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K Kenneth Anger: Hollywood Babylon   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Kenneth Anger at Sprüth Magers London February 19th, 2010 - March 27th, 2010
Posted 3/14/10

Sprüth Magers London presents an exhibition of the iconic pioneer of postmodern film Kenneth Anger; best known for his scathing chronicle of the plunge to destruction of glittering stars and also-rans in his notorious book Hollywood Babylon. Painted a calming mid-gray, the front gallery makes a projection room for Invocation of My Demon Brother 1969, with a great stop-start abstract soundtrack by Mick Jagger. A knife passes over the bare chest of a peroxide-blond boy, Bobby Beausoleil... [more]

Silenceofthelambs Goodbye Horses   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Kenneth Anger, Keith Boadwee, Craig Goodman, Scott Hewicker, Harry Dodge & Stanya Kahn, Kalup Linzy, Anne McGuire, Austin McQuinn, Toban Nichols, SONJA NILSSON, Jack Smith, Margaret Tedesco, Skye Thorstenson, Ryan Trecartin, Grant Worth at David Cunningham Projects November 12th, 2009 - December 19th, 2009
Posted 11/23/09

Jigsawmentallama is titled after an instrumental composition by the Virgin Prunes. And while different versions of the song exist, each alternate is defined by the same haunting atmospheric melody, which isn’t quite echoed in the works on display at DCP. Maybe the title is just homage, but the majority of works seem cut from a much brighter cloth. Still, if a bit confusing, Jigsawmentallama is a highly intriguing group exhibition, featuring works by an array of local favorites, including a... [more]

Mobydick The Salty Atmosphere of Moby Dick   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Kenneth Anger, Matthew Benedict, Mark Bradford, Marcel Broodthaers, Angela Bulloch, Tom Burr, Tacita Dean, Marcel Dzama, Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rodney Graham, John Gutmann, Susan Hiller, Evan Holloway, Peter Hutton, Colter Jacobsen, Brian Jungen, Buster Keaton, Rockwell Kent, Mateo Lopez, Jorge Macchi, Kris Martin, Henrik Olesen, Paulina Olowska, Damián Ortega, Jean Painlevé, Kirsten Pieroth, Adrián Villar Rojas, Richard Serra, Andreas Slominski, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Orson Welles at CCA Wattis Institute September 22nd, 2009 - December 12th, 2009
Posted 10/12/09

With Moby-Dick, the Wattis presents the second of three shows rousting the spirits of great American literature. Although painted like a Nautica bedroom set with navy walls and white text, each room conjures the salty atmosphere of a heaving ship with alternately droning and ranting snippets from Orson Welles's recitation of Moby Dick. These elements (whale, walls, and Welles) attempt to interlace work from thirty-three international artists—no small feat. Of course, I don't envy the cu... [more]

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