ART 2102

Four Covers of the Art 2102 Book


January 15, 2011, 2 to 6PM
2640 S. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034 (map)

In conjunction with the launch of Dispatches and Directions, some of the most interesting artists and organizers in Los Angeles will engage each other in discussion on a variety of topics relevant to their work. Participants will include Dorit Cypis, Jennifer Doyle, Lauri Firstenberg, Eve Fowler, Piero Golia, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Thomas Lawson, Giles Miller, Davida Nemeroff, Renaud Proch, and Wu Tsang.

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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.

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Los Angeles Organizers in Interview Magazine.

Night Gallery's Paul Heyer & Davida Nemeroff

It’s not often that I open up Interview, coincidentally the only magazine I subscribe to ($8 for a year is cheaper than $9 an issue) and spot a few familiar faces. I’m not talking about the pop stars, film actresses and reality celebs that so often grace the magazine covers, but familiar faces that correspond with names in my cell phone or memories of sausage eating on Silvershed‘s rooftop. Needless to say, it was a very happy surprise to see both ACP (Artist Curated Projects) and Night Gallery featured in Interview Magazine’sL.A. Artworld‘ piece in the current December/January issue.

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Tussie Mussie

Tussie Mussie Invite

Charming, varietal, capricious, distinctive—all are descriptors of both the petite Victorian floral arrangement, as well as Collective Show’s New York evening and fundraiser.  Presented by Silvershed, the event featured jazz music by Sammy Miller and the Congregation, an array of various patés by Les Trois Petits Cochons, and a backroom bar by Café Select. Allocating each wall to a different curatorial undertaking, the space presented three visual arrangements by Cecelia+Helene, Ronnie Kimm, and Collective Show itself. All of the works on display were available for purchase. Each of the individual Tussie Mussie contributions stood independently while also allowing for a collective viewing experience. 

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Collective Show New York

On a balmy late summer evening, viewers packed in to Participant Inc.’s Houston St. gallery space for the opening reception of Collective Show New York. The crowd spilled out onto Houston St. and drew interest from wandering passersby. The walls were lined with an array of engaging pieces that often eschewed norms of viewer and audience participation as well as authorial attribution. The show featured hanging works, interactive sculptural assemblages, and performances that continued beyond the reception gathering.

Collective Show New York 2010, outside Participant Inc

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Photos from 2010 New York Show

Collective Show New York 2010 at Participant Inc.

Collective Show New York at Participant Inc.

Collective Show New York 2010 was an artist-organized exhibition of contemporary collaborative art groups recently established in New York. Thirty art groups exhibited their work in the September show at PARTICIPANT INC, a not-for-profit gallery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Artworks, posters and publications were on display. Screenings and performances also took place during the exhibition. 

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