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May 20, 06:53 PM

The Very First Fainting Club Dinner in Berlin, honoring the scandalous debut of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring 102 years ago, Hosted by Lesley Moon, May 24th

The Fainting Club, Berlin
Hosted by Lesley Moon & Founder Zoe Crosher

The very first Berlin Fainting Club Dinner will honor the 102nd anniversary of the clamorous debut of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”.

It will reminisce upon the original performance that took place in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, on May 29, 1913, and was choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, conducted by Pierre Monteux & performed by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes.

The short story is this: Several minutes after the debut of The Rite of Spring, a riot erupted in the audience in reaction to the dissonant music and avant garde choreography. Punches were thrown, vegetables lobbed at the dancers, and the police were called. More than 40 people were arrested that evening at the ballet.

Notes:
the stomp of the dancers
who brings vegetables to a ballet?
the artist as folkloric player
the dancing body
innovation & the “sacrifice” as a sign of patriarchy

Sergei Diaghilev: “Will it last a very long time this way?”
(Stravinsky replied: “To the end, my dear.”)

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Founded by artist Zoe Crosher, the “Fainting Club is an old boys’ club, for girls. It gathers over food and drinks when inspiration strikes, and aims to strike its members with inspiration. It celebrates and draws creative women from multiple disciplines—artists, writers, filmmakers, chefs, musicians—and welcomes any and all like-minded souls. Started in Los Angeles and based on the knowledge that strong, interesting and intelligent women are more powerful as a group, the club has begun to expand internationally. It now has chapters in New York, Mexico City, London and Hong Kong. All new members must be invited in person or, if distance prevents this, verbally, as connection and conversation are key to the club’s purpose. The only requirement for joining is a generous, collaborative spirit and a willingness to support other women.” – Charlotte Druckman

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View an article about the Fainting Club in The New York Times T Magazine here

To find out more about The Fainting Club, or about throwing a Fainting Club Fete in your neck of the woods,
please email me at z@zoecrosher.com

