Saturday, September 16, 2017 to Saturday, December 16, 2017
REDCAT raises the stakes in 2017 with a bold international program of daring and provocative artists who confront the most vital issues of our time with intelligent, memorable experiences you won’t soon forget.
Artists from around the world are using our theater, gallery—L.A. neighborhoods—to probe urgent issues throughout the season: Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula uses exquisite movement, music and piercing poetry to masterfully capture the essence of hope in the face of the tragedies facing his war-torn home of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Activist-powerhouse Karen Finley’s incisive writing and performance gives us a freshly hilarious and alarming perspective on drastic changes in our own country; and Chile’s famed playwright/director Guillermo Calderón directs the U.S. premiere of his work questioning the vital role of artists in the face of injustice. The gallery focuses on the work of renegade activist artist León Ferrari, a maverick from Argentina who condemned warlords and criminals in their own words. Other events explore new technologies that help us view the world differently— digitally and in very real time.
And during a city-wide January festival of Live Art produced by REDCAT in conjunction with the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time LA/LA initiative, more than 100 artists from throughout Latin America and L.A. are activating neighborhoods with unforgettable performances created in partnership with more than a dozen organizations.
This is a time of celebration, joyous resistance and determined experimentation. We hope you will be a part of it.