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Four Feminist Latinx Artists Bring Their Body-Based Performances to the Broad

From a memorial to AIDS to a performance of bird songs, these artists’ interventions will take advantage of the museum’s unique architectural setting.

Clockwise from top left: FEELFORM by luciana achugar (photo by Steven Schreiber); artist Carmina Escobar (photo by JP García Busio); still from “Evidence” by Julie Tolentino and Abigail Severance; artist Amapola Prada (photo courtesy the artist)

Curated by Nao Bustamante and Xandra Ibarra, En Cuatro Patas (“on all fours”) is a four-part performance and video series featuring the work of feminist Latinx artists who explore the politicized, abject, bestial, and trans-human nature of the body. This Thursday’s program will include artists from Latin America and the US who will take advantage of the museum’s unique architectural setting for their performances.

Uruguayan-born, Brooklyn-based choreographer luciana achugar will activate the lobby with FEELingpleasuresatisfactioncelebrationholyFORM, a dance performance for four women which plays between formalist movement and a celebration of the instinctual and carnal. Vocalist Carmina Escobar, who splits her time between Mexico City and Los Angeles, will fill the third floor galleries with her unique bird-like vocal manipulations, giving the impression of animal life infiltrating the space.

Meanwhile a screening of short films by Joiri Minaya, Xandra Ibarra + Rob Fatal, Mickey Negron, and others will take place in the Oculus Hall. These include Peruvian artist Amapola Prada‘s “(Ex)Pulsiones,” in which a woman dressed in a typical schoolgirl’s uniform acts out the role of a bull tied to a cowshed, and evidence (2014) by Julie Tolentino + Abigail Severance, in which Tolentino enacts a body-based memorial for those lost to AIDS.

When: Thursday, May 24, 8:30pm (tickets are $25.)
Where: The Broad (221 S. Grand Ave., Dowtown, Los Angeles)

More info at the Broad.

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