Friday, January 27, 2017
Screening & Discussion
Pat O’Neill screens and discusses two recent experimental pieces Where the Chocolate Mountains, 2015 and An Extra Wander: For Chickie, 2016 that work within the interaction between photography, installation and film. He will be joined by film historian and associate professor at Woodbury University Jennifer Peterson to discuss his recent work, the transformation of his processes from analog to digital film and the lasting impact of his work on experimental filmmaking today. Presented courtesy of Cherry and Martin.
Todd Gray retells the story of a near-death experience while living with Jim Osterberg (aka Iggy Pop) on Wonderland Avenue in Laurel Canyon in the mid '70's. Acting as a griot, or African musician/storyteller, Gray presents his experience as part of an oral tradition, connecting a lineage of rock ‘n' roll from Hollywood to the Mississippi Delta, Chicago Blues and back into the traditional African drumming that textures his performance. Gray has worked as a photographer, performance artist and sculptor who has, amongst other roles, documented Michael Jackson and has shown work as part of the third edition of the Hammer Museum's biennial Made in LA: a, the, though, only. Gray's performance is presented courtesy of Meliksetian Briggs.
Sotheby's Institute of Art
The election of Donald J. Trump to President of the United States is only the most recent, and major, signal that the geopolitical and neoliberal economic order is in crisis. How are the arts, and artists, to respond? Is the solution refusal, a simple rejection of national and federal initiatives, or of politics outright? Is it activism, an insurgency played out in the streets, on Twitter, and in the media? Join artists and educators for a conversation about the new wave of global populism and what it means for art practices in the present.
Zoe Crosher, artist
Tony De Los Reyes, artist
Aaron Morse, artist
Fred Lonidier, artist and professor at UC San Diego
Christine Wang, artist
Dan Levenson presents a talk on the State Art Academy Zürich (SKZ), an influential, albeit fictitious, Swiss art school responsible for a late revival of a strictly modernist practice. Weaving between his own work as a painter and the legacy of the SKZ, Levenson presents a talk that explores how ideas and philosophies of art are recuperated into new work, highlighting the difficulty of being original within the context of academic, economic, and ideological structures. Levenson’s talk is presented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
Sotheby's Institute Of Art
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