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Listening Group: The Red Krayola


In conjunction with the release of the Hotel Theory Reader, Fillip is pleased to present a Listening Group focused on the music of the Red Krayola at Selectors' Records followed by an afterparty at the Projection Room.

Join curator Jordan Strom and musician Casey Wei for an evening looking at the radical output of the experimental band the Red Krayola (originally the Red Crayola). Active on and off since 1966, the group's output defies easy classification. As a Pitchfork review of their 1967 album "The Parable of Arable Land" surmised, "It's a band that has no idea how to play its instruments. In fact, they don't even know what instruments are." the Red Krayola was founded in Texas by visual artist Mayo Thompson, writer Frederick Barthelme, and musician Steve Cunningham and is a frequent collaborator of British conceptual art group Art & Language.

Drinks and light snacks will be served.

Free afterparty at the Projection Room (upstairs at the Fox Cabaret) beginning at 9 pm with music by Darwin Meyers. Everyone welcome!

Jordan Strom is Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Surrey Art Gallery and a former editor at Fillip.

Casey Wei is a Vancouver-based artist, musician, and the curator of art rock?, a monthly performance night held at The Astoria.

About Hotel Theory:
The Hotel Theory Reader is the fourth title in Fillip’s ongoing Folio Series presenting writing by critics, artists, and curators that engages specific and recurring questions on international contemporary art. This anthology explores the possibilities of theory as an art form, bringing together ideas initially explored in an exhibition organized in 2015 at REDCAT | CalArts’ Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts. The book assembles a collection of texts by David Antin, Art & Language, Ruth Estévez, Bruce Hainley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Chris Kraus, Snejanka Mihaylova, Sohrab Mohebbi, Cally Spooner, V-Girls, Danna Vajda, and Tirdad Zolghadr.

Edited by Sohrab Mohebbi in collaboration with Ruth Estévez, Hotel Theory Reader is co-published by Fillip and REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater), Los Angeles.

Later Event: July 21
Double Chapbook Launch