 
News & Events
  1. Zoe Crosher's "Sunlight as Spotlight" opens at Patrick Painter on October 19th Posted October 10, 2018
  2. Check out Zoe Crosher's Art Work | VoyageLA | August 13, 2018 Posted August 13, 2018
  3. Paradise Lost: Zoe Crosher, Bernt & Hilla Becher, Joshua Hagler at Patrick Painter Gallery Posted July 27, 2018
  4. The Philip Johnson Glass House 2018 Auction, June 9 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (set of 5) Posted June  8, 2018
  5. GROUNDED, John Divola and Zoe Crosher Approach LAX from Different Directions, opening at ESMoA on June 2nd, 2018 Posted May 24, 2018
  6. An Artist Memorializes The Disappearing Palm Trees of Los Angeles - JStor Daily April 24, 2018 Posted April 24, 2018
  7. Inaugural Los Angeles My Kid Could Do That Benefit, April 6-8, 2018 Posted April  4, 2018
  8. Art Matters: Heidi Zuckerman in Conversation with Zoe Crosher Posted March 13, 2018
  9. CURIO exhibition and Fainting Club, curated and presented by Yasmine M. Zodeh and Sandi Turner Posted March  8, 2018
  10. Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967-2017 opes at The Des Moines Art Center Posted February 19, 2018
  11. Zoe Crosher to judge 2018 Golden Pear Award, designed to raise interest & awareness for independent & artisan perfumers ~ London, April 2018 Posted February  1, 2018
  12. Publication of Wanderlust: ACTIONS, TRACES, JOURNEYS 1967-2017 Catalogue ~ Essay by Melanie Flood Posted February  1, 2018
  13. Zoe Crosher, The Imagiatic ~ UCLA Lecture & Studio Visits, January 26, 2018 Posted December 23, 2017
  14. Zoe Crosher at the Aspen Art Museum, Opening December 15th, 2017 ~ Prospecting Palm Fronds Posted December 11, 2017
  15. Virago at Hilde Gallery, Los Angeles / Opening reception: Saturday, November 11 / 6 – 9pm Posted December 10, 2017
  16. WANDERLUST: ACTIONS, TRACES, JOURNEYS 1967-2017 Opens September 7th at UB Art Galleries Posted September 14, 2017
  17. Two Truths & A Lie, August 24th - September 30th, 2017. Artist Talk: Zoe Crosher Thursday, August 24 | 5:30 p.m. Posted August 18, 2017
  18. ArtCrush Auction 2017, August 2–4, 2017 Aspen, CO Posted July 30, 2017
  19. Zoe Crosher listed as Cultural Influencer and Innovator in Summer 2017 Issue LAC Magazine Posted June 21, 2017
  20. Zoe Crosher is Artist-in-Residence at Marble House Project in Dorset, VT Posted June 20, 2017
  21. Art Seed Artist Talk at the Marble House Project Posted June 20, 2017
  22. Deconstruction, the 11th Los Angeles Fainting Club Posted June 14, 2017
  23. Steve Turner L.A. is pleased to present All the Small Things, an exhibition of Los Angeles-based artists featuring works that do not exceed six inches in any dimension. Posted June  1, 2017
  24. Zoe Crosher in Residence for 2017 at the Wende Museum, a collections-based research and education institute that preserves Cold War artifacts and history. Posted May 11, 2017
  25. Zoe Crosher in LACE BENEFIT ART AUCTION | Wednesday May 10, 2017 7-9 PM Posted May  2, 2017
  26. Zoe Crosher & Catherine Wagley at DFLAT Residency, Mexico City, March 18-28, 2016 Posted March 26, 2017
  27. The Fainting Club in Palm Springs inspired by the current exhibition at The Palm Springs Art Museum: Women in Abstract Expressionism Posted March  1, 2017
  28. Joanie 4 Jackie, Zoe Crosher brings Miranda July and Astria Suparak to CalArts during their Pacific Coast Tour, November 13, 2000. Posted February 17, 2017
  29. SUPERNATURE, Organized by Zoe Crosher & Emma Gray at Five Car Garage Los Angeles, CA, January 2018 Posted February 16, 2017
  30. Panel Discussion / Art in the Age of Donald Trump at Art Los Angeles Contemporary Posted January 24, 2017
  31. Amplify Compassion: An Art Sale to Benefit the ACLU at 356 S.Mission / Los Angeles, CA Posted January 19, 2017
  32. Floral Patterns ~ An Essay About Flowers And Art (with a blooming addendum.) by Andrew Berardini for Mousse Magazine Posted October  9, 2016
  33. The Very 1st Cambridge, Massachusetts Fainting Club Dinner, hosted by Alison Nordström & Lucy Soutter Posted October  2, 2016
  34. Zoe Crosher in Human Condition, curated by John Wolf, at the recently abandoned Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center Posted September 30, 2016
  35. Zoe Crosher at SFAI The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, 7:00PM - 9:00PM Posted September 14, 2016
  36. In conversation with artist Zoe Crosher, Howard Rodman, and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, Matthew Specktor discusses and signs Eve Babitz’s Slow Days Fast Company: The World, the Flesh, and L.A. Posted August 29, 2016
  37. Madames Electric at The Pit for Carla l.a. | Snap Reviews by Aaron Horst, July 16, 2016 Posted July 21, 2016
  38. Invitation for The Very First Paris Fainting Club, Weds 29 June - 8pm ! Posted June 29, 2016
  39. Zoe Crosher "The New LA-LIKE" at Mayeur Projects, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Opening Night June 23rd Posted June  9, 2016
  40. "Madame Electrics," curated by Shana Lutker, at The Pit, Los Angeles, June 12th Posted June  5, 2016
  41. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, by Kate Sutton for Bookforum Posted June  1, 2016
