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Angels Gate Cultural Center

Exhibition Detail
Salty Dog Bites the Hand
Curated by: Allan Sekula
3601 South Gaffey St., Box 1
San Pedro, CA 90731

April 27th, 2008 - June 15th, 2008
April 27th, 2008 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pier J, Los Angeles, California. Google Satellite Photograph, 3/39/2004, 1”=1’-0’, Heather RasmussenHeather Rasmussen,
Pier J, Los Angeles, California. Google Satellite Photograph, 3/39/2004, 1”=1’-0’,
2007, Cardstock on paper, 120 X 300 inches
© Heather Rasmussen
beach cities/south bay
Monday > Friday 10 - 5pm; every 2nd Saturday of the month
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
This event is appropriate for children

This exhibition emerges from a two-year seminar-laboratory on globalization taught by Allan Sekula at the California Institute of the Arts. No idea of globalization is worth its salt unless it tastes of the sea and seaports. Why is the Port of Los Angeles considering promoting an international art biennial like other ports? Why is the waterfront getting gussied up, with stacks and stacks of monuments to industries and jobs that have vanished? We looked at other ports and waterfronts, from Ensenada to Istanbul. We even took a bargain-basement cruise, and tried to figure out how the cruise lines make their profits. And we wondered if a small exhibition produced by a small group of collaborators could address the confluence of local and global forces in a port city in a more modest and efficient and quirky way than a big international exhibition. What happens to the ocean when we eat big fish that eat little fish? Can a satellite photograph of a container terminal translate into minimalist origami? What does an old sea captain have to say about the monster port?

The exhibition features work by 2008 MFA graduates Ian Arenas, Allie Bogle, Louisa Conrad, Lindsay Foster, Sidonie Loiseleux, Justin Long, Alejandro Sanchez, and Carlin Wing, 2007 MFA graduate Heather Rasmussem, CalArts Photography and Media faculty members Andrew Freeman and Allan Sekula. Curated by Allan Sekula in collaboration with the artists.

Allan Sekula attended Point Fermin School, Dana Jr. High School and graduated from San Pedro High School in 1968.

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