Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, a new center for contemporary art in LA’s Downtown Arts District, presents After 5, a series of free live music performances on Thursday nights, 5 – 9 pm.
Take advantage of extended Thursday opening hours at the gallery to explore the exhibition, ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016,’ then meet friends in the central courtyard for an evening outdoors. Enjoy live bands and DJ sets, craft cocktails from the Spare Room Hollywood, savory Russian hand-pies from the Airstream kitchen of Pirozhki LA, and late shopping hours at D.A.P.‘s on-site bookstore ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth.
Thursday 25 August: ‘Cheek by Jowl’ by Renée Petropoulos
Performance at 7 pm
‘Cheek by Jowl’ is a performance created in response to the exhibition ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016.’ The exhibition and its themes comprise this libretto. Current events, world history, domestic life and private life, as well as the exhibition catalogue essays all inform this layered work. Throughout the piece, performers interact and cajole one another into a structured and precise, yet improvisational investigation of the exhibition.
‘Cheek by Jowl’ is created by Renée Petropoulos. The work is comprised of three speaking voices, one voice as metronome, one vocalization of sounds, two instruments, and the final voice is that of a spirit chronicler. Read and performed by Kathrin Burmester, Janet Dandridge, Elif Erkan, Margaret Honda, Jorge Martin, Jasmine Orpilla, Gabie Strong, and Rebecca Tull, this work is 47 minutes in length.
The full performance is scheduled for Thursday 25 August, 7 pm. Two further unannounced performances will take place between the 26 – 28 August, during normal gallery hours.
This event is free, but reservation is required. Click here to reserve a place.