  42. Zoe Crosher reading // The Institute for Art and Olfaction launch scent zine of 'Now Past Later,' May 26th, Los Angeles Posted May 21, 2016
  43. The Fainting Club Summer Supper in London, May 24th, hosted by Lucy Soutter & Susan Hyland Posted May 21, 2016
  44. Hesse Press at Offprint London 2016 at the Tate Modern - Book Signing this Saturday 1-2pm Posted May 16, 2016
  45. Hammer Museum present AIX Scent Fair, May 6-8, Los Angeles, "The Elevator Series Scent - HW 8:13pm" Posted May  2, 2016
  46. Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening at Vox Populi, May 6th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Posted May  2, 2016
  47. Catalogue Launch For Staging Los Angeles: Reality, Fantasy, and the Space Between, USC, Los Angeles, April 26th Posted April 16, 2016
  48. Mae Wested no. 1 to become part of Pérez Art Museum Collection, Miami, Florida Posted April 14, 2016
  49. Memory Theater, Directed by Srijon Chowdhury, Presented by Upfor, opening April 13th, Portland, Oregon Posted April 10, 2016
  50. MTV RE:DEFINE 2016, Presented by The Joule, Dallas, Texas, April 8th with the Michael Goss Foundation Posted April  4, 2016
  51. Shades of Gray by Andrew Berardini, reading at Human Resources, Los Angeles, April 1st Posted March 29, 2016
  52. NeueHouse Presents: The Fainting Club 'The Dust Dinner' with Zoe Crosher, March 23rd, Los Angeles Posted March 20, 2016
  53. LA IN THE AUGHTS: Art Auction and Party to Benefit X-TRA and Project X in Los Angeles, March 13th Posted March 12, 2016
  54. Zoe Crosher Joins the Advisory Council for the Arts at Cedars-Sinai Posted March  1, 2016
  55. Mayeur Projects Inaugural Artist-In-Residency Zoe Crosher, Las Vegas, NM, March 17 - May 14th Posted February 16, 2016
  56. LeSwim announces LeSwim x Zoe Crosher at Rob Pruitt's Flea Market, Presented by LAND Posted February 11, 2016
  57. Book Release for LA-LIKE: Transgressing The Pacific at LA Art Book Fair, MOCA Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, February 12th Posted February  8, 2016
  58. Artist: Zoe Crosher, by Caroline Ryder for Distinct Daily Posted February  3, 2016
  59. LA-LIKE: Transgressing The Pacific, published by Hesse Press, 2016 now available Posted February  1, 2016
  60. Art House at Soho House Hollywood, curated by Sharón Zoldan, February 1st Posted January 28, 2016
  61. photo l.a. panel discussion, January 22nd, 2016 at The REEF/LA Mart, Los Angeles Posted January 18, 2016
  62. Announcing the publication of LA-LIKE: Transgressing The Pacific, published by Hesse Press, 2016 Posted January  8, 2016
  63. Mayeur Projects Announces Inaugural Artist in Residence - Zoe Crosher, March 2016, Las Vegas, New Mexico Posted December 14, 2015
  64. The Fainting Club Holiday Party in Los Angeles, December 11th Posted December 11, 2015
  65. Los Angeles County Museum Of Art to acquire work from Out The Window (LAX) Series Posted November 29, 2015
  66. LAXART's 10th Anniversary Benefit, November 15th, Los Angeles Posted November 13, 2015
  67. The Fainting Club Dinner in Syracuse, New York, November 15th Posted November 12, 2015
  68. What it Means to be American: What Does American Ingenuity Look Like?, 2015 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award Winners discussion, National Museum of American History, November 13th, Washington DC Posted November 12, 2015
  69. The 2015 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award: Zoe Crosher for Visual Arts (shared with Shamim M. Momim) Posted November  8, 2015
  70. Staging Los Angeles: Reality, Fantasy, and the Space Between at USC Roski School of Art and Design, opening November 6th, Los Angeles Posted November  2, 2015
  71. Exhibit | Zoe Crosher: Prospecting Palm Fronds, by Alicia Eler for Crave Posted October 26, 2015
  72. 9800 presented by 501(c)(3) Foundation, opening October 29th, Los Angeles Posted October 26, 2015
  73. The Ballad Live, Aperture Benefit Auction, October 26th, New York, NY Posted October 24, 2015
  74. Both Sides of Sunset at Kopeikin Gallery, opening October 24th Posted October 15, 2015
  75. Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening at Sector 2337, October 9th in Chicago Posted October  5, 2015
  76. Zoe Crosher: Head Out on the Highway, Forget the Adventure, by Jordan Auckland for Flaunt Magazine Posted September 30, 2015
  77. Marine Projects presents Salon No.13, opening September 28th Posted September 23, 2015
  78. The lowly palm frond, all dressed up in Zoe Crosher's show at LAXART, by Sharon Mizota for the LA Times Posted September 16, 2015
  79. LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds at LAXART, opening September 11th Posted September 11, 2015
  80. Austere, curated by Shyan Rahimi and Cedric Aurelle, July 30th, one night only Posted July 29, 2015
  81. Lotusland Celebrates 2015: Passage to India Gala, Montecito, CA, July 26th Posted July 26, 2015
  82. Palm Beach Summer Show at Gavlak Gallery, opening July 10th, Palm Beach Posted July 19, 2015
  83. A Two-Year, 100-Billboard Celebration of Going West, by Su Wu for the New York Times T Magazine Posted June 23, 2015
  84. The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles, on Art in America Posted June 17, 2015
