Sunday, February 14, 2010

What remains of a building... ST_LA

What Remains of a Building...
Surface Tension_Los Angeles

Carmen Argote
Cindy Santos Bravo
Ken Ehrlich
Brandon LaBelle

Exhibition Duration: February 12 – March 28, 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, February 12th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

g727 is pleased to announce What Remains of a Building... an exhibition organized by Ken Ehrlich and Brandon LaBelle. The exhibition is an extension of the Surface Tension series which generates collaborative projects and publications addressing site-based art practices and questions around the built environment. This exhibition will be the third in the Surface Tension series following previous installments in Curitiba, Brazil (2006) and Copenhagen, Denmark (2007).

For the exhibition, each artist focuses on a specific built space, including the recent new headquarters of the LAPD, a domestic space in downtown, Hollywood motels, and the legendary jazz club, the Cadillac Café. Each site provides a generative platform for examining particular histories, cultures, and politics intertwined within the city of LA. Spatial interventions and inquiry, memory tracing and re-enactments, performative gestures and stagings feature as strategies to query what a building is and what it may become.

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