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Wednesday, May 25

Curator Talk on Ilene Segalove

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The Hammer's curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk on conceptual artist Ilene Segalove will be led by Ali Subotnick, curator.

Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The Hammer's curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk on conceptual artist Ilene Segalove will be led by Ali Subotnick, curator. - See more at: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2016/05/curator-talk-on-ilene-se...

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Flux

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

The Flux Screening Series presents beautiful, technically virtuosic short films, music videos, filmmaker retrospectives, and outstanding visual work from around the globe.

We celebrate spring with a program that includes David Shane's hilarious new short The Board, Marion Ichard's delightful animated short Attrac'tif, Daniel Cloud Campos and Spencer Susser’s Tropfest winner Shiny and the premiere of Sisters from director David Chontos. The evening will also include new music videos from Auditorium, The Kills, Major Lazer, Pollyn, RY X and more.

Special guests joining us include filmmakers Ben Barnes, Daniel "Cloud" Campos, David Chontos, Dugan O'Neal and Adam Jay Weissman among others. Filmmaker presentations and a courtyard after-party, with DJ set by Pollyn, will follow the screening.

The Flux Screening Series presents beautiful, technically virtuosic short films, music videos, filmmaker retrospectives, and outstanding visual work from around the globe.

We celebrate spring with a program that includes David Shane's hilarious new short The Board, Marion Ichard's delightful animated short Attrac'tif, Daniel Cloud Campos and Spencer Susser’s Tropfest winner Shiny and the premiere of Sisters from director David Chontos. The evening will also include new music videos from Auditorium, The Kills, Major Lazer, Pollyn, RY X and more.

Special guests joining us include filmmakers Ben Barnes, Daniel "Cloud" CamposDavid ChontosDugan O'Neal and Adam Jay Weissman among others. Filmmaker presentations and a courtyard after-party, with DJ set by Pollyn, will follow the screening.

- See more at: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2016/05/flux/#sthash.X95IVOf9.dpuf

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Siddhartha Mukherjee - The Gene

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

8:00pm

The gene is the fundamental unit of heredity and the basic unit of all biological information. It also is, according to Pulitzer Prizewinning author Siddhartha Mukherjee (The Emperor of All Maladies), one of the most dangerous ideas in the history of science. Join Mukherjee, author of the new book The Gene: An Intimate History, to explore the possibilitiesand perilsof gene manipulation. Technology and knowledge of genes have allowed us to manipulate organisms and their genetic materials with dexterity and powernot only in test tubes, but inside actual human cells. Will genetics allow us to change our very behavior, what it means to be human, and our own fates? Books available for purchase. A Q&A and book signing follow the program.

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Thursday, May 26

An Evening With…Robert Kirkman

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

Includes a conversation with comic book and television creator Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead comics series and the AMC series phenom that bears its name, joins us for the latest edition of the Film Independent at LACMA's An Evening With… series, in which creators and actors discuss their influences and careers to date. The series has included writer/actress/producer Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), TV series showrunner Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow), comedian and actress Sarah Silverman, and the screenwriter and director James Toback. It’s an apt time for Kirkman to look back on his works so far, now that he’s making the move from basic cable to premium cable with his newest effort, Outcast, an adaptation of the 2014 series he invented for Image Comics with artist Paul Azaceta. As he did with Dead, Kirkman demystifies genre by making plot a real-life concernthat is to say, by following people who are by no means heroic and simply out to survive, but rather strive proudly to save the world. The notion, which comes from Richard Matheson’s novella I Am Legend, is still a radical idea in comics. But Kirkman has employed it from the beginning of his career, which started with the intense self-published superhero parody Battle Pope and extended to his Invincible, which was a meta-look at the lineage of the superhuman, taking as its center the scion of a beloved hero beginning his own career and the scrutiny under which he operates. This all led to The Walking Dead, the zombie opus which details the unraveling of society and the struggles of regular folks to keep their wits about themand their brains in their heads. Kirkman will chat about the comics and series for which he’s best known, as well as other stories that examine the perquisites of heroism.

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