The Art of Politics in Los Angeles
November 18, 2017 - January 12, 2018
November 18, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brand Library & Art Center is pleased to present an exhibition, conceived and organized by Joey Forsyte, Lawrence Gipe and Alex Kritselis, that features the work of 20 Los Angeles-based artists whose engagement with political topics is an integral part of their practices.
Throughout history, artists have been activists - digging beneath the surface, posing the critical questions, challenging authority and calling the public to action. In today’s contentious climate, LA artists are responding to this new urgency, seeking to tell their truth in an era when truth is becoming a precious commodity.
ONE YEAR: The Art of Politics in Los Angeles is a group exhibition of 20 Los Angeles-based artists. Each engages with political topics that frame our turbulent era as an integral part of their practices. The exhibition presents a multiplicity of voices, constructing a narrative from a wide range of disciplines including video, painting, drawing, fiber arts, ceramics, mixed media and photography.
Diverse in culture, identity and age, the artists selected for ONE YEAR: The Art of Politics in Los Angeles have been addressing issues like immigration policy, race, gender discrimination, and environmental concerns well before the current administration. The artists of ONE YEAR: The Art of Politics in Los Angeles are united in their desire to inspire awareness, as well as manifest their deep political convictions through their art.
ONE YEAR: The Art of Politics in Los Angeles brings new perspectives to the current political climate and hopes to inspire people to question, to learn and to act in support of their beliefs and desires for this country. The exhibition invites the public to join the artists and organizers in talks, film screenings, workshops and related events.
Artists include: Kim Abeles, Guillermo Bert, Eileen Cowin, Kohshin Finley, Ron Finley, Joey Forsyte, Keiko Fukasawa, Lawrence Gipe, Mark Steven Greenfield, Scott Grieger, Emily Elisa Halpern, Alex Kritselis, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Constance Mallinson, Star Montana, Amitis Motevalli, Thinh Nguyen, Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers), Ben Sakoguchi, Alexis Smith, Linda Vallejo, and HK Zamani.
Saturday | DECEMBER 2, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday | DECEMBER 10, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday | DECEMBER 17, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday | JANUARY 7, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM