June 29 – September 4, 2005
Opening Reception: 29 June 2005, 7 – 9 pm
Panel discussion with artists and Jacob Fabricius: 1 July 2005, 7pm
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions is pleased to present a project by Copenhagen-based curator Jacob Fabricius organized in two concurrent formats – a traveling art exhibition and a free newspaper publication – together in a reciprocal, social event called Old News. The concept-driven, curatorial practice of Fabricius started in 2004 when he invited one artist a month to collect four articles or images from news sources s/he read during the designated month. Each artist was also asked to invite a fellow artist of their own choosing to do likewise. Some artists culled their articles and images from web news sources; most from print publications; and a few artists re-worked the clippings graphically. The resulting collection of materials were assembled and reprinted in what would be a snapshot of the year through the eyes of the participating artists, the Old News publication.
In a second tier of exchange and dialogue, Fabricius developed the Old News exhibition. For the premiere installation at LACE, Fabricius has invited fourteen Los Angeles-based artists to join the exhibition to bring a site-specific layer of discourse to the event. At LACE, we invite you to view and read the original clippings on display, and to interact with a larger reading-lounge-format installation of records, books, and other material relating to Old News’ idiosyncratic collecting principles. Each subsequent presentation of Old News will involve different artists and accumulate more material as the exhibition travels internationally to Sweden and France in 2006.
Artists featured in the installation at LACE include: Mohamed Able, Jessica Almy-Pagan, Mauricio Arango, Julie Ault, Erick Beltran, Andrea Bowers, Kaucyila Brooke, Tania Bruguera, Carolina Caycedo, The Center For Land Use Interpretation, Mari Eastman, Morgan Fisher, Jesper Fabricius, Luke Fowler, Cao Guimarães, Alfredo Jaar, Sharon Hayes, Marc Herbst, Elliott Hundley, Emily Jacir, Mary Kelly, Takuji Kogo *Candy Factory Projects, Jakob Kolding, Los Super Elegantes, Velaphi Mzimba, Sabah Naim, Rivane Neuenschwander, Sam Nhlengethwa, Camilla Nørgård, Laura Owens, Stephan Pascher, Cesare Pietroiusti, Andrea Riviere, Ed Ruscha, Tercerunquin