  85. Five Artists in Search of a City at MOCA, June 27th, Los Angeles Posted June 17, 2015
  86. Place, by Kristy Mucci for Brutal Magazine Posted June 17, 2015
  87. In celebration of the Culminating Weekend of The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, the 5th Los Angeles Fainting Club Dinner, June 23th Posted June 16, 2015
  88. A Campaign to Dot the American South With Artist-Designed Billboards Wraps in LA, by Casey Quackenbush for the Observer Posted June 15, 2015
  89. Christian Mayer's Palm Capsule, MAK Center, June 24th and 25th, Los Angeles Posted June 13, 2015
  90. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles at HK Photographs, opening June 18th Posted June 12, 2015
  91. "To Hide To Show" A Group Exhibition that Explores that Nature of Hiding and Revealing: An Interview with the Artists, in Autre Magazine Posted June 12, 2015
  92. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, Culminating Weekend Posted June 10, 2015
  93. Must-See Public Artworks of Summer 2015, on Artspace Posted June 10, 2015
  94. To Hide To Show at MAMA Gallery, opening June 13th, Los Angeles Posted June  3, 2015
  95. Up to & Including the Horizon at Ochi Projects, opening June 11th, Los Angeles Posted June  3, 2015
  96. On a Dark Desert Highway: The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, by Steffie Nelson for East of Borneo Posted May 27, 2015
  97. The Very First Fainting Club Dinner in Berlin, honoring the scandalous debut of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring 102 years ago, Hosted by Lesley Moon, May 24th Posted May 20, 2015
  98. Artist Residency at Lotusland Gardens, Montecito, CA Posted May 13, 2015
  99. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles, Book Signing at Paris Photo, May 2nd Posted May  1, 2015
  100. Zoe Crosher, Out The Window (LAX) solo booth, at Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 1st - 3rd, 2015 Posted April 23, 2015
Projects
  • The New LA-LIKE
    1. LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds
    2. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics
    3. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific
    4. LA-LIKE: Unlit Lightboxes
    5. LA-LIKE: Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings
    6. LA-LIKE: Day For Night (or Sunlight As Spotlight)
    7. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, in conjunction with LAND
    8. Shangri-LA'd & Expanded Shangri-LA'd
    9. LA-LIKE: Mirage
    10. LA-LIKE: Composition I-10, Desert Center
    11. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Perfume
    12. LA Disappearing Frond-Like
    13. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Dessert Concepts & Recipes
    14. For An Evening with Eve Babitz, at the Chateau Marmont
    15. LA-LIKE: LAXART Billboard
    16. The Pools I Shot
    17. LA-LIKE
    18. LA-LIKE (LOST)
    19. Tear Sheet Posters
  • The Michelle duBois Project
    1. The Uniqued Series
    2. The Additive Dust Series
    3. Mae Wested
    4. The Disbanding of Michelle duBois
    5. The Vanishing of Michelle duBois
    6. The Disappearing of Michelle duBois
    7. The Other Disappeared Nurse
    8. Silhouetted
    9. All Her Shadows
    10. Blackened Last Four Days & Nights in Tokyo
    11. Almost the Same
    12. The Unveiling of Michelle duBois
    13. The Unraveling of Michelle duBois
    14. Obfuscated
    15. The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois
    16. Polaroided
    17. Posed Postcards
  • Out The Window (LAX)
  • The Santa Cruz Kids
  • The Fainting Club
    1. The Fainting Club (London)
    2. The Fainting Club (New York)
    3. The Fainting Club (Los Angeles)
    4. The Fainting Club (More Cities)
    5. The Fainting Club (About)
  • Publications
    1. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Madame, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019
    2. The Good & The Glamorous, A Memoir of Misremembering & The Cold War, Forthcoming
    3. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Published by Hesse Presse, Los Angeles, CA - Spring 2016 (Sold Out)
    4. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles (May 2015) Published by Metropolis Books
    5. Forthcoming: The Re-duBois Book
    6. Returning to Berlin / Publication curated by Kim Schoen - Motto, Berlin (August 2013)
    7. Why Art Photography? by Lucy Soutter (2013) Published by Routelage
    8. Volume 4: The Disappearance of Michelle duBois, aka *Mitchi* (Fall 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    9. Volume 3: The Unveiling of Michelle duBois, aka *Cricket* (Spring 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    10. Volume 2: The Unraveling of Michelle duBois, aka *Alice Johnson* (Fall 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    11. Volume 1: The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois, aka *Kathy* (Spring 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    12. Out the Window (LAX) with essays by Norman Klein, Pico Iyer, & Julian Meyers (2007)
    13. NTNTNT (2004)
    14. L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002