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  • 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?

  • Fritz Haeg

    Sep 25| Lectures
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    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

    Sep 30| Lectures
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    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

    Oct 01| Lectures
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    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.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Jennifer Steinkamp.

    Thursday, October 2nd 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     

  • Pae White

    Oct 07| Lectures
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    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.

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Woman's Building: Exhibition Publications

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October 1, 2011 - February 26, 2012

 

EXHIBITION PUBLICATIONS

Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to present a beautiful, full color, fully illustrated, two-volume book set in conjunction with the exhibition Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art and the Woman's Building. From Site to Vision: The Woman's Building in Contemporary Culture and Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building. The publications are made possible by grants from the Getty Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Henry Luce Foundation, and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.

 

Available for purchase Amazon and in person at Ben Maltz Gallery.
Two volumes, sold as a set $55 / $44 (Students and faculty)

 

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Volume I: From Site to Vision: the Woman's Building in Contemporary Culture
This collection of 14 essays was originally published online in 2007 and edited by Sondra Hale and Terry Wolverton. Essayists include: Sheila Levant de Bretteville, Professor of Graphic Design, Yale University; Betty Ann Brown, Professor of Art History at California State University; Theresa Chavez, Cofounder and Artistic Director, About Productions; Cecilia Dougherty, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Sondra Hale, Professor in Anthropology, University of California at Los Angeles; Jennie Klein, Associate Professor or contemporary art history and feminist art theory, Ohio University; Michelle Kort, Senior Editor, Ms. Magazine; Lucy R. Lippard, Writer, Activist, and Author of twenty-one books (including one novel) on contemporary art and cultural criticism; Bia Lowe, Author of Splendored Thing: Love, Roses & Other Thorny Treasures and Wild Ride; Laura Meyer, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at California State University, Fresno; Michelle Moravec, Assistant Professor of History, Rosemont College; Kathleen A. Walkup, Professor of Book Art and Director of the Book Art Program, Mills College; Terry Wolverton, Associate Faculty Mentor in the Master of Fine Art Writing Program, Antioch University Los Angeles.

ISBN 0930209230 / 420 pages

 
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Volume II: Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art and the Woman's Building
A prestigious team of scholars assembled in 2008-09 to research and write essays about the Woman's Building and assist in shaping the curatorial focus of this project. The visiting scholars are Vivien Fryd, Professor of Art History, Vanderbilt University; Alexandra Juhasz, Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer; Jennie Klein, Assistant Professor of Art History, Ohio University; Michelle Moravec, Assistant Professor of History, Rosemont College; and Jennifer Sorkin, Assistant Professor of critical studies, media and design, University of Houston, Texas. Additional essays by artist Cheri Gaulke and Meg Linton, OTIS Director of Galleries and Exhibitions.
ISBN 0930209222 / 192 pages


Editors: Meg Linton and Sue Maberry.
Both volumes were designed by artist Susan Silton and copyedited by Elisabeth Pulsinelli.

 


ADDITIONAL ARTISTS' PUBLICATIONS

 

The Woman's Building and Feminist Art Education 1973-1991: A Pictorial Herstory
By Maria Karras and Marguerite Elliot, ©2011, 100 pages, $20.
Richly illustrated with personal reflections of many prominent writers and artists who built the community over the 18 years of the Woman's Building's existence.
Available at Amazon
Mother Art By Suzanne Siegel, Laura Silagi, Deborah Krall, ©2011, 102 pages, $20.
Documents the group who came together in 1973 to confront discrimination against artists who are mothers and went on to tackle a vast array of social and political issues in their art. The group was attacked by the press and politicians, including Ronald Reagan. Available at Amazon
Feminist Art Workers: A History By Cheri Gaulke, Laurel Klick, ©2012, 230 pages, $29.95
Explores the archives of this group founded in 1976 who used feminist education techniques and brought their work directly to a non-art audience through performance structures such as bus tours, floats, and phone calls to strangers. Available at Amazon
The Waitresses Unpeeled: Performance Art and Life By Jerri Allyn, Anne Gauldin, ©2011, 138 pages, $20
Chronicles the group founded in 1977 who drew upon their own waitressing experiences and incorporated research about working women, then moved out of the gallery to perform in restaurants and on the streets.
Available at Amazon
Sisters Of Survival
By Jerri Allyn, Anne Gauldin, Cheri Gaulke, Sue Maberry, 138 pages, $20
Tracks the history of the anti-nuclear performance art group founded in 1981 who clothed themselves in rainbow-colored nun's habits and toured Western Europe to network with artists and activists.
Available at Amazon