The De-Centered Practice

Saturday 02-28-09 7 pm
2009 CAA Conference, 1201 South Figueroa St, LA
The De-Centered Practice

Ad Hoc Vox joins Ethan Green­baum in Los Ange­les for The De-centered Prac­tice, a panel that serves as a forum on the pos­si­bil­i­ties avail­able to artists look­ing to con­tex­tu­al­ize their work and inter­ests with activ­i­ties that com­ple­ment their indi­vid­ual stu­dio practices.

Bring­ing together artists who are par­tic­i­pat­ing in col­lab­o­ra­tive arts projects, arts jour­nal­ism and crit­i­cism, artist-run gal­leries or non-profit spaces, self-published blogs and ezines, cura­to­r­ial projects, or other pur­suits that broaden an indi­vid­ual prac­tice, The De-centered Prac­tice seeks to be both infor­ma­tive and gen­er­a­tive by sur­vey­ing what is cur­rently pos­si­ble in an expanded prac­tice, dis­cussing the moti­va­tions and impli­ca­tions of such a prac­tice, and point­ing towards future pos­si­bil­i­ties. Jen­nifer Dud­ley mod­er­ates the dis­cus­sion, fol­lowed by a Q&A with the audience.

As a com­pli­ment to The De-centered Prac­tice, mem­bers of the panel par­tic­i­pated in Put On, a show at Cir­cus Gallery that pointed to the con­struc­tion of social space through their works, rather than their activ­i­ties out­side of the stu­dio. 
More at circus-gallery.com

Also in con­junc­tion with this panel dis­cus­sion, the online arts jour­nal The High­lights has orga­nized a spe­cial tex­tual explo­ration of the de-centered prac­tice for its March issue. 
More at thehighlights.org


Featuring Colleen Asper, Tyler Coburn, Michelle Grabner,
Ethan Greenbaum, Drew Heitzler, Shana Lutker, 
Dushko Petrovich, and Sara Greenberger Rafferty.

TYLER COBURN is an artist and critic based in New York. Coburn is a contributing editor of ArtReview and has recently written texts for Rhizome; The Highlights; Vitamin 3-D, Phaidon's forthcoming sculpture and installation survey; and the catalog for Cinema Sim - Narrativas e Projeções, Itaú Cultural (São Paulo, Brazil). Recent exhibitions include Other Certainties (curated by Summer Guthery and Amy Owen), Love is a Cannibal (curated by Becky Smith), and Ghostwriters, a collaboration with artist and i-cabin director Sebastian Craig. Coburn has an upcoming listening event at Cleopatra's, Brooklyn, NY and an exhibition at SculptureCenter, Queens,NY

MICHELLE GRABNER is an artist, writer, and corresponding editor for X-tra. Her writing has been published in Artforum, Modern Painters, Frieze, Art Press, and Teme Celeste. Grabner is the founder and director of The Suburban, an artist-run project space in Oak Park, Illinois. A ten-year anniversary catalogue titled Can I Come Over to Your House: The First Ten Years of The Suburban will be published later this year. She has exhibited in galleries and museums in Europe and the U.S., and is currently a Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

ETHAN GREENBAUM is a New York based artist. He received an MFA in Painting from Yale University. Upcoming group shows include No Objective at NYCAMS, New York and Jenny Jaskey Gallery, Philadelphia. Past shows include Something for the Commute, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn and Tact-Traction, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York. Greenbaum is a co-founder and editor of The Highlights.org, an online arts journal. He teaches at Pratt Institute and has been a visiting artist and lecturer at Tyler School of Art and MICA.

DREW HEITZLER is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. His film T.S.O.Y.W., a collaboration with artist Amy Granat, was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Heitzler has an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles as part of the MOCA Focus series. Heitzler curated the exhibition Bring The War Home at Elizabeth Dee Gallery in New York and QED Gallery in Los Angeles, and was co-founder of Champion Fine Art, a two-year bicoastal series of artist-curated exhibitions that ran from 2003 to 2005. A catalogue documenting the series was recently published by 2nd Cannons Publications.

SHANA LUTKER is an LA-based artist who works in a variety of media and focuses on the psychological affects of history and politics. She has had solo exhibitions at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, the Suburban, UC Irvine Room Gallery, Artists Space in New York, and Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. Lutker is a part of the 2008 California Biennial and recent group exhibitions include Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Kunstverhein Langenhagen, Harris Lieberman and D’Amelio Terras in New York, and the Wattis Institute at CCA. She is Managing Editor of X-TRA magazine and received her MFA from UCLA.

was born in Quito, Ecuador, raised in northern Ohio, and educated at Yale. He has lived in Italy and Denmark, and has exhibited his paintings and prints in the US and Europe. The founding editor of Paper Monument, he also writes about art for n+1, Slate, and the Boston Globe's Ideas section. He was recently in residence as Starr Scholar at the Royal Academy in London and is currently the resident fellow in painting at Boston University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

SARA GREENBERGER RAFFERTY has had solo exhibitions at The Kitchen, New York; Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College; Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles; and P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York. Her first large-scale commission, realized by the Public Art Fund, is currently on view through September 2009 at the MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. Rafferty is a full time Instructor of Art at the Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Rafferty received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Columbia University.