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Year of the Arts 2005 - 06

UCLA Year of the Arts includes hundreds of events — concerts, lectures, courses, film screenings, exhibitions and performances. The featured events below are intended to illustrate the quality and depth of the year’s presentations. Please go to the websites noted at the end of the calendar to find up-to-the-minute details of all these activities. All UCLA Year of the Arts events are listed on the Year of the Arts general information line at (310) 825-8000.

Programs are subject to change. For complete ticket and programming information, please contact the organizers (list at end of document) as some events are ticketed and others are free.

Background image, World Arts and Cultures adjunct faculty member Maria Gillespie with students, photo © Tim Griffith

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ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN LECTURE SERIES: HITOSHI ABE
Department of Architecture and Urban Design September 30, 2005, 6:30 pm Presented at Perloff Hall, Decafe www.aud.ucla.edu
Abe is principal of Atelier Hitoshi Abe in Sendai, Japan, founded in 1993. Formerly, he worked with Coop Himmelblau in Los Angeles for several years. A selection of Atelier Hitoshi Abe’s key projects include the Miyagi Water Tower in Shiroishi, Japan; the Neige Lune Fleur restaurant in Sendai, Japan; the n-house of Tokyo; the Matsushima Yacht House; the Michinoku Folklore Museum in Kurikoma, Japan; and Miyagi Stadium in Rifu, Japan. Abe is a professor at the Tohoku Institute of Technology in Sendai, Japan.

UCLA LIVE’S FOURTH INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
UCLA Live October – December 2005 Presented at the Freud Playhouse www.uclalive.org
The 05-06 UCLA Live International Theatre Festival features a variety of North American and Los Angeles premieres, and a West Coast company debut. In October: Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychose starring famed French film actress Isabelle Huppert; the West Coast debut of Poland’s Song of the Goat theater company with Chronicles: A Lamentation; Italy’s Piccolo Teatro di Milano presents the Commedia dell’Arte masterpiece Arlecchino, Servant of Two Masters; and Biro, which charts the plight of a Ugandan military man with AIDS. In November: the U.K.’s Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre presents an “original practices” production of Measure for Measure. The Festival concludes in December with Britain’s Forced Entertainment in the North American premiere of the camp, visual spectacle Bloody Mess. For more information, please check the calendar at www.uclalive.org

Isabelle Huppert stars in Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychose, October 5 – 9, 2005 Poland’s Song of the Goat theater company performs Chronicles: A Lamentation, October 12 – 16, 2005 Italy’s Piccolo Teatro di Milano presents Arlecchino, Servant of Two Masters, October 20 – 23, 2005 Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine stars in the solo work Biro, October 26 – 30, 2005 U.K.’s Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre presents Measure for Measure, November 9 – 26, 2005 Britain’s Forced Entertainment performs Bloody Mess, December 1 – 4, 2005
Peter Shorey (above) and Mark Rylance (below), “Measure for Measure,” photos
by John Tramper

HAMMER POETRY READINGS
Department of English October 2005 – June 2006 Presented at the Hammer Museum, Gallery Six
This series, now in its 36th year, presents hour-long readings by nationally and internationally-renowned poets. Some of the poets who have appeared are recipients of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the Bollingen Prize and MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, among other honors.

W.S. Merwin October 21, 2005 Susan Wheeler November 10, 2005 Geoffrey O’Brien and Juliana Spahr November 17, 2005 Kay Ryan January 12, 2006 Susan Mitchell February 9, 2006 Elizabeth Alexander April 27, 2006 John Hollander May 11, 2006 UCLA prize-winning student poets June 8, 2006

Geoffrey O’Brien, photo by Jenny
Alejandra Golden

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Background image, Susan Wheeler, photo by Jeffrey Goldman

ON SET WITH FRENCH CINEMA
Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, and Department of French and Francophone Studies Fall 2005 Presented at the James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall www.tft.ucla.edu
Screenings and discussions with distinguished filmmakers will provide an in-depth perspective into their methods, attitudes and working processes. Internationally-renowned directors Jan Kounen, Cédric Klapisch and Bertrand Tavernier will share their creative secrets with Los Angeles cineastes. Screenings of each director’s most recent film will be presented. Admission is free. For information, visit www.tft.ucla.edu

NEW PLAYS NEW VOICES AT UCLA
Department of Theater Fall 2005 – Spring 2006 Presented at 1340 Macgowan Hall www.tft.ucla.edu
The Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Play Reading Series presents new original plays, all focused on the experiences and concerns of women. “Meet the Playwrights” discussion with audience members will follow each reading. For information, visit www.tft.ucla.edu or call (310) 825-7008.

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JACQUES RIVETTE
UCLA Film & Television Archive October 1 – 28, 2005 Presented at the James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall www.cinema.ucla.edu
Like Maurice Pialat, Jacques Rivette is a pivotal figure in the French cinema of the last decades, and like Pialat, his films have been little seen of late in Los Angeles. On the other hand, Rivette became internationally famous as part of the French New Wave, and so his name is well-known, even if his films are not. While Godard, Chabrol, Resnais and Rohmer all continue to make films, Rivette is perhaps the only New Wave filmmaker whose reputation has actually grown over the last several years. The retrospective includes approximately ten films from different parts of Rivette’s career, including The Story Of Marie And Julien (2003) and Céline And Julie Go Boating (1974). Check www.cinema.ucla.edu for dates and times of film screenings, or call 310-206-FILM.

