-Dispatches and Directions: On Artist-Run Organizations in Los Angeles-
Edited by Ronni Kimm and Jesse Aron Green, Dispatches and Directions: On Artist-Run Organizations in Los Angeles is the final project and publication of Art2102. Information continues below.
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Over the past several years ART2102 has acted as a platform for artists and curators in Los Angeles to realize their projects and exhibitions. From its space in Boyle Heights, ART2102 hosted a vibrant program known for its open cultural discourse and flexibility of ideas, and for engaging both local and international artists at various stages in their careers. Gradually, ART2102 moved away from this physical site as its programming and initiatives engaged with the large network of other artists-run spaces across Los Angeles and Southern California.
Dispatches and Directions will not simply document this history, but will also emulate the organization's role as a platform and a network by spotlighting a number of the artists-run collaborations that are currently active in LA, and that will continue to thrive as ART2102 recedes. The publication will not only provide space in which these organizations can describe their work, but will also look at the legacy of ART2102 in light of the diverse range of programming emulated by these groups.
The publication features contributions from various artist-run projects, including:
• Artist Curated Project
• Genesis Project, Los Angeles
• Monte Vista
• Telic Arts Exchange
Also included are thoughts and anecdotes from Kate Fowle, Rika Hiro, Songmi Huff, Thomas Lawson, Paul McCarthy, Yoshua Okon, Renaud Proch and Erlea Maneros Zabala; an essay by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer; a directory of over 60 artist-run and non profit organizations; and a specially commissioned "Star Chart" to help navigate the scene, by artist Jim Skuldt.
The publication was designed in collaboration with Willem Henri Lucas. Dispatches and Directions is distributed in North America by Textfield, Inc.