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A Night at the Pictures: An evening for Larry Johnson With Bruce Hainley and Wayne Koestenbaum

Larry Johnson, Untitled (Moviegoer Type) 2010

Film still from Rosa von Praunheim's Tally Brown, New York

Hosted by curator Bruce Hainley alongside writer Wayne Koestenbaum, this evening honours the expansive legacy of artist Larry Johnson on the occasion of his first institutional exhibition in Europe at Raven Row (until 9 August). The conversation, enriched with film clips, will touch on a wide range of subjects close to Johnson’s work, including queer topographies, labour in Hollywood and sub-cultural cinema.

The event will conclude with a screening of Rosa von Praunheim cult film Tally Brown, New York 1977/78, a portrait of the iconic star of New York underground specially selected by Hainley and Koestenbaum.

Rosa von Praunheim Tally Brown, New York USA 1977/78, colour, sound, 97 min


Bruce Hainley lives and works in Los Angeles. His most recent book is Under the Sign of [sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face. With Antony Hudek, Curator and Deputy Director of Raven Row, he has co-curated Larry Johnson: On Location and edited an accompanying publication, Commie Pinko Guy.

Wayne Koestenbaum - poet, critic, artist - has published sixteen books, including Jackie Under My Skin, Andy Warhol, Hotel Theory, Humiliation, Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, and My 1980s & Other Essays; The Queen’s Throat was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in 1993. His next book of poetry, The Pink Trance Notebooks, will be published this fall by Nightboat Books. His first solo exhibition of paintings took place at White Columns gallery in New York, in Fall 2012.  He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

Presented in partnership with Raven Row

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26 June 2015 at 18.30–21.00