INDIAN MUSIC CONCERT
Shujaat Khan, sitar Abhiman Kaushal, tabla The Department of Ethnomusicology in collaboration with ÄThe Music Circle, the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, and the UCLA Center for India and South Asia October 2, 2005, 11 am Presented at Schoenberg Hall www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu
This exceptional concert inaugurates and celebrates the establishment of the Mohindar Brar Sambhi Endowed Chair in Indian Music in the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology. The Indian Music Concert admission prices are: $25 general admission, $15 Music Circle members and $5 students with ID.

Shujaat Khan

Background image, The Story of Marie and Julien (2003),

directed by Jacques Rivette

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ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN LECTURE SERIES: TOSHIKO MORI
Department of Architecture and Urban Design October 3, 2005, 6:30 pm Presented at Perloff Hall, Decafe www.aud.ucla.edu
Mori is the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in Practice of Architecture and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the Harvard Design School. Mori is principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, which was established in 1981 in New York. Her firm’s work has been widely published and has received awards and prizes. Current work includes houses in Maine, Florida and New York; the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine; and several projects in New York City. In 2005, Mori was selected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

JEAN PROUVÉ DRAWINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF A TROPICAL HOUSE
Department of Architecture and Urban Design October 10 – December 9, 2005 Opening reception: October 14, 2005, 6 – 8 pm Presented at the Small Space Gallery, Room 1220, Perloff Hall www.aud.ucla.edu
Explore the ultimate iteration of French architect Jean Prouvé’s lightweight-metal building system for A Tropical House (1951) through drawings, photographs and building elements. The prototypes of Prouvé — who is responsible for innovative prefab housing ideas from the 1930s — are key antecedents to the current renewal of interest in industrialized architecture. Elements of A Tropical House will be displayed in the Perloff Hall courtyard.

JEAN PROUVÉ: A TROPICAL HOUSE
Hammer Museum October – November 2005 Installation in the Hammer Museum Courtyard www.hammer.ucla.edu
A Tropical House was designed and fabricated by Jean Prouvé as a prototype of inexpensive, readily assembled housing that could be easily transported to France’s African colonies. Flown disassembled in a cargo plane, the house was erected in Brazzaville, Congo, in 1951. In 1999, collector Robert M. Rubin had the Tropical House disassembled and shipped back to France for restoration. This is the second public display of the house outside France following an installation at Yale University in Spring 2005. The installation is scheduled to begin on October 4, 2005, and deinstallation to begin on November 27, 2005. The installation and deinstallation periods will last for approximately two weeks, and are considered to be an integral aspect of the display.

Jean Prouvé, “Tropical House,” Presles, France, 2004, photo copyright Mark Lyon, all
rights reserved, 2005

PREFAB NOW
Hammer Museum October 28 – 30, 2005, reservations required. Call 310-443-7000 www.hammer.ucla.edu
Prefab Now is a conference on the latest developments in prefabricated architecture, presented concurrently with A Tropical House at the Hammer Museum in collaboration with Dwell Magazine

COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD
UCLA Live October 7 – 8, 2005, 8 pm Presented at Royce Hall www.uclalive.org
Choreography: Marie Chouinard, Dancers: left to right, Sandrine Lafond, Carla Maruca, Isabelle Poirier, photo by
Marie Chouinard

Formed in 1990 and making its Los Angeles debut, this internationally-acclaimed Montreal-based company has become a fixture on the dance world’s major stages and festivals. Lauded for its urgency, visual power and the singular vision of its founder, Compagnie Marie Chouinard will perform 24 Preludes by Chopin and Le Cri du Monde.

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Background image, Choreography: Marie Chouinard, Dancer: Elijah Brown,

photo by Marie Chouinard

VISITING ARTISTS LECTURE SERIES: DOUG AITKEN
Department of Art October 13, 2005, 7 pm Presented at the Hammer Museum www.art.ucla.edu
Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken’s video installations and photography narrate experiences of traveling and living within various cultures. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, Aitken has exhibited his work internationally including solo exhibitions at La Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain, and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, as well as group shows at Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Aitken received the Aldrich Award in 2000 and the international prize from the 1999 Venice Biennale.

Doug Aitken, “fleeting field,” 2005. C-print mounted to aluminum with wooden frame, plexi cover. Courtesy of the artist and Regen Project,
Los Angeles.

