Audrey Chan speaks to Mark Manders about sculpture as self-portraiture, language and artistic meaning, and testing work in supermarkets.
Thursday 14 August 2008.
Thursday 21 August 2008.
Thursday 28 August 2008.
Screenings are FREE and begin at 8:15 pm
To celebrate Afterall 18, please join us for a three-week rooftop series of sci-fi inspired films and artists videos screened atop the landmark Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. In the high season of summer blockbusters, this series presents low-fi cult features and artist videos that use elements of science fiction to cast new light on earthly struggles and everyday phenomena. Outer space is used as a metaphor for psychological inner space, post-apocalyptic futures and interplanetary utopias are imagined through the quotidian lens of social progress, and android life illuminates human dysfunction on Earth. <\p>
REDCAT Theater, 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles
In conjunction with the exhibition 'David Lamelas: Los Angeles Time as Activity' at MC, Los Angeles and the release of Afterall issue 13, MC and Afterall are pleased to present Time is a Fiction, a programme comprising five early 16mm films by David Lamelas. This series is curated by Jacqueline Holt and distributed by LUX, London.
Coco Fusco’s recent exhibit at MC included the photographic series Bare Life Study #1, a fictional military interrogation training manual for women, an enigmatic presentation of real manuals on a desk...
Lorna Simpson's mid-career survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles dazzles and disappoints in equal parts...
Just as the young Cy Twombly's foray into military cryptology later informed his gestural abstraction and childlike scribbles, John Bock's double degree in art and economics now seems inextricably linked to the understanding of his practice..
With every scrupulously placed graphite stroke, Vija Celmins's deceptively analytical drawings bear down on the question of representation and throw into high relief both the power and the limits of the drawing medium...
War memorials bear the constant duty to point towards fragments of the past, framing and reifying that which we sanction as official history. Although these monuments stand in for our memories, there is often a determined effort to forget - to misremember and to disremember the past.
In her recent show at Angles Gallery (2006), Judy Fiskin showed a grainy, black and white Super-8 film titled The End of Photography (2006). As the declarative title suggests, much is at stake in this project...
In Chen Xiaoyun's first US solo show, 'Faint', the artist seems to ask us to consider how we derive meaning from narrative. His video work has a literary quality, though his use of overly wrought symbols empties this underlying narrative desire of any moral reward...
Though Los Angeles is now considered a center for artistic production in the United States second only to New York, the burgeoning contemporary art scene here is by any normal measure still in its infancy...
Monique Prieto in conversation with Thomas Lawson
Piero Golia in conversation with Andrew Berardini