the mañana show

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the mañana show
Curated by: Oona Gardner

512 N. Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA 90004
April 2nd, 2011 - April 29th, 2011
Opening: April 2nd, 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

silverlake/echo park
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
Michael Warner digital, Julia Kristeva, Jacques Lacan, Publics and Counterpublics photography mixed-media installation, video-art, performance, conceptual



April 2 ­– April 29, 2011

Opening Reception: Sat. April 2, 2011, 7–10pm

with piñata and book party

Opening April 2, 2011, Chime and Co. is pleased to present the mañana show, an inaugural exhibition of work by contributers to Mañana por la Mañana: Laura Bouza, Riah Buchanan, Oona Gardner, Sascha Goldhor, Eileen Levinson, Tanya Rubbak. Mañana por la Mañana is a Los Angeles based salon of women artists, writers, film-makers, and designers.

By making work out of the work of others the Mañanas are becoming a kind of rhizome, interdependent, revealing the traces of their past, and of their associations, while at the same time evolving and transgressing. The activity of giving and receiving becomes a comment on the role of authorship and originality. It is this spirit of gifting and reciprocity that makes the work you see not just work by an individual, but by and of a group.

This exhibition experiments with possibilities for contemporary feminist art practice, through ways of engagement with each other and the public. “Publics exist only by virtue of their imagining... their imaginary character is never merely a matter of private fantasy...They fail if they have no reception in the world.”3 What does it mean to move from living room to gallery space; private to public? How can these spheres overlap?