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Join us at MOCA for a very special performance event and book launch for  Susan Silton's publication project\, Who's in a Name?

T his event will feature approximately thirty of the participating artists pr esenting short responses in various forms to the project\, including (list subject to change): Suzanne Adelman\, Judie Bamber\, Laurel Beckman\, Kaucy ila Brooke\, David Burns\, Kristin Calabrese\, Joshua Callaghan\, Carolyn C astaño\, Ginny Cook\, Eileen Cowin\, Ken Ehrlich\, Micol Hebron\, Sant Khal sa\, Eve Luckring\, Audrey Mandelbaum\, Yong Soon Min\, Brian Moss\, Amitis Motevalli\, Sandeep Mukherjee\, Hillary Mushkin\, Sheila Pinkel\, Yvonne R ainer\, Connie Samaras\, Joseph Santarromana\, Margie Schnibbe\, Kim Schoen \, Alex Slade\, Stephen van Dyck\, Matias Viegener\, Austin Young.
Who's in a Name? began as an intervention in a public project by artist John Baldessari. In Januar y 2011\, Baldessari launched YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS on the façade of the Australian Museum in Sydney\, Australia. Leading up to the launch of th e project and during its three-week duration\, viewers were invited to regi ster their names on a dedicated website. Participants were then informed wh en their names would be illuminated on a nearly 100-foot L.E.D. screen\; th e website presented a 24/7 streaming image of registered names coming in an d out of view every fifteen seconds. In January 2011\, when Silton first le arned about the project\, she invited artist friends and colleagues to each register the name of an artist who had committed suicide. These names she culled from a Wikipedia site devoted to the archiving of artists (and other s) who had ended their lives.

Fifty-nine artists\, including Silton\, agreed to participate. Subseq uently the artist asked eleven young art historians/writers to rewrite 200- word bios of all of the living and non-living artists. These biographical e ntries\, along with screengrabs Silton captured of all of the suicidees' re gistered names\, and an essay by art historian Liz Kotz\, are gathered toge ther in the book.

Refres hments and booksigning to follow in MOCA bookstore

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DTEND:20130518T170000 DTSTAMP:20140902T071831 DTSTART:20130518T140000 GEO:34.052871;-118.250842 LOCATION:MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.\,250 S. Grand Ave. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90012 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Who's in a Name?\, Susan Silton UID:274131 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR