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Ed Ruscha’s Hollywood Boulevard on Hollywood Boulevard Iconic Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha photographed iconic Los Angeles streets beginning in the 1960s. By mounting a camera to a moving car, Ruscha documented sequential storefronts on the north side of Hollywood Boulevard between McCadden Place and Hudson Avenue, and on the south side of the street between Wilcox Avenue and McCadden Place. The images in the top black and white “filmstrip” show what the Boulevard looked like in 1973, and the bottom one in color documents the same locations in 2002. The building that LACE has occupied since 1994 at 6522 Hollywood Boulevard on the south side appears in this work. LACE was founded in Downtown Los Angeles at 240 S. Broadway and then moved to 1804 Industrial Street before its long-time tenure on Hollywood Blvd. The organization celebrates its 40th Anniversary as the longest-running contemporary artists space in Los Angeles. LACE has been located on Hollywood Boulevard for 24 years and is exhibiting this artwork in its window on Hollywood Boulevard 24 hours a day through the end of 2018. Thanks to Ed Ruscha, and our friends at the Ed Ruscha studio and the Getty Research Institute for this loan. This video is part of Pacific […]
The Archival Impulse: 40 Years at LACE Curated by Matias Viegener with Exhibition Design by Jeff Cain Opening Reception: March 15, 2018, 7-10 PM On view:March 16 – 2018 The Archival Impulse: 40 Years at LACE is a Project Room installation that pulls from material found in LACE’s archive that either highlights or disputes our conceptions of LACE’s history. Accumulated over 40 years, it has no organizing system beyond what LACE staff considered worth saving. It enfolds many stories about the space, less woven than overlaid and amassed. This exhibition is a conversation about our expectations of the archive and the things we expect to find, contrasted against the material that does find its way in. This is particularly poignant in the case of an archive that accumulates rather than is curated over time, yielding space for a kind of counter-curation. Includes video works curated by Anne Bray featuring: Reza Abdoh, Skip Arnold, Fu-Ding Cheng, Jeanne Finley, Doug Henry, Cheng-Sim Lim, Susan Mogul, Eric Saks, Jim Shaw, and more. Archives are always bigger than us, bigger than the image we have of them, more than we can take in. Archives cannot be summarized nor adequately represented. Optimally, archives never end: everything is archivable, though not everything enters the archive, and unexpected and decontextualized things appear regularly. […]
GUIDELINES Research/Process Experimentation-Context-Communities-Body/Territory/Spatiality-From local to global AADK Spain is an international artistic platform that opens up spaces for research and contemporary creation. With a focus set on experimental and creative processes, its primary interest is to explore the notions of body, territory, and spatiality through an interdisciplinary approach. The platform advocates for the decentralization of culture and the access to contemporary art in non-urban areas. It addresses local issues as a mean to understand global problems. Currently based in Centro Negra (Blanca, Murcia) AADK Spain holds several programs among which its Artistic Residencies Program stands out. Deeply rooted in its context, said program constitutes a framework for research and debate where knowledge exchange and creative collaboration are always encouraged. Besides the aforementioned, the platform also holds a wide number of activities, workshops and events that enrich the stay of the artists in residence. Furthermore, AADK Spain waves networks with other cultural and artistic enterprises in order to facilitate mobility for the artists that it hosts and foster their work at national and international circuits. Download Full Info, Term and Conditions and Application Form: www.aadk.es/en/opencall Our philosophy -AADK Spain is an independent project run by artists that […]
Final exhibition: « Inside the House », July 11th – 28th, 2018 After numerous exhibitions and countless events, « Inside the House » will be the last exhibition organised at The Community’s current location. We would like you to experience this show with us, celebrate the two years spent together, and also the years to come. The show evolves each day and each week – just as The Community in its spirit. During the weeks in July different artists, friends and collaborators are invited to occupy our space with us. Our final exhibition has no beginning but only an end, the finissage. The last party. With: Brendan Fowler Cali Thornhill Dewitt David Luraschi Félicia Atkinson Ieva Kabasinskaite + “the names of the core team” Julie Béna Julien Carreyn + Ernesto Sartori Julien Lacroix Laurent-David Garnier Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann + Anna Athéna Simon Niklas Hallman Pieter van der Schaaf & Stéphanie Lagarde Shauna T. & Misha Hollenbach The Community Thomas Jeppe + Cyrus Goberville + Black Zone Myth Chant Léa Domingues + Aapo Nikkanen (But chérie, today we’re not full – More to be announced!) — The gallery is open every day depending on the artist/s. Each day will be different. […]
ARTISTS DREW PETTIFER, JADE WALSH, TEXTAQUEEN, MIKE ELEVEN, KHI-LEE THORPE, INGE FLINTE, CAMERON MAY, PATI SOLOMONA TYRELL, NANCY WILSON, MIRIAMA GRACE-SMITH WRITERS JAKE ARTHUR, HAMISH CLAYTON, SELINA TUSITALA MARSH, TAYI ASHLEY TIBBLE, MATARIKI WILLIAMS, SEAN M WHELAN, ANDY JACKSON, JEANINE LEANE, DIDEM CAIA, ELLEN VAN NEERVEN Fasten your seatbelts! And welcome aboard Return Flight MEL>CHC: a multidisciplinary, trans-Tasman trip from Melbourne to Christchurch, and back again. For our second edition, Return Flight asked ten artists from Melbourne and New Zealand to create works that commented on the theme of ‘home’. We then paired each artwork with a writer from the opposite place and asked them to respond. Writers could engage with the artworks however they liked, but we didn’t let them off that easy: artists’ identities were withheld until the very end. Afterwards, we sat our artists down for a Skype call with their assigned writers to discuss the collaborative process. You’ll find the transcripts of these conversations in the print edition of Return Flight: MEL>CHC, and you’ll see and hear them at our Melbourne and Christchurch launches. Curated by Elizaveta Maltseva, edited by Megan Anderson and designed by Jacqui Hagen, Return Flight features works and interviews by Drew Pettifer, TextaQueen, Sean M. Whelan and Selina Tusitala Marsh, which […]
