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    Sep 27
    Sat
    12pm

    This event would not have been possible without support from the following foundations, corporations and individuals:

     
    Sheryl Amster, Ruth and Jake Bloom, Praz-Delavallade,  ForYourArt, David Kordansky Gallery, Iris Z. Marden, Shulamit Nazarian, Kelsey Lee Offield, Eloise & Carl Pohlad Family Fund, Michael Price.
     
    Thank you for the generous support of our Host Committee: Sheryl Amster, Maria Bell, Stacen Berg, Adam Bernhard, Ruth and Jake Bloom, Rebecca Bloom and David Kurtz, Jacki and Jason Bloom, Filippo Brignone, Nicole Brooks, Sheridan Brown, Jodi Guber Brufsky and Seth Brufsky, Meredith Darrow, Sidney B. Felson and Joni Moisant Weyl, Fred Fisher and Jennie Prebor, Oliver Furth, Jane Glassman, Julie and Richard Harrah, Lonnie Levi Israel, Isaac Joseph, Mara Kamins, Adam and Brooke Kanter, Bettina Korek, Nancy Lainer, Kimberly Light, Karyn Lovegrove, Ashlee Margolis, Julie Miyoshi, Candace Nelson, Irene Neuwirth, Christine Nichols, Kelsey Lee Offield, Jeffrey Poe, Charles Pohlad, Deborah Page, Esthella Provas, Candice and Darren Romanelli, Adam P. Schneider, Jeffrey and Catharine Soros, Ben Spector, Sutton Stracke, Jessica Robin Trent, Joseph Varet and Esther Kim Varet, Susanne Veilmetter, Richard and Liane Weintraub and Laurie Ziegler.
     
    Special thanks to Amy Bailie, Marilyn Heston, Alex Butler, Ariana Lambert Smeraldo and Daniel Flores.
     
     
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    Sep 05
    Fri
    6pm

    Curated by Summer Guthery

    Nancy Lupo presents OLD ZOO FOOD a dinner, a picnic, an attempt to think through the relationship between a rind and a nutritional yeast surface.  Bucatini will be served straight from a wheel of parmigiano-reggiano and lemons will be made sweet. 

    The evening includes a performance of Ape Cave Stratum Feeding by Jules Gimbrone.

     

    Nancy Lupo is a Los Angeles based artist working primarily in sculpture.  Her work was recently featured in MoMA PS1's Taster's Choice curated by Christopher Lew.  Lupo's work has also been shown at Laurel Gitlen, Wallspace, CLEARING, Michael Thibault, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Soloway and Cleopatras. Reviews of her work can be seen in ARTFORUM and Kaleidoscope.   

     Starting in May 2014, LA><ART launches a series of performances to be curated by Summer Guthery, LA><ART’s Curator of Performance and Special Projects.  Alongside exhibitions and programming, the performance series is meant to highlight the critical role of live performance in the visual arts throughout history.  As performance exists in parallel to artistic practice, it is key to understanding notions of artistic refusal, artistic intelligence and overall intention.   This performance series then in its own modest way intends to suggest this history and incite curiosity by revealing the layers of an artists practice. Performances will take place at LA><ART’s gallery and other venues around the city and includes local, national and international artists working in literature, dance, theater, film and in-between.

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    Aug 03
    Sun
    2pm

    Tory Burch Presents

    LA><ART's Annual

    Garden Party

     
     
    Event sold out. 

    Thank you for all your support!
     
    I am unable to attend, but would like to make a tax-deductable donation to
     
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    Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3pm at LA><ART
    Nir Evron and Norman M. Klein in Dialogue


    Nir Evron will be in dialogue with cultural critic, media historian, and novelist, Norman M. Klein. Evron and Klein will discuss the relationships between sites of history appearing in the artist’s work and the historical nature of specific media used in the work.

     

    Image: Nir Evron, Oriental Arch (2009)

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    Saturday, July 12, 2014, 5pm at LA><ART
    Nir Evron and Orit Raff in Dialogue


    In conjunction with Nir Evron’s exhibition Endurance and Orit Raff’s exhibition Priming, the artists will be in dialogue at LA><ART to discuss their artistic interests and exhibiting work. This program will be immediately followed by the opening reception for the artists’ exhibitions.

     

    Image: Nir Evron, Oriental Arch (2009)

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    Jul 07
    Mon
    6pm

    Bryan Zanisnik: The Problem With Appetite

    Monday July 7th, 2014, 6-8pm

    Globalized hamburgers

    Over consumption as patriotism

    Pancake breakfast summits 

    Bryan Zanisnik presents a new performance celebrating the US holiday.

