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The Final Moments of 'The Marriage of Figaro' On A 12-Hour Loop




Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson.
Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson.
Elisabet Davids

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On today's show:

A beloved opera aria, over and over again

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Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” is one of the most beautiful pieces of Western music. But what happens when a few moments of the opera are isolated and repeated over and over again? Audiences will find out Saturday at REDCAT when performance and visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson presents BLISS, a 12-hour-long performance of the final moments of Marriage of Figaro, repeated on loop. It’s part of the Fluxus Festival; a series of artworks hosted by the LA Phil and the Getty Research Institute in honor of the experimental, rule-breaking Fluxus art movement of the 1960’s. John Horn went to REDCAT and talked with Kjartansson about creating sculptural performances through repetition.

Harvey Weinstein's $44 million deal

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Harvey Weinstein and his former studio's board members have reached a tentative $44 million settlement with the women who've accused him of sexual misconduct. Wall Street Journal reporter Corinne Ramey talks with Frame guest-host John Rabe.

What art inspires artists?

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Guest host John Rabe talks with Jori Finkel, the author of “It Speaks to Me,” a new book of interviews with 50 artists, about the single piece of art that inspired them the most. Jori is also speaking with two of the artists in the book— Shinique Smith and Rirkrit Tiravanija— at a special forum at The Hammer Museum on Thursday, May 30.