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Until, Until, Until by Edgar Arceneaux

Location:Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Until, Until, Until…
First Floor Galleries
Fri, Feb 23, 8PM*
Sat, Feb 24, 8PM*

*Doors open at 7:15PM and the artist highly encourages guests to arrive at this time to participate in the pre-show gathering!

See more at https://www.ybca.org/whats-on/edgar-arceneaux-until-until-until

YBCA presents three intimate evenings of Edgar Arceneaux’s first live work, Until, Until, Until….

Arceneaux created the piece as an investigation of and meditation on an infamous 1981 performance by Broadway legend Ben Vereen, televised nationally as part of Ronald Reagan’s inaugural celebration. The performance immerses the audience in the scenery of the presidential celebration, where the relationships between past and present, experience and memory, and fantasy and reality blur as they are filtered through time and the television screen. Frank Lawson stars as Ben Vereen. Winner of Performa’s Malcolm McLaren Award and praised in the New Yorker, Lawson’s performance in Until, Until, Until… has been popularly and critically acclaimed from New York to Boston to Los Angeles. (Performance run time: 60 minutes, no intermission)

About the exhibition:

Los Angeles–based artist and YBCA 100 honoree Edgar Arceneaux explores historical patterns around race and representation through drawings, installations, and theater.

At YBCA, the artist experiments with the exhibition as a format of presentation. Until, Until, Until… (2015–17) is a multi-media video installation as well as a live action play—written, staged, and directed by Arceneaux—that revisits a controversial performance by Ben Vereen at Ronald Reagan’s inauguration. Complementing this work, Library of Black Lies (2016) is a large-scale sculpture and labyrinth containing a collection of crystallized books—from dictionaries, to encyclopedias, to novels—presenting variants on African American history.

Until, Until, Until… will be performed live in the gallery space on February 22–24, 2018.

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Thu: 11 am–8 pm
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February 23
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts