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Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City will present an evening of readings with Eleanor Antin and Simone Forti this Saturday, May 26th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Antin will read from her recent literary memoir Conversations with Stalin, described as a 'smart, no holds barred, black comedy in the picaresque, coming-of-age tradition of Holden Caulfield, Huck Finn, Little Orphan Annie and the irrepressible Dorothy on the road to Oz.' Forti will be reading poetry selections from her books Handbook in Motion and Oh, Tongue, her upcoming book The Bear in the Mirror, and new unpublished material. Admission is free.
Eleanor Antin, a photographer and artist whose work often plays with classical or historical motifs, has had many one-woman exhibitions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and a major retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1999). Simone Forti was a seminal figure in the Judson Dance Theater community that revolutionized dance in New York in the 1960s and 70s.
And while you're at Blum & Poe, take a trip up to the gallery's second-floor to check out the exhibition of Carroll Dunham's drawings. They're kaleidoscopic, surreal, and often terrifically filthy.