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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.
26 February 2008 4 PM
ART OFFICE and Slab, two artist-run collaborative projects join together to present a 60-minute screening of contemporary video work by local, national, and international artists. The videos in this program explore how realities are tested through representation, physical configuration, creative desire, and potential failures.
Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby
ABOUT ART OFFICE
As an ongoing platform for critical investigations and artistic projects, ART OFFICE for Film + Video actively seeks, promotes and presents contemporary video and film in art contexts. Founded by artists and CalArts alums Victoria Fu, Julie Orser and Jennifer L. Porter, ART OFFICE was formed to expand both emerging and established artists working in time-based media in the Los Angeles area.
Slab is an exhibition method founded by Los Angles-based artist Wendy Mason and Houston-based curator Nancy Zastudil. Enacted in unexpected locations, Slab functions as a platform for artists' works, including solo, group and collaborative projects. We consider the transitory roles of artists and curators while aiming to facilitate artist's projects and events, exploring the fun and experimental nature of creative activity.
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.
26 January 2008
LACE LIVE! DIY T-shirts with Hit+Run
LACE kicked off the year at ART LA 2008 with a special 30th anniversary celebration! HIT+RUN was invited to explore LACE's archives and select imagery to reflect their long history of supporting experimental art. HIT+RUN is proud to celebrate this vital Los Angeles art institution, and we invite you to a live screenprinting session this Saturday, January 26th in Santa Monica. Each person got to choose from exclusive designs, featuring moments in LACE history with Mike Kelley, Dorit Cypis, Tony Oursler, Frederick Fisher, Highland Art Agents and HIT+RUN, to create their own FREE commemorative LACE T-shirt! Organized by Christine Nichols, Special Projects Director
DIY T-shirts is the first LACE LIVE! commission. 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.
15 February 2007
07 February 2007 6:30 PM
The Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University presents future visions of the city of Los Angeles from seven design teams:
EDAW / DMJM
ERIC OWEN MOSS ARCHITECTS
GEORGE YU ARCHITECTS
ROGER SHERMAN ARCHITECTS/ cityLAB, DANA CUFF / ROBERT SOMOL
OFFICE OF MOBILE DESIGN/ NICK PISCA / ROLAND RITTER / PAULETTE SINGLEY / EMILY WHITE
GRIFFIN ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS
XEFIROTARCH + IMAGINARY FORCES
The gallery talk is moderated by Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic - Los Angeles Times.
The History Channel, with its sponsors Infiniti and IBM, challenged today's top designers, architects and engineers in The City of the Future: A Design and Engineering Challenge to produce a vision of their city - New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles - 100 years from now. Join us as we revisit the work of the Los Angeles architects.
19 January 2007 7:30 PM
Book launch hosted by Jennifer Doyle and Chris Kraus. New Semiotext(e) release with interviews by Sylvère Lotringer, edited by Giancarlo Ambrosino, co-edited by Hedi El Kholti, Chris Kraus and Justin Cavin.
With a Screening of Rare East Village films:
Fire in My Belly (1987):
David Wojnarowicz, Music Diamanda Galas. 4'
Sex Series and Others (2005):
Marion Scemama & François Pain. Music, Text and Photos David Wojnarowicz. 3'
When I Put my hands on Your Body (1990):
Marion Scemama. Music Ben Neil. 4'
Last Night I took a Man (1989):
Text David Wojnarowicz, Images Marion Scemama, Editing François Pain. 4'
What is this Little Guy's Job in the World (1987):
David Wojnarowicz. 2'
In This House (1989):
Text & Image David Wojnarowicz. 3'
If I had a Dollar to spend (1989):
Live Performance filmed by Marion Scemama. 4'
Around Clown (1987):
David Wojnarowicz and Steve Doughton. 3'
Fear of Disclosure (1990):
David Wojnarowicz and Phil Zwickler. 4'
Interview with Sylvère Lotringer (1989). 1'
David Wojnarowicz, images and editing Marion Scemama. 1'
Stray Dogs (1985):
Richard Kern. 4'
Where Evil Dwells (1985):
Tommy Turner and David Wojnarowicz. 30'
For more information about the book, please visit the Semiotext(e) website.
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
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 ...
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 ...