in Frieze Week Magazine | 13 JAN 20

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Four Quartets, Two Icons and One Good Cause

in Frieze Week Magazine | 13 JAN 20

Pam Tanowitz/ Brice Marden/ Kaija Saariaho: ‘Four Quartets’
at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance
Saturday, February 15 at 8pm & Sunday, February 16 at 3pm

‘We shall not cease from exploration’: these words, from T.S. Eliot’s four-part poem Four Quartets (1941), sum up the unique creative collaboration that comes to the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. The first authorised adaptation of Eliot’s hauntingly beautiful meditation on time and place, transcendence and eternity, sees choreographer Pam Tanowitz’s stirring dance interpretation of Eliot’s echoing themes set to music by lauded Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho against a sublime, evolving set by Brice Marden –

 while Broadway luminary Kathleen Chalfant recites the text of the Four Quartets throughout. The work’s London performance last year drew the likes of choreographer Michael Clark, while The New York Times hailed it ‘the greatest creation of dance theater so far this century’. Go, and be swept away.

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Four Quartets, Pam Tanowitz ,  Brice Marden and Kaija Saariaho, 2019. Photograph: Maria Baranova

The Broad presents Kim Gordon and Christopher Wool in conversation
at Zipper Concert Hall
Saturday, February 15 at 2pm

When Kim Gordon – polymath artist, rock icon and Sonic Youth co-founder – began performing as Body/Head at the start of the 2010s, she’d introduce her shows repeating the mantra: ‘The Show Is Over’. The phrase was taken from a 1991–

92 painting by Christopher Wool, the veteran abstract artist whose austerely beautiful canvases operate in the tradition of American greats like Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. Now, The Broad – which holds 20 works by Wool in its permanent collection – brings Gordon and Wool together for a special, one-off conversation about the interplay of music and art in their work, moderated by John Corbett. Forming part of the Broad’s fifth anniversary programme, the event is a rare opportunity to hear from these two trailblazers on the West Coast. Wool’s last retrospective in the city was at MOCA in 1998, while for Gordon, who studied at Otis College of Art and Design, it’ll be a homecoming of sorts.

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Christopher Wool, Untitled, 1991. © Christopher Wool; photograph: Douglas M. Parker Studio, Los Angeles

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More Shows:

Art + Practice
Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection, through May 9

The Broad 
Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again, through February 16

California African American Museum
Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection, through February 16
LA Blacksmith, through February 16
Timothy Washington: Citizen / Ship, through March 1

The Getty Center
Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art, through February 16
Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics, through March 29
Peasants in Pastel: Millet and the Pastel Revival, through May 10

Hammer Museum 
Hammer Projects: Ja’Tovia Garry, through May 17 & Leonardo Drew, through May 10
Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit, through April 19
Paul McCarthy: Head Space, Drawings 1963–2019, through May 10

The Huntington
Beside the Edge of the World, through February 24
Carolina Caycedo: Apariciones /Apparitions, through February 17
The Hilton Als Series: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, through May 11

ICA Los Angeles 
Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison, February 16 through June 14

Julie Mehretu, through March 22
Mineo Mizuno: Harmony, through February 23
Kirsten Mosher: Soul Mate 180, through February 18
Betye Saar: Call and Response, through April 5
Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation, through July 11

Postcommodity: Some Reach While Others Clap, through February 29

MOCA Grand Avenue 
Open House: Gala Porras-Kim, through May 11
With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985, through
May 11

Norton Simon Museum 
By Day and by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque, through March 2
Beyond the World We Know: Abstraction in Photography, through April 20

The Underground Museum
Rodney McMillian: Brown – Videos from The Black Show, through February 16

Vincent Price Art Museum
Yolanda González: Sueño de Familia / Dream of Family, through March 14
George Rodriguez: Double Vision, through February 29