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AGITPROPAt the Agitprop space | AGITPROP http://agitpropspace.org Knowledge toolkits to go Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:45:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Relocating Agitprop http://agitpropspace.org/2013/10/03/relocating-agitprop/ http://agitpropspace.org/2013/10/03/relocating-agitprop/#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:51:55 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7542  

Dear friends,

If you have been wondering why things have been a bit quiet over here at Agitprop, it is because we have some news. It simultaneously saddens  and excites me 100 mg viagra to let you know that Agitprop has relocated. The space that we occupied in North Park has officially closed. In June we turned in ours keys and  moved out.  We will all miss the space at the corner of University  Avenue and Utah Street in North Park – holes and all.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the support that has gone into Agitprop over the six-plus years that it was in operation in North Park.  When the space started Megan and I wanted it to be based on a few simple principles: a balance between programming  that was simultaneously both open and thoughtfully organized; that it functioned as a starting point to engage the neighborhood and city at large; and the radical idea that a project like this could sustain itself (however modestly) on the support and participation of a wide array of individuals from a myriad of backgrounds that the project hoped to reach.   Looking back it is clear that these goals were met (imperfections and all)!.  It is also clear that any success or longevity Agitprop was able to maintain was predicated on the support all of you gave in terms of time, money, criticism, probing, planning, cleaning, feedback and hard work .  Thank you for that!

Looking forward, this past summer we moved to architect Hector Perez’s new building in Barrio Logan as a temporary home.  In many ways this decision was predicated on conversations and the potential for future collaborations with Hector (and many others) in hopes of establishing new approaches to artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary investigations.  This will take some time to unfold and will again be dependent upon input and engagement from you .

In the meantime, you can expect reinvigorated projects as we settle into a new home- including some events this fall.  Please keep an eye out for updates and hope to see you sometime soon.

In Appreciation,

David White

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Hard Shoulder – Closing Reception Exhibition by Shane Anderson 7/28 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2012/07/25/hard-shoulder-closing-reception-exhibition-by-shane-anderson-728-7pm/ http://agitpropspace.org/2012/07/25/hard-shoulder-closing-reception-exhibition-by-shane-anderson-728-7pm/#comments Thu, 26 Jul 2012 06:23:21 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6857

Hard Shoulder – Closing Reception
Exhibition by Shane Anderson

Saturday July 28th 2012
7pm to 10pm
Agitprop

2837 University Ave.  (entrance on Utah St.)

Hard Shoulder is a series of photographic images that depict now obsolete objects disregarded on the freeways throughout Southern California after they blustered out of the owners vehicle. Each image from the ongoing series isolates one found item, photographed at the high speed of freeway traffic. Hard Shoulder captures neglected detritus that has lost its original function or use. The debris, fragmented, smashed, and splintered as it makes it way to the concrete parapet, has washed up on the shore of the freeway.

Shane Anderson is an artist and educator based in San Diego, California. His work explores issues related to landscape use and how it is viewed and utilized. Shane’s work investigates our relationship to our environment, and ways in which we occupy, build and shape the contemporary landscape. Shane was raised in Montana. He currently lives and works in San Diego, CA.

www.shane-anderson.com

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Art(ist) in Context II: Encore Performance 10/28/11 8pm http://agitpropspace.org/2011/10/26/artist-in-context-ii-or-how-i-learned-to-scrub-the-city-of-undesirable-elements-and-inscribe-economic-viability-onto-the-urban-landscape/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/10/26/artist-in-context-ii-or-how-i-learned-to-scrub-the-city-of-undesirable-elements-and-inscribe-economic-viability-onto-the-urban-landscape/#comments Thu, 27 Oct 2011 04:51:56 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4408

…a short performance by Collective Magpie (Melinda Barnadas and Tae Hwang), Andrew Printer, Eddie Miramontes, Jessica Sledge and David White.

Art(ist) in Context II: or How I Learned to Scrub the City of Undesirable Elements and InScribe Economic Viability onto the Urban Landscape imagines the stage of the Agitprop space as a speakeasy and a mini factory of cultural production. The five artists perform working methods indicative of practices of today; each artist, through this production method, focusing on a topic relevant to their individual interests. Through this, a performative system is established that elbows out the other over a progression through time.

Art(ist) in Context II:or How I Learned to Scrub the City of Undesirable Elements and InScribe Economic Viability onto the Urban Landscape is a collaborative performance and installation happening at the Agitprop space in North Park. It is an encore of a performance and installation originated as part of ART San Diego 2011.

This performance and installation will take as its starting point five very different artistic practices that utilize disparate approaches to extra-institutional engagement with various issues, groups and environments. The artists participating include Melinda Barnadas (Collective Magpie -with Tae Hwang), who explores the natural and biological through sculptural installations; Andrew Printer, whose “new photojournalism” captures the social idiosyncrasies of particular subcultures and individuals blurring the line between fiction and fact; Jessica Sledge, whose New Orleans-inspired performance work blends the alchemical with buried urban narratives; Eddie Miramontes, who uses traditional postering and screen-printing techniques to spread poetic and critical messages; and David White, who uses art historical conventions (and institutions) as a way of creating participatory events connecting individuals and groups in localized productions.

