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Ours is a City of Writers

Start
February 5
End
March 26
Site
http://www.lamag.org/?page_id=958

New approaches to writing are everywhere in evidence across the contemporary art world. In Los Angeles, where many communities are oriented around pedagogy, presentational spaces, and new sites of distribution, critical and discursive engagement with art and art writing has been especially pronounced. Innovative writing in our city, from fiction and poetry to theory and criticism, seems to find corresponding forms and practices in art. Ours is a city of writers who matter a great deal to artists; of artists who are also writers; of writers who are also visual artists, musicians, filmmakers or curators; and so many others besides.

 

Invited writers have selected artists to collaborate and vice versa. While in some cases writers are producing new texts in response to their artist-collaborators’ work, other associations have fostered artists taking on the function of writers, displaying materials not initially intended to be art objects, and collaborating to make new artworks that exist among the distinctions of language, object, and event. Each scenario results in a piece of writing, artwork, performance, lecture, or program, exhibited in the gallery and staged as live events. Taken together, these amities trace threads of belonging in Los Angeles, communities that preexist and survive the project and allegiances that have come to fuller form within it.

 

Participants include: Kelly Akashi, Scott Benzel, Andrew Berardini, Dan Bustillo, Dori Carter, Kabir Carter, Sylvia Chivaratanond, Neha Choksi, Srijon Chowdhury,  Ginny Cook, Karon Davis, Antonio Trecel Diaz, Travis Diehl, Michelle Dizon, David Evans Frantz,  Adam Feldmeth, Patricia Fernandez, Kathryn Garcia, Ramón García, Amy Gerstler, Natalie Graham, Katie Grinnan, Raquel Gutiérrez, Michael Ned Holte, Douglas Kearney,  Gelare Khoshgozaran, Kristina Kite, Alex Klein, Nick Kramer, Young, Joon Kwak. Viet Le, Sarah, Lehrer-Graiwer, Robin Coste Lewis, Candice Lin, Lauren Mackler, Stacie Martinez, Dylan Mira, Sharon Mizota, Sohrab Mohebbi, Kavior Moon, Fred Moten, Alison O’Daniel, Michael O’Malley, Susanna Newbury, Gina Osterloh, Hannah Sanghee Park, Anthony Pearson, Litia Perta, Vanessa Place, Selene Preciado, Claire Rifelj, Miller Robinson, Judith Rodenbeck, Kim Schoen, Nizan Shaked, David Shook, Susan Silton, Virginia Solomon, Jenni Sorkin, Jacob Stewart-Halevy, John Tain, Anuradha Vikram, Terry Wolverton, Suné Woods, and Kim Ye

 

Guest curators: Suzanne Hudson, Simon Leung and James Nisbet

Location

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
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Phone:
323-644-6269
Website:
http://www.lamag.org/

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