GLOBALIZATION AND THE ARTS: A SYMPOSIUM
Department of World Arts and Cultures, and International Performance and Culture Multicampus Research Group October 14, 2005, 9:30 am – 4 pm Presented at Glorya Kaufman Hall, Amber Studio Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. www.wac.ucla.edu
Regents’ Lecturer Rustom Bharucha is an independent theater director based in Kolkata, India, and author of ten books, including the influential Theater and the World: Performance and the Politics of Culture and The Politics of Cultural Practice: Thinking Through Theatre in an Age of Globalization. He kicks off a day of lively debate and discussion of globalization. Other speakers include Yale’s Joseph Roach, author of the prize-winning Cities of the Dead, and Eiko, the New York-based choreographer with roots in Japan, whose current work employs a group of artists from Cambodia.

CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF GLORYA KAUFMAN HALL
Department of World Arts and Cultures (WAC) WAC Faculty Festival of Performances Thurs – Sat, Oct. 20 – 22, 2005, 8 pm WAC IS BACK Open House October 22, 2005, 1 – 5 pm Presented at Glorya Kaufman Hall Friends of WAC – Alumni Homecoming October 22, 2005, 5 – 7:30 pm Presented on the front steps of Glorya Kaufman Hall and the Fowler Museum Roof Terrace www.wac.ucla.edu
This weekend salute to the new home of the Department of World Arts and Cultures celebrates the renovation of Glorya Kaufman Hall and the launching of the Friends of WA C Alumni Association. The inaugural performance is the WAC Faculty Festival of Performances featuring the choreography of David Roussève, Victoria Marks, Cheng-Chieh Yu and Rennie Harris. WAC IS BACK Open House features live performances, installations, films, lectures and children’s classes. WAC IS BACK is accompanied by food, family activities and guided tours of the building. For the first time, WAC will invite its 2,000 alumni to Friends of WAC – Alumni Homecoming. Alumni include graduates of programs in Physical Education, Dance, Folklore, the interdepartmental program in Ethnic Arts, and the Department of World Arts and Cultures. Alumni events include a group photo at 5 pm on the front steps of Glorya Kaufman Hall and a buffet on the roof of the adjacent Fowler Museum. The 8 pm Faculty Festival caps a big day – the first, we hope, of many happy returns. Architects for the Glorya Kaufman Hall project were Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners.

David Roussève, photo by Patricia Williams

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT: FROM GALLAND TO BURTON
UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies October 21 – 22, 2005 Presented at the UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/c1718cs
The appearance of Antoine Galland’s 12-volume Mille et Une Nuits in English translation (1704-1717) constituted a significant cultural event. The Arabian Nights, told by Sheherazade to King Shahiryar to prevent her murder, presented a coherent, evocative way of imagining the Muslim East. The Arabian Nights offers a fascinating window into Europe’s understanding of the “East” over two centuries. For admission information, contact the UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies at 310-206-8552. From v.2 of The Arabian Nights’ entertainments, transl. from the French of M. Galland, by S.G. Beaumont (London 1811), courtesy of
the Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Background image, Rennie Harris, photo by Bob Emmott

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FILMI MELODY: SONG AND DANCE IN INDIAN CINEMA
UCLA Film & Television Archive October 21 – 30, 2005 Presented at the James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall www.cinema.ucla.edu
The UCLA Film & Television Archive returns with a showcase of the glorious musical tradition that cuts across all genres of the Indian popular cinema. In true movie masala (potpourri of spices) style, “Filmi Melody” mixes the new, the classic, romance, action, historical melodrama and up-to-the-minute pulp. Also, this year’s series celebrates the work of three of contemporary India’s top stars: Amitabh Bachchan, voted the “greatest star of stage and screen” of all time in a BBC online poll; Kamal Haasan, arguably Indian cinema’s leading method actor; and Shah Rukh Khan, a new kind of Bollywood megastar whose popularity owes an unprecedented debt to audiences in the global Indian diaspora. Check www.cinema.ucla.edu for dates and times of film screenings, or call 310-206-FILM.

Kamal Haasan (left) in NAYAKAN (1987), directed by Mani Rathnam, UCLA Film &
Television Archive

ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN LECTURE SERIES: MICHAEL SPEAKS
Department of Architecture and Urban Design October 24, 2005, 6:30 pm Presented at Perloff Hall, Decafe www.aud.ucla.edu
Michael Speaks is a Los Angeles-based educator, researcher and writer who has published and lectured internationally on contemporary art, architecture, urban design and scenario planning. He was formerly director of the Graduate Program and the Metropolitan Research and Design Post Graduate Program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. Speaks will be a visiting faculty member for the 2005-2006 academic year in the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Department of Ethnomusicology and Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies October 24 – November 4, 2005 Presented at Schoenberg Hall www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu; www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu
During the 2005-06 academic year, the Department of Ethnomusicology will celebrate the Year of African American Music. In Fall 2005, the African American Music Festival will kick off the celebration The festival will include several concerts with performances of blues, rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz and classical music. On October 28 and 29, a symposium will take place. Internationally-known scholars and performers will participate in panels and roundtable discussions on a variety of topics including new directions in black music scholarship, gender and sexuality, the music industry, crossover and appropriation, and the Los Angeles music scene. Throughout the two-week period, a film and a lecture series will take place in the Bunche Center. Winter 2006 activities will include a two-week residency by Regents’ Lecturer Henry Butler, a jazz/blues/classical pianist and vocalist from New Orleans. For information, visit www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu or call 310-206-3033.

