Solange Builds Out Bridge-s at Getty

This weekend, Solange Knowles, will premiere ‘Bridge-s’, a series of performances, films, and artist talks at Los Angeles’ Getty Center Museum. The curated programme will run across Saturday, November 16th & Sunday, 17th, exploring the themes of “transitions through time”.

“Bridge-s is a reflection on how much transition can be controlled and accelerated by our own ideas, thoughts, and movements vs. the natural process of time and space. The works chosen to respond to these ideas are dear to me, and by artists, musicians, philosophers and filmmakers I have an immense amount of respect for. I couldn’t be more excited to program works that speak to the core of these themes alongside the Getty Museum.” – Solange Knowles

The event includes new work by Gerard & Kelly, choreographed specifically for the architecture of the Getty Center and based on their Modern Living series of performances. The work is directed in collaboration with Solange, who also composed an original musical score, “Bridge-s,” featuring Cooper-Moore for the event. The performance piece will be brought to life over the course of two days from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day across the Getty Center site.

The two day event will also include screenings of Mother Tongue, Mother Master, 2018 by Phoebe Collings-James, Wild Seed by Samuel Hindolo, Diary of an African Nun and Four Women by Julie Dash, Black to Techno by Jenn Nkiru, AFRONAUTS and Boneshaker by Nuotama Bodomo, The State of Things by Kish Robinson, and more along with a special Saint Heron film premiere of NAIROBI by Tribeca Film Festival award winner Phillip Youmans. Programming will include an artist talk with British-Ghanaian  philosopher, Kodwo Eshun.

Solange Knowles speaks as she debuts a new site-specific performance “Bridge-s” at Getty Center Museum on Nov. 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

‘Bridge-s’ follows a series of performance art shows conducted by Solange across the globe, including at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City (2017), the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas (2017), and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, in Germany (2019). She has exhibited video art installations at London’s Tate Modern and premiered an interdisciplinary video and dance performance piece, Metatronia, which featured Metatron’s Cube, 2018; a sculpture conceptualized and created by Solange, at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. In 2019, Solange premiered an extended directors cut of her interdisciplinary arts film When I Get Home across museums and contemporary institutions including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; and the V&A London.

Solange debuts a new site-specific performance “Bridge-s” at Getty Center Museum on Nov. 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

All performances and film screenings are free and open to the public. The weekend of special programming is powered by Dropbox products and support and Getty, in partnership with IAMSOUND. For more information, visit the Getty’s website .