Happening 2013: LACE Benefit Art Auction is almost here!
01 April 2008
Pondered: What is the fate of a great American city?
- What’s new to say about Motown?
- How does one achieve membership card in the Midnight Funk Association?
- What does muskrat really taste like?
These questions and more answered.
Listening Party: 1 April 2008
For the Listening Party, RJ Smith expertly led a wander through Detroit's musical (and political) history. Smith is the author of The Great Black Way: LA in the 1940s and the Lost African American Renaissance and is a Senior Editor at Los Angeles Magazine. He is currently writing a biography of James Brown.
14 February 2008
LACE'S INFAMOUS VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY IS BACK!
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions celebrated the grand tradition of VALENTINE's day from years past with, good friends, random lovers, and strangers and to kick off our 30th anniversary in style!
Organized by artists David Burns and Margie Schnibbe (aka Vena Virago) with Peter Bolton & Carla Hart, Franco Castilla, Lenora Claire, Chad Clark, Robert Crouch, Christine Nichols and Carol Stakenas, Lust 4 LACE celebrates the grand tradition of years past and all manner of delightful debauchery by creating a night featuring explicit, naked, juicy, tasty, slippery, slimy, crunchy, gooey, sexy, voyeuristic, fetishistic live action animated narrative squishy hand-made video, live art and musical performance--DJ sets by John Tejada, Henry Self and Robert Crouch--not to mention kinky crafts with JP Craft Captain sponsored by Babeland and delectable libations by Stone Brewing Co.
Featuring brand new and rarely seen explicit videos and performances from Southern California artists including: Buck Angel, Skip Arnold, Jordan Biren, Squeaky Blonde, David Burns, Peter Caine, Franco Castilla, Mark B. Chamness, Charong Chow, Jennifer Cohen, Geoff Cordner, Michael Dee, Dino Dinco, Willia Drew, Zachary Drucker, Martin Durazo, Micol Hebron, Tyler Hubby, Bryan Jackson, Kadet Kuhne, Darin Klein, Lauren Lavitt, Matt Lipps, Selene Luna, Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Eon McKai, Julie Orser, Julianna (JP) Parr, Kathryne Layne Paxton, Barry Pett, Eva Posey, Dustin Robertson, Margie Schnibbe, Mark Cosmo Segurson, Thairin Smothers, Vena Virago, Austin Young, Carlos Zamora, and more.
LUST 4 LACE part of the LACE LIVE! commissioning series. Throughout 2008 LACE is developing projects to celebrate LACE’s rich history, inspire heightened usage of its archival holdings, promote exploration of contemporary art in Los Angeles since 1978.
Be our MYSPACE valentine!!
Download the Lust for LACE press release here.
17 February 2007 7:30 PM
Celebrating the grand tradition of years past, we're once again hosting our infamous St. Valentine's Day bash, and we're doing it in decadent style.
Join us on Saturday, the 17th of February 2007, for a night filled with DJ sets, live music, entertainment, kinky crafts and all manner of delightful debauchery. We'll be featuring videos from ARTSLUT, and just wait till you see what other sorts of sexy surprises are up our sleeves...!
8-9pm: Erotic readings by Brian Blanchfield, Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson and Matias Viegener
9-10pm: ARTSLUT rare vintage handmade fetish videos.
See below for a complete playlist!
Throughout The Night:
* Felis Stella "Kiss Me"
* Naughty Michelle Aston
* DJ sets by Robert Crouch and Dino Dinco
* JP Craft Captain's Craft Night presents Extra Kinky Crafts: Hosted by the Off Ramp Girls
» Check back for the latest info on performers and special guests! «
Curated by David Burns and Margie Schnibbe (aka Vena Virago).
Special thanks to our sponsors, Babeland, Echo Park Film Center, IZZE Beverage Company and Stone Brewing Co.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT the LACE Video Archive, a crucial resource to the history of art-making post 1978 in Los Angeles. Join us in celebrating LA's rich legacy of creative production, LACE's unforgettable part in that history and ringing in its feisty future!
The ARTSLUT program is a rare collection of vintage handmade fetish videos curated by David Burns and Bruce Yonemoto. All of the ARTSLUT videos are made by Los Angeles-based artists spanning 30 years to create a provocative playlist of sometimes shocking and often humorous video works. There is a fetish for everyone in the ARTSLUT collection; from early black and white videos using portapaks in the late 1970's, "Enema Bandit" and "WOOF WOOF", to low budget Mini DV ...