The performance on Friday October 28th at 8pm will unfold in three acts. Act I will take place in an old school speakeasy complete with ambiance, music and alcoholic libations. Audience members are encouraged to participate in a card game based on vegetation collected locally. Act II consists of a multi-media audio-visual performance and presentation of the processes of displacement that frequently occurs to the natural and cultural landscape when strategies of economic development are implemented on models of corporate dynamization coupled with cultural initiatives. The final Act ends with the distribution of informational material as the speakeasy resumes.

Please arrive promptly (at 8 P.M.) for the performance as space is limited.
This event is free.

Agitprop

2837 University Ave. (entrance on Utah)

San Diego 92104

contact@agitpropspace.org


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Limbic Resonance with Dublin-based artist Fiona Hallinan class on 10/27/11 http://agitpropspace.org/2011/10/19/limbic-resonance-with-dublin-based-artist-fiona-hallinan-class-on-102711/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/10/19/limbic-resonance-with-dublin-based-artist-fiona-hallinan-class-on-102711/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2011 04:16:27 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4350 Limbic Resonance with Dublin-based artist Fiona Hallinan.

Thursday October 27th, 2:30-4:00. Location: Agitprop,  2837 University Ave. (entrance on Utah St.)

The You That Is In It - Fiona Hallinan

This class will be an exploration of the notion of ‘limbic resonance’, the scientific term for the unspoken communication that occurs between mammals in physical contact with one another.

Taking form as a Skype chat with the teacher speaking from Ireland, the class itself challenges the possibilities of non-present communication. Can we replicate the experience of presence virtually? Using methods of anecdote, meditation and video trickery, the class will play with notions of embodiment and physicality, ultimately questioning whether true connection can be created through technology.

 

Also happening that week at UCSD:

KCDC All Corners Internet Conversation series.

Participate in conversations, publications and performances facilitated by international artists, teachers, curators, and scholars. This is an opportunity to play with blurring the geographical boundaries of learning, as teachers and students will be joining in from all corners of the globe on live projected video chat. These conversations are a project of Washington DC-based free, cross-disciplinary school called Knowledge Commons DC, and will also be hosted in DC at Hamiltonian Gallery

Ideal Museums & Maverick as Method:  A conversation between museum studies scholar Pablo v. Frankenburg and Stephanie Sherman and Chris Kennedy of Elsewhere Living Museum
Tuesday, October 25th 10:30-12:00, Visual Arts Facilities Performance Space.

Comparing and contrasting wide-ranging museum design research with the real life settings of Elsewhere Living Museum, we will approach the questions: What does your museum of the future look like? What would be its manifesto? How would it work? At the end of the conversation, students will be invited to pose questions to the presenters and to submit their own ideas for a magazine that will be based from this conversation.

Pablo Frankenburg is a scholar of museum studies pursuing his doctorate at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. Frankenberg has been conducting research in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, asking museum consultants: What Makes the Ideal Museum?

Stephanie Sherman is co-director and Chris Kennedy is education curator at Elsewhere Living Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Elsewhere is a three store building housing one woman’s 58 year collection of thrift and surplus, which has become a living installation curated by hundreds of contributors over a 9 year period. Today, Elsewhere is a space to investigate creative collaboration, through community events, a residency program, and educational initiatives.

Both events organized by Kate Clark
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Call for Participants: Three Crises -A Satellite. http://agitpropspace.org/2011/10/11/call-for-participants-three-crises-a-satellite/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/10/11/call-for-participants-three-crises-a-satellite/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 06:23:42 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4297 Call for Participants:
Three Crises.  A Satellite

Session I  Oct. 22th- Nov. 19th 2011
Session II Nov. 26th- Dec. 10 2011

@ Agitprop space
2837 University Ave. (North Park, entrance on Utah st.)
San Diego CA 92104
contact@agitpropspace.org
619.384.7989

What: Three Crises: a Satellite.  An open seminar to discuss the historical development of the current economic crisis and how we got here.

When: Seminar Begins Saturday October 22nd from 3PM to 5PM; with encouragement to participate in the International Day of Action Against Austerity (http://www.sdcpj.org/ , http://sandiegoiso.org/event/oct-15-international-day-action-against-austerity-and-war , http://activistsandiego.org/node/3222 ) on October 15th the week prior to beginning.
 

Where: Agitprop space in North Park  2837 University Ave. (entrance on Utah st.) http://agitpropspace.org- This project is a local satellite of a seminar based out of MessHall in Chicago where it is being organized and led by theorist/activist Brian Holmes.  

We will relocate to Civic Center in San Diego

in solidarity of Occupy San Diego

after first meeting .


>>>UPDATE (10/19/11)- ALL MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE AT CIVIC CENTER PLAZA.  WE WILL MEET NEXT TO THE FOUNTAIN AT 3PM. <<<

How: Through a series of weekly meetings we will be using the posted texts from MessHall to facilitate the conversation locally.

