MU­SE­UMS

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Re­views Knight by (C.K.) Christo­pherand L eah Oll­manby Grace (L.O.).Kril anovich. Com­piled

Open­ings

Chris­tian Mar­clay: The Clock A 24hour­film and video tele­vi­sion mon­tage clip­sof thou­sands­de­pict­ing the of pas­sageshire Blvd.,of time.L.A. Mon.-Tue.,LACMA, 5905 Thu. Wil- 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Opens next Sun. Ends Sept. 7. (323) 857-6010. Ja­panese Paint­ings and Prints: Cel­e­brat­ing LACMA’s 50th An­niver­sary An ex­hi­bi­tion com­mem­o­rat­ing the mu­seum’s 50-year com­mit­ment to Ja­panese art. LACMA, 5905 Wil­shire Blvd., L.A. Mon.-Tue., Thu. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Opens next Sun. Ends Sept. 20. (323) 857-6010.

Crit­ics’ Choices

Wil­liam Pope.L.: Trin­ket The in­stal­la­tion is tech­ni­cally com­plex but vis­ually straight­for­ward. It stages a va­ri­ety of mech­a­nisms that ma­nip­u­late im­agery. Once seen, they’re un­for­get­table. The egal­i­tar­ian prom­ise of the Amer­i­can flag’s sym­bol­ism is easily ac­knowl­edged, but what makes the sculp­ture great is its lay­ered depth (C.K.). Gef­fen Con­tem­po­rary at MOCA, 152 N. Cen­tral Ave., L.A. Ends to­day, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (213) 626-6222.

Noah Pu­ri­foy: Junk Dada Pu­ri­foy may be the least well-known piv­otal Amer­i­can artist of the last 50 years. Work­ing with a small cir­cle of col­leagues, he was in­stru­men­tal in re­defin­ing an idea of black con­scious­ness that had been es­tab­lished in 1920s New York dur­ing the Har­lem Re­nais­sance. Ten of his early as­sem­blages are at the start of this muchan­tic­i­pated ret­ro­spec­tive ex­hi­bi­tion (C.K.). LACMA, 5905 Wil­shire Blvd., L.A. Mon.-Tue., Thu. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; ends Sept. 27. (323) 857-6010.

Kahlil Joseph “m.A.A.d.” is 15 min­utes of vis­ual verse con­densed from more than seven hours of video footage. Joseph bur­rows in­side the rhythms of a place to de­scribe it with am­pli­tude and ten­der­ness. The con­cen­trated re­sult is a mes­mer­iz­ing hiphop tone-poem, heart­felt and deeply mov­ing (C.K.). Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art, 250 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Mon. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; ends Aug. 16. (213) 6212766. Light, Pa­per, Process: Rein­vent­ing

Pho­tog­ra­phy This is an il­lu­mi­nat­ing and ex­cit­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, rare in its thought­ful bal­ance of ar­tic­u­lated theme, his­tor­i­cal con­text and re­spect for the in­tegrity of the in­di­vid­ual artists. The work splays in di­verse di­rec­tions but stems from com­mon im­pulses. Each artist hon­ors the history of the medium by in­ven­tively sub­vert­ing it. Rev­er­ent and ir­rev­er­ent in equal mea­sure, they are re­defin­ing pho­tog­ra­phy and en­sur­ing its con­tin­ual ef­flo­res­cence (L.O.). The Getty Cen­ter, 1200 Getty Cen­ter Drive, L.A. Tue.-Fri. and Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; ends Sept. 6. (310) 440-7300.

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