Kenny Burrell, courtesy of Burrell Archives

VISITING ARTISTS LECTURE SERIES: TAMMY RAE CARLAND
Department of Art October 27, 2005, 7 pm Presented at the Hammer Museum www.art.ucla.edu
Tammy Rae Carland is a photographer and video artist whose work has appeared in publications including The Passionate Camera, A Girl’s Guide to Taking Over the World and Lesbian Art in America. She is an associate professor in the photography department at California College of the Arts and is the founder and director of the San Francisco-based label Mr. Lady Records, and Videos, an independent distribution company dedicated to feminist and queer culture.

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Background image, Kenny Burrell, photo by Patricia Williams

ON COLLECTING: FORMATION, TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION
Art History Graduate Student Association Symposium October 28, 2005 Presented at the Hammer Museum www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/arthist/ahgsa/collecting/home.htm
The 40th annual UCLA Art History Graduate Student Association Symposium focuses on the processes of desire, acquisition and incorporation; the path of the object and collection through time and space; and the destination of the art object and collection. Presentation categories include post-colonial, contemporary and patronage studies. Keynote speaker is Professor Malcolm Baker, Director, Graduate Program in Approaches to the History of Collecting and Display, University of Southern California, and Special Advisor, Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance, Getty Research Institute.

HEROIC GRACE: THE CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS FILM, PART II
UCLA Film & Television Archive November 17 – December 11, 2005 Presented at the James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall www.cinema.ucla.edu
Back by popular demand! The UCLA Film & Television Archive celebrates the roots and riches of the most enduring and international of Chinese film genres. This sequel to the 2003 series will present rarely screened classics, restorations and newly minted 35mm prints. An international film tour will follow the Los Angeles launch. Check www.cinema.ucla.edu for dates and times of film screenings, or call 310-206-FILM.

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GERMAINE ACOGNY’S COMPAGNIE JANT-BI
Department of World Arts and Cultures November 1, 2005, 12 – 1 pm Presented at Glorya Kaufman Hall, Kaufman Family Garden Theater www.wac.ucla.edu
Germaine Acogny’s Compagnie Jant-Bi perform excerpts from Fagaala (“Genocide” in Wolof), regarding the recent genocide in Rwanda.

ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN LECTURE SERIES: CHARLES JENCKS
Department of Architecture and Urban Design November 3, 2005, 6:30 pm Presented at Perloff Hall, Decafe www.aud.ucla.edu
Charles Jencks is the author of the best-selling The New Paradigm in Architecture (2002), What is PostModernism? (1995), The Garden of Cosmic Specultation (2003) and The Iconic Building, the Power of Enigma (2005). In 2004, his design for the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, Scotland, won the Gulbenkian Prize for Museums.

¡CARNAVAL!
UCLA Fowler Museum WAC classes and Student Committee for the Arts student-themed events will be part of this exhibition November 6, 2005 – April 23, 2006 Presented at the Fowler Museum www.fowler.ucla.edu
Every year before the Catholic season of Lent and the arrival of spring, individuals and communities honor the past and celebrate the present by playing out historical fantasies, making social and political commentaries on contemporary issues, and reveling in the fun of coming together—all in the spirit of the cherished global tradition of Carnival. These celebrations are the subject of the multimedia exhibition ¡Carnaval!. ¡Carnaval! is a 10,000-square-foot excursion into the folklore, fantasy and festivity of modern-day Carnival celebrations in places where the Carnival spirit is deeply rooted in cultural history, tradition and identity. Combining 49 colorful costumes with 15 short video programs and 80 large-scale photomurals shot on location, the exhibition recreates the Carnival experience as viewers are immersed in an atmosphere of motion, color, music and sound.

Masqueraders in Gondola (detail), Venice, Italy, 1998, photo by David
and Shirley Rowen

Background image, A Time in China (1991), directed by Tsui Hark

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ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN LECTURE SERIES: HERNAN DIAZ-ALONSO
Principal, Xefirotarch, Los Angeles Department of Architecture and Urban Design November 7, 2005, 6:30 pm Presented at Perloff Hall, Decafe www.aud.ucla.edu
Los Angeles-based Xefirotarch, founded by principal Hernan Diaz-Alonso, is an award-winning design firm in architecture, product and digital motion. Xefirotarch recently won the 2005 MoMA/P.S.I Young Architects Program, a competition that invites emerging architects to propose a building project for the courtyard of P.S.I in Long Island City, New York. Diaz-Alonso is currently design studio and softech faculty, and thesis coordinator, at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Work by Xefirotarch has been widely published by Metropolis and The New York Times, among others, and was recently exhibited in the 2004 Venice Biennale; Archilab, Orleans, Face; Beijing Biennale; Glamour, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the 2003 Rotterdam Biennale. Xefirotarch’s first solo exhibition is scheduled for March 2006 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

2005–2006 ART COUNCIL CHAIR LECTURE: JUDITH BARRY
Department of Art November 3, 2005, 7 pm Presented at the Hammer Museum www.art.ucla.edu
New York-based artist Judith Barry’s work crosses many disciplines and has been exhibited internationally at biennials in Venice, São Paulo, Nagoya, Cairo, Australia and the United States, among others. In 2000, she won the Friedrich Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts and was awarded best pavilion at the 8th annual Cairo Biennial. She is currently working on a book about art and technology, several installation projects and a web-based work. Judith Barry’s Art Council Lecture is made possible by the Department of Art and the generous support of the UCLA Art Council.