 

 

In June of this year a proposal was made to hold a seminar with aims to “develop a framework for understanding the present political-economic crisis and for acting against and beyond it”. The seminar is based at Mess Hall, an “experimental cultural center” in Chicago.  We would like to propose a satellite, with aims of better understanding and intervening in the crisis, as it is felt in the context of Southern California/San Diego.
The Mess Hall seminar began on September 17, 2011; lectures and readings are posted to messhall.org.  A significant amount of networked activity/gestures toward resistance have taken place since September 17 (re: #OccupyWallSt., #OccupyLA, #OccupyChicago, #OccupySD).  We will commence on October 15, with participation in local gestures organized around the International Day of Action Against Austerity (http://www.sdcpj.org/ , http://sandiegoiso.org/event/oct-15-international-day-action-against-austerity-and-war , http://activistsandiego.org/node/3222 ).  Our first official meet will then take place on Saturday October 22nd from 3PM to 5PM, we will meet at Agitprop Space (behind Glenn’s Market, entrance on Utah, in North Park), to begin a formal conversation around the historical development of structures that underlie the necessity of networked resistance, in which social relations are re-coded solely in economic terms.
An extended description of the seminar at Agitprop follows: 

“By undercutting social solidarities and destroying ecological equilibriums the neoliberal program of accelerated capital expansion immediately spawned its neoconservative shadow, in the form of a military, moral and religious return to order.  Nothing could have made better cover for the denial of democratic critique, the clampdown on civil liberties, and the continuing budgetary shift from social welfare to corporate security.”
Brian Holmes, “Continental Drift: Activist Research, from Geopolitics to Geopoetics.”

Impacts of the aforementioned “budgetary shift” are strikingly apparent in San Diego County, with the privatization of public institutions, such as UC, the effects of encroaching development on natural systems, and the omnipresence of D.O.D./D.H.S. (and supporting industries) throughout the county.   We believe it has become crucial to understand these impacts, as evident in Southern California, in order to develop some means of direct public intervention.
During Session I of the satellite seminar at Agitprop, we will host a series of discussions orbiting around texts posted to the Mess Hall website, flurries of text around #occupy___, among others selected for their relevance to the context of San Diego/the Californias.  Through discussion, we would like to solidify a framework to develop a series of “interventions,” which may take any number of forms (including performances, texts, cartographies, et.al.), to be actualized in Session II.
To read a full description of the seminar, as proposed by Brian Holmes, please visit http://occupyeverything.org/2011/three-crises-30s-70s-now/ ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This satellite is organized with the help of Elizabeth Chaney, Jeanine Webb, Cara Baldwin and David White

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9/2/2011 at 7pm: Art(ist) in Context II @ Agitprop http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/02/tonight-at-7pm-artist-in-context-ii/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/02/tonight-at-7pm-artist-in-context-ii/#comments Fri, 02 Sep 2011 19:14:17 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3780

Art(ist) in Context II: or How I Learned to Scrub the City of Undesirable Elements and InScribe Economic Viability onto the Urban Landscape

This performance and installation takes as its starting point five very different artistic practices that utilize disparate approaches to extra-institutional engagement with various issues, groups and environments. The artists participating include Melinda Barnadas (Collective Magpie -with Tae Hwang), who explore the natural and biological through sculptural installations; Andrew Printer, whose “new photojournalism” captures the social idiosyncrasies of particular subcultures and individuals blurring the line between fiction and fact; Jessica Sledge, whose New Orleans-inspired performance work blends the alchemical with buried urban narratives; Eddie Miramontes, who uses traditional postering and screenprinting techniques to spread poetic and critical messages; and David White, who uses art historical conventions (and institutions) as a way of creating participatory events connecting individuals and groups in localized productions.

 

Art(ist) in Context II: or How I Learned to Scrub the City of Undesirable Elements and InScribe Economic Viability onto the Urban Landscape imagines the stage of the Agitprop space as a mini factory of cultural production.  The five artists perform working  methods indicative of practices of to-day; each artist, through this production method, focusing on a topic relevant to their individual interests.  Through this, a performative system is established that elbows out the other  over a progession through time…

 

the performance unfolds into a cacophony of displacements…

 

It is these Acts of Displacement that interest us in both their positive and negative dimensions...

 

Act I

Allows audience members to participate in a card game based on a sampling of vegetation collected locally.  Barnadas’  plays the role of the artist working in a method akin to science and  service industry approaches – a “dealer” in a bio-statistical speakeasy.  Drinks are served.

Act II

A multi-media audio-visual performance and presentation of the processes of displacement that frequently occur to the natural and cultural landscape when strategies of economic development are implemented on models of corporate dynamization coupled with cultural initiatives.

Displacement 1-

The Sun-God/Taskmaster takes her throne.  She  (Sledge) inscibes irrational sage wisdom taken from a local woman in a journal  as if creating a private corporate-self-help book.

Displacement 2-

Tiles are printed on a digital printer that produce an image of a new business which has replaced what was once a gay bathhouse.  Printer has been documenting this transformation over time through photography- a local condition transformed into a model of what can be infinitely reproduced.

Displacement 3-

Eddie Miramontes and crew begin production on informational propaganda, like laundry on a clothesline, propaganda  is work that is never done…

Displacement 4-

The animal[s] that therefore [we] are -images of the California Coastal Gnatcatcher displaced by images of the Common Crow. A desert bird replaced by an urban one.

Displacement 5-

A Cultural Developer (David White) outlines strategies of corporate dynamism to be used when erradicating social inefficiencies…

Act III

With enough propaganda produced we displace ourselves to another venue….

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Agitprop

2837 University Ave.  92104

(entrance on Utah St. )

contact@agitpropspace.org

619.384.7989

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9/2/2011 ART LAB Performance, SEPT 2nd @ 7pm, Agitprop, San Diego http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/26/artist-in-context-iior-how-i-learned-to-scrub-the-city-of-undesirable-elements-and-inscribe-economic-viability-onto-the-urban-landscape/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/26/artist-in-context-iior-how-i-learned-to-scrub-the-city-of-undesirable-elements-and-inscribe-economic-viability-onto-the-urban-landscape/#comments Sat, 27 Aug 2011 07:09:03 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3528 Art(ist) in Context II:or How I Learned to Scrub the City of Undesirable Elements and InScribe Economic Viability onto the Urban Landscape

"I'm Told You're Not Evil" New-photojournalism project by Andrew Printer. Printer creates illustrations of actual events and conversations he overhears in particular locations - in this instance the San Diego County Courthouse.

