17 – 18 – 19 MAY 2019
OPEN 2–9.30 PM
In the first and second floors of the building, Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist Cali Thornhill Dewitt presents Disaster Exercise, an installation of posters pairing provocative imagery culled from the Internet with word plays lifted from news headlines.
On the first floor, Young Girl Reading Group, an artist duo founded in 2013 by Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, present their new performative installation, SULK III And all that you Change Changes me, centered on a newly developed fragrance called RYXPER 1126AE.
On the second floor, Chicago native artist-designer Virgil Abloh presents “12-INCH-VOICES,” a newly commissioned sound sculpture produced with the support of The Vinyl Factory, combining a minimalistic shape with the function of a powerful sound system.
4.30 – 6 PM
Co-Ideology: Perks and Problems of Sharing
Writer and editor Caroline Busta (New Models) speaks with artists Neïl Beloufa and Simon Denny as well as the artist-collective Young Girl Reading Group about the terms of collaboration today. Not only do each of these panelists have practices that require the coordination of many different co-producers but the subjects they engage and the performances they stage are often sited in various parts of the world, including regions where notions of individual and collective, authorship and ownership vary greatly.
4.30 – 6 PM
Images on the Move: Between Art and Cinema
Over the past twenty years the dialogue between art and cinema has been presented as of the most refreshing and innovative among disciplines, triggering specific exhibitions, new festival sections, studies, publications, symposia and enthusiastic debates. Images are in the move. Where are they headed? Who is really challenging them, be artists or art-house filmmakers? How? Tate curator Andrea Lissoni moderates a discussion with art collective DIS, director Romain Gravas, and curators Amir George (Black Radical Imagination) and Marie-Louise Khondji (Le Cinéma Club).
4.30 – 6 PM
The Sonic Eye: A New Intermedia Avantgarde
Spotlighting the increasing overlap and interplay between these liminal fields across the work of a new generation of artists, editor and independent curator Francesca Gavin brings together artists and practitioners – James Richards, Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi and Simone Trabucchi) and Melika Ngombe Kolongo aka Nkisi – who in different ways each further an experimental practice at the intersection of contemporary art and sound, opening up a hybrid space for intermedia experimentation
Curated by DIS
For nearly a decade, DIS has continuously embraced, engaged, and reinvented new platforms for the production, dissemination, and discussion of contemporary art. Through their own hybrid practice, DIS enhances and amplifies the possibilities and capabilities of art, and its role in the artistic, commercial, and public spheres—folding all into one. The film program presented on the occasion of the festival will feature a variety of recent films produced by DIS.art—a streaming platform for edutainment.
Curated by Le Cinéma Club
Founded and curated by Marie Louise Khondji, Le Cinéma Club is a streaming platform for independent films. Presenting one film every week for free, the platform celebrates new talents, rare gems and discoveries, offering a dynamic online cinema space for diverse and original voices. The selection presented at Lafayette Anticipations, varying in genre and length, explores the diversity of collaboration in film, a form constantly open to new configurations and combinations of authorship and inspiration, expanding the boundaries of an inherently collaborative medium.
Curated by Black Radical Imagination
Black Radical Imagination presents a program of visual shorts that delve into the worlds of new media, video art, and experimental narrative. Focusing on new stories within the diaspora, each artist contributes their own vision about post-modern society through the state of current black culture. Curated by Erin Christovale and Amir George, Black Radical Imagination focuses on the aesthetics of Afro-futurism, Afro-surrealism, and the magnificent through the context of cinema.
2.30 – 6.30 PM
2.30–3 PM / 6–6.30 PM
Founded in 2012 in Paris, Red Lebanese is an independent publishing house and music label that promotes artists’ work by producing and distributing limited–edition publications. The publisher will take part in the festival by hosting a three-day zine workshop in the museum’s printing lab, producing micro-publications on site. On the occasion of this residency, Red Lebanese brings together artists Melchior Tersen, Yamandu Roos, Quentin Euverte and Pablo Jomaron.