Sunday Jan. 8th, 5-8PM
$10 member/$15 regular
Remembering the Future is a conversation and workshop on artist run spaces, artists rights, responsibilities and future expectations for artists and institutions which brand themselves as allies. The discussion will be followed by letter writing (+ sign making) to send to or raise the awareness of institutions and politicians towards supporting creative spaces + people, in order to coexist within the community. Panelists will include Kelman Duran, Gabriela Sanchez, Nick Zhu and Alberto Cuadros. This program will be lead by Ada Rajkovic and Jasmine Nyende. Rajkovic is an artist, curator and organizer. Her work centers around educational + political awareness and creating a universal imagination. Jasmine is a performance artist and Los Angeles local, whose work focuses on social media, public memory and constructions of beauty.
Ada Rajkovic is a curator, organizer and soon to be art therapist living in Pittsburgh, PA. Ada graduated in 2013 with a BFA from CalArts. Upon graduating Ada opened up sunday gallery, an artist run live/work space in East Hollywood. The space was around for two years and since then she has mobilized her platform into an online space which functions remotely and continues to collaborate with artists internationally. Ada is currently focusing on artists rights, direct action and hosting conversations online and IRL to engage artists in an effort to collectively organize and establish the art world as artists see it.
Jasmine Nyende is a new media artist from Los Angeles CA. Her work revolves around social media, performance and deleted posts, public memory and beauty. She sees her art as a never-ending attempt to take the perfect selfie. She frames the selfie as a mode of critiquing point of view and style in reference to popular culture, iconography and camera angles. By relating body politics and media theory, Nyende explores how the Internet influences our process of self definition through power, control and the camera.
Kelman Duran was born in the Dominican Republic (1984) and raised in Washington Heights, NY. His work is informed by counter-histories that deal with power and political exclusion. He uses video, photography, and installation. His work has shown in different contexts in Berlin; Buenos Aires; Santiago; Los Angeles; New York; Canton, Ohio; the VIENNALE in Vienna; SPLIT Film Festival in Croatia; Zinebi in Bilbao; and at the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University in Cambridge. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts. He was the Resident Curator at OTRAS OBRAS, an art space in Tijuana, Mexico and is now on the board of Human Resources.
Nick Zhu was born in 1994 in Tucson, AZ to immigrants from China. Nick’s work is primarily centered around making use of contemporary technology as a means of communal identification. Nick is also rather poor, and could really use your help.
Gabriella Sanchez is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles.