Happening 2013: LACE Benefit Art Auction is almost here!
16 October - 15 December 2013
Curated by Martha Kirszenbaum
LACE is proud to continue the collaboration with Ceci N’est Pas… in presenting The End of the Night, organized by curator Martha Kirszenbaum, a bold group exhibition exploring the impact of French filmmaker, Henri-Georges Clouzot and his unfinished 1963-1964 film, L'Enfer, on notions of abstraction, the kinetic, and optical illusions in contemporary French art. For this exhibition, Kirszenbaum has invited five artists whose works reflect on Clouzot’s pictorial and sound experimentation and respond to his visual and sensorial imagination: a historical figure, Julio Le Parc, and four emerging artists, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, Isabelle Cornaro and Pierre-Laurent Cassière. Kirszenbaum's project is a double exhibition -- the other half taking place at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, emphasizing a similarly themed exploration of the work of Los Angeles experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger.
L’Enfer is an unfinished, psychological drama depicting the obsessional jealousy of its main character, Marcel Prieur, for his attractive wife. The film utilizes a binary, intricate structure: the couple’s everyday life in the hotel they manage is filmed in black and white with a conventional soundtrack, but Marcel’s sudden jealousy crisis and madness attacks perturb his perceptions, and make him see and hear a distorted reality where the characters become vividly spotted in revolving acid colors, while the surrounding sound turns into a magma of screams, noises and accelerated whispers. As a result of Clouzot’s obsession with technical experimentation, the film incorporates the hallmarks of kinetic and optical art along with sound effects in order to express its main character’s jealousy, madness and nightmare.
Florian & Michel Quistrebert, The 8th Sphere, double channel video installation, 1'41 looped, 2010.
Julio Le Parc,(b. 1928 in Argentina, lives and works in Cachan), is the pioneer of French optical art and founder of ...read more >
21 May 2013 7 - 10 PM
7pm VIP Cocktail and Preview
DJ set by Richard Chartier
8pm Cocktail Reception
DJ set by Silent Servant
8:30pm Live Auction
Auctioneer: Blake Koh, Director of Sotheby’s Los Angeles
10pm Silent Auction last lots close
Artworks will be on view at LACE, 15 – 19 May during regular gallery hours.
LACE with HAPPENING 2013 Host Committee chair and LACE Board Member Kathie Foley-Meyer and Master of Ceremonies Mario Ybarra, Jr. are pleased to announce HAPPENING 2013: The LACE Benefit Art Auction, our most festive celebration of the year. Taking place Tuesday, 21 May 2013
at LACE in Hollywood, this signature event will honor the
groundbreaking artists who put LACE on the cultural map of Los Angeles
and continue to command our attention in the contemporary art world.
Get ready to raise your paddle to bid on 100+ works by established and emerging artists including Laylah Ali, Tad Beck, Barnaby Furnas, Liz Glynn, Piero Golia, Mike Kelley, Sharon Lockhart, Meleko Mokgosi, Raymond Pettibon, Sterling Ruby, Frances Stark, Henry Taylor, Liat Yossifor, Lisa Williamson and many more. Board President William Moreno comments, "With the enthusiastic and generous support of each of our donors and members, LACE remains the dynamic platform artists and curators require to create daring, leading-edge work for the public. Their contributions are truly appreciated and valued."
To provide an unprecedented level of visibility and
access to an international audience of collectors and patrons, LACE is
partnering with the online auction house Paddle8. Online bidding begins May 8 at www.paddle8.com/auctions/lace.
In keeping with our tradition, LACE invites 20 guest curators every year to each organize a personalized exhibition featuring works by their favorite contemporary artists. This year’s auction curators include Cassandra Coblentz, Robert Crouch, Finishing School, Marsea Goldberg, Mark Steven Greenfield, Shoghig Halajian, Taylor Jacobson, Flora Kao, Hoojung Lee, Jane McFadden, Jason Meadows, Aram Moshayedi, Kori Newkirk, Calvin Phelps, Matthew Poole, Analia Saban, Matthew Timmons, Mark Dean Veca, Laura Watts, and Charlie White.
2013 AUCTION HOST COMMITTEE
Kathie Foley-Meyer*, Happening Chair, Mario Ybarra, Jr., Master of Ceremonies, Philip Aarons, Jeff Cain*, Robert Galstian, Lori Garboushian ...