     

    Zanisniks performances contain an absurdist, dark humor resembling dream or nightmare scenarios.  Most recently they are in the style of the tableau vivant, a theatrical arrangement of non-moving actors. Visually complex and often fantastical the installations are filled with symbols and metaphors left for the viewer to decipher. 

    Bryan Zanisnik received an MFA from Hunter College and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His performances, video and sculpture has been exhibited internationally including MoMA PS1, Sculpture Center, Queens Museum of Art, Fabric Workshop, De La Cruz Collection (Miami), Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthalle Exnergasse and Future Center for Contemporary Art in Prague. 

    Starting in May 2014, LA><ART launches a series of performances to be curated by Summer Guthery, LA><ARTs Curator of Performance and Special Projects.  Alongside exhibitions and programming, the performance series is meant to highlight the critical role of live performance in the visual arts throughout history.  As performance exists in parallel to artistic practice, it is key to understanding notions of artistic refusal, artistic intelligence and overall intention.   This performance series then in its own modest way intends to suggest this history and incite curiosity by revealing the layers of an artists practice. Performances will take place at LA><ART’s gallery and other venues around the city and includes local, national and international artists working in literature, dance, theater, film and in-between.

     

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    Please join us Saturday, June 21st for the New York Magazine Artist Tour and 

    LA><ART Family Workshops

     

     

     

    Family Workshop with Artist Sharon Lee: 11am-1pm (Ages 4+)

    Sharon Lee is a Los Angeles based artist creating mixed media paintings, art objects, and wallpaper.  As studies for her larger works, she often creates maquettes in the form of 4” square panels to test her hand-carved blocks and gold leaf process.  Over time, these studies have taken on a life of their own as the artist started stringing them on twine as gifts for friends.  For the workshop, we will be creating these small hanging paintings that will illustrate the importance of doing quick sketches and studies to inform larger ideas.  The panels will be decorated with aquarelle watercolor, stamps, markers, and metallic pens, exploring pattern, color, and composition on a diminutive scale.  These paintings will become a decorative item to take home or give as a gift, illustrating the fine line between art and object.

     

     

     

    Family Workshop with Artist Melanie Nakaue: 1pm-3pm (Ages 5+)

    In this workshop, participants will learn the basic principles of stopmotion animation and character design and will also have the opportunity to fabricate a character for use in an animation. The artist will animate all characters created at the workshop and the finished animation will be screened on the LA><ART website.

     

    Los Angeles based artist Melanie Nakaue focuses on the re-examination of personal histories and narratives utilizing experimental animation, sculpture and installation. Melanie received her MFA from CalArts and BA from Scripps College. Recent and upcoming screenings and exhibitions of her work include: The Nichols Gallery (Pitzer College), The Luckman Gallery, LAND, The Harris Art Gallery and Monte Vista Projects.

     

    Kindly RSVP to: marika@laxart.org or (310) 559-0166

     

     

    Both workshops will take place at

    LA><ART: 2640 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles 90034

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    PHILLIPS presents the LA><ART UNGALA
     
    Please join hosts Claire Block, Ariana Lambert Smeraldo, and Alison Swan for a night of dinner and dancing to celebrate contemporary art in LA. 
     
    Monday, May 19
    7-10pm
     
    Acabar
    Hollywood
     
    SOLD OUT
     
    I am unable to attend, but would like to make a tax-deductable donation to LA><ART.
     
     
     
    The UNGALA is made possible with generous support from our partners Phillips and H Lorenzo.
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    Hosted by Wərkärtz, 767 S. Alameda Street, St. 100

     

    To kick off LA><ART’s new performance series, Ieva Misevičiūtė will present IMPERSONATIONS, a series of dance and speech acts depicting objects, people, phenomena, and philosophical concepts.  Misevičiūtė - a former Lithuanian clown, academic, and practitioner of unproductive gymnastics – uses movement to fuse comedic strategies, academic vocabulary and butoh.  In this performance, impersonations go beyond imitation of human qualities to concepts such as radical hospitality, lunging non-movements, worm at random, soft knowledge, and a man with a hat on top of another man with a hat.  
     
    Ieva Misevičiūtė, a performing artist  and has performed in such venues as The Kitchen, New York; dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel; de Appel art centre, Amsterdam; Center Pompidou, Paris; Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius; and Performa 09 at Swiss Institute, New York.
     
    Starting in May 2014, LA><ART launches a series of performances to be curated by Summer Guthery, LA><ART’s Curator of Performance and Special Projects.  Alongside exhibitions and programming, the performance series is meant to highlight the critical role of live performance in the visual arts throughout history.  As performance exists in parallel to artistic practice, it is key to understanding notions of artistic refusal, artistic intelligence and overall intention.   This performance series then in its own modest way intends to suggest this history and incite curiosity by revealing the layers of an artists practice. Performances will take place at LA><ART’s gallery and other venues around the city and includes local, national and international artists working in literature, dance, theater, film and in-between.