Judith Barry, 4 channel video/sound interactive 360 degree projection (1998-99) (detail), dimensions variable, photo courtesy of the artist and
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica

TWO SHAKESPEAREAN ACTORS
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Televsion By Richard Nelson, directed by UCLA Theater Professor Joe Olivieri November 10 – 19, 2005 Presented at the Little Theater, Macgowan Hall www.tft.ucla.edu
On Thursday, May 10th, 1849, while the English actor William Charles Macready was performing Macbeth at the Astor Place Opera House in New York City, a riot erupted which resulted in the death of 34 people and the injury of 100 or more. It was not merely a coincidence that at the nearby Broadway Theatre, America’s most beloved actor, Edwin Forrest, was also performing Macbeth. Richard Nelson’s magnificently theatrical play makes this incident the basis for both dramatic and humorous exploration of Forrest’s and Macready’s acting companies – backstage, onstage, and offstage – against a backdrop of fierce post-colonial national and cultural assertiveness in mid-19th-century America. For information, visit www.tft.ucla.edu/dot/season/

KUMAMOTO ARTPOLIS: ARCHITECTURE THROUGH COMMUNICATION
Department of Architecture and Urban Design November 14 – December 23, 2005 Opening reception: Friday, November 18, 2005, 6 – 8 pm Presented at Perloff Gallery, Room 1318 www.aud.ucla.edu
This exhibition of 70 projects by contemporary Japanese architects designed to improve the architectural culture of Kumamoto, Japan, includes work by Hitoshi Abe, Tadao Ando, Jun Aoki, Toyo Ito and Kazuyo Sejima. Artpolis was established in 1988 as a progressive cultural movement to create projects ranging from public housing to public toilets, and from bridges to museums.

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ANIRUDDHA KNIGHT IN BHARATA NATYAM RECITAL
Accompanied by Vidya Shankaranarayanan, dance master and vocal; Usha Shivakumar, vocal; T.R. Murthy, flute; and Douglas Knight, mridangam Department of World Arts and Cultures November 18, 2005, 8 pm Presented at Glorya Kaufman Hall, Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater www.wac.ucla.edu
Ani is the 25-year-old grandson of T. Balasaraswati, simply “Bala,” considered to be one of the greatest dancers of the 20th century. This performance features a special emphasis on abhinaya, or narrative storytelling, which is widely considered to be the hallmark of Bala’s greatness. Commentary provided by Ani’s father, Douglas Knight, author of a forthcoming book on T. Balasaraswati and her lineage.

MASTERS OF AMERICAN COMICS
Hammer Museum November 20, 2005 – March 12, 2006 Presented at the Hammer Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles www.hammer.ucla.edu
This large-scale exhibition comprises an in-depth presentation of work by 15 artists who shaped the development of the American comic strip and comic book during the 20th century. The show includes over 500 objects on view, including an extensive selection of original drawings and vintage printed pages by artists Winsor McCay, Lyonel Feininger, George Herriman, E.C. Segar, Frank King, Chester Gould, Milton Caniff, Charles Schulz, Will Eisner, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Gary Panter and Chris Ware. Co-organized with The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the exhibition is presented simultaneously at both institutions, with work from the first half of the 20th century presented at the Hammer and works from the 1950s to the present at MOCA.

Aniruddha Knight, photo by S. Anwar

ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN LECTURE SERIES: ANTHONY VIDLER
Department of Architecture and Urban Design November 28, 2005, 6:30 pm Presented at Perloff Hall, Decafe www.aud.ucla.edu
Anthony Vidler was formally a professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Art History (1993-2001), with a joint appointment in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design (1997-2001). He was appointed acting dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union in 2001, and has served as dean of the School since 2002. He is a historian and critic of modern and contemporary architecture, specializing in French architecture from the Enlightenment to the present. He has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and was a Getty Scholar at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities in 1992-3. A selection of his publications includes The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely (MIT Press, 1992), Antoine Grumbach (Centre Georges Pompidou, 1996) and Warped Space: Architecture and Anxiety in Modern Culture (MIT Press, 2000). Milton Caniff, Steve Canyon, January 26, 1947. Detail of newspaper Sunday page.
Reproduced with permission of the Milton Caniff Estate.

