Jennifer Moon

Just Speak Nearby @ 356 S. Mission Rd, Apr 21 – 22

21 April 2016

The Just Speak Nearby: The Politics & Practices of Art Writing two-day programme is on at LA’s 356 S. Mission Rd, running April 21 to 22.

Organised by Litia Perta, the series of dialogues, lectures, performances and screenings takes a quote from film maker, writer and theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha‘s 40-minute experimental documentary Reassemblage (1984) as a starting point: “I do not intend to speak about, just speak nearby.”

The event will open with a screening of Trinh’s film and a lecture to follow on April 21, which refuses the conventions of narration and mean-making in its montage of scenes shot in Senegal.

Following that, the Saturday programme will feature artists, curators, writers, scholars and performers in an effort to “unsettle and unfold” the ethics of art writing and knowledge production in dialogue with the likes of Simon Leung, Cog•nate Collective, Dynasty Handbag, Shoghig Halajian, Amanda McGough, Jennifer Moon, Maggie Nelson, and more.

See the 356 S. Mission Rd website for details.**

Header image: Courtesy Dylan Mira.

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Together/ Alone @ Embassy LA, Jan 14 – 21

12 January 2016

LA’s Embassy will present Together/ Alone, opening with a performance by Jennifer Moon on January 14 and running to January 21.

Embassy is an artist-run space taking occupancy within the former Cambodian Embassy located in Los Angeles’s Chinatown. It’s organisers are: Ana Breininger,  Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen, and  Sarah Manuwal.

Together/ Alone is a large group show focussing on the artist book as “a record keeping device”, as something that offers a “rooted connection” to all that is material and kinetic, and as something that may resist channels of usual art production and consumption – if it wants to. An artist book is its own entity.

Artists in this show include: Petra Cortright,  Saewon Oh,  A.L Steiner,  Jonathan Campolo, and many more.

A closing reception will take place on January 21.

See the FB Event Page for more details**

 

 

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