Join us for a one-night-only live musical performance of ‘Manifestos 3’ (2018), composed by noted American artist Charles Gaines, on the occasion of his first exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, ‘Palm Trees and Other Works.’

Exemplifying Gaines’s interest in music, language, and visual art, ‘Manifestos 3’ is a multimedia installation that functions as a systematic transliteration of two revolutionary manifestos into musical notation: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech from 1967 and James Baldwin’s essay ‘Princes and Powers’ (1957).

For the first time, the musical notations of ‘Manifestos 3,’ as written and arranged for piano by Gaines, will be played live by pianist Richard Valitutto, who also performed the recorded version of the composition currently featured in ‘Palm Trees and Other Works.’

Valitutto’s performance will be followed by a discussion with Gaines, as well as a book signing of the new exhibition catalogue published by Hauser & Wirth Publishers.

Previous performances from the Manifestos series have taken place at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA; Museum of Modern Art, New York NY; REDCAT, Los Angeles CA; and The Village Vanguard, New York NY.


‘Manifestos 3’ (2018), written and arranged by Charles Gaines

Piano, Richard Valitutto

Followed by a discussion with Gaines and Valitutto, as well as a book signing of the new exhibition cataloguepublished by Hauser & Wirth Publishers.


  • Occurred Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


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Los Angeles, CA 90013