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Globalization Meets Contemporary Issues in The Broad’s Spring Programs, Connecting Films, Talks, Performances Related to Oracle Installation; Museum Also Announces East West Bank as Leading Partner
Image Credits: film still, Beau Travail, 1999; Cast of Future St., image courtesy of Alexandro Segade; film still, Tropical Malady, 2004; Chef Timothy Hollingsworth of Otium at The Broad’s Family Weekend Workshops, photo by Ben Gibbs; promotional image, Cabin in the Woods, 2012.
Programs include Oracle Film Series; The Tip of Her Tongue feminist performance featuring Alexandro Segade; New Family Weekend Workshops; Talk with Eli Broad and Dominic Ng celebrating 10-year partnership to expand programming
LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2017—The Broad announced today its programming lineup of film screenings, theatrical performances, family weekend workshops and featured conversations inspired by its upcoming exhibition, Oracle, which explores the many elusive systems and forces at work in the world. In addition, The Broad announced a new long-term partnership with East West Bank that will enable the museum to expand its programming in future years.
Following Oracle’s April 29 opening, programs for May and June will include a new film series highlighting themes in the installation, comprising feature films, documentaries, shorts and video art; a continuation of the feminist performance series The Tip of Her Tongue; and the popular two-day family weekend workshops with activities inspired by artists Takashi Murakami, Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger and El Anatsui. Examining everything from biological patterns and game theory to politics, culture and commerce, The Broad’s spring programming will underscore the concepts featured in the exhibition.
Since opening in September of 2015, more than 30,000 people have attended The Broad’s unique public programs. The 10-year partnership with East West Bank, the largest independent bank headquartered in Southern California with a global reach, will enable the museum to expand its arts education programs and community engagement over the next decade.
“Continuing our tradition of innovative programs that connect to artworks in the Broad collection and serve a diverse audience, we are honored to partner with East West Bank in a new relationship that will enhance our performance programming, education and family offerings,” said Joanne Heyler, founding director of The Broad. “Our two institutions share a deep commitment to culture and community, and we look forward to announcing expanded programming in the coming years.”
The Broad’s spring programming will include a featured public conversation with founder Eli Broad and Dominic Ng, Chairman and CEO of East West Bank, about their shared experiences as entrepreneurs and their commitment to their adopted hometown of Los Angeles.
“East West Bank was founded more than 40 years ago with a belief that support for the community is key to the success of any business,” said Ng. “Investment in art and culture strengthens the community socially, economically, and demographically. We are delighted to partner with The Broad to help expand the museum’s unique education and public programming to serve and engage an even wider audience.”
The May and June programming lineup includes four Oracle Film Screenings, a new series that pairs feature-length films with short videos, art pieces and documentaries. Curated by independent curator and writer Bradford Nordeen, highlights of the series include Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods, Olivier Assayas’ Demonlover and Claire Denis’ Beau Travail. Tickets to the Oracle Film Screenings also include same-night access to the museum.
On May 20-21, The Broad will present the newest iteration of its popular Family Weekend Workshops. In partnership with CARS: Community Arts Resources, families will have the opportunity to participate in free workshops inspired by the Broad collection, including make-and-take crafts based on works by Takashi Murakami, Keith Haring and El Anatsui. Otium chef Timothy Hollingsworth will hold interactive cooking demonstrations on the public plaza next to The Broad.
The next program in The Broad’s The Tip of Her Tongue feminist performance artist series is an original play by artist Alexandro Segade on June 1 and 2. Since the museum’s opening, The Tip of Her Tongue series has drawn sold-out crowds for performances by Karen Finley, Martine Syms, Cassils and Xandra Ibarra. The series’ newest installment is Future St., a multimedia theatrical sci-fi piece exploring desire, surveillance, and the shifting position of gay culture in larger society.
Tickets for all May and June programs will be available for reservation beginning Tuesday, April 25 at noon PT at www.thebroad.org/programs. Note that many programs have limited capacity. Details on all programs follow at the end of this release.
About East West Bank
East West Bancorp, Inc. is a publicly owned company with total assets of $35.3 billion and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “EWBC”. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, East West Bank, is one of the largest independent banks headquartered in California. East West is a premier bank focused exclusively on the United States and Greater China markets and operates over 130 locations worldwide, including in the United States markets of California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas and Washington. In Greater China, East West’s presence includes full service branches in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shantou and Shenzhen, and representative offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Taipei and Xiamen. For more information on East West, visit the Company’s website at www.eastwestbank.com.
About The Broad
The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the museum offers free general admission. The Broad is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide, and has launched an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, which has actively loaned collection works to museums around the world since 1984. Since opening in September 2015, The Broad has welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors. For more information on The Broad and to sign up for updates, please visit thebroad.org.
In an increasingly small world that spans politics, culture and commerce, The Broad will present an interpretation of the elusive globalizing forces at work in contemporary society in Oracle, a free collection installation opening April 29. Featuring more than 30 works from the Broad collection, the four-month installation features artists such as El Anatsui, Ericka Beckman, Mark Bradford, Andreas Gursky,Julie Mehretu, Shirin Neshat, Sterling Ruby and more. From everyday experiences to protest movements as monumental as the Arab Spring uprisings across the Middle East, to themes that probe systems of social control of examine global commerce, artworks in Oracle tackle the effects of organizational frameworks on global events and private individuals. For more information on the installation, please visit thebroad.org.