18 May 2013 2 - 5 PM
Who's in a Name will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Ahmanson Auditorium.
MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free with RSVP
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
RSVP to be added to the waiting list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Launch event includes approximately thirty of the participating artists presenting short responses in various forms to the project, including (list subject to change): Suzanne Adelman, Judie Bamber, Laurel Beckman, Kaucyila Brooke, Kristin Calabrese, Joshua Callaghan, Carolyn Castaño, Ginny Cook,
Eileen Cowin, Ken Ehrlich, Micol Hebron, Sant Khalsa, Eve Luckring,
Audrey Mandelbaum, Yong Soon Min, Brian Moss, Amitis Motevalli, Hillary Mushkin, Sheila Pinkel, Yvonne Rainer, Connie
Samaras, Joseph Santarromana, Margie Schnibbe, Kim Schoen, Alex Slade,
Stephen van Dyck, Matias Viegener, Austin Young.
Refreshments and booksigning to follow in MOCA bookstore.
Who's in a Name? began as an intervention in a public project by artist John Baldessari. In January 2011, Baldessari launched YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS
on the façade of the Australian Museum in Sydney, Australia. Leading up
to the launch of the project and during its three-week duration,
viewers were invited to register their names on a dedicated website.
Participants were then informed when their names would be illuminated on
a nearly 100-foot L.E.D. screen; the website presented a 24/7 streaming
image of registered names coming in and out of view every fifteen
seconds. In January 2011, when Silton first learned about the project,
she invited artist friends and colleagues to each register the name of
an artist who had committed suicide. These names she culled from a
Wikipedia site devoted to the archiving of artists (and others) who had
ended their lives.
Fifty-nine artists, including Silton, agreed to participate. Subsequently the artist asked eleven young art historians/writers to rewrite 200-word bios of all of the living and non-living artists. These biographical entries, along with screengrabs Silton captured of all of the suicidees' registered names, and an essay by art historian Liz Kotz, are gathered together in the book.
(Living) artists who participated in WHO’S IN A NAME:
Suzanne Adelman, Lisa Anne Auerbach, S.A. Bachman, Judie Bamber, Laurel Beckman, Lynne Berman, Kaucyila Brooke, David Burns, Kristin Calabrese, Joshua Callaghan, Rebecca Campbell, Anthony Carfello, Carolyn Castaño, Young Chung, Marcus Civin, Ginny Cook, Eileen Cowin, Robert Crouch, Mara De Luca, Ken Ehrlich, Robert Fontenot, Micol Hebron, Annetta Kapon, Farrah Karapetian, Dawn Kasper, Sant Khalsa, Alex Klein, David Lamelas, Eve Luckring, Audrey Mandelbaum, Yong Soon Min, Brian Moss, Amitis Motevalli, Sandeep Mukherjee, Hillary Mushkin, Meena Nanji, Pat O’Neill, Adam Overton, Taisha Paggett, Sheila ...read more >
04 April 2013 7 - 9 PM
An Open Discussion of the history of CNN and AIDS activism in Hollywood
LA Forum for Architecture and Design at Woodbury Hollywood (next door to LACE)
6518 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Gather at WUHO for a conversation led by Dont Rhine with Shoshanna Scholar, current Clean Needles Now Executive Director, and AIDS activists, artists and members of the needle exchange past and present.
Clean Needles Now was an artist-run project that came out of Act UP. Dont Rhine, Shoshanna Scholar, and past and present members and activists of the needle exchange will talk about the beginning of the organization and trace it through to the present, with a focus on the role of artists and the neighborhood of Hollywood.
As an organization invested deeply in its neighborhood of Hollywood and the artists and activists of the needle exchange, LACE is proud to present this conversation.
Following the discussion, Dont and Shoshanna will lead the group to visit the needles exchange site just around the corner.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Shoshanna Scholar has served as the Executive Director of Clean Needles Now / Los Angeles Community Health Outreach Project since 2003. The organizations aim to support the rights and responsibilities of those affected by drug use to protect their health and the health of their communities. Scholar is an outspoken advocate for the rights of drug users who has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the issues facing people who use drug on the local, state, and national level.
