Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen

This Psychodrama @ SME Gallery, Sep 30 – Oct 21

30 September 2016

The This Psychodrama group exhibition is on at San Diego’s SME Gallery, opening September 30 and running to October 21.

Curated by SPF15 founder and director Morgan Mandalay, the show features the works of five artists in what the press release describes as one embracing “an exorcism of questions over possession of answers to questions taking center stage at a kind of mind-matter dualism.” In it, the role of the body is that of stage, set, prop and supporting actor, where “writer and the player meld into one.”

The show runs at the art gallery of UCSD Department of Visual Arts and features artists Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen, Tomás Diaz Cedeño, Corey Dunlap, Jessica Frelund, and Ellen Schafer.

See the FB event page for details.**

Ellen Schafer, 'Just Do It, Champion!' (2016). Photo by Ian Byers-Gamber. Courtesy Gold Press + Actual Size, Los Angeles.
Ellen Schafer, ‘Just Do It, Champion!’ (2016). Photo by Ian Byers-Gamber. Courtesy Gold Press + Actual Size, Los Angeles.

Header image: Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen, ‘Reaching Forward To Look Back’ (2015). Courtesy the artist.

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Keith J. Varadi book launch @ LACA, Jun 26

24 June 2016

Keith J. Varadi is launching a new book called LIFE TASK at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA) on June 26.

The LA-based artist, who works with painting, installation and photography, as well as writing and poetry, has read and exhibited his work around the world, including San Serriffe in Amsterdam, Cooper Cole in Toronto and Shanaynay in Paris.

The release party, hosted by publisher and new press Maga Books, will feature performances from Varadi himself, as well as Gene McHugh and Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen, and DJ sets from Paul Cowan & Katie Kraft and Steve Kado & Keith Rocka Knittel

More recently, Varadi curated the Remains of the Day: Might, Will Return. pop-up exhibition hosted by at Dodger Stadium parking lot in Los Angeles and has an exhibition called Miso Soup for the Silicon Soul running at San Francisco’s Et al.. 

See the LACA website for details.**

Keith J. Varadi, LIFE TASK (2016). Published by Maga Books, Los Angeles.
Keith J. Varadi, LIFE TASK (2016). Published by Maga Books, Los Angeles.
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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.

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