Friday, December 08, 2006

LA Art Girls

At 2:00 I'm going to a lecture:

LA Art Girls, a progressive collective of contemporary artists, discuss the evolution and negotiation involved in the collaborative approach. In the process-oriented spirit of the Getty's Works in Progress series, sixteen members of LA Art Girls venture beyond the "doing" or the "making" of their art to examine the debates, strategies, values, and relationships embedded in their individual and collective artistic practices.

Presenters: Stephanie Allespach, SE Barnet, Allison Behrstock, Sydney Croskery, Catherine Daly, Karen Dunbar, Angela Ellsworth, Anoka Faruqee, April Friges, Anne Hars, Micol Hebron, Dawn Kasper, Nancy Popp, Ambika Samarthya, Felis Stella, Elizabeth Tremante

Respondent: Jill Dawsey, curatorial associate of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and visiting professor in the department of art history at the University of California, Irvine.

Works in Progress Focuses on Contemporary Artists
For the last decade, the Research Institute's annual Works in Progress series has covered topics ranging from "Questions on the Death and Life of Images in Africa" to "Holy Persons, Human Passions." A renewed interest in the program was sparked in 2004–2005 when the focus was placed on contemporary artists in relationship to the GRI's research theme "Duration." The series spotlighted practicing artists and was conceptually developed by Miwon Kwon, associate professor of art history at the University of California, Los Angeles. Guest artists included Mary Kelly, Simon Leung, Barbara Kruger, and Michael Asher. In 2006–2007 Kwon continues this focus, pairing artists as presenters or respondents with scholars in the arts and humanities to cast a variety of perspectives on creative practice as it unfolds.

Can you believe I'm actually getting paid to go to this lecture? Icing on the cake!

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