10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
In his frequently bloody portrayals of life, death, crisis and fortitude in the time of AIDS, artist Ron Athey calls into question the limits of artistic practice. Originally performed in 1993 as part of Athey’s 4 Scenes in a Harsh Life, Sebastiane explores issues of gender, sexuality, S&M, tattooing and body modiﬁcation, ritual, and religion. Athey’s performance is followed by a dialogue with John Killacky, director of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, who served as a curator of the Walker Art Center’s performing arts department from 1988 to 1996. Killacky shares his recollections of performances and political moments marked by AIDS, funding battles, and the culture wars of the early 1990s.
Performance includes body piercing, blood and nudity. May not be suitable for all audiences.
In conjunction with Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Award-winning band Solspeak is a unique eclectic blend of pop, rock, soul and flamenco, which was conceived in Pasadena, California by formally trained at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. The band, won the 2013the Producer’s Choice Award for Breakthrough Artist at the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards.
an American rapper from The Bronx, New York City, New York. At the 2008 BET Awards, KRS-One was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for all his work and effort towards the Stop the Violence Movement as well as the overall pioneering of hip hop music and culture.