This weekend, Solange Knowles is presenting “Bridge-s,” a series of free performances, films, and artist talks at the Getty Center Museum in Los Angeles (Nov. 16-17). Creative Time is holding its Summit X 2019 at The Cooper Union in New York City (Nov. 14-16). Inspired by tenets of truth spoken by Octavia E. Butler and Maya Angelou, the gathering features Jeremy O. Harris, Charles Gaines, and Hank Willis Thomas, among many other artists and cultural figures.
Bridge-s features a new performance by Gerard & Kelly based on their Modern Living series—with a special musical score by Solange featuring Cooper-Moore, brought to life by a group of dancers and musicians across Getty's iconic architecture.
The performance piece will take place over the course of the weekend from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. across the Getty Center site.
The two day event will also include screenings of Mother Tongue, Mother Master, 2018 by Phoebe Collings-James, Wild Seed by Samuel Hindolo, Diary of an African Nun and Four Women by Julie Dash, Black to Techno by Jenn Nkiru, AFRONAUTS and Boneshaker by Nuotama Bodomo, The State of Things by Kish Robinson, and more along with a special Saint Heron film premiere of NAIROBI by Tribeca Film Festival award winner Phillip Youmans. Programming will also include an artist talk with British-Ghanaian philosopher, Kodwo Eshun.
All performances and film screenings are free and open to the public. Visitors are highly encouraged to take public transportation or ride share to Getty Center this weekend as parking is expected to reach capacity early and capacity is very limited.
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