Art(ist) in Context II:or How I Learned to Scrub the City of Undesirable Elements and InScribe Economic Viability onto the Urban Landscape is a collaborative performance and installation happening at the Agitprop space in North Park as part of ART San Diego. This performance and installation will take as its starting point five very different artistic practices that utilize disparate approaches to extra-institutional engagement with various issues, groups and environments. The artists participating include Melinda Barnadas (Collective Magpie -with Tae Hwang), who explores the natural and biological through sculptural installations; Andrew Printer, whose “new photojournalism” captures the social idiosyncrasies of particular subcultures and individuals blurring the line between fiction and fact; Jessica Sledge, whose New Orleans-inspired performance work blends the alchemical with buried urban narratives; Eddie Miramontes, who uses traditional postering and screenprinting techniques to spread poetic and critical messages; and David White, who uses art historical conventions (and institutions) as a way of creating participatory events connecting individuals and groups in localized productions.

The performance on Friday September 2nd at 7pm will unfold in three acts.  Act I will allow audience members to participate in a card game based on vegetation collected locally. Act II consists of an multi-media audio-visual performance and presentation of the processes of displacement that frequently occur to the natural and cultural landscape when strategies of economic development are implemented on models of corporate dynamization coupled with cultural initiatives. The final Act ends with a participatory procession to another ArtLab happening nearby in which audience members help to spread information related to the topics of the performance.

Please arrive promptly for the performance as space is limited.

This event is free.

Agitprop

2837University Ave

San Diego 92101

Map here

email: contact@agitpropspace.org

phone: 619.384.7989

 

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2837 University questions http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/26/2837-university-questions/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/26/2837-university-questions/#comments Fri, 26 Aug 2011 09:21:38 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3579 This past Thursday as part of the Summer Salon Series at the San Diego Museum of Art, attendees were asked at the front door to fill out cards that had one of four questions below.  The cards posted here are the cards that were turned in.  You can find more information about the 2837 University project here.

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2837 University- Videos from first meeting http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/12/2837-university-videos-from-first-meeting/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/12/2837-university-videos-from-first-meeting/#comments Fri, 12 Aug 2011 22:52:01 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=2941 The first projects of the 2837 University are underway.  Here are two videos that we used to begin the conversations.  The first is from a talk by Sir Ken Robinson on changing educational paradigms.  While our humble project obviously is not directly connected to schools etc. one aspect that we hoped would come out of it was a platform for re-thinking the way people (of all ages) learn. As you can see from the original CFP back in January of 2011 many of the ideas contained within this video run in parallel to the foundational ideas of the project and the statement composed by the initial participating group.

A second goal of the 2837 University is to unearth some aspects of the neighborhood that are overlooked, underutilized or undervalued and then to eventually use this information to help maximize the use of these spaces and eventually have these spaces become the “campus” itself. To begin we watched an oldie but a goodie: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William H. Whyte. It is an examination of what makes public spaces socially functional. While not directly related to overpasses or small business that create micro-communities this video is a good starting point as a strategy for looking at both of these spaces.

If you still would like to participate in either of these projects, feel free to jump in at any time. These projects are an open forum. The next meeting is Saturday 8/13 at 1pm (Non-Articulated Communities) and 3pm (Crossing I-805) at Agitprop and continue every Saturday until September 10th.

Enjoy:

William H. Whyte – Social Life of Small Urban Places from Robin van Emden on Vimeo.

 

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The 2837 University – WANTS YOUR PARTICIPATION! http://agitpropspace.org/2011/07/20/the-2837-university-first-projects-aug-6-sept-10th-2011/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/07/20/the-2837-university-first-projects-aug-6-sept-10th-2011/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:34:33 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=2792

In January of 2011 Agitprop put out a call for participation to answer the question “Could a “University” be assembled out of pre-existing spaces in the neighborhood?”  After a six-week seminar composed of small business owners, neighborhood activists, artists and educators, the answer was a resounding “yes!”. Below is the mission statement composed by the group as well as the first round of projects:

The 2837 University Mission Statement:

The 2837 University is a network of creative thinkers, small businesses, community members and sites in North Park (San Diego, CA). It encourages knowledge exchange by facilitating courses and events which coordinate the interests and resources of the North Park community and environs. Open exchange, and the blending of theory and practice, is the central idea and activity of the university; blurring the student teacher dichotomy, and fostering projects and resources that are financially and locally accessible to all.

 

Current Courses/Projects:

Project 1: Crossing I-805

Aug. 6- Sept. 10 Saturdays 3-5pm (first meeting at Agitprop 2837 University Ave.  North Park 92104 – entrance on Utah St.)

Description: This is a collective research project examining the I-805 freeway as it cuts through North Park and City Heights. We will look at the topography, history, culture, current conditions and outside examples of freeway and canyon crossings. This investigation will evoke questions which we will use to develop re-interpretations of highway crossings.  Project Leader: Lori Lipsman  -First meeting Saturday August 6th at 3pm at Agitprop  2837 University Ave. (entrance on Utah St. ) 92104

10 spaces available to participate.  RSVP to contact@agitpropspace.org

 

Project 2: Non-Articulated Communities

Aug. 6- Sept. 10 Saturdays 1-3pm (first meeting at Agitprop 2837 University Ave.  North Park 92104 – entrance on Utah St.)