18 January 2007 8 PM
Join us for a reading and discussion with the authors of Yiddish with George and Laura, Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman. Book signing and reception to follow.
Yiddish with George and Laura tells the story of the farshtunkiner family's birthday bash at WASP headquarters in Kennebunkport, Maine. See what happens when the Bush's are able to express themselves in the mame-loshen. Oy, if only their English was so good!
ongeshtopt mit gelt (AHNG-gih-shtopt mit GELT, where both g's are hard)
colloq. phrase. Lit., "Stuffed with money." Rich, wealthy, "rolling in it."
"Listen, if the United States is so ongeshtopt mit gelt that we can spend ten billion dollars a month to fight the insurgents in Iraq, why can't we just pay them five billion a month to stop shooting each other already? That's called diplomacy."
Click here to see the popular animation of the book, with a link to a press conference where George W. Bush discusses his feelings on the book.
For more information: yiddishkaytla
07 June 2006 5 - 8 PM
Hollywood Confidential explores the myth and reality of Hollywood through the eyes of three creative practitioners: Margaret Crawford (Professor of Urban Design and Planning Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and editor of Everyday Urbanism), Teddy Cruz (principal of Estudio Teddy Cruz and Woodbury University faculty member) and Los Angeles Urban Rangers (a group of LA-based geographers, environmental and art historians, artists, curators, architects, and others - who aim, with both wit and a healthy dose of sincerity, to facilitate creative, critical, head-on, oblique, and crisscrossed investigations into our sprawling metropolis and its various ecologies). They will each share the results of a Situationist Dérive-inspired journey in Hollywood to explore its grit and glamour. Come enjoy their discoveries and then take a walk of your own.
The evening is part of LACE's Public Interest Salon Series and is held in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Annual Conference.
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About the PUBLIC INTEREST SALON SERIES at LACE
The Public Interest Salon Series explores the evolving nature of the public realm by focusing on contemporary architecture, design and visual art projects that challenge standard notions of public space to manifest social as well as physical impact within an urban context. The series launched on 11 January 2006 with a conversation between Vito Acconci/Acconci Studio and Thom Mayne/Morphosis, moderated by Linda Taalman/Taalman Koch Architecture. The second event in this quarterly series, Encuentro, hosted by the audio-activist organization, Ultra-Red, took place on 1 April. Hollywood Confidential marks the series' third event.
About CCRD - Woodbury University's Center for Community Research Design
With a mission to engage and sustain the diverse culture of the region through collaboration, research and design, the CCRD seeks to develop awareness and direct participation in the urban issues, practices and places that ...
17 May 2006 7 PM
LACE presents its 27th Annual Benefit Art Auction on 17 May 2006. Inspired by the energy that is building around LACE in recent months, we have chosen Flourish as our theme for this year’s auction, with an expanded live and silent auction featuring only art, and Flourish: the performance, where artist Karen Kimmel transforms one hundred Flourish Auction Paddles into one-of-a-kind ikebana floral sculptures. The evening culminates in a special performance by Dita Von Teese, made possible by a generous donation from Voce.
This signature event is hosted by LACE’s distinguished Honorary Host Committee, including Roman Alonso, Tony Alva, Rose Apodaca, Patricia Arquette, Andre Balazs, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Julie Bowen, Anne Crawford & Dudley De Zonia, Lisa Eisner, Annie Flanders, Councilmember Eric Garcetti, Dede Gardner, Peter & Jacqui Getty, Mark Haddawy, Angela Janklow, Ron Livingston, Kate Miller, Arianne Phillips, David Quadrini, Katy Rodriguez, Mark & Brigette Romanek, Aaron Rose, Jamie Rosenthal, Vidal & Ronnie Sassoon, Jon Sidel, Greg Siegel, Andy Slater, Thomas Solomon, Andrea & Steven Stanford and Sarah Watson.
