ART 2102 Book: Dispatches and Directions: On artist-run organizations in Los Angeles

New book from ART 2102: Dispatches and Directions: On artist-run organizations in Los Angeles

From the ART 2102 Website:
“Over the past several years ART2102 has acted as a platform for artists and curators in Los Angeles to realize their projects and exhibitions. From its space in Boyle Heights, ART2102 hosted a vibrant program known for its open cultural discourse and flexibility of ideas, and for engaging both local and international artists at various stages in their careers. Gradually, ART2102 moved away from this physical site as its programming and initiatives engaged with the large network of other artists-run spaces across Los Angeles and Southern California.

Dispatches and Directions, the final publication and project of ART2102, will not simply document this history, but will also emulate the organization’s role as a platform and a network by spotlighting a number of the artists-run collaborations that are currently active in LA, and that will continue to thrive as ART2102 recedes. The publication will not only provide space in which these organizations can describe their work, but will also look at the legacy of ART2102 in light of the diverse range of programming emulated by these groups.

The publication, edited by Ronni Kimm and Jesse Aron Green, features contributions from various artist-run projects, including: Artist Curated Project, ESL, Genesis Project Los Angeles, MATERIAL, Monte Vista, Slab, Telic Arts Exchange, Wildness

Also included are thoughts and anecdotes from Kate Fowle, Rika Hiro, Songmi Huff, Thomas Lawson, Paul McCarthy, Yoshua Okon, Renaud Proch and Erlea Maneros Zabala; an essay by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer; a directory of over 60 artist-run and non profit organizations; and a specially commissioned “Star Chart” to help navigate the scene, by artist Jim Skuldt.

The publication was designed in collaboration with Willem Henri Lucas. Dispatches and Directions is distributed in North America by Textfield, Inc.

SUPPORT THIS PUBLICATION
Support Dispatches and Directions by purchasing a copy online; by pledging funds to donate a copy to an art institution or library; or by donating money to directly offset the costs of publication.

A list of art institutions and libraries who receive donated copies will be posted to our site. Please contact us directly at info@2102.org for purchases requiring international shipping.

ART2102 is a 501(c)(3) organization (Federal ID number 20-2190648) and all donations are tax-deductible.”

(Dispatches and Directions contains contributions from many artists and groups in Collective Show, including with Ronni Kim and ART 2102, and an artists chat between Eve Fowler & Lucas Michael of ACP with Yunhee Min & Patrick Meagher of Silvershed.)

PURCHASE THE BOOK FROM ART 2102 HERE.

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Happy 2015 from Collective Show

Dear Friends,

We hope you had an incredible 2014 and you’re looking forward to 2015! We are excited to announce that Collective Show is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which means your donations are now fully tax-deductible. As before, 100% of your donations go directly towards organizing Collective Show’s “group shows of groups shows” around the world. With your help, since 2009, we have organized exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City featuring over 130 contemporary art collectives made up of over 1100 individual artists.

Please consider making a donation and sending the following link to your friends and patrons before year-end: Donate Now! Even a $20 donation will help tremendously in mounting our next shows.

For 2015, we are making plans for Collective Show Tokyo and for Collective Show Detroit! We are also continuing our advocacy efforts for artist collectives, including by adding more coverage of collectives on social media and on our website. Please send us recommendations, updates and articles about collectives doing awesome things! And if you’d like to help with our 2015 shows, please drop us a line!

Wishing you all the best for 2015!

The Collective Show Team

Collective Show Mexico City 2014 – April 4-6

* DOWNLOAD COLLECTIVE SHOW MEXICO CITY 2014 PROGRAM [PDF] *

Collective Show Mexico City 2014 is less than 2 weeks away!
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DATES April 4-6, 2014
PLACE: [CASA MAAUAD] Altamirano 20 / [ESPACIO ELECTROMAGNÉTICO] Joaquín García Icazbalceta 31 – COLONIA SAN RAFAEL

MEXICO CITY 2014 PARTICIPATING GROUPS:
La77 + Alumnos47 + Beka&Jobb +  Bikini Wax + Bliss Crew+ BoyfriendGirlfriend + Casa Maauad +  Camel Collective + Crater Invertido + Colectivo Luz y Fuerza Cine Expandido + Ediciones Conquista +  Diagrama + Eyelevel BQE + Gatosaurio + Haven Press + Las Hermanas Iglesias + HKJB + Libros Caballos + Lodos Contemporáneo + Neter + Planta Baja + Radiador + Silvershed + Soloway Gallery + SOMOSMEXAS  + Taller La Trampa + TLC +++ COLABORACIONES + Diagrama + La77 + Lodos Contemporáneo +  Museo Universitario del Chopo +++

COLLABORATIONS
Diagrama, La77, Lodos Contemporáneo, Museo Universitario del Chopo

CO-ORGANIZED BY Casa Maauad, Luz y Fuerza Cine Expandido

SPEARHEADED BY Eyelevel BQE, Silvershed

Click here for more info.

