January 19, 2011

Collective Show

We're going to have a show here in ChinaTown that seems to resemble a pocket art fair. The opening is tomorrow night and they will have a round table discussion this Saturday, 2-4pm. That should be interesting. How did they self organize? What do they think of the history of group based art collaboratives? What contemporary issues have an impact on their practice? What does the "collective" mean today? How do they position themselves politically, or is this a moot point? How hard or how easy is it to collaborate? How do they deal with differences? Why is this important for art? Is art better made this way? How is a collective different from normative circles of friendship?


COLLECTIVE SHOW LOS ANGELES Collective Show is pleased to present ?Collective Show Los Angeles 2011,? an artist-organized exhibition of contemporary art groups recently established in Los Angeles. This collaboratively curated ?group show of group shows? features artist-run spaces and projects formed in the past five years. Over 20 groups will exhibit artwork, publications and posters during the show at a newly renovated space in Chinatown. Screenings, performances and talks will take place during the exhibition. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition and PDFs will be available online after the show.

LOCATION 995, 997 North Hill Street Los Angeles CA 90012
RECEPTION Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6-9pm
EXHIBITION Friday through Sunday, January 21-23, 2011, 12-6 pm & Thursday through Sunday, January 27-30, 2011, 12-6 pm

323 Projects, Actual Size Los Angeles, Adrian Piper Gallery, ART2102 of Los Angeles, ACP (Artist Curated Projects), CANAL, Commonwealth and Council, CUBO, Dan Graham, Darin Klein & Friends, Eighteen Thirty Collaborations (ETC), Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0 *particle group* b.a.n.g. lab, Elephant, The Elysian Park Museum of Art, Eternal Telethon, Human Resources, JMOCA (Justin's Museum of Contemporary Art), LA Pedestrians, Los Angeles Road Concerts, MATERIAL, Monte Vista, [name], NIGHT GALLERY, Open Arms, Public Address, Public Fiction, The Public School, Silvershed, Statler Waldorf Gallery, Summercamp's Projectproject, Workspace, WPA, and upcoming Collective Show hosts: Ditch Projects (Oregon) GIBSMIR-Family (Zurich) and Secondhome Projects (Berlin).

Posted by Dennis at January 19, 2011 1:06 PM

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