Dispatches and Directions

 

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Four covers for Dispatches and Directions

   Four book covers for Dispatches and Directions, design by Henri Lucas, 2010

 

 

Some of the most interesting artists and organizers in Los Angeles have also been invited to participate in a public discussion in conjunction with the launch of Dispatches and Directions.

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

Launch Event and Public Discussion Series #1-4
January 15, 2011, 2-6PM
at LAXART

Ending Reception, 6-8PM
at Mandrake Bar

Giles Miller and Wu Tsang, moderated by Jennifer Doyle
On performance, spaces and community

Eve Fowler and Davida Nemeroff, moderated by Dorit Cypis
On organizing as part of practice, and artist as curators

Break

Lauri Firstenberg and Renaud Proch, moderated by Yunhee Min
On notions of independence and being alternative in the LA art world

Thomas Lawson and Piero Golia, moderated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
On art schools, information exchange, and the context of Los Angeles as a productive space

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Public Discussion Series #5: The Activity of Collectivity
January 22, 2011, 2-4PM
at Collective Show, Los Angeles
995 North Hill Street, LA 90012

This discussion will explore the activity of collectivity in various forms including open-source schools, experimental curatorial and exhibition programs, and new publishing platforms.

Panelist include:

Stacey Allan, East of Borneo
Miles Coolidge (Moderator)
Sean Dockray
, Telic Arts Exchange/ Public School
Patrick Meagher
, SilverShed and Collective Show
Michael Minelli
, WPA

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This event is organized in conjunction with Collective Show, Los Angeles, a collaboratively curated "group show of group shows" with over 20 artist-run organizations, collectives, and independent initiatives in Chinatown January 20-30th.

 

Public Discussion #6: On Text as Material and Printed Matters
January 30, 2011, 1-3PM
at Outpost for Contemporary Art

In conjunction with the launch of Dispatches and Directions, ART2102 has invited some of the most interesting artists and organizers in Los Angeles to engage each other in discussion on a variety of topics relevant to their work.

Our sixth and final will conversation will take place during the launch of "Re-Opening": MINING THE ARCHIVE by MATERIAL Press. For this new project, MATERIAL will engage with Outpost for Contemporary Art's archive of journals, pulling articles, ads and reviews to create a new journal entitled, “Re-Opening”. The event on Sunday, January 30 will begin at 1PM with a reading and slide projections of the journal and will continue with a discussion on artist-run journals and art publications.

Panelist include:
Ginny Cook and Kim Schoen, MATERIAL Press
Alex Klein, Oslo Editions
Ronni Kimm, ART2102, Moderator

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ADDITIONAL EVENTS

Outside In: Artist-Run Collaboratives and Commercial Spaces
January 29, 2011, 2PM
at Art Los Angeles Contemporary

Critic and curator Catherine Taft moderates a discussion on artist run collaboratives and commercial spaces. The discussion investigates the means by which artists-run spaces and collectives enter the commerical art system. Comprised of artists, curators and writers actively involved with collectives in LA, New York, and Berlin, the panel will unravel the complexities of how collaborative practice is situated 'inside' or 'outside' the commercial system.

Panelist include:
Eve Fowler, Artist Curated Project
Ronni Kimm, ART2102

Patrick Meagher, Silvershed, Collective Show

Yunhee Min, Silvershed, Collective Show
Catherine Taft, Moderator

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SUPPORT THIS PUBLICATION

Support Dispatches and Directions by purchasing a copy online; by pledging funds to donate a copy to an art institution or library; or by donating money to directly offset the costs of publication.

A list of art institutions and libraries who receive donated copies will be posted to our site. Please contact us directly at info@2102.org for purchases requiring international shipping.

ART2102 is a 501(c)(3) organization (Federal ID number 20-2190648) and all donations are tax-deductible.

 

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