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Joy and Misery

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Joy and Misery, 2008 Poster © Ben Shaffer
Joy and Misery
Curated by: Ben Shaffer

533 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
October 25th, 2008 - November 22nd, 2008
Opening: October 25th, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.fivethirtythree.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
EMAIL:  
info@fivethirtythree.org
PHONE:  
1.213.627.1541
OPEN HOURS:  
Flexible, please email for appointment.
COST:  
Free
CHILDREN:  
This event is appropriate for children

DESCRIPTION

Five Thirty Three is proud to announce Joy and Misery, curated by Ben Shaffer, as a continuation of their exhibitions focusing on exciting shows that attempt to stretch the bounds of art exhibitions.

Joy and Misery are emotions that exist together, both in contradiction and collaboration.  The work in this exhibition creates a space in which these dualities simultaneously emerge.  It poses questions, raises possibilities, and meditates on the current state of contemporary events and individual views.

The exhibition subconsciously addresses the human ability to manifest and regard how opposites create a contradictory understanding of the center of existence, and questions what that center is.

"Whenever one moves out of the transcendent one comes into a field of opposites. One of the problems of life is to live with the realization of both terms, that is to say, I know the center and I know that good and evil are simply temporal aberrations, and that in God's view, there is no difference."

-Joseph Campbell 


The opening will also feature live performances by Fresher Flesh, Telematique, and Squarepeg Roundhole.