Description: This participatory project will examine micro-communities in North Park that do not recognize themselves as “communities” as such. These small groupings of individuals are often the result of side effects derived from heterogeneous small businesses. We will analyze what conditions have allowed these communities to form and document these accordingly.  Project Leader: David White -First meeting Saturday August 6th at 1pm at Agitprop  2837 University Ave. (entrance on Utah St. ) 92104

10 spaces available to participate.  RSVP to contact@agitpropspace.org

participation is free for both projects

 

Past 2837 University events here: http://agitpropspace.org/tag/2837-university/

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BARK @Agitprop June 10th 7pm and again at 8:15pm http://agitpropspace.org/2011/06/07/bark-agitprop-june-10th-7pm-and-again-at-815pm/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/06/07/bark-agitprop-june-10th-7pm-and-again-at-815pm/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 20:24:23 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=2354

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Literary Art: Brian Ang, Wendy Trevino, Dereck Clemons and Uyen Hua, June 3, 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/28/brian-ang-wendy-trevino-dereck-clemons-and-uyen-hua-at-agitprop-2/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/28/brian-ang-wendy-trevino-dereck-clemons-and-uyen-hua-at-agitprop-2/#comments Sat, 28 May 2011 17:30:19 +0000 Lorraine Graham http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1981 We hope you can join us Friday, June 3rd, 7pm at Agitprop Gallery for readings by an awesome, saucy, emergent variety pack of up-and-coming Bay Area poets in association with the 2011 San Diego Durruti Free Skool for Radical Poetics.

Brian Ang is the author of Communism (Berkeley Neo-Baroque, 2011) and Paradise Now (Grey Book Press, 2011). He lives in Oakland, California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Trevino lives, works, and plays in the SF Bay Area. Her poems have appeared in Try!, West Wind Review, Faultline, and Makeout Creek.

 

 

 

 

 

Dereck Clemons Dereck Clemons lives in San Francisco with Wendy Trevino. He teaches college English, & like most people takes in lots of popular radio & TV & internet & newspapers, & so his poems try to engage that whole thing. And some of those are in Artifice, Try!, Lungfull!, West Wind Review, & others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uyen Hua Uyen Hua lives and works in the Bay Area. Her poems have appeared in Shampoo, Abraham Lincoln, and a few issues of West Wind Review. She received her BA and MA from the University of California, Davis, and has just released her first book, a/s/l (age/sex/location) on In Girum Imus Nocte Et Consumimur Igni Press.

 

 

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are always welcome. For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series and Agitprop Art Space, visit our webpage or join our Facebook group.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward.

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Balloon Mapping with Stephanie Lie http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/19/balloon-mapping-with-stephanie-lie/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/19/balloon-mapping-with-stephanie-lie/#comments Fri, 20 May 2011 00:39:06 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1702

This past weekend as part of the 2837 University project Stephanie Lie led a Aerial Balloon Mapping project using a weather balloon with point and shoot camera attached to it. The camera was programmed to take photos at spaced intervals of time. The balloon was tethered to three different lines for stability and control by the operators. This was a one day event that we hope will be indicative of some of the courses the 2837 University will offer this summer. Participants included: Cristina, Mina, Liz, Brent, Omar and John and Byron. These photos are from Switzer Canyon near 28th and Maple.

City of San Diego Parks and Recreation map of the trails in Switzer Canyon: http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/pdf/switzertrailmap.pdf

Lie is also in the process of photographing and documenting San Elijo Lagoon. The photos below are from along highway 1 from Las Olas restaurant to Seaside beach. She hopes that this technique can used for people to make a personalized, localized “google earth” type image of their own; and to document particular explorations for comparative examination.

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Novelist and Poet Doug Nufer at Agitprop on Saturday May 21, 7pm http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/16/novelist-and-poet-doug-nufer-at-agitprop-on-saturday-may-21/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/16/novelist-and-poet-doug-nufer-at-agitprop-on-saturday-may-21/#comments Tue, 17 May 2011 00:04:12 +0000 Lorraine Graham http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1667 We hope you can join us this Saturday, May 21, 7pm at Agitprop for a reading/performance by novelist and poet Doug Nufer.

Doug Nufer (Photo credit: Melanie Masson)

Doug Nufer writes prose and poetry based on formal constraints. His novels include Never Again (Black Square, 2004), where no word is repeated, and Negativeland (Autonomedia, 2004), where a negative appears in every sentence and the story runs backwards.  His most recent books are the poetry collection We Were Werewolves (Make Now, 2008), and the just-released novel By Kelman Out of Pessoa (Les Figues).  After getting a poem and a story placed in Chain and Fence respectively, he tried in vain to find a magazine named Link that would publish him.  Recently he discovered that he has a homonym twin whose books are available on Amazon Kindle. Don’t be fooled.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are always welcome. For more information about the Agitprop Reading Series and Agitprop Art Space, visit our webpage or join our Facebook group.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward.