Dont Rhine has been involved in HIV/AIDS organizing since 1989. He co-founded the international sound art collective Ultra-red in 1994. Dont also teaches in the low-residency Visual Art MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
29 March 2013 6 - 9 PM
Co-presented by Phaidon and ForYourArt
LACE, Phaidon, and For Your Art invite you to celebrate the launch of Art and Queer Culture by Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer.
Spanning 125 years, Art and Queer Culture is the first major historical survey to consider the ways in which the codes and cultures of homosexuality have provided a creative resource for visual artists. Attempts to trouble the conventions of gender and sexuality, to highlight the performative aspects of identity and to oppose the tyranny of the normal are all woven into the historical fabric of homosexuality and its representation. From Oscar Wilde to Ryan Trecartin, from the molly houses of eighteenth-century London to the Harlem drag balls of the 1920s, the flamboyant refusal of social and sexual norms has fuelled the creation of queer art and life throughout the modern period.
Art and Queer Culture includes not only pictures made and displayed under the rubric of fine art but also those intended for private, underground or otherwise restricted audiences. Scrapbooks, amateur artworks, cartoons, bar murals, anonymous photographs, activist posters – all appear in its pages, as do paintings, sculptures, art photographs and video installations. Writing queer culture into the history of art means redrawing the boundaries of what counts as art as well as what counts as history. It means searching for cracks in the partition that separates ‘high’ art from ‘low’ culture and in the divide between public achievement and private life.
Please note this event will take place at For Your Art, 6020 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Click here to learn more about the book.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Catherine Lord is Professor of Studio Art at the University of California, Irvine. She is a writer, artist and curator and has received numerous fellowships and awards for her work on cultural politics, disability, queer identities ...
21 March 2013 7 - 9 PM
Moderated by LACE Curator-in-Residence Martha Kirszenbaum
21 March 2013
7 – 9pm
LA Forum for Architecture and Design at Woodbury Hollywood (next door to LACE)
6518 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Join us for a very special presentation by French artists Michael Quistrebert and Pierre-Laurent Cassiere, moderated by LACE Curator-in-Residence Martha Kirszenbaum.
Presented as part of Ceci n'est pas…Art Between France and Los Angeles, Cassiere and Quistrebert will present work and discuss both their individual practices as well as the projects they will be exhibiting as part of The End of the Night in the fall.
The End of the Night is the second exhibition in a two-part exhibition cycle Kirszenbaum will research and develop during her residency at LACE. This pair of exhibitions explores the visual influence of two major experimental filmmakers: one French, Henri-Georges Clouzot, and one American, Kenneth Anger. The first project, La Fin de la Nuit, will take place at the Palais de Tokyo (21 June – 9 September 9, 2013), and frames an exploration of Los Angeles-based artists through the prism of Kenneth Anger’s aesthetics. The second exhibition in the cycle, The End of the Night, will open at LACE in the fall (16 October – 15 December 2013) and will examine the impact of Clouzot’s unfinished film L'Enfer on notions of visual and sound experimentation, the kinetic, and optical illusions in contemporary French art.
Please note this event will take place next door to LACE at the LA Forum for Architecture and Design at Woodbury Hollywood, 6518 Hollywood Boulevard.
Collaborative duo Florian & Michael Quistrebert (b. 1982 and 1976 in France, live and work in Amsterdam and Paris) have grounded their practice in abstract painting, video, invoking incisive geometrical forms, architectural structures and experimental imagery. Their series of paintings Gradient comprises multi-layered pieces playing with atmospheric spray-paint ...read more >
11 March 2013
March 11 – December 15, 2013
LACE is pleased to host 2013 Curator-in-Residence Martha Kirszenbaum for a research residency in Los Angeles. For her residency, Kirszenbaum will research and continue to develop her two-part exhibition cycle, La Fin de la Nuit & The End of the Night.
Presented as part of the Young Curators Season at Palais de Tokyo, La Fin de la Nuit is the first of two exhibitions that explore the visual influence of two major experimental filmmakers: one French, Henri-Georges Clouzot, and one American, Kenneth Anger. La Fin de la Nuit will take place at the Palais de Tokyo (21 June – 9 September 9, 2013), and frames an exploration of Los Angeles-based artists through the prism of Kenneth Anger’s aesthetics. The second exhibition in the cycle, The End of the Night, will open at LACE in the fall (16 October – 15 December 2013) and will explore the impact of Clouzot’s unfinished film L'Enfer on notions of visual and sound experimentation, the kinetic, and optical illusions in contemporary French art.
