• Malik Gaines presents A Jennifer Moon Songbook…

    Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 8pm Ham and Eggs Tavern
    433 W. 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014

    X-TRA presents
    A Jennifer Moon Songbook

    An evening of songs and readings orchestrated by Malik Gaines,
    drawing from the series of songs he wrote with Jennifer Moon in the 1990s
    Joshua Chambers-Letson
    Malik Gaines
    Jade Gordon
    Giles Miller
    Jennifer Moon
    Will Schwartz
    Alexandro Segade
    Gabie Strong
    Karen Tongson

    Tuesday May 29, 2018
    8 – 10pm
    Ham & Eggs Tavern
    433 W. 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014

    This is the first of the X-TRA Forums, a series of programs using the 20-year archive of contemporary art quarterly X-TRA as a springboard. In 1998, Malik did an interview for X-TRA with Kira Lynn Harris, Sergio Muñoz-Sarmiento, Kori Newkirk and Jennifer Moon titled “Young, Gifted, and Confused: 4 Emerging Artists Talk Politics” http://x-traonline.org/article/young-gifted-and-confused-4-emerging-artists-talk-politics/

    Malik Gaines is a writer and artist, a member of the performance group My Barbarian, and Assistant Professor of Performance Studies, NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. He is the author of Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible (NYU Press, 2017). His published articles include “The Quadruple-Consciousness of Nina Simone” in Women & Performance, “City After 50 Years’ Living: LA’s Differences in Relation” in Art Journal, and many short essays and interviews about art and performance for journals, magazines, museum publications, and artists’ monographs. My Barbarian has shown internationally. Recently, they had a solo show at the New Museum, and participated in Made in LA at the Hammer Museum and the Whitney Biennial.
    Jennifer Moon‘s work is on view at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena until June 10. Conceptual artist Jennifer Moon was born in 1973 in Lafayette, Indiana, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. She completed her BA at University of California, Los Angeles and her MFA at ArtCenter College of Design. Following a significant transformation in her formal art practice in 2009, Moon began turning inward, drawing from her experiences in creating The Revolution, a movement that envisions a worldwide shift in thinking through principles of abundance and continuous expansion for all on this earth and beyond. Blending political theory, self-help, and fantasy, Moon uses The Revolution in performances, videos, writing, and sculpture to share her unconventional vision with the world. Additionally, Moon leads “death of self” workshops as part of her exhibitions, continues publishing writings, and hosts the radio show Adventures With You, formerly Adventures Within, on KCHUNG. Moon aims to spread The Revolution beyond art making and one day have a Revolution foundation to offer resources to recreate realities beyond beliefs.
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