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Orientation Day – the 2837 University May 14th 2-6pm http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/10/orientation-day-the-2837-university-may-14th-2-6pm/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/10/orientation-day-the-2837-university-may-14th-2-6pm/#comments Wed, 11 May 2011 05:41:31 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1394 Orientation Day Saturday May 14th 2011 2-6pm

Agitprop
 2837 University Ave 
San Diego, CA 92104

In January Agitprop conducted a 6-week study to see if a “University” could be assembled out of existing spaces in North Park and environs. This study was done through a call for participation.  The subsequent 30 or so participants in the study included educators, activists, small business advocates and artists.  The conclusion was an astounding “Yes”, it could be done.  The 2837 University is moving forward and in doing so is asking for further participation.  On May 14th 2011 from 2-6pm we will be holding a one-day series of events to bring attention to the 2837 University project and promote upcoming “courses” being offered this summer.

 

More info here: http://agitpropspace.org/the-2837-university/

Orientation events:

Aerial Balloon Mapping with Stephanie Lie- meets @ Agitprop 2pm-4pm

Using a camera attached to a tethered weather balloon, participants in the workshop will take aerial photographs of the environs surrounding Agitprop to produce an alternative map of their neighborhood.

Organic Boundaries with Lori Lipsman @ Agitprop space 2pm-6pm

Using a blank map, participants will outline their perspective on what the un-official boundaries of North Park are.

Fish Cutting Demonstration-  meets @ Sea Rocket Bistro  3pm

Sea Rocket Bistro
3382 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 255-7049

Sea Rocket Bistro, a restaurant that focuses on local food, will be doing a Fish Cutting Demonstration. Executive Chef Chad White will show you what to look for to ensure you pick the freshest fish possible from your fishmonger, show you how to cut and fillet a whole fish, and offer ideas on how to prepare particular kinds of fish for the best tasting meal!

Tire Inflation Free Clinic with Richard Gleaves @ Agitprop space and nearby 2pm-5pm
Tire Inflation Free Clinic gives drivers useful tips and info on maintaining proper air pressure in the tires of their cars.

By maintaining proper pressure in their tires, drivers can improve their gas mileage and save up to $200 per year in gasoline costs.

i like your parking by Jenn Moreno – ongoing around North Park 3-6pm

i like your parking is a zine distributing project for the etiquette of parking your vehicle in the City of San Diego. As an ongoing participatory piece, i like your parking, asks the average driver to be on alert for those who break the common courtesy rules forparallel parking.

2837 University Q&A with Agitprop director David White  at Agitprop 6pm

Have questions about the 2837 University? What is it? Why are we doing it? What conclusions did we come to during the study? How can you be involved?  This will be a time to ask and get more info!

RSVP for any of the above events to: contact@agitpropspace.org

Above events are free, but donations gladly accepted

Also, Courtesy of “The Boulevard: the El Cajon Business Improvement Association”
Taste of Little Saigon
Saturday, May 14th, 1 – 4 pm

Price: $10 in advance, $12 the day of the event
Presale tickets available at Hoai Hue – 4660 El Cajon Boulevard #102

Experience the Little Saigon District, Taste a variety of Vietnamese Food, and Embrace the Culture of the San Diego’s Vietnamese Community on El Cajon Boulevard

Restaurant Participants: A Chau, Pho King , Minh Hoa, Song Huong Food To Go , Hoai Hue, Cali Baguette Express, Maxim’s Seafood Restaurant

Public Readings from the 2011 One Book, One San Diego selection, The Ganster We are All Looking For

Free Guided walking tours available to Taste of Little Saigon participants

Brought to you in partnership with the Little Saigon Foundation, El Cajon Boulevard BIA and One Book One Saigon

Contact Beryl Forman for more information: beryl@theboulevard.org or (619)283-3608

http://www.theboulevard.org/ArtDistrict/boulevardartdistrict_home.htm


 

Also as part of the Orientation day:

Closing Reception for:

Inside the Digital Scriptorium: New Works by Tim Schwartz

Closing Reception – 7pm-10pm, May 14, 2011

@ Agitprop  -2837 University Ave. (entrance on Utah.)

Inside the Digital Scriptorium is the culmination of a five month trip
 around the United States by artist Tim Schwartz, exploring what might
 be lost as archives, museums, and libraries become digital. The works 
in this show attempt to identify the space between physical objects 
and their digital surrogates and in some cases fill that gap. The
 works include a series of botanical prints which explore the loss 
between high resolution scans and archival web images, a pair of books
 which identify the space between a physical and digital book, and a 
set of pages from various authors that investigate with a missing page 
from the wild west.

 

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Simone Forti performance http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/08/simone-forti-performance/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/08/simone-forti-performance/#comments Sun, 08 May 2011 19:35:56 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1227 Simone Forti performing at Agitprop on May 7, 2011

Courtesy of Abe Ravje

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Mark Wallace, India Radfar & Simone Forti at Agitprop http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/01/mark-wallace-india-radfar-simone-forti-at-agitprop/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/01/mark-wallace-india-radfar-simone-forti-at-agitprop/#comments Mon, 02 May 2011 06:13:11 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1115 We hope you can join us on Saturday, May 7 at 7pm for an evening of fiction, poetry and dance with Mark Wallace, India Radfar and Simone Forti, and check out the current show at Agitprop, “Inside the Digital Scriptorium: New Works by Tim Schwartz.”


Mark Wallace is the author of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and essays. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer Books. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and he has co-edited two essay collections, Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s, and A Poetics of Criticism. Most recently he has published a novel, The Quarry and The Lot (2011), and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion (2008).