    Generous support provided by GuestHaus Residency and Wərkärtz.

    GuestHaus Residency

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    LA><ART 
    2640 S. La Cienega Blvd. 
    Los Angeles, CA 90034 
    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 3pm

    Please RSVP for this free event at: rsvp@laxart.org

     

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    LA><ART 
    2640 S. La Cienega Blvd. 
    Los Angeles, CA 90034 
    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7pm
    Please RSVP for this free event at: rsvp@laxart.org
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    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 3pm
    Please RSVP for this free event at: rsvp@laxart.org
     
    Exhibitions, Agents, and Attention: In the Spaces of Ed Ruscha’s Books
     
    Curator, art historian and theorist Beatrice von Bismarck will give a presentation at LA><ART based on her catalogue essay for the exhibition Ed Ruscha: Reading Ed Ruscha at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2012). Her presentation will examine how Ruscha’s books function as an aesthetic, social, and economic spatial structure within which, and by means of which, the artist defines the relations and conditions for his work’s display, circulation, and consumption. For von Bismarck, Ruscha’s books are as much curatorial constellations and exhibitions as they are artistic works. John Tain, curator of modern and contemporary collections at the Getty Research Institute, will engage von Bismarck in a conversation following the presentation, further contextualizing Ruscha’s interests in public display, exhibiting practices, and meaning production.
     
    This program is organized with generous support from the Getty Research Institute and in partnership with the USC Roski MA Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere and MFA programs.
     
    Image Right: © Ed Ruscha
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    Brendan Fowler

    Exhibition Closing Performance: And Martin

    Saturday, February 22, 6pm at LA><ART

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    Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 3pm
    Please RSVP for this free event at: rsvp@laxart.org
     
    All the Difference in the World Inside a White Cube
     
    In a recent conversation, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, the artist and founder of El Museo del Barrio in New York, said that, at the time the Museo was founded, he thought all of its exhibitions should start with a rainforest. In her presentation at LA><ART, Chus Martínez will consider interpretations into this vision of the rainforest as the preface to every exhibition. For Martínez, Ortiz’s rainforest—as a principle that in its complete otherness and expansive life force defies the notion of a container—introduces what is a novel element to discussions around the politics of the white cube.  
     
    Born in Ponteceso, Spain, Chus Martínez has a background in philosophy and art history. Prior to her newly appointed position as Head of the Institute of Art of the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel, Switzerland, she was Chief Curator at El Museo del Barrio, New York, and dOCUMENTA (13) Head of Department and Member of Core Agent Group. Previously she was Chief Curator at MACBA, Barcelona (2008–11), Director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2005–08), and Artistic Director of Sala Rekalde, Bilbao (2002–05). For the 51st Biennale di Venezia (2005), Martínez curated the National Pavilion of Cyprus, and in 2008 she served as a Curatorial Advisor for the Carnegie International and in 2010 for the 29th Bienal de São Paulo.
     
    Chus Martínez’s presentation at LA><ART is part of the touring Curator’s Perspective––a free, itinerant public discussion series ICI developed as a way for international curators to share their research and experiences. The Curator’s Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund.
     
    This event is organized in collaboration with ICI, LACMA and LA><ART. 
     
    Presented with generous support from
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    Art Los Angeles Contemporary 
    The Barker Hangar / 3021 Airport Avenue / Santa Monica, CA 90405
    Opening Night: Thursday, January 30th  at 7pm
     
    EJ Hill presents a new performance entitled Signaling through the Flames, produced by LA><ART for the opening night of the 2014 Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair.
     
    Dressed in a formal tuxedo, Hill performed songs in the style of the classic jazz lounge chanteuse. Hill has developed a songbook compromised of historical and improvised feminist texts inspired by current dialogue in popular culture surrounding our greatest female pop star, Beyoncé, who is both celebrated and criticized as a feminist icon. The songbook will also give homage to some of the R&B divas past and present who have informed Hill’s connection with music, and will examine his own relationship to feminism and intersectionality as a Queer, Black, American cis-male. Fusing song with feminist texts, Hill will present pop-cultural entertainment within a high art context.
     
    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    EJ Hill is an emerging Los Angeles-based artist known for his durational, physically demanding performances. Hill’s performances often possess an element of institutional critique or are direct in their address of politics around constructed identity and the body in gendered, racial and sexualized terms. Hill graduated from the New Genres program at UCLA in 2013 and obtained his BFA from Columbia College in Chicago. He has presented solo and group exhibitions at Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles; Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles; RAID Projects, Los Angeles; NEXT Fair, Chicago; and A+D Gallery, Chicago.