Martha Kirszenbaum / Curator in Residence

LACE is pleased to host 2013 Curator-in-Residence Martha Kirszenbaum for a two-month research residency in Los Angeles. For her residency, Kirszenbaum will research and continue to develop her two-part exhibition cycle, La Fin de la Nuit & The End of the Night.

Presented as part of the Young Curators Season at Palais de Tokyo, La Fin de la Nuit is the first of two exhibitions that explore the visual influence of two major experimental filmmakers: one French, Henri-Georges Clouzot, and one American, Kenneth Anger. La Fin de la Nuit will take place at the Palais de Tokyo (21 June  – 9 September 9, 2013), and frames an exploration of Los Angeles-based artists through the prism of Kenneth Anger’s aesthetics. The second exhibition in the cycle, The End of the Night, will open at LACE in the fall (16 October – 15 December 2013) and will explore the impact of Clouzot’s unfinished film L’Enfer on notions of visual and sound experimentation, the kinetic, and optical illusions in contemporary French art.

Join us for a very special presentation by French artists Michael Quistrebert and Pierre-Laurent Cassiere, moderated by Kirszenbaum, as they discuss both their individual practices as well as the projects they will be presenting as part of The End of the Night in the fall.