GLOBALIZATION AND HIV/AIDS: WORLD AIDS DAY TEACH-IN
Department of World Arts and Cultures December 1, 2005 "The Record," Wilson Plaza, 9 am – 6 pm Rally, Bruin Plaza, 12 – 1 pm Teach-In, Kaufman Family Garden Theater, 4 – 6 pm www.wac.ucla.edu
This year's annual teach-in centers around the day-long display on Wilson Plaza of a new collaborative art work called "The Record." Based on "Let the Record Show," exhibited in a New York storefront in the late 1980s, this multi-media installation will commemorate the heroes and villains of the AIDS epidemic, which began almost a quarter century ago with the first report – issued by physicians right here at UCLA – of a cluster of cases of what we now know as AIDS .

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World AIDS Day at UCLA, Photo by Michael Logan

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THE U-SING-IT MESSIAH
Louis Magor, conductor Department of Music December 3, 2005, 7:30 pm Presented at Schoenberg Hall www.music.ucla.edu
George Frideric Handel’s Messiah — one of the most beloved musical creations — will be presented in a gala fundraising concert. Join hundreds of music lovers from around Southern California in singing the glorious choruses of Handel’s most famous oratorio. The U-Sing-It Messiah audience will sing with the UCLA Philharmonia Orchestra and vocal soloists from UCLA’s voice and opera program. Proceeds from the event will benefit the voice and opera program as well as the UCLA orchestral program.

WINTER 2006
CAN YOU HEAR ME? ASIAN DANCE VOICES
Dancer-choreographers Chey Chankethya (Royal University of Fine Arts, Cambodia); Umesh Shetty (Akademi Seni Kebangsaan, Malaysia); and Baghawan Ciptoning (Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Indonesia) Department of World Arts and Cultures January 20, 2006 Presented at Glorya Kaufman Hall, Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater www.wac.ucla.edu
Regarded as the leading creative forces of classical dance in their countries, this trio of international artists offers a rare compilation of Asian dance traditions especially for Angelenos. The artists are all recipients of the 2006 UCLA/Choreographers Arts Management (CAM) fellowship and will be in residence on UCLA’s campus during Winter 2006.

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VISITING ARTISTS LECTURE SERIES: COCO FUSCO
Department of Art January 26, 2006, 7 pm Presented at the Hammer Museum www.art.ucla.edu
Coco Fusco is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist and writer. She has performed, lectured, exhibited and curated around the world since 1988. She is the author of English Is Broken Here (The New Press, 1995) and The Bodies That Were Not Ours and Other Writings (Routledge/inIVA, 2001), and is the editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (Routledge, 1999) and Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (Abrams, 2003). Fusco is a recipient of a 2003 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Her performances and videos have been included in such events as The Whitney Biennial, Sydney Biennale, the Johannesburg Biennial, the Kwangju Biennale, The London International Theatre Festival and the National Review of Live Art.

Coco Fusco, “The Incredible Disappearing Woman,” photo by Jirka Jansch

GIACOMO PUCCINI’S SUOR ANGELICA AND GIANNI SCHICCHI
Department of Music January 28 – 29, February 4 – 5, 2006 Presented at Schoenberg Hall www.music.ucla.edu
Suor Angelica is the story of a young nun who commits the mortal sin of suicide when she learns of the death of her love-child. The title role has one of those gorgeous soprano arias for which Puccini is so well-known, “Senza mamma.” His only comedy, Gianni Schicchi, tells of a scoundrel who cheats conniving relatives of their inheritance, and also features one of his most beloved arias, “O mio babbino caro.” Whether tragedy or comedy, the lyric gifts of Puccini offer our talented students a chance to shine in these masterpieces of the early 20th century.

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Background image, George Frideric Handel

RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS, DOUBLE BILL WITH LAURIE LEWIS & TOM ROZUM AND THE GUEST HOUSE BAND
UCLA Live February 17, 2006, 8 pm Presented at Royce Hall www.uclalive.org
Regarded in country music circles as the unrivalled patriarch of bluegrass, singer Ralph Stanley helped bring the mountain style of bluegrass music to mainstream audiences with his raw emotion and Mother Stanley’s three-fingered banjo technique. Already a member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame who has inspired such musicians as Dwight Yoakum and Emmylou Harris, Stanley recently achieved wider acclaim after winning a Best Country Male Vocalist Grammy for his performance on the blockbuster “O Brother Where Art Thou” soundtrack. Stanley headlines this evening of pure bluegrass nirvana, also featuring the magnificent acoustic duo of singer and fiddler Laurie Lewis, known for her founding work with the Grant Street String Band and the Good ‘Ol Persons, and frequent collaborator and former Grant Street member Tom Rozum on mandolin and other strings.

ALICE COLTRANE
Dwight Trible Quintet UCLA Live February 18, 2006, 8 pm Presented at Royce Hall www.uclalive.org
Lauded as a great instrumentalist and bandleader in her own right, the pianist and widow of the late jazz master John Coltrane recently released her first album in 26 years. Continuing her husband’s investigations of Eastern and Indian music, the “Translinear Light” recording showcases her ethereal Wurlitzer organ and synthesizer playing. Coltrane makes her much-anticipated return to the stage at UCLA Live with the world premiere of songs from her new album. Local vocal talent Dwight Trible and his group open the program.

