LA as LAB: External Territories

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Albrecht Auditorium | Claremont Graduate University
925 N. Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

Art and culture in Los Angeles are on the move, pushing past the conventional, beyond institutional frames, and out of bounds. Art is happening everywhere. In public. On the street. By the river. On the beach. In the desert.

Public art and location-based cultural events are playing a bigger and more important role in Southern California. Museums and cultural organizations are increasingly affiliates, rather than centers. But who is in charge, and who is being served and supported? What is the role of the art and cultural institution in this new, extra-territorial world?

Join us on Saturday, April 8, 2017, for a powerful and provocative look at art’s changing identity in Southern California during this year’s LA as LAB conference, held on the Claremont Graduate University campus.

Keynote Speaker: Lita Albuquerque
Lita Albuquerque is an internationally renowned installation, environmental artist, painter and sculptor.

Speakers and panelists include:
Jonathan T. D. Neil, Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles
Sarah Conley Odenkirk, Associate Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles
Alma Ruiz, Independent Curator of Latin American Art

Betty Avila, Associate Director, Self Help Graphics & Art
Yuval Bar-Zemer, Developer
Danielle Brazell, General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Vida Brown, Visual Arts Curator at the California African American Museum
Leticia Buckley, Director of Communications and Marketing for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Ciara Ennis, Director and Curator, Pitzer College Art Galleries
Veronique d’Entremont, Artist and Teacher
Felicia Filer, Director, Public Art Division at City of Los Angeles
Alexandra Grant, Artist
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Interdisciplinary Visual Artist, Writer and Performer
Samantha Harris, Landscape Architect, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Partner
Selma Holo, Director, USC Fisher Museum of Art
Letitia Ivins, Creative Services Manager, Los Angeles Metro
Leslie Johnson, Director of Social Strategy, Innovation and Impact at Center Theatre Group
Olga Koumoundorous, American Sculptor and Installation Artist
Sandra de la Loza, Artist and Founder of the Pocho Research Society of Erased and Invisible History
Dan Rosenfeld, Urban Planner and Developer
Joan Weinstein, The Getty Foundation Deputy Director

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Presented by Claremont Graduate University’s School of Arts and Humanities, Transdisciplinary Studies, and Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles.

With generous support from the Thornton F. Bradshaw Programs and Endowment Fund.

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