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17 February - 09 March 2008
17 Feburary - 9 March 2008
Recent and Rarely Seen Explicit Videos from Southern California Artists
debuted at Lust 4 LACE
This bold collection of explicit videos explores issues of the perverse and provocative, challenging many preconceptions about sexuality and desire. Whether focusing on intimacy, the sex act itself or a sense of playfulness - these unabashed explorations of the human condition transcend gender and go beyond the purely pornographic. As a whole, the explicit nature of these works is more about stripping away layers of convention, rather than just clothing.
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.
Organized by David Burns and Margie Schnibbe, BUMP was inspired by a series of explicit video programs organized by Bruce Yonemoto in the early 1980’s.
01 December 2007 - 16 February 2008
A collective project by Camilo Ontiveros and Felipe Zuniga.
1 December - 16 February 2008
EL CUBO explores notions of social architecture through a transportable sound sculpture whose sound track responds to site-specific locations.
EL CUBO is a transformable object that articulates experiences in its interior and its exterior. EL CUBO exists thanks to the conjunctional initiative of different creators with the goal of provoking the eruption of different sonorous gradients, incessant voices, ephemeral chronics and ambient episodes in the city .
Unstable, EL CUBO unfolds and loses its defined limits only to replicate the extreme growth from the surroundings to which it tries to echo. Constructed of wastes, signs of the consumption economy, EL CUBO is a kamikaze version of its neutral and white predecessor.
EL CUBO unfolds its aesthetic potential in concrete spaces as much as imaginary; it is drop-down architecture, a sonorous intervention in the noise of the city, a specific-social cartography that projects to the public, between the public, towards the public.
Listen to LARADIOCUBO
El Cubo is part of Street Address, an ongoing storefront series at LACE that offers a 24/7 art experience to Hollywood Boulevard passersby.
26 September - 18 November 2007
Opening reception: 26 September 2007, 7 - 9 pm
An Atlas is a traveling exhibition of artists working with “radical cartography”—a practice that uses maps and mapping to promote social change. The 10 participating artists, architects, and collectives take on issues from globalization to garbage and explore the map’s role as a political agent. The exhibition and accompanying catalog contribute to a growing cultural movement that cuts across boundaries of art, cartography, geography, and activism. It is a companion exhibition to the publication, “An Atlas of Radical Cartography," (upcoming Fall 2007, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press, Los Angeles.)
Works include Ashley Hunt’s intricate diagram of the social effects of the global prison-industrial complex; the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s mapping of the people who make and manage the “garbage machine” in New York City; Jane Tsong’s drawing of how nature and culture clash in Los Angeles’ watershed; and Trevor Paglen and John Emerson’s route map of CIA rendition flights.
AN ATLAS CONTRIBUTORS
The Center for Urban Pedagogy
Institute for Applied Autonomy with Site-R
Trevor Paglen & John Emerson
An Atlas is made possible in part by a grant from the LEF Foundation, and is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts. For more information, please visit www.an-atlas.com
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29 August - 09 September 2007
29 August - 9 September 2007
Out Side In is an exhibition of artwork by 2007 MFA graduates from the University of California, Irvine, presented at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). The aesthetic and intellectual interests of this group are varied and expressed using video, photography, painting, drawing, installation, sculpture and performance. The navigation of sites and space is considered in works addressing the militarized landscape, Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion map of the earth, sites of historical trauma, and the everchanging neighborhood where LACE is located. Other artists explore the body and interpersonal relationships. Figures pose in lushly constructed paper rooms, a woman interacts with images of deceased artists, and animated bodies engage with each other in intimate and awkward ways. Others use criticality and humor to expose Dr. Condoleezza Rice, stereotypes of Japanese femininity, and the vagaries of political speech.
The exhibition's title alludes to the various positions and dynamics at play in political, philosophical, geographic, bodily, and emotional states of being. It refers to a fluidity of perspective and the artists' multiple attempts to upset the familiar and re-route its meaning through skillful and thoughtful manipulations of their chosen media. With equal doses of wit, analysis, poetry, and attention to craft, the work in this exhibition exemplifies the diverse influences of the institution where these artists met.
