Farimani

Farimani is an artist-produced publication that is distributed internationally. The 11-piece volume of books can be read as a trajectory of printed work that evolves from each issue to the other, with the individual books being highly dependent on those that come before and after.

Seeking to produce an artistic space within the pages of a text, Farimani pulls work from artists, cultural criticism and theory, and musicians. The notions of time, evolution, and continuity are highly significant in the project. Departing from where its previous let off, each issue will take on a greater size so that the final component will literally bear the weight of its predecessors.

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Collective Show Los Angeles 2011 – Pictures!

Collective Show Los Angeles was an extraordinary success! Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making it happen! Photos after the jump!

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2nd Annual Queer Pile-Up!

2nd Annual Queer Pile-up Flyer

Another smashing success, the 2nd Annual Queer Pile-up! proved beyond doubt that local queer artists working in all mediums are an industrious, thoughtful and motivated bunch. With over 200 guests coming through the doors during the evening and 40 artist participants, the outcome was truly inspired and inspiring. Paintings, drawings, photos, book arts, sculpture, community outreach, videos, wearables, ‘zines and performance shared a nurturing and welcoming space. The result was surprisingly cohesive given the premise of the show: a temporarily repurposed storefront studio cleared out for one evening, filled with art on a drop-in basis, and cleared out again at the end of the night. Big thanks to Amy Adler for once again loaning us her studio!

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BHQFU: What Is A Metaphor?

The Bruce High Quality Foundation University is a community of artists and scholars in pursuit of higher education and learning that exists outside of and beyond the traditional structure of the art school. Its weekly Tuesday crit group, What Is A Metaphor?, assembles for an uncensored examination of various artists’ work for viewing and feedback. More »

A note from the GIBSMIR-Family

We are the GIBSMIR-Family and would like to invite you to swap your art (not bigger than 12×12 inch) with a Swiss artist at the Collective Art Show, L.A. You can see all the works online at www.gibs-mir.at/la.html.

GIBSMIR-Family at Collective Show Los Angeles 2011

The idea behind the project, Tree Structure, is to present on a table at Collective Show, L.A. small-scale work by Swiss artists. Artists converging in Los Angeles are invited to swap their work with work set out by others. To continue the game, participants can exchange repeatedly, replacing new works on the table. Every substitution will be registered with the respective artist’s name/work/website, which can be tracked in real-time on the website www.gibs-mit.at. Visit us at Collective Show Los Angeles 2011 on Saturday, January 29, 12-6pm to swap your work with work on our table.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.
The GIBSMIR-Family, Veronika Spierenburg, Urs August Steiner, Marcel Reimer

The Activity of Collectivity Panel Discussion at Collective Show Los Angeles

Collective Show Los Angeles invites you to PUBLIC DISCUSSION #5: THE ACTIVITY OF COLLECTIVITY

995, 997 North Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Saturday, January 22, 2011
2-4pm

“In conjunction with the launch of Dispatches and Directions, ART2102 is inviting some of the most interesting artists and organizers in Los Angeles to engage each other in discussion on a variety of topics relevant to their work.

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Collective Show Los Angeles Opens Tonight – Thursday, 1/20!

Collective Show Los Angeles 2011 Invite

If you’re around tonight, stop by the opening reception for Collective Show Los Angeles 2011!  

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Collective Show Launches Los Angeles Exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los Angeles, CA – January 11, 2011 – 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.

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Queer Pile Up! 2011

In conjunction with Collective Show Los Angeles, Darin Klein and Suzanne Wright will host the 2nd Annual Queer Pile Up! at Amy Adler’s Echo Park studio. All are invited to attend the one-night-only showcase of local queer artists and performers! If you are looking to participate, arrive with everything you need to perform or install your presentation. Artists perform and are shown on a first-come, first-served basis!

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