MFA REPERTORY
School of Theater, Film and Television February 23 – March 11, 2006 Presented at the Little Theater, Macgowan Hall www.tft.ucla.edu

Dwight Trible, photo by A.C. Lyons

The Marriage of Figaro
By Pierre Augustin de Beaumarchais Directed by UCLA Film, Television and Digital Media Professor Herb Stein With a new translation by Ranjt Bolt, The Marriage of Figaro is a classic comedy romp that pokes fun at the ruling class of pre-Revolutionary France. Originally banned in France, the play was finally performed in 1784, less than five years before the French Revolution. For information, visit www.tft.ucla.edu/dot/season/

Il Gelosi
Written and directed by Visiting Professor David Bridel in collaboration with MFA Acting Students In 16th century Italy, a motley collection of comedians, poets and soldiers takes to the stage to form Il Gelosi, one of the most notorious traveling theater companies of the Renaissance. Led by the famously witty and beautiful Isabella Andreini, the company weathers petty rivalries, love affairs, penury, kidnap, prosecution and death in this epic rags-to-riches-to-rags story of passion and art. For information, visit www.tft.ucla.edu/dot/season/

CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS: FOWLER COLLECTIONS IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
UCLA Fowler Museum Opening May 2006 Presented at the Fowler Museum www.fowler.ucla.edu
Cultural Encounters will feature 250 of the finest examples of the Fowler Museum’s extensive collections from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Native North America and Latin America in a provocative thematic display. The exhibition, which at last gives audiences an ongoing opportunity to explore the highlights of the Fowler’s renowned holdings, considers how art can work to communicate, to empower and to transform. A final gallery, entitled Fowler in Focus, is dedicated to a rotating installation of new acquisitions, special collections and particular artistic genres. The exhibition and its related programming will serve as a resource and educational anchor for K-12 teachers and their students throughout Los Angeles County, for students, professors and staff on the UCLA campus, and for the wider Southern California community.

Shaman’s Mask (detail), 19th century, Tsimshian peoples, British Colombia, The Sir Henry Wellcome Collection, photo by Don Cole

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LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Kurt Masur, conductor UCLA Live March 9, 2006, 8 pm Presented at Royce Hall www.uclalive.org
In a very special event, one of the world’s greatest orchestras performs in Royce Hall for the first time, led by the distinguished Kurt Masur, formerly of the New York Philharmonic. The program includes works by Britten, Mozart, Khachaturian and Strauss.

GLOBALIZATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A SYMPOSIUM
Kurt Masur, conductor, London Philharmonic Orchestra, photo courtesy
of Columbia Artists Management LLC

Department of World Arts and Cultures, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies, UCLA in LA, and Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking February 10, 2006, 9:30 am – 4 pm Presented at Glorya Kaufman Hall, Amber Studio www.wac.ucla.edu
Following up on Professor Peter Sellars’ recent course on slavery – which attracted more than 300 students – Professor Victoria Marks has embarked on a collaboration with the Los Angeles-based Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking with special grant support from UCLA in LA. Marks is leading a twoquarter sequence in Fall 2005 and Winter 2006 on the ways in which artists can intervene in human trafficking. This symposium will serve as the culmination of that project, with a focus on such problems as migration and forced labor, the globalization of developing economies, the HIV pandemic, and the recent tsunami and hurricane disasters.

SPRING 2006
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA ONE-ACT MARATHON
School of Theater, Film and Television Spring 2006 Presented at 1340 Macgowan Hall www.tft.ucla.edu
One-act plays written by graduate students in the Department of Theater and directed by graduate students in the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media exemplify the School of Theater, Film and Television’s core philosophy and unique feature of integrating theater and film. For information, visit www.tft.ucla.edu/coppola/

Francis Ford Coppola, photo by Patricia Williams

UCLA FESTIVAL 2006
School of Theater, Film and Television June 9 – 16, 2006 Presented at the James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall and at off campus locations www.tft.ucla.edu
UCLA Festival 2006: Student Work in Theater, Film and Television will kick off this year in June. With special nights dedicated to the work of animators, screenwriters, directors and producers, this event is a great way to experience the talents of the next generation of media artists. To R.S.V.P. to any event, or for more information, call (310) 825-2661, or visit www.tft.ucla.edu/festival2006

HUNTER/ZAKIN ENDOWED CHAIR IN SCREENWRITING: LECTURES AND SCREENINGS
Department of Film, Television and Digital Media Spring 2006 Presented at the James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall www.tft.ucla.edu
Successful Hollywood screenwriter and UCLA alumna Audrey Wells will lecture on the art of writing and storytelling. Wells is the writer of such box-office hits as Shall We Dance?, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Kid and The Truth About Cats and Dogs. She made her directorial debut with Guinevere — which she also wrote — starring Sarah Polley and Stephen Rea. For information, visit www.tft.ucla.edu

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THE HOLY BODY TATTOO: MONUMENTAL
UCLA Live April 21 – 22, 2006, 8 pm Presented at Royce Hall www.uclalive.org
The explosive work of this high-impact, multi-media contemporary dance company from Vancouver revisits the ravages and raptures of life that mark us like sacred emotional tattoos. Combining film projection, light sculptures, music from “Godspeed You Black Emperor!” and textual elements from famed contemporary artist Jenny Holzer, monumental is an elegiac exploration into the physical anxiety of urban culture.

