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*CANCELED* SKYLIGHT BOOKS presents MIRANDA JULY at LARGO AT THE CORONET in conversation with STARLEE KINE

Miranda July (Prestel Publishing)

*PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place at Largo at the Coronet, 366 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Tickets are available here.

Filmmaker. Author. Performer. Shopkeeper. Miranda July—the most impressive cross-disciplinary artist of her generation—is brought into focus in this completely original career-spanning retrospective.

With her impressive new book, July has re-imagined the art monograph as an oral history one can read cover to cover. Told by scores of friends, collaborators, curators, assistants, and audience members—including Carrie Brownstein, David Byrne, Spike Jonze, Sheila Heti, and Hans Ulrich Obrist—as well as July herself, this chronological survey spans her entire career to date, including early plays and fanzines, films, books, participatory works, and personal projects. The revealing, insightful commentary provides an intimate perspective on the artist’s ever-evolving process, and the timeliness of her work. Every bit as surprising and engrossing as July’s art, Miranda July features a trove of rarely seen visual material drawn from her personal archive, including band flyers, cassette tapes, handwritten letters, journal entries, collages, script notes, posters, performance photos, film stills, and more.

July’s daring, urgent, and inimitable voice persists in reflecting the poignancy and strangeness of the human plight. In film, fiction, performance, public art, commerce, and even a smartphone app, July deftly explores themes of inclusivity, desire, fear, and fantasy. July may be a true original and impossible to categorize, but the enduring importance of her work and her status as an essential cultural icon is irrefutable.

Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. She is the author of No One Belongs Here More Than You, a book of short stories that won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and the novel The First Bad Man. She wrote and directed the movies Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Future, and the forthcoming Kajillionaire. Her films have won numerous prizes, including the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Raised in Berkeley, California, July lives in Los Angeles.

Author Photo by Elizabeth Weinberg

Event date: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
366 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Miranda July Cover Image
By Miranda July, Julia Bryan-Wilson (Introduction by)
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Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
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$19.95
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