The artists featured are Dan Bayles, Douglas Green, Anna Kim, Lara Odell, Gina Osterloh, Jeff Sheng, Kristine Thompson, Lisa Tucker (collaborating with Matthew Bryant and Cheryl Gilge), Gordon Winiemko, and Chie Yamayoshi. A limited-edition publication will accompany the exhibition.
Download the Out Side In press release.
16 June - 19 August 2007
16 June 2007
2:30-4:30pm Everything About Nothing and Nothing About Everything Symposium
5:00-8:00pm aporia:aporia Opening & Grand Opening and Closing of The the food, aporia:aporia's restaurant
17 June 2007
Curator/Docent-led Tours every hour on the hour (2,3,4pm)
after 5pm: an invitation to join us at a playing field to play or watch an almost Impossible Game
Aporia means roadblock. It is the logical conclusion that disproves its hypothesis. It is the idea collapsing under the weight of its own consequences. In a sense, it is a failure. It is also the moment that most starkly illuminates the true outline of the idea, hypothesis, or origin.
What would artists make if they were free to give in to ambition without constraint? -- if they were not limited by material circumstances, nor by anxiety over their work's reception, nor by their own faculties and resources? -- if, in fact, they were imagining something that could never be realized in this world? This unique curatorial project will inspire our audiences to imagine the impossible with both seriousness and delight.
The exhibition is accompanied by a podcast audio tour and two publications. Download the audio guide podcast at dbfoundation. Be sure to bring your mp3 player. The dBfoundation invites you to remix the aporia audioguide.
Featuring works by
Raul Vincent Enriquez
Geoff & Sarah Seelinger
Raul Vincent Enriquez
This exhibition and accompanying publication, “Impossibility Made Easy” are made possible with support from the ...
13 June - 19 August 2007
Tequila Don Julio Collection
The Mexican Museum’s Nuevo Arte: Colección Tequila Don Julio is a national traveling showcase of contemporary works by some of today’s most innovative Mexican and Mexican-American artists selected by Tere Romo, curator of exhibitions at The Mexican Museum based in San Francisco.
Of the 17 Nuevo Arte: Colección Tequila Don Julio artists, eight are California-based. Highlights in the collection include Los Angeles’s own Camille Rose Garcia’s All Hail the Reindeer Army, a satirical interpretation of modern-day cartoons; local artist Arturo Romo’s Vast Arcade Los Angeles, a multi-faceted commentary on the complexity and beauty of the urban landscape; and Franco Mondini-Ruiz’s La Mojado, a delicate, porcelain teacup accented with cookies that look good enough to eat.
Following its showing at LACE, Nuevo Arte: Colección Tequila Don Julio will be gifted to The Mexican Museum to augment the museum’s permanent collection with artists whom are not currently represented. This exhibition previously showed at White Box in New York City, New World Museum in Houston, and the Aldo Castillo Gallery in Chicago.
Download the Nuevo Arte press release.
25 May - 17 June 2007
Exhibition presented by UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design
25 May - 17 June 2009
2 Hollywood Boulevard storefronts, 500 pieces of vacuum formed plastic, 650 programmed LEDs, 11 AUD students. Superficial Superglow features two student designed interactive lighting environments in two Hollywood Boulevard storefronts led by UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design faculty David Erdman.
Special thanks goes to Paul Gleason Theater and Woodbury University's Center for Research and Design for additional storefronts and support.
28 February - 08 April 2007
Shared Women is an exhibition that is dependent on cronyism, feminism and nepotism. We are supposed to be doing it for the love of the craft, for the love of humankind, for the love of the planet but we are not. We sleep with each other, inspire, plot, plan, respond, complain, collaborate, and analyze. We reorganize and reaffirm our histories every few years, culling histories from 'the women' and 'the gays,' from outsiders now insiders. This is a gay feminist show that picks up the tools of our mothers and refashions them to seduce and influence each other. Maybe some artists in this show have slept their way to the middle. Maybe some are using that bridge called my back, but all are creating conscientious contemporary feminist art that needs to be seen by more than the "communities" that form around alternative venues, ideologies, and shared women. Welcome to our dirty commerce.