EDYTHE L. AND ELI BROAD CENTER OPENING
Department of Art, Department of Design| l Media Arts Opening Weekend: May 20 – 21, 2006 Presented at the Edythe L. and Eli Broad Center www.art.ucla.edu; www.dma.ucla.edu
The Edythe L. and Eli Broad Center, designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP, opens in the Spring of 2006. Highlights of the opening activities include public exhibitions by world-renowned artists who are members of the faculty of the Department of Art and the Department of Design| l Media Arts. Additional activities include a campus open house. A newly commissioned sculpture, an untitled torqued ellipse by Richard Serra, will be unveiled at this time. Above and background image, The Holy Body Tattoo: monumental,
photos by Chris Randle

Art Faculty Exhibition
May 20 – June 18, 2006 www.art.ucla.edu
UCLA art faculty, including John Baldessari, Jennifer Bolande, Barbara Drucker, Roger Herman, Mary Kelly, Catherine Opie, Lari Pittman, Charles Ray, Adrian Saxe, James Welling and Patty Wickman, exhibit selections of their works in an exceptional show.

Design l Media Arts Faculty Exhibition
May 20 – June 18, 2006 www.dma.ucla.edu
A stellar exhibition of work by the faculty of the Department of Design| l Media Arts will include works by Rebecca Allen, Mark Hansen, Erkki Huhtamo, Robert Israel, Rebeca Méndez, Vasa Mihich, Christian Moeller, C.E.B. (Casey) Reas, Jennifer Steinkamp and Victoria Vesna.

URINETOWN, THE RAY BOLGER MUSICAL THEATER PRODUCTION
Book by Greg Kotis Lyrics by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman Music by Mark Hollman Directed by UCLA Theater Professor Gary Gardner Department of Theater June 1 – 10, 2006 Presented at the Little Theater, Macgowan Hall www.tft.ucla.edu
One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. For information, visit www.tft.ucla.edu/dot/season/

Edythe L. and Eli Broad Center at UCLA,
image courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP

Richard Serra, portrait by Jim McHugh

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THE MISSING PEACE: THE DALAI LAMA PORTRAIT PROJECT
UCLA Fowler Museum June 11, 2006 Presented at the Fowler Museum www.fowler.ucla.edu
This multi-media art exhibition will bring together more than 70 well-respected artists representing more than 20 countries. With the full life of the Dalai Lama as inspiration, the intention of this project is to shift the world’s attention towards peace. The artists — both established and emerging — were selected because their work addresses themes that are embodied by the Dalai Lama, such as compassion, peace, impermanence, community, non-violence, happiness and tolerance. Many of them will be creating new work for the exhibition in a wide variety of media, including photography, painting, textiles, animation, sculpture, video and installation works. Artists in the exhibition include Richard Avedon, Laurie Anderson, Kimsooja, Sebastiao Salgado, Jenny Holzer, Katarina Wong, Michael Rovner, Adam Fuss and Bill Viola.

Photo by Phil Borges

www.arts.ucla.edu

THE ARTS ACROSS CAMPUS
PROJECT ARTS: ARTS REALIZED THROUGH STUDENTS
www.sca.ucla.edu
In an initiative designed to highlight the arts as an integral part of everyday life at UCLA, the Student Committee for the Arts organizes events featuring a broad array of student work in a series of performances and exhibitions in venues around the UCLA campus.

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Left and background image, C. M. Campbell

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PRESENTERS
Dept. of Architecture and Urban Design Information: 310-267-4704 www.aud.ucla.edu Dept. of Art Information: 310-825-3281 www.art.ucla.edu Dept. of Art History Information: 310-206-6905 www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/arthist Dept. of Design l Media Arts Information: 310-825-9007 www.dma.ucla.edu Dept. of Ethnomusicology Information: 310-206-3033 www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu Dept. of Music Information: 310-825-4761 www.music.ucla.edu Dept. of World Arts and Cultures Information: 310-825-3951 www.wac.ucla.edu Hammer Museum Information: 310-443-7000 Gallery Bookstore: 310-443-7063 www.hammer.ucla.edu Student Committee for the Arts Information: 310-825-3253 www.sca.ucla.edu UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies Information: 310-206-8552 www.humnet.ucla.edu UCLA Film & Television Archive Information: 310-206-FILM www.cinema.ucla.edu UCLA Fowler Museum Information: 310-825-4361 Event Information/Reservations: 310-825-8655 Museum Store: 310-206-7004 www.fowler.ucla.edu UCLA Live Information: 310-825-2101 www.uclalive.org UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture Information: 310-825-6540 www.arts.ucla.edu UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Information: 310-206-5490 www.tft.ucla.edu
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