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Emi Fontana

Interview with Emi Fontana  

Los Angeles, Dec. 2010 - Emi Fontana is the Executive and Creative Director of West of Rome, a nonprofit arts organization launched in 2005 that functions without a permanent exhibition space. Instead, West of Rome uses the varied geography of Los Angeles as an ever-rotating location for its artists’ often site-specific work. Recent events include “Eternity Forever,” Marnie Weber’s performance and exhibition of a new film and collage at The Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum in Altadena, and Je... [more]

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Mike Kelley, Michael Smith at West of Rome May 26th, 2010 - August 26th, 2010
Posted 7/26/10

Leave it to Beckett to pose the activity of art making as one massive, unredeemable failure: “To be an artist is to fail,” he says in one of his more lucid moments, “As no other dares fail, and that failure is his world and the shrink from it desertion, art and craft, good housekeeping and living.” Beckett’s is a strange vocation, which could also read as an instructional manual for both Mike Kelley and Michael Smith, who both made careers in the nineties, exploring the fine art of fail... [more]

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