18th Street Arts Center throws a landmark ArtNight for the opening of Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artist Space Movement. Guest curated by Alex Donis and featuring seminal artists and artists groups Rachel Rosenthal, Barbara T. Smith, Suzanne Lacy/Leslie Labotowitz-Starus, Electronic Café International and EZTV, Collaboration Labs is 18th Street’s contribution to the Getty Foundation’s unprecedented initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980. Celebrate the artists who helped make Los Angeles and 18th Street venerable landmarks for conceptual art and avant-garde culture in LA.
5:30–6 pm VIP PREVIEW RECEPTION
6–10 pm INTERNATIONAL VISTING ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS
6–10 pm OUTDOOR ARTMARKET
7–8:15 pm OUTDOOR STAGE: BALI & BEYOND Gamelan orchestra
“This concert is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.”
8:30 pm HIGHWAYS PERFORMANCE SPACE: THE ALL STARS OF NONVIOLET COMMUNICATION, A blue vaudevillian poem in three parts
DANGEROUSLY GOOD, SERIOUSLY CHEAP EATS PROVIDED BY KOMODO FOOD TRUCK
COMPLIMENTARY COCKTAILS PROVIDED BY IZZE Sparkling Juice, PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, Hpnotiq, Liqueur, LunAzul Tequila & Burnett’s Vodka
ArtNight is made possible (in part) by the cultural funding initiatives of the City of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Arts Commission, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, the James Irvine Foundation, the California Community Foundation, and The Getty Foundation.
This show is 18th Street’s contribution to the Getty Foundations Pacific Standard Time Art in LA 1945-1980 initiative Collaboration Labs: investigates five artists and artists groups that have been central to the alternative artist space movement in Southern California since the early 1970s. These makers and collectives - Rachel Rosenthal, Barbara T. Smith, Suzanne Lacy/Leslie Labowitz-Starus, Kit Galloway/Sherrie Rabinowitz, and EZTV - have all been involved in collaboration within their own work, as well as with the founding of key artist-run spaces in the Los Angeles region. Through its wealth of documentation, video, photography, and performance - much of it never before seen - this exhibit traces how these diverse art practices were in dialogue with the growing movement of independent art spaces throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
For more information on "Collaboration Labs" visit www.18thstreet.org