India Radfar is the author of four books of poetry: India Poem (Pir Press), the desire to meet with the beautiful (Tender Buttons Press), Breathe (Shivastan Publications) and most recently, Position & Relation (Station Hill/Barrytown Books) and one chapbook, 12 Poems That Were Never Written (Mind Made Books). She has lived in Los Angeles for the past 6 years. See more at http://www.stationhill.org/station-hill-books/authors/india-hixon-radfar

Simone Forti began dancing in 1955 with Anna Halprin, who was doing pioneering work in the teaching and performing of dance improvisation. In New York City, Forti studied composition at the Merce Cunningham studio with musicologist /dance educator Robert Dunn, who was introducing dancers to the scores of John Cage. Thus she began her association with the Judson Dance Theater Group which revolutionized dance in New York in the 1960s. From her early minimalist dance/constructions through her animal studies, news animations and land portraits, Forti has worked with an eye towards creating idioms for exploring natural forms and behaviors. Over the past fifteen years Forti has been developing Logomotion, an improvisational dance/narrative form wherein movement and words spring spontaneously from a common source. Her book Handbook In Motion was published in 1974 by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and she writes regularly for the Contact Quarterly Dance Journal and the Movement Research Performance Journal.

Inside the Digital Scriptorium is the culmination of a five month trip
around the United States by artist Tim Schwartz, exploring what might
be lost as archives, museums, and libraries become digital. The works
in this show attempt to identify the space between physical objects
and their digital surrogates and in some cases fill that gap. The
works include a series of botanical prints which explore the loss
between high resolution scans and archival web images, a pair of books
which identify the space between a physical and digital book, and a
set of pages from various authors that investigate with a missing page
from the wild west.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are always welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward.

Agitprop
Saturday, May 7, 7pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s Market)
San Diego, CA 92104
619.384.7989

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Inside the Digital Scriptorium: New Works by Tim Schwartz http://agitpropspace.org/2011/04/18/inside-the-digital-scriptorium-new-works-by-tim-schwartz/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/04/18/inside-the-digital-scriptorium-new-works-by-tim-schwartz/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 06:07:23 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=943

Inside the Digital Scriptorium: New Works by Tim Schwartz
April 23, 2011 – May 14, 2011

Agitprop
2837 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104

Opening Reception – 7pm, April 23, 2011
Closing Reception – 7pm, May 14, 2011

Inside the Digital Scriptorium is the culmination of a five month trip
around the United States by artist Tim Schwartz, exploring what might
be lost as archives, museums, and libraries become digital. The works
in this show attempt to identify the space between physical objects
and their digital surrogates and in some cases fill that gap. The
works include a series of botanical prints which explore the loss
between high resolution scans and archival web images, a pair of books
which identify the space between a physical and digital book, and a
set of pages from various authors that investigate with a missing page
from the wild west.

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Slide Projector http://agitpropspace.org/2011/04/07/slide-projector/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/04/07/slide-projector/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2011 20:57:12 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=844

S L I D E  P R O J E C T O R

Seven artists use 35mm slide projectors. Fetish, memorial, utility, folk and spook, this exhibition is an exploration into the collective interest of this popular viewing device.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Ela Boyd, Micki Davis, Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, Sheryl Oring, Katrin Pesch, Vabianna Santos & Joe Yorty

AGITPROP, 2837 University Ave. (behind Glenn’s Market in North Park)

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 9 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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The 2837 University http://agitpropspace.org/2011/01/05/the-2837-university/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/01/05/the-2837-university/#comments Thu, 06 Jan 2011 04:31:26 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=772

Agitprop: Call for Participation

From January 29th though March 5th 2011 Agitprop will be conducting a workshop in conjunction with the 2010 California Biennial.  This workshop will take place at the Agitprop space in North Park (San Diego).

The title of the project is The 2837 UniversityThe 2837 University will examine spaces in the neighborhood nearby the Agitprop space that are sites of knowledge construction- that is, places where people learn something through the exchange of ideas.  These spaces can range from a table at a coffee shop where two individuals engage in conversation to more formalized instructional centers.

The 2837 University will be broken down into two parts:  The first several meetings will focus on examining what and why we are looking at these spaces (see ‘Conceptual Framework’ below). The second part will ask participants to enter the neighborhood and document the spaces in question through the use of video, photos, interviews, drawings, paintings, etc, etc.

The goal of this course is to act as a participatory feasibility study in order to determine if Agitprop should expand its interests into the field of education and to see if a “university” could be pieced together from preexisting spaces that lend themselves to the construction of some form of knowledge.

The workshop will convene every Saturday from 3-5pm during the dates stated above. Registration is free.

To register, or for further information, email contact@agitpropspace.org with 2837 University in the subject line.

Thank you and we hope you participate!

