Chats About Change: Critical Conversations on Art and Politics

Chats About Change: Critical Conversations on Art and Politics

January 15th, 2015 @ Calstate LA
January 17th, 2015 @ LACE

Chats About Change: Critical Conversations on Art and Politics

Chats About Change: Critical Conversations on Art and Politics is five conversations addressing contemporary themes that artists and activists are developing in Los Angeles today. The dialogues will critically engage the topics of; participatory structures in culture, confrontational art practice, the dialectic of the spiritual and the political, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the politics of land use in a session co-organized with Sandra de la Loza. Chats About Change, independently organized by artists Elana Mann and Robby Herbst, represents a grassroots response to the national phenomena of the institutionalization of social practice art within hegemonic institutions. Chats About Change aims to strengthen local networks of politically oriented artists through a self-organized forum fostering analytical reflection and response. The events will take place at California State University Los Angeles, “The people’s university,” and at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), the innovative contemporary arts institution. Chats About Change asks questions, wages debates, and supports the community of people seeking experimental ways to affect Southern California and beyond.

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January 15th, 2015 @ California State University Los Angeles
6:00-10:00 pm
6:00-6:30 – Reception
6:30-10:00 Flowers For Action, Seeds For Change
Student Union, 3rd floor, San Gabriel Room
Park in Structure C or Lot 5
California State University Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000
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January 17th, 2015 @ Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
10:00-6:30 pm
10:00-10:30 Consulta
10:40-11:40 Creative Dissonance
11:50-12:50 How Can I Participate? (Part 1)
12:50-2:15 Lunch Break
12:50-1:50 How Can I Participate (Part 2) (Bring your own lunch session)
2:15-3:15 The Spiritual and the Political
3:25-4:25 Between The Artist, The Organizer, And The Social Worker
4:35-5:35 Bee Hive Session
As the final act for the day we’ll gather to beehive. We’ll call out topics and issues we’re interested in discussing. After a dozen or so of these are compiled, everyone will be invited to congregate around a topic of their choice, in small groups, like bees at the hive.
5:35-6:35 Cocktail Hour
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
6522 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 957-1777
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