Download Art Forum review (May 2007)
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Goodie B Wiseman
Ginger Brooks Takahashi
Lisi Raskin & Aaron Brewer
The Third Leg
Edie Fake and Dewayne Sleightweight
Chicks on Speed
James Ingrid Pei-Mun Tsang
Jennifer Reeves & M.M. Serra
Stanya Kahn + Harry Dodge
many many artists multiples
22 December 2006 - 07 January 2007
"MY CEILING TOOK A CUT OF HOLLYWOOD STREETS FROM LACE NORTH TO THE HOLLYWOOD RESEVOIR, FULLER TO N VAN NESS, COLLECTED SPEED SOUTH AND SMUSHED ONTO THE GROUND"
A LACE Street Address Project
On view 22 December 2006 - 7 January 2007
Closing Reception: Sunday 7 January, 5 - 7pm
Lauren Rosenbloom examines the metaphor of a "ceiling" that is slowly closing in upon the "ground". Titled "My ceiling took a cut of Hollywood streets from LACE north to the Hollywood reservoir, Fuller to N Van Ness, collected speed south and smushed onto the ground", Rosenbloom's project is a skin for LACE's storefront windows with evidence of an overwhelming, imaginary force that is relentlessly advancing towards total engulfment.
For her Street Address, Rosenbloom takes as her source the streets contained in the title, expands the 2-d street map into a 3-d image, then compresses, up-ends and flattens the map against LACE's façade. The "ceiling" and "ground" meet without a breadth of space between them at the window.
Born in Los Angeles in 1976, Lauren Rosenbloom attended Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, received her BFA in Photography from the University of Oregon, and a MA from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SciArc). Rosenbloom's practice is one that allows for a high degree of experimentation. She has produced numerous site intervention projects that exist in both "proposal" and actualized form. The sites she chooses range from the iconic/institutional (World Trade Center) to the anecdotal/psychological (memories and fears). Interrogating the spatial/temporal, her works propose an aesthetic that is often anthropomorphic and overwhelming. Her influences and inspiration pull together sources from art history, architectural practices, and various tropes of cinematic and literary operations.
21 September - 17 December 2006
LACE, in partnership with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University, is proud to present an exhibition of recent photographs and video by Venezuelan artist Alexander Apóstol. The exhibition, curated by Bill Kelley, Jr., features two large-scale photographic series-Residente Pulido and Residente Pulido, Ranchos-as well as new video work. The exhibition will premiere at LACE in September 2006 and run through December 2006. The exhibition will then travel to Harvard University under the sponsorship of the David Rockefeller Latino and Latin American Art Forum.
Bill Kelley, Jr. writes of Apóstols work: "In a post-identity world, where subjective memories and histories now take on a more important role, discussions around urbanism carry a gentrifying signpost while, ironically enough, investing the city with new political and discursive possibilities." Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Apóstol contrasts the city's cultural environment with some of the utopian ideals that have shaped its architecture in order to consider the connecting threads between place and time, history and actuality. As Apóstol re-appropriates, re-contextualizes, and sometimes even digitally manipulates images of Modernist edifices in a current state of dilapidation, he attempts to reconcile the ideological failings of the past with the socio-political and economic realities of the present. In a city like Los Angeles, where early 20th century urban planning now forces us into unique patterns of metropolitan life, this type of thoughtful investigation is a key process in understanding our local environment.
Thursday 21 September 2006 | 7:30pm
Conversation with Alexander Apóstol, Bill Kelley, Jr. and José Falconi at LACE
Saturday 23 September 2006 | 8pm
Conversation with Alexander Apóstol and Teddy Cruz at Estación Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico José Maria Larroque 271, 3rd floor, Colonia Federal, Tijuana BC, Mexico
LACE's ongoing ...