WHO: CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS
The evening will provide opportunities to bid on remarkable pieces by: Lita Albuquerque, Tauba Auerbach, B&T, Veronica Bailey, John Baldessari, Enid Baxter-Blader, Chris Beas, Jodie Berry, Katherine Bowling, Matthew Brannon, Jim Campbell, Kathleen Cativela, Terry Chatkupt, Parnell Corder, Sarah Cromarty, Krysten Cunningham, Dorit Cypis, E.V. Day, Neil Denari, Chris Doyle, Dana Duff, Cheryl Dunn, Brian English, Lisa Eisner, Julie Evans, Spencer Finch, Robert Fontenot, Eve Fowler, Jonathan Furmanski, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, John Giorno, Alexandra Grant, Mark Hagen, Erik Hanson, Micol Hebron, Sean Higgins, Richard Holbloch, James Hyde, Chris Johanson, John Kalymnios, Soo Kim, Karen Kimmel, Patrick Lakey, Liz Larner, Matt Lipps, Mike Koch, Emil Lukas, Carrie Marill, Max Maslansky, Geoff McFetridge, Tom McGrath, Faris McReynolds, Lucas Michael, Jeffrey Milstein, Amit Motevalli, Kirk Nelson, Jill Newman, Laurie Nye, Ruben ...
04 May - 14 May 2006
Flourish: LACE Benefit Art Auction exhibition includes pieces by: Lita Albuquerque, Tauba Auerbach, B&T, Veronica Bailey, John Baldessari, Enid Baxter-Blader, Chris Beas, Jodie Berry, Katherine Bowling, Matthew Brannon, Jim Campbell, Kathleen Cativela, Terry Chatkupt, Parnell Corder, Sarah Cromarty, Krysten Cunningham, Dorit Cypis, E.V. Day, Neil Denari, Chris Doyle, Dana Duff, Cheryl Dunn, Brian English, Lisa Eisner, Julie Evans, Spencer Finch, Robert Fontenot, Eve Fowler, Jonathan Furmanski, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, John Giorno, Alexandra Grant, Mark Hagen, Erik Hanson, Micol Hebron, Sean Higgins, Richard Holbloch, James Hyde, Chris Johanson, John Kalymnios, Soo Kim, Karen Kimmel, Patrick Lakey, Liz Larner, Matt Lipps, Mike Koch, Emil Lukas, Carrie Marill, Max Maslansky, Geoff McFetridge, Tom McGrath, Faris McReynolds, Lucas Michael, Jeffrey Milstein, Amit Motevalli, Kirk Nelson, Jill Newman, Laurie Nye, Ruben Ochoa, Gil Ortiz, Tony Payne, Marjetica Potrc, Yuval Pudik, Aurie Ramirez, Casey Reas, Erwin Redl, Herb Ritts (Courtesy Herb Ritts Foundation), Steve Roden, Aaron Rose, Christopher Russell, William Scott, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Jim Shaw, Kim Schoen, Susan Silton, Jeannie Simms, Joe Sola, Billy Sullivan, Rachell Sumpter, Ed Templeton, Ryan Trecartin, Elizabeth Tremente, Tara Tucker, Nicola Tyson, Doug Wada, Connie Walsh, John Waters, Megan Williams, Brian Wills, Michael Wilson, Goody-B. Wiseman, Augusta Wood, Austin Young, Liz Young, Natalie Zimmerman, Bari Zipperstein, Nina Zurier, Marina Zurkow, among others.
Download Flourish: 27th Annual Art Auction catalogue.
06 October - 16 December 2005
Voiceovers is a series of performances, readings and screenings exploring the voice as a physical utterance and carrier of meaning rather than a tool of language to be learned and controlled.
In the Gallery
5 October through 6 November
Chuck Jones : 3 Isolation Studies and The Butthole Tree
Chuck Jones plays with the nooks, crannies, gurgles, burbs, tangs, foibles, and prejudices that make us human. His Isolation Studies cut our language to its raspy ingredients. Jones makes apparent the repetitions that underlay our speaking; more so, he also reveals the traumas that make necessary human communication. This is especially apparent in regards to the Loveline Isolation Studies, where those who call in, mostly teenagers, expose their raw need for contact, and then sadly met by the aloof, sardonic nature of the hosts. In The Butthole Tree, the folks interviewed go through a litany of the sounds, body functions, and human frailty that drive a wedge in our ability to communicate with one another. Our prejudices define us and limit us. Chuck Jones enables us to tell who we are.