Hope to see you there!

This Sunday, 4/21 – Closing Reception for Collective Show Mexico City

Acompañenos este Domingo 21 para la clausura de Collective Show Mx de 12pm-6pm en Neter.

Please join us this Sunday, 4/21 at Neter for the closing reception of Collective Show Mexico City.

12:00pm – 2:30pm
TALLER CON TRADE SCHOOL MEXICO / WORKSHOP WITH TRADE SCHOOL MEXICO
(link para registrarse al taller/ link to register for the workshop)

2:30pm – 3:00pm
PLÁTICA CON EDICIONES CONQUISTA / TALK WITH EDICIONES CONQUISTA

3:00pm – 4:00pm
PRESENTACIÓN DE TIM, LA NUEVA PUBLICACIÓN DE EDICIONES HUNGRÍA / PRESENTATION OF TIM, THE NEW PUBLICATION FROM EDICIONES HUNGRÍA

4:30pm – 5:00pm
PLÁTICA CON FUNDACIÓN ALUMNOS47 / TALK WITH ALUMNOS47

Closing Reception: Sunday, April 21, 12pm-6pm
Neter Proyectos, Calle 6, no. 11, Colonia San Pedro de los Pinos, México D.F.

Collective Show Mexico City – Photos from Opening Night!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the third Collective Show!

30 collectives, roughly 10 each from NYC, Mexico City and from all around Mexico, came together to produce a multifaceted show – with an additional archive of many years of work, from hundreds of artists working collectively.

The Opening Reception on Friday, April 12th was a brilliant success, bringing together hundreds of artists, supporters and sponsors alike in the one-of-a-kind Neter space.

A special thanks to Bruxo MezcalDos EquisHelado OscuroSociété Perrier and Patrona Cantina for the fun and spirited evening.

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Collective Show Mexico City – Just 2 Weeks Away!

COLLECTIVE SHOW MEXICO CITY 2013

Neter Calle 6, no. 11, Colonia San Pedro de los Pinos, México D.F.

RECEPTION Friday, April 12, 6-9pm
EXHIBITION April 10-21, 12-6pm
ARTIST TALK Friday, April 12, 6-7pm

Alumnos47 + Antena Estudio + Beka&Jobb + Bikini Wax + Blue Mango Mocqueca + BoyfriendGirlfriend + Camel Collective + Ediciones Conquista + Ediciones Hungría + ERRR-Magazine + Espacio Planta Baja + Eyelevel BQE + FURTHERMORE + Gowanus Studio + Haven Press + HKJB + JAPANTHER + Luck You Collective + MAMA + Neter + Our Goods + Perros Negros / Pazmaker + Pioneer Works / The Intercourse + Progress Report + Sector Reforma + Silvershed + Soloway Gallery + TradeSchool.coop + Truequeando / Trade School Mx + Ugly Duckling Presse+++

COLLABORATORS Alternative Histories + Ricardo Casas Design

SPECIAL THANKS Patrona Cantina + Mezcal Bruxo

Reports from Sunday Evening at Hôtel Americano

On a recent Sunday evening, Collective Show artists, patrons and other friends came together on the rooftop of Hôtel Americano to support the upcoming Collective Show exhibition in Mexico City.

In case you missed the event, you still have a chance to peruse the artworks that were featured in the evening’s silent auction.  Visit www.eyelevelfocus.com to view and bid on the works through April 10th. A portion of all sales will go towards the production of Collective Show Mexico City 2013, which opens April 10-21 at Neter.

This Sunday Evening: Benefit for Collective Show Mexico City at Hôtel Americano

Please join us this Sunday for a fundraiser to benefit the production of Collective Show Mexico City, an artist-organized exhibition of contemporary art groups recently established in New York and Mexico, opening in Mexico City in April 2013.

Select works will be featured in a silent auction.

Hôtel Americano
Sunday, March 24th, from 7pm-10pm
$15 suggested donation at the door

La Piscine Rooftop Pool & Bar
518 W27th Street, New York, NY 10001
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Collective Show Launches Exhibition in Mexico City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY – March 22, 2013 – Collective Show is pleased to present “Collective Show Mexico City,” an artist-organized exhibition of contemporary art groups recently established in New York and Mexico. This collaboratively curated “group show of group shows” features active artist-run spaces and projects formed in the past decade, showing side by side at Neter art space in Mexico City.

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Collective Show Mexico City Opens in April 2013

COLLECTIVE SHOW Mexico City 2013
Collective Show Mexico City opens April 10-21, 2013 at Neter.

Find out more here >