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BRUCE YONEMOTO AT LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM

Norman Yonemoto and Bruce Yonemoto
Based on Romance (1979, video, color, sound, 24 min)
Industry Town: The Avant-Garde and Hollywood
Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980

Screening Date: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 7:30 PM
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028


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NINA T. BECKER (JONAS) RECEIVES THE SIX POINTS FELLOWSHIP

Nina T. Becker (MFA'10) received the Six Points Fellowship.  Becker was one of nine emerging artists in the fileds of performing arts, visual arts, film, and music to recieve the inaugural fellowship in Los Angeles.  Each fellow will receive $40,000 to develop new works over a two-year period.


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THE RADICALIZATION OF A '50s HOUSEWIFE: A SOLO PROJECT BY BARBARA T. SMITH (OPENING RECEPTION)

The Radicalization of a 50s Housewife revisits Barbara T. Smith's transgressive artwork Birthdaze, produced in 1980 and later performed on the occasion of the artist's 50th Birthday. Combining elements of Catholic hagiography with Eastern Tantric ritual, the performance symbolized Smith's journey away from 50s society life towards 60s feminism, avant-garde culture and beyond.  In addition to the original artwork, this exhibition features archival material documenting Birthdaze's making, illuminating Smith's political and aesthetic intentionality for the first time.   The Radicalization of a 50s Housewife further positions Birthdaze as the result of Smith's life's work – both as a feminist and an artist – beginning in the conservative post-war period of the 50s, through the cultural revolution of the 60s/70s and culminating in the nascent moment of the Reagan era, when the culture wars were looming on the horizon. Curated by Juli Carson


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...AND EUROPE WILL BE STUNNED: A FILM TRILOGY BY YAEL BARTANA (OPENING RECEPTION)

The UAG is proud to present the US premiere of Yael Bartana’s ... and Europe will be stunned.   This exhibition was the official Polish participation at the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice. It is also the inaugural event to be held in the Contemporary Arts Center Gallery at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts.  Bartana’s trilogy aesthetically references propaganda films of the 1930s, which, when presented as a gallery installation, collectively deconstruct a group of ideological positions that contributed to the founding of Israel – European anti-Semitism, Colonialism, Socialism, and Zionism.  In so doing, the historical origin and development of Zionism, vis-à-vis Israel’s contemporary political stance toward the Palestinians, is scrutinized.  Key to the installation is the viewer’s geographical transportation from Israel/Palestine to Poland, which is enacted in Bartana’s films through a fictional political movement, “The Jewish Renaissance Movement


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THE RADICALIZATION OF A '50s HOUSEWIFE: A SOLO PROJECT BY BARBARA T. SMITH

The Radicalization of a 50s Housewife revisits Barbara T. Smith's transgressive artwork Birthdaze, produced in 1980 and later performed on the occasion of the artist's 50th Birthday. Combining elements of Catholic hagiography with Eastern Tantric ritual, the performance symbolized Smith's journey away from 50s society life towards 60s feminism, avant-garde culture and beyond.  In addition to the original artwork, this exhibition features archival material documenting Birthdaze's making, illuminating Smith's political and aesthetic intentionality for the first time.   The Radicalization of a 50s Housewife further positions Birthdaze as the result of Smith's life's work – both as a feminist and an artist – beginning in the conservative post-war period of the 50s, through the cultural revolution of the 60s/70s and culminating in the nascent moment of the Reagan era, when the culture wars were looming on the horizon. Curated by Juli Carson


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...AND EUROPE WILL BE STUNNED: A FILM TRILOGY BY YAEL BARTANA

The UAG is proud to present the US premiere of Yael Bartana’s ... and Europe will be stunned.   This exhibition was the official Polish participation at the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice. It is also the inaugural event to be held in the Contemporary Arts Center Gallery at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts.  Bartana’s trilogy aesthetically references propaganda films of the 1930s, which, when presented as a gallery installation, collectively deconstruct a group of ideological positions that contributed to the founding of Israel – European anti-Semitism, Colonialism, Socialism, and Zionism.  In so doing, the historical origin and development of Zionism, vis-à-vis Israel’s contemporary political stance toward the Palestinians, is scrutinized.  Key to the installation is the viewer’s geographical transportation from Israel/Palestine to Poland, which is enacted in Bartana’s films through a fictional political movement, “The Jewish


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ULYSSES JENKINS AT LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions presents Black Gold Fever, Ulysses Jenkins' multi-media performance ritual utilizing video projections, dance, music and spoken word. 

October 13, 2011, 7-9pm


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YARON HAKIM AND MORGAN WELLS IN STEVE TURNER'S LOS ANGELES ARTIST MAP

Steve Turner Contemporary presents Steve Turner's Los Angeles Artist Map, which features 24 studios of emerging artists, including current graduate student Yaron Hakim and alumnus Morgan Wells.

October 1 - 2, 2011


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JENNIFER BERGER AND STACY KRANITZ AT OCCCA

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art presents You First, a group exhibition curated by Rob Mintz and Dalibor Polivka.  The show includes current graduate students Jennifer Berger and Stacy Kranitz.

October 1 - 29, 2011

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 5-10pm


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