Born and raised inside the beltway (I-495) of our nations capital, Chuck Jones lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. His Isolation Series has been "featured" on WFMU more than once and this surprised him a great deal and forced him to pay extra for bandwidth use on his website, baby gorilla. Chuck made The Butthole Tree during his graduate program at The School of Art and Design at The University of Illinois where it was received very, very poorly. He currently "teaches" at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
9 November through 30 November
Natalie Zimmerman : Therapeutic Spaces and Others
In 1999, Zimmerman sent five different psychiatrists and mental health professionals a tape on which they could record a ...read more >
21 May 2005 6 PM
SATURDAY, 21 MAY 2005
6522 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90028
6 pm VIP Pre-Reception
7 pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
8 pm Live Auction & Entertainment
Auctioneer Blake Koh,
DIRECTOR OF FINE ARTS, WEST COAST, SOTHEBY’S
- GENERAL ADMISSION $75
Includes one ticket to Art Auction, one paddle, and one bidding number. ($53 is tax deductible.)
- VIP ADMISSION $150
Includes the above, plus admission to the VIP Pre-Reception, & admission to private Artist Preview Reception on 13 May with entertainment by Dude Dogg and Vision Quest Jazztet. ($128 is tax deductible.)
- SILVER CIRCLE $500
Includes the above for two guests, plus recognition as Silver Circle members in printed materials, first opportunity to purchase Auction Edition, and complimentary admission to all Silver Circle parties in 2005. ($346 is tax deductible.) (Benefits for one Silver Circle member available for $250; $173 is tax deductible.)
Public Preview Exhibition
SATURDAY, 14 MAY–FRIDAY, 20 MAY
HOURS: Daily 12–6 pm, with extended hours on Fridays until 9 pm
All proceeds from ticket and art sales support Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions’ ground-breaking programs fostering Innovation and experimentation in contemporary artmaking.
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal ID #95-3397305.
- Andy Alexander
- Walead Beshty
- Joseph Biel
- Tom Bonauro
- Mark Bradford
- Jed Caesar
- Barb Choit
- Kate Costello
- Will Cotton
- Zoe Crosher
- Dorit Cypis
- Gerald Davis
- Tomory Dodge
- Sam Durant
- Mari Eastman
- Kirsten Everberg
- Andrew Falkowski
- Kim Fisher
- Ken Gonzales-Day
- Emilie Halpern
- Skylar Haskard
- Christina Hejtmanek
- Adam Helms
- Violet Hopkins
- Charles Irvin
- Dion Johnson
- Kathleen Johnson
- Kat Jurati
- Soo Kim
- Karen Kimmel
- Alice Konitz
- Jeff Kopp
- David Korty
- Barbara Kruger
- Jennifer Lane
- Michael Lazarus
- Won Ju Lim
- Charles Long
- Erlea Maneros
- Marilyn Manson
- Keith Mayerson
- Kelly McLane
- Daniel Mendel-Black
- Florian Morlat
- Rebecca Morris
- Sandeep Mukherjee
- Ruby Neri
- Yoshua Okun
- Tony ...
08 October 2003
Location: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Wednesday 8 October 2003
Cocktails at 7:00 pm,
Dinner at 8:00 pm
Ticket price $250/one or $450/two
For additional ticket options,
please call Martha Kim, at
323.957.1777 x 17
Includes admission to the exclusive Gala Dinner with live entertainment, honored guests, a silent auction launch, and priority access to a limited-edition multiple by Jim Isermann. Also includes admission to auction on 15 October.
Live and Silent Auction
Location: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Wednesday 15 October 2003
Doors open at 6:30 pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Live auction begins at 8:00 pm
Ticket price $75/ticket includes one ticket to Art Auction, one paddle, and one bidding number
Public Preview Exhibition – Free
Location: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Wednesday 8 October – Tuesday 14 October from 12 – 6 pm, Friday 10 October from 12 - 9 pm
WHAT: A 25th anniversary celebration and fundraiser for Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, a non-profit interdisciplinary contemporary visual arts center. Organized with a sharp eye on the future, and informed by this organization’s impressive and notorious, outrageous and prescient past, the 25th Anniversary Benefit Art Auction and Gala will be a festive event that will embody all the creativity and excitement our audience has come to expect from Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.
WHO: Contemporary artworks by some of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions’ most legendary artist alumni as well as some of the most important visual artists working today will be auctioned live at the 25th Anniversary Benefit Art Auction. Contributing artists include Eleanor Antin, Tom LaDuke, Ed Moses, Karin Apollonia Müller, Allan Sekula, Alexis Smith, Frances Stark, Nancy Rubins, Marnie Weber, Bruce Yonemoto and many more. Additionally, a silent auction will showcase and celebrate exciting design and highlight furniture, architecture, and ...read more >