Young Joon Kwak (b. 1984 in Queens, NY) is a LA-based multi-disciplinary artist working primarily through sculpture, performance, video, and collaboration. Her work aims to change how we view our bodies by reimagining their form, functionality, and materiality—from static and bound to pre-inscribed power structures, to an expanded sense of bodies and their environs as mutable and open-ended. She is the founder of Mutant Salon, a roving beauty salon/platform for experimental performance collaborations with her community of queer, trans, femme, POC artists and performers, and the lead performer in the electronic-dance-noise band Xina Xurner. Performances and exhibitions include: the Hammer Museum, The Broad, REDCAT, and ONE National LGBT Archives, Los Angeles; Regina Rex and Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; Southern Exposure, San Francisco; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Pavillon Vendôme Centre d’Art Contemporain, Clichy, France. During Summer 2018, Kwak will be the Artist-in-Residence at LACE (LA). Kwak was recently awarded the Art Matters Grant and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Artist Community Engagement Grant. She received an MFA from the University of Southern California, MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago, and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mutant Salon is a […]
As part of Mutant Salon’s efforts to create a living archive of queer resistance and community in LA, Mutant Salon and Young Joon Kwak invite seniors in the LGBT community share stories of past struggle and resistance, and the current challenges faced by this community. 49 years after the Stonewall Riots, younger generations can’t imagine what it was like to live at a time when it was illegal to be open about one’s sexual orientation and gender identity. In order to understand our position in the current political and social climate and to imagine the possibilities for what queer resistance could look like in the future, it is important for us to hear and archive the stories of how older generations dealt with stigmas of illness, perversion, and policing of bodies. Hosted by Dirty Looks.
Open Call for entries via the www.galerielavieillepost.org website. This year’s theme: “Harmony”. All media (sound, video, net art welcome). Max Three works per artist. Selection process. Annual International Festival in a tiny rural hamlet in SW France (usually c 30 countries represented).
Alex Walker + Nick James Archer And it collapsed Fixed, Unfixed, A Trace Self, Other, Self-Other Irreconcilable Fragments Longing For It’s Other Construction Shroud Confronted by the loss of the Nicholas Building’s twin structure due to the Metro redevelopment, the pair felt it necessary to assist in its rebuilding, both emotionally and physically. Considering relations between self and other, where states collapse and collide on a visual plane, an attempt to repair irreconcilable loss, a Visible Absence. Opening Night | Thursday 2 Aug, 6–8pm Performance | Thursday 9 Aug, 6-8pm Public Program | Critique | Thursday 16 Aug, 6-8pm Gallery Open | Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-6pm Closed on public holidays IMAGE | Nick James Archer and Alex Walker, Visible Absence, 2018 Sheet Acrylic, Matte Medium, C-Type Laser Print | Courtesy of the artists.
Anna Horne, Archie Barry, Holly Bates, Isabella Hone-Saunders, Lou Fourie, Zoë Bastin. Presence looks at the ways in which the presence of the body is signified and materially understood through discussions of autonomy, the digital body, queer embodied experience and fetishisation. Focusing on sculptural forms and non-literal depictions of body, the project engages artists from marginalised perspectives as central to inform its discussion. Presence challenges the heteronormative gaze’s relationship with body through asserting the power of a queer gaze and approach to artistic practice. Curated by Brigid Hansen + Zoë Bastin IMAGE | ARCHIE BARRY, You Perpetual Spring, 2017 – ongoing, double channel video, dimensions and duration variable | Courtesy of the artist. Opening Night | Thursday 23 Aug, 6pm–8pm Gallery Open | Tuesday-Saturday,12pm-6pm Closed on public holidays
Jan Murray Unseen continues Murray’s enduring exploration of the traditions of tromp l’oeil and investigation of the ‘anatomy’ of painting – specifically the relationship between the intrinsic and extrinsic architecture of the two dimensional canvas and the wall on which it is installed. Small paintings of air vent/grilles/chutes and similar architectural utilities are installed to masquerade as functional architectural elements throughout the Gallery and disappear into the white cube. These works are faithfully modelled on examples from various buildings throughout Melbourne including the Nicholas Building as well as those made in Berlin from a three-month residency at the Phasmid Studios in Marzahn (July-Sept 2017). This work alludes to the possibility of these functional elements not only enabling breath by means of ventilation or air circulation but sight and hearing as they function like ears – almost listening to the building. Perhaps too, they will operate metaphorically as eyes – allowing a glimpse into the past and the rich history embodied in the Nicholas Building – acting as conduits to hidden ‘realities’. Jan Murray completed her postgraduate qualifications at the VCA and RMIT University. Since 1981 she has shown regularly in both solo and group exhibitions in public museums, commercial galleries and artist […]