firstly, on September 14 and 15, a weekend of notable performances from 1973 to 1975 will be performed by Sarah Vermande alongside Cointet’s longtime-collaborator Mary Ann Duganne Glicksman. Then, opening September 18, The Box will exhibit some of Cointet's early film experiments from 1968 to 1970 and a selection of drawings.

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Image credit: Iván Argote, “Suck my time, amor mio,” Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 82.5 x 6 inches, Courtesy of the artist.

Now - January 4, 2020 | Tempe, AZ

In his first solo museum exhibition in the U.S., Colombian-born, Paris-based artist Iván Argote presents Juntos Together, featuring films, videos, sculpture and site-specific installations. Argote explores the current cultural climate and engages the audience on both political and personal levels.

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"Chevet de Notre-Dame-de-Paris, vue prise du Quai de La Tournelle, 1860s" by Charles Soulier (French, 1840 - 1875) Object Credit: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Now - October 20, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA

In recognition of the fire at the 850-year-old cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris on April 15, 2019, the J. Paul Getty Museum has assembled a variety of works of art showcasing the rich cultural legacy of this beloved institution. Entitled An Enduring Icon: Notre-Dame Cathedral, this exhibition presenting paintings, photographs, engravings, and rare books is free and open to the public. Presented in a special, single gallery installation.

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Samir Ramdani, Black Diamond (still), 2015

September 30, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA

FLAX is partnering with Tin Flats to present a season of double features on the last Monday of the month from April to October. FLAX has invited six artists and selected one of their films, and each artist then selects an additional film of his/her choice – a feature, a documentary, another artist’s video – echoing his/her work. The screenings will include an informal discussion with the artists who are locally based or in residency. The free program on Monday, September 30 will feature Samir Ramdani's Black Diamond and Lukasz Ronduda and Maciej Sobieszczanski's The Performer.

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Loup Sarion, Nude (golden hour/bohemian black), 2019, fiberglass, resin, pigment, 36 x 46 x 17 inches

September 14 - November 9, 2019 I Los Angeles, CA

M+B presents Cannibal Valley, an exhibition by Daniel Boccato and French Loup Sarion, bringing together sculptural objects that are united by the artists’ collaborative friendship and interest in abstract figurative forms.

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The Alliance Français of Los Angeles is welcoming The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles in shared promotion of culture and language! The Goethe-Instiut, which is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, will now be holding German classes in the Alliance Français of Los Angeles location.

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