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Artist Lab open studio\, January 14 - March 29
\nOpenin g Reception\, February 23\, 8 - 10 pm \n
'Born to Curate' Event \, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
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SANTA MONICA\, CA - Encompassing 18th Street Arts Cent er's Visiting Artist Residency Program\, its Artis t Labs process-based exhibition series\, and in partnership with H ighways Performance Space\, Paris-based artists Ivan Argote and Pauline Bastard tap into multiple platforms for publ ic engagement from January through March 2013. Guest-curated by Isabelle Le Normand\, Argote and Bastard are frequent collaborators that create "scena rios" as the premise for their art-making. Often times relying on public or community participation\, Argote and Bastard favor the unexpected outcomes that arise from collective action. A group of videos\, objects and functio nal installations will occupy the main gallery\, and new works will be deve loped on-site throughout the course of their residency. 

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As a culminatin g event\, Argote and Bastard present  BORN TO CURATE\, a l ive curatorial battle that pits four teams of Los Angeles-based curators he ad to head in a fast-paced game of wit and knowledge. Structured like a gam e show\, teams have two minutes to conceptualize a curatorial project or ex hibition in response to a theme picked at random. Inverting the largely pri vate curatorial process into a public event\, ideas behind the construction of meaning are infused with open response and humor. Winners are determine d by an applause meter and receive the coveted BORN TO CURATE trophy. 

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Ivan Argote &\; Pauline Bastard and BORN TO CURATE are part of Ceci n'est pas...\, a p roject initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the Unit ed States in association with the Institut Français\, with the support of t he Alliance Française of Los Angeles\, the French Ministry of Culture and C ommunication and the participation of many local institutions over the cour se of five months.      

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DATES:

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Residency: January 2 - February 28\, 2013

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Artist Labs Exhibition: January 14 - March 29\, 2013 (in process until February 2 3)

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Public Event and Reception: February 23\, 2013

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Iván Argote    

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Iván Argote was born in Bogota in 1983. He lives and works between Paris and New York\, and gra duated from the Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2009.  Recent exhibitions include: 3 0th São Paulo Biennial\, "Sin heroísmos\, por favor" (solo)\, CA2M\, Madrid (2012)\; Art Brussels (solo)\, Perrotin booth (2012)\; Girarse\, Joan Miró Fundation\, Barcelona\; The Dialectic City\, Laboratorio de Artes Binarios \, Puerto Rico (2011)\; Caliente\, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin\, Paris\, 2011 (solo show)\; A brake to dance\, Galerie Valenzuela &\; Klenner\, Bogot a\, Colombia\, 2009\; Zapping Unit\, MAC/VAL Museum of Contemporary Art of Val-de-Marne\, Vitry-sur-Seine\, France\, 2009. He's preparing upcoming exh ibitions\, including: 30th Sao Paulo Biennale (Sep 2012)\; La Estrategia\, Palais de Tokyo (Dec 2012). Iván Argote's practice deals with social\, poli tical and art historical fields through mediums as varied as video\, photogr aphy\, sculpture and painting. Being simultaneously the director and main a ctor in his work\, Iván interrogates with humour the views and perspectives imposed by our social positions\, the status of an artwork and the notion of interactivity\, which he addresses through a fictionalisation of the ever yday.

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Pauline Bastard

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Pauline Bastard was born in 1982 and lives and works between Paris and New York. She graduated in 20 09 from the Beaux-Arts in Paris and from the University of La Sorbonne\, Pa ris in 2010\, she then spent a one year research residency in New York Univ ersity. Recent exhibitions include: 30th São Paulo Biennial\, Unheimliche R eisen at Dienstgebaude\, Zurich\; Coup Double at FRAC Aquitaine\, Bordeaux\ ; Voyage voyage at Maison de l'Amérique Latine\; Green-white-red at Collezi one Maramotti\, Regio Emilia\, Italia\; Jours Heureux at 80WSE\, New York\; XOVUXY at Eva Hober gallery\, Paris (solo show)\; Rehab\, Espace Electra\, Paris. She is now in residency in Domaine departemental de Chamarande wher e she is preparing for upcoming exhibitions\, including the 30th Sao Paulo biennal. She invites us into a world where fiction and reality are entangled \, at the heart of which misleading fictions reign. Through mediums such as video and sculpture\, she plays with and defies narrative processes through the phenomenon of detachment\, re-appropriation and semantic displacement. Popular objects and everyday materials are omnipresent in her practice\, cr eating a complicit game with the spectator where the veracity of their ficti onal and dramatic potential is questioned. The Sauna\, Mains d'Oeuvres\, 20 10\, Paris

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Curator\, Isabelle Le Normand  

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Isa belle Le Normand is curator and Director of Visual Arts at Mains d'Œuvres\, a nonprofit\, multidisciplinary gallery and performance space in the heart of the Flea Market of Paris showing emerging\, mid-career and established a rtists. She has recently organized the exhibitions Better Being a Virus Tha n Catching a Cold\, (Budapest\, FKSE 2011\, Mains d'Œuvres\, 2008)\, An Auc tion\, (Mains d'Œuvres\, 2011)\, Who do you admire ? (La Box\, Bourges\, 20 11)\, La Famille Farrell (Maison Populaire\, Montreuil \; Mains d'Œuvres\, Saint-Ouen\, 2010)\, Diagonal Argument (Bétonsalon\, 2008). Since September 2011\, she runs the seminar  Los Angeles -from Margins to Center at ESAAA\ , Annecy. She is currently in residency at Cité Des Arts in Paris to curate the project I Am Here For You\, to establish links between artists from ab road and the Parisian art scene. 

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Ceci n'est pas... is a project initiated by the Cultural S ervices of the French Embassy in the United States in association with the Institut Français\, with the support of the Alliance Française of Los Angel es\, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the participation of many local institutions.Ceci n'est pas... will begin on December 1\, 20 12 with the opening of the exhibition LOST IN LA\, organized by the FLAX Fo undation and will continue for 5 months\, ending in April 2013. It will gat her more than 30 Franco-American collaborations that are being prepared by art centers\, museums\, art schools and non-profit organizations in Los Ang eles\, covering a large spectrum of contemporary creation\, from sculpture to performance\, and from architecture to video.

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In 2006\, The Cent re Pompidou proposed the exhibition\, "Los Angeles\, 1955-1985\, Birth of a n artistic capital". Building on this large exhibition\, through the existi ng references to French art and culture in the Los Angeles art scene\, it b ecame pertinent to highlight the ties between France and the City of Angels \, which has since become a true cultural capital of the world.

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