Martha Kirszenbaum is an independent curator based in Paris. She worked at the Department of Media and Performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Cabinet of Photography at Centre Georges Pompidou, and as a research assistant at the New Museum, New York. Independently, she has organized exhibitions, projects and screenings in the United States (Austrian Cultural Forum, New York; Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York), Europe (Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris; European Culture Congress, Wroclaw; Institute for Contemporary Art, London; Tramway, Glasgow) and at the 2012 Marrakech Biennale. She was a curator-in-residence at the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, and guest curator at the Belvedere Museum/21er Haus in Vienna where she organized two interventions on the collection in ...read more >
08 March - 10 March 2013
A pop-up exhibition presented by Pat Magnarella Management
Public Opening Reception: Friday 8 March, 6:30-10PM
LACE is pleased to host acclaimed New York-based street and stencil art visionary Logan Hicks for Thin Veils And Heavy Anchors, a new solo showing of his work. Thin Veils And Heavy Anchors will debut to the public on March 8, 2013 and run through March 10, 2013, and marks a triumphant return for an artist whose works have been shown in Auckland, Cape Town, Shanghai, Taipei, and just about everywhere in between.
Originally a professional screen printer, Hicks’ work has gained considerable global recognition for its exploration of the urban environment and its ability to capture the sometimes-mundane cycle of city life in a haunting, yet highly refined, manner using hand-sprayed stencils. His new body of work has evolved. The paintings have moved inside: from endless streets of colorful building facades up to six feet in scale to more intimate interior settings; from exterior cityscapes to the interiors of various buildings; and from distant lights to the direct gaze of figures who are in the process of walking away or climbing up stairs; shapes and curves of emotionless figures juxtaposed against the rigid linework of architecture bring attention to the contradictions of the city. More at www.loganhicks.com
The LA Weekly is doing a print giveaway with Hicks. Enter here.
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02 March 2013 2 - 4 PM
A publication project by David Richards and Geoff Tuck
Join us for the launch of Parkfield Review, issue #2, a publication project by David Richards and Geoff Tuck.
This second edition of the Parkfield Review is dedicated to the growing community of artists who have shared their time and their enthusiasm to make this “Outward Bound For Artists” project a reality, both in Parkfield and – as a shared experience – in Los Angeles and the wide world of contemporary art.
For more information, please visit notesonlooking.com/2013/02/parkfield-review-2/
27 February 2013
7PM - 9PM
LACE is delighted to host the launch of the latest edition of NATIVE STRATEGIES, the performance art journal of Los Angeles! This limited edition issue looks closely at the ways performance artists use ritual and whose work draws inspiration from the images and affectations of spirituality. These artists occupy wildly divergent positions relating to their audience; this is the congregation we call an artistic community. The featured artists' performances at Human Resources this past February 1st and 2nd ranged in tone, from sincerity and gentleness, to humor and fierceness.
Also at stake in this issue is the notion of the document as an activator of performance. Tanya Rubbak's essay on the subject of design as mediumship was put into action as the artists created separate small documents integrated into their performances as totemic objects, maps, guides, and offerings.
NS#3 features interviews with Sam White, Cynthia Carr, Samara Golden, Alexa Weir, Liz Glynn, Jane Brucker, Rafa Esparza, Signify, Sanctify, Believe, and Amanda Yates, with essays by Tanya Rubbak and Brian Getnick. Designed by Tanya Rubbak
We are excited to present at the launch a performance by Lee Relvas of Rind in the rear gallery. Positioned next to Andrea Fraser’s Un monumento as Fantasias Decartadas (A Monument to Discarded Fantasies), Revlas will perform an excerpt from The Porous World, a virtuosically sung mini opera in which Relvas subtly manipulates a family of moon-like faces into configurations on free standing poles. She describes this work as "self-portraiture to create historical artifacts of (herself) in the future, using light and shadow to reveal the porous mesh between the past and the yet-to-come."
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General Admission $5 // Students $2 // FREE for LACE Members
Purchase your copy of Native Strategies Issue 3 AND your admission to the performance and launch party ...