Events 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Reception

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Opening Night Reception

7-9pm, Thursday

ALAC
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport


Performance

Alison O’Daniel: Centennial Marching Band Forwards, Backwards, Pause, Silent

7pm, Thursday

Lounge Tent
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

Alison O’Daniel presents Centennial Marching Band Forwards, Backwards, Pause, Silent, her collaboration with the marching band from Centennial High School, Compton. The band will perform a song that is constructed and deconstructed in real time based on marching formations, speeds, and the space constraints of Art Los Angeles Contemporary. The collaboration is part of The Tuba Thieves, the artist's ongoing response to a rash of tuba thefts from local high schools.

Over the past few years the artist has worked alongside several marching bands, documenting performances and practice sessions while re-staging the thefts and crafting an expanded narrative based on stories, anecdotes, and evidence from the different schools. O'Daniel (b. 1979, Miami, based in Los Angeles) works in film, sculpture, and performance, building abstracted sensorial performances and peeling apart cinema and harmonic structures.

Organized by JOAN, a not-for-profit space for screenings, performances, solo projects, and vitrine shows, with a focus on emerging and under-recognized artists. JOAN is co-founded by Summer Guthery, Gladys-Katherina Hernando, and Rebecca Matalon.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Conversation

Neville Wakefield: Desert X

11am, Friday

ALAC Theatre
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

Neville Wakefield, artistic director of Desert X, hosts a conversation about the California desert and its relation to artistic practice, site-specific work, and the upcoming Desert Exhibition of Art scheduled to open in early 2017. Presented by Desert X.


Conversation

LA Exported

1pm, Friday

ALAC Theatre
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

The international image of Los Angeles is often quite different from the reality of living here. How does this misconception affect its artists when they show abroad, particularly in Europe and Asia? Does the weight of expectation lead to misreading of their work and favor certain practices over others? And what are the complications of localism when you work in a global city? Key figures of the city’s contemporary art community attempt to answer these questions in a lively conversation.

Carter Mull, artist
Kathryn Andrews, artist
Rita Gonzalez, curator, acting department head, Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Moderated by Jonathan Griffin, contributing editor for Frieze


Conversation

Built To Last: Artist-Run LA

3:30pm, Friday

ALAC Theatre
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

Los Angeles is uniquely suitable for artist-run spaces. More are born each year, and in many ways these sites for experimentation and growth are integral in defining what it means to live and work in this city as an artist. This conversation draws together artist-owners to discuss how they develop their unique exhibition programs, the advantages and challenges of owning these spaces, and the role of these spaces in the city’s art community today.

Jon Pylypchuk, artist, co-founder of Grice Bench
Brian Getnick, artist, director of PAM Residencies
Adam D. Miller and Devon Oder, artists, co-founders of The Pit
Moderated by Travis Diehl, editor of Prism of Reality


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Conversation

Charlie White and Amanda Ross-Ho: Unfriend Me

1pm, Saturday

ALAC Theatre
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

Charlie White, the acclaimed photographer, filmmaker, and professor of fine art at the University of Southern California, and artist Amanda Ross-Ho, whose work in collage, photography, and large-scale sculpture has helped to define her generation’s visual vernacular, have a candid conversation about the internet and social media's indiscriminate effects on art-making, language, sexuality, and our notions of self. From the jpeg to Jstor, 4chan to Instagram, pornhub to github, and Tor to Tinder, White and Ross-Ho will discuss the radical shift in culture caused by early forms of digital and online communication, bringing us through to the dataization of the internet’s social conditioning platforms, and the loss of anonymity due to self-surveilling mobile applications.


Artist Talk

Kenneth Anger: Lucifer Brothers

3:30pm, Saturday

ALAC Theatre
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

Kenneth Anger is lauded as an influential experimental filmmaker, actor, and author of the infamous Hollywood Babylon gossip books. His films, which include Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) and Scorpio Rising (1964), have inspired cineastes, filmmakers, and artists alike and laid the groundwork for many channels of contemporary visual culture. As part of the debut of his new gallery project Lucifer Brothers Workshop, Anger shares stories from a career spanning over six decades, with special regard to how Thelema, the religion developed by Aleister Crowley, has shaped his oeuvre.


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Discussion

Love and Truth

1pm, Sunday

ALAC Theatre
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

What does truth have to do with art? For artists working within the parameters of cultural, financial, and social institutions, truth risks reprisal from the very structures that make their art possible. Yet this truth from below, or criticism from within, is also an act of love. In this panel discussion, artists and writers alike discuss their experiences with "productive antagonism" ranging from agitating for fair compensation to sparring with hosts at jobs, residencies, and art fairs. Now more than ever, a progressive discourse demands nothing less. Presented by KCRW.

Jibz Cameron, artist
Kevin McGarry, writer
Andrew Norman Wilson, artist and writer
Moderated by Travis Diehl, editor of Prism of Reality

(Please note Cameron appears in place of A.L. Steiner.)


Performance

Andrew Norman Wilson: Lie Down Comedy

3:30pm, Sunday

ALAC Theatre
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

Andrew Norman Wilson, artist and writer based in New York, lies on the ground and tells jokes while sleep talking. Wilson has shown in solo and two-person exhibitions at Rowing, London; Plymouth Rock, Zurich; Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles; and Art Metropole, Toronto; and in group exhibitions at CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. He has previously performed sets of Lie Down Comedy at Shanaynay, Paris, and The New Museum, New York.


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