The Broad museums Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings series kicks off on Saturday, June 25 with a program inspired by the museums first special exhibition, Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life. The late-night series will animate important influences of leading contemporary artists through music and performance, fluctuating between happenings, salons and productions. The first program will feature the lush beauty of Perfume Genius’ orchestrations and the ever-changing masked choreography of Narcissister. In the spirit of Cindy Shermans photographs, performance collective Mutant Salon will transform visitors hair, make-up and minds in a lavish pop-up beauty parlor and hive for creative collaboration and self-care. Lotic will create dark beats in The Broad’s distinctive architecture, and Cindytalk will perform electronic soundscapes that blend rhythmic dissonance with ethereal vocals. All of The Broads Summer Happenings include same-night access to the full museum, including the Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life special exhibition.
More about the Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings at The Broad Series? Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings at The Broad is a series of late-night performances that will be held one Saturday night a month from June through September 2016. Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings is inspired by art in the Broad collection, while shifting focus towards the immersive and immaterial, including performance, dance, music and spoken word. Occupying various spaces throughout the museum and plaza, Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings will orchestrate a constellation of thrilling musicians, performers, and multi-media artists. The artists will take their thematic calling from Pop art and works of the the 1980s and 1990s that helped shape the underground, rave and downtown Manhattan cultures, as well as the many guises of Cindy Sherman, whose work will be featured in The Broads first special exhibition Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life. These events fluctuate between happenings, salons and scenes, and will animate important influences of the leading artists of our time.
Guest Co-Curator: Bradford Nordeen
Bradford Nordeen is an independent curator and writer who lives in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, NY. The founder of Dirty Looks, a bi-coastal platform for queer experimental film and video and its site-specific, offshoot series Dirty Looks: On Location, Nordeen is the Platinum Programmer for OutfestLos Angeles. His writing has been published in Art In America, Afterimage, Lambda Literary, X-TRA, Little Joe, and Butt Magazine. He is the author and co-editor of three Dirty Looks publications: Dirty Looks at MoMA, Check Your Vernacular and the Dirty Looks Volumes series.
Guest Co-Curator: Brandon Stosuy
Brandon Stosuy is Director of Editorial Operations at Pitchfork. He is also a Music Curator for MoMA/PS1 and organizes the Tinnitus music series with Adam Shore. For the past several years, he and the artist Matthew Barney have collaborated on an ongoing series of live events and publications. ADAC, their most recent book-length project, was published in 2013 by Dashwood. He curated the multi-media art/music exhibition, Rural Violence, which opened in August 2015 in Troy, New York (with book to follow). It has since been expanded and re-staged at Barney’s studio and will travel to Jackson Hole, Wyoming this summer. He’s collaborated on exhibitions and books with the German artist Kai Althoff and the American artist Brody Condon, and worked as a music curator for Doug Aitken. He writes a monthly metal column at Pitchfork called Show No Mercy, and presents live events under that name. His anthology, Up Is Up, But So Is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, was published by NYU Press in 2006, and he has a children’s book, Music Is…., forthcoming on Simon & Schuster in October 2016.
More about The Broad? The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler and offers free general admission. The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative veil-and-vault concept, the 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broads comprehensive collection and is the headquarters of The Broad A