• The Bearded Gas, 2013. Shana Lutker (American, b. 1978). Wood, MDF, carpet, foam core, PlexiGlas mirrors, chromed steel, paint, and wire; 168 x 216 x 144 in. (426.72 x 548.64 x 365.76 cm). Gallery Inventory #LUT219. © Shana Lutker. Image courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

The Unicorn Opening Day

Saturday, September 7, 2013, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Transformer Station

Visit the Transformer Station to see The Unicorn and experience a live performance art piece by Shana Lutker specially developed for the exhibition’s opening. As part of her ongoing research into the fistfights of the Surrealists, Lutker will present a theatrical reading of a new scripted, with related musical selections preceding the reading throughout the afternoon. Free.


Music, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Transformer Station lawn

Pianists Emily Grabinski and Fangfei Chen perform works by Stravinsky, Auric, Milhaud, and Satie that were played at the "Evening of the Bearded Heart" in 1923, the site of the first fistfight of the Surrealists and the end of Dada.


Reading, 4:00 PM
Transformer Station exhibition galleries

Actors will read excerpts of a play narrating the first fistfight of the Surrealists, in which André Breton jumped onto a Paris stage and broke Pierre de Massot's arm with a strike of his cane.