October 1, 2011 - February 26, 2012
Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building
High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.
Los Angeles is a city often described as having no center. Its art community has turned that "disadvantage" into an advantage and given itself a license for adventure. Organizations, galleries, and artists find decentralization to be an exciting option and they establish their addresses in unexpected neighborhoods and zones in the city and even beyond, in other cities and states. What are the challenges and advantages of this programmatic and conceptual strategy? What are the risks, to organization and audience alike? Is this necessary, and if so, is it sustainable?
Image: Fritz Haeg, working to install the Edible Estate #12 garden in Budapest, 2012. Photo: Andras Kare.
Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Fritz Haeg.
Thursday, September 25th 11:15am - 12:30pm
Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230
David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound, performance, and works on paper. His work is concerned with the structures, translation, and intelligibility, of language and architecture. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he has had one-person shows at Studio10 gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.
Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.
Pae White was born in 1963 in Pasadena, California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Recent solo exhibition venues include Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; greengrassi, London; and 1301PE, Los Angeles.
October 1, 2011 - February 26, 2012
At 4pm Artist Linda Vallejo will conduct an opening ceremony to honor the legacy of the women at the Woman's Building. The ceremony will pay homage to the elements of earth, water, fire, and air, the four cardinal directions, mother earth, father sky, and the great spirit. An altar will be built with special items donated by members of the audience that recall the relationships, memories and accomplishments of the Woman's Building community. From 5pm to 7pm there will be a performance by The Waitresses called Order Up! A woman dressed as a waitress with a serving tray follows a customer dressed in costume who drops money for her to pick up. As the waitress bends down, her outfit reveals her sexually, as on of the "rules" is "the sexier the waitress, the bigger the tip." Book launch for two volume set: From Site to Vision: the Woman’s Building in Contemporary Culture and Doin’ It in Public Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building, $55 Book signing with Judy Chicago and Jill Fields for the new publication: Entering the Picture: Judy Chicago, the Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists (2011 Routledge).
Ben Maltz Gallery is open on Sunday for the opening weekend of Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980.
Most Thursdays throughout the run of the exhibition, a case in the exhibition is opened to share a closer look at some of the artists' books, graphic materials, and historical artifacts on display. Check Otis Calendar for info on specific materials to be shown.
Still Doin' It: Fanning the Flames of the Woman's Building Part convening, part symposium, part reunion, part performance, this event is a dialogue between feminist arts then and now. Includes reading at Antioch and concert at the Skirball.
Westside Pacific Standard Time Partners Event
Screening of Mother Art Tells Her Story followed by a tour of the exhibition by Mother Art, a collective of 8 women artists from 1973-1986 working on social and political issues, using performance, video, photography, installation and personal narratives. As mothers, they addressed issues that affect women and children. Video interview with original members Deborah Krall, Christy Kruse, Helen Million, Laura Silagi, and Suzanne Siegel.
Otis and the LA Film Forum present:
Doin' It on Tape: Video from the Woman's Building, Jerri Allyn and Alexandra Juhasz present video artworks, public service announcements and documentary footage from the Woman's Building and the L.A. Women’s Video Center. www.lafilmforum.com
The New Short Fiction Series presents Telling Stories: The Woman’s Building Writers Workshop featuring work by Bia Lowe, Deena Metzger and Terry Wolverton, and performed by Jesse Holcomb, Barbara Keegan and Sally Shore.
The evening includes a panel moderated by Cheryl Klein, director of Poets & Writers, Inc West as part of the City of Santa Monica's Beach=Culture series at the Annenberg Community Beach House.
Register at Beach=Culture
The Waitresses: Jerri Allyn and Anne Gauldin
Lecture by original members of The Waitresses and Sisters of Survival, collaborative performance groups at the Woman's Building.
Feminist Art Workers: Cheri Gaulke and Laurel Klick
Lecture by original members of Feminist Art Workers, a collaborative performance group at the Woman's Building.
Shares and Stakeholders
The Feminist Art Project:
100th Annual College Art Association Conference
This year’s Feminist Art Project day of panels organized by artists Audrey Chan and Elana Mann gauges the present and future of feminist artistic thought and practice. What are the stakes—and who are the stakeholders—of the feminist future? The day’s conversations will reflect the greater inclusivity of a contemporary feminist art that embraces a multiplicity of identities and philosophies.
Full details and schedule:
Artist Linda Vallejo will conduct a closing ceremony to thank Otis and those individuals responsible for making the exhibition possible. The ceremony will pay homage to the elements of earth, water, fire, and air, the four cardinal directions, mother earth, father sky, and the great spirit. An altar, built for the opening ceremony of the exhibition, will be dismantled and items given away to visitors as a rememberance of the Woman's Building community and to share renewed creative energy with a new generation.
Other Presenting Sponsors:
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts | Henry Luce Foundation | Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Los Angeles | Barbara Lee Foundation