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LA as Lab 2017 - Extra Territories

Presented by: Claremont Graduate University’s School of Arts and Humanities, Transdisciplinary Studies, and Sotheby’s Institute of Art - Los Angeles
With Generous support from the Thornton F. Bradshaw Programs and Endowment Fund

Keynote Speaker: Lita Albuquerque
Lita Albuquerque is an internationally renowned installation, environmental artist, painter and sculptor.

Cross-sector. Multi-platform. Trans-disciplinary. Art and culture in Los Angeles are on the move, pushing past the conventional way of doing things, beyond institutional frames, and out of bounds. Public art and location-based cultural events are playing a bigger and more important role in Southern California. Museums and cultural organizations are increasingly affiliates rather than centers, not necessarily on the margins, but not in the middle either. They serve as part of a big and important cast, but in a show without leads, or a house. It’s all happening out there: In public. On the street. By the river. On the beach. In the desert. But who’s in charge and who is being served and supported? What’s the role of the art and cultural institution in this new extra-territorial world? Who are its inhabitants? Its visitors? Its performers? Its audiences? Where does everyone go when it’s all over? Who picks up the pieces? Who carries the torch? LA as LAB 2017 will ask these questions and others in an effort to better understand the extra territories of art and cultural activity in Southern California and beyond.

Speakers include:

Jonathan T D Neil, Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art at Claremont Graduate University
Sarah Conley Odenkirk, Associate Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art Los Angeles
Alma Ruiz, Independent Curator of Latin American Art

Betty Avila, Associate Director, Self Help Graphics & Art
Yuval Bar-Zemer, Developer
Danielle Brazell
General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Vida Brown, Visual Arts Curator at the California African American Museum
Leticia Buckley, Director of Communications and Marketing for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Ciara Ennis, Director and Curator, Pitzer College Art Galleries
Veronique d’Entremont, Artist and Teacher
Felicia Filer, Director, Public Art Division at City of Los Angeles
Alexandra Grant, Artist
Kenyatta A C Hinkle, Interdisciplinary Visual Artist, Writer and Performer
Samantha Harris, Landscape Architect, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Partner
Selma Holo, Director, USC Fisher Museum of Art
Letitia Ivins, Creative Services Manager, Los Angeles Metro
Leslie Johnson, Director of Social Strategy, Innovation and Impact at Center Theatre Group

Olga Koumoundorous, American Sculptor and Installation Artist
Sandra de la Loza, Artist and Founder of the Pocho Research Society of Erased and Invisible History
Dan Rosenfeld, Urban Planner and Developer
Joan WeinsteinThe Getty Foundation Deputy Director

View the full schedule here