Friday June 1 at 5 PM

About the speaker:

Clara López Menéndez is an art worker practicing in the fields of curating, pedagogy, art criticism and performance. Among her recent projects are AK Burns’s solo exhibition A Smeary Spot at Human Resources LA and the critical evening series It was quite a fiction, organized with Suzy Halajian. She is currently working with collaborator Andrew Kachel on the third chapter of the ongoing project A New Job to Unwork At, to be presented at Participant Inc. in NYC in August 2018. Her writing has appeared in Mousse, Art News, Bomb, Little Joe, and she has worked with Redcat, Participant Inc., Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and die neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst among others.

Followed by the screening:


Ventura Pons

1978, 85min, digital. In Spanish with English subtitles.

The confession, sincere and shamelessly, of the painter’s life Ocaña and the reconstruction of his world, his provocations and his experiences. Ocaña, with joy and from his creative marginalization challenges: cross-dressing as a provocation, religion and fetishism, repression of machismo, lawlessness, homosexuality … Marginal life that was hidden under the Franco dictatorship is openly displayed against the backdrop of a unique artist. A legendary and cult film.

LA OLA is a showcase of the best independent contemporary films from Spain. The showcase celebrates its 4th edition, creating a bridge between Spain and the Americas to bring groundbreaking cinema to Los Angeles, New York, and now Mexico City. LA OLA offers a curated selection of critically acclaimed films, selected and awarded at the most remarkable European film festivals, which now have an opportunity to reach new audiences.

LA OLA – Independent Films from Spain is a project of La Panda Productions, Playtime Audiovisuales, and Rocío Mesa, in partnership with Spain Fresh; with the principal support of Acción cultural Española AC/E, SPAIN Arts & Culture, Embassy of Spain in Mexico and ELMA; co-presented in partnership with MUBI and Curtocircuito; with the support of the Trade Commission of Spain in Los Angeles, Consulate General of Spain in Los Angeles & New York, Embassy of Spain in the United States, The American Cinematheque and Los Angeles Filmforum; with the fiscal sponsorship of The Film Collaborative; in collaboration with The Egyptian Theatre, The Montalban Rooftop Cinema Club, The Echo Park Film Center, the Anthology Film Archives and Cineteca Nacional de México.

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