David White and Edward Sterrett

Agitprop

Conceptual Framework:

The 2837 University is a project that re-imagines the Agitprop space and the surrounding neighborhood as the site of a micro-university, with the goal of opening a conversation about re-purposing the concept of University Education in the context of the ongoing critique of the corporatization of the University. We will begin by investigating the relation of the construction of a mass consumer class in the US after WWII and the formulation of a new concept of individuality that borrowed its notion of self-expression from the legacy of Romanticism, all the while yoking the seeming freedom of expression to the profit system of hyper-inflated production and infinite obsolescence. As the university system is increasingly dominated by corporate interest, the very notion of the student is replaced by that of the consumer, and the value of a university education is understood strictly in terms of the acquisition of readily available skills and knowledge bases that are immediately transferable to exchange value. We might begin from the question of what has been lost; what was the notion of the university student before it became the university consumer? And we might begin provisionally with the idea that education, the work of the student, is to come to terms with a freedom that, far from being the trap of infinite choice that masks itself as the freedom of a consumer class, is in fact the work that one does on oneself in order to free oneself from one’s limitations. The question remains, how to construct one’s own individuality without succumbing to the myopia that characterizes the absolute atomization of a self-interested consumer class, how to reclaim and reconstruct a social fabric that is not at all points grounded in the logic of the market, and how the structure of the University itself, which encourages the excessive borrowing, atomized suburban living arrangements and passive resistance strategies characteristic of the trap of the consumer class, can be retooled to encourage and make possible the work of the student, a work that continues despite all these hindrances, perhaps we could rethink the University as a space which is made by the work of the student however and wherever that may take place? The 2837 University will run from January to March of 2011; during this time the space will also play host to a series of installations, screenings, and performances that address and contribute to the conversation initiated by the project.

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OVERSTUFT and Agitprop Reading series http://agitpropspace.org/2010/10/01/overstuft-and-agitprop-reading-series/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/10/01/overstuft-and-agitprop-reading-series/#comments Fri, 01 Oct 2010 16:41:42 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=698 Overstuft some projects by Joe Yorty and Agitprop Reading Series featuring Farrah Field and Jared White begins at 7:00pm, opening immediately following

Saturday, October 9, 7pm


Farrah Field’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in many publications including the Mississippi Review, Typo, Harp & Altar, La Petite Zine, Ploughshares, Mantis and Cannibal. Rising, her first book of poems, won Four Way Books’ 2007 Levis Prize. She lives in Brooklyn where she co-hosts a reading series called Yardmeter Editions. She blogs athttp://adultish.blogspot.com/.

Jared White’s poems and essays have appeared in journals such as Action Yes, Barrow Street, Cannibal, Coconut, Fulcrum, Harp &amp; Altar, Laurel Review and Open Letters. A chapbook, Yellowcake, was part of the hand-sewn anthology, Narwhal, from Cannibal Books. He lives in DUMBO, Brooklyn, where he co-hosts arts and poetry events at Yardmeter Editions and sometimes blogs at http://jaredswhite.blogspot.com/.

Joe Yorty was raised in the southwest corner of the state of Utah and spent his high school years in Escondido, California. Much of the time between then and now is filled with almost 11 years of military service in which he served onboard ships that carried him to many distant lands. Along with being gainfully employed by the Department of Art at University of San Diego as their head technician Joe is currently in his second year as an MFA candidate in the Visual Arts department at UCSD where he is engaged in the search for an art-making practice that incorporates his obsession with second-hand shopping. You can learn more about him at http://www.joeyorty.com/

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are always welcome.

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Agitprop Reading Series and opening of “We’re All in This Together For Ourselves” an installation by Louis M. Schmidt http://agitpropspace.org/2010/08/06/agitprop-reading-series-and-opening-of-were-all-in-this-together-for-ourselves-an-installation-by-louis-m-schmidt/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/08/06/agitprop-reading-series-and-opening-of-were-all-in-this-together-for-ourselves-an-installation-by-louis-m-schmidt/#comments Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:50:28 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=693 tumblr_mps5a1KJi91ryz7loo1_1280

Reading starts at 7pm with the opening of “We’re All in This Together For Ourselves” immediately following the reading.

Louis M Schmidt is an artist currently based in San Diego, CA. His work addresses personal and societal unhappiness, the many failures of history and myths of progress and upward mobility. Schmidt’s most recent body of work, We’re All in This Together For Ourselves (opening to the public on August 7, 2010 at Agitprop) is an immersive, mixed-media wall drawing that presents itself as a cyclic fragment, a frozen section of negative feedback loop that evinces a dark pool of truths about humans, about Americans, about the now to which our ideologies have delivered us.

http://bridgethevoid.blogspot.com

Reading Series:

Jeanine Webb’s work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, The Antioch Review, Louis Liard Magazine, the San Diego Writers’ 2010 anthology A Year in Ink and online in the Summer 2010 issues of The Latent Print and WTF PWM. She holds a M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, where she taught workshops in making poems. Her manuscript Flash Paper was a finalist for the 2008 Cider Press Review Book Award. Her work concerns images of apocalypse in relation to late capitalism, sci-fi, connectivity, surf culture, historical realities as shaped by technologies, modern mythography, media spin and pop culture. Jeanine lives in San Diego. Look for the literary magazine she’ll be editing, Greater Than Or Equal To, which should exist athttp://www.greaterthanzine.com/ sometime late this summer or in early fall.

Cati Porter is the author of a collection of poems, Seven Floors Up (Mayapple Press, 2008), as well as the chapbooks small fruit songs: prose poems (Pudding House Publications, 2008), (al)most delicious, an ekphrastic series after Modigliani’s nudes (forthcoming in 2010 from Dancing Girl Press), and what Desire makes of us, a series written during NaPoWriMo 2009 (forthcoming from Ahadada books as an e-book with illustrations by her sister, Amy Joy Payne). She is founder & editor ofPoemeleon: A Journal of Poetry . In June 2010 she will receive her MFA in Poetry from Antioch University, Los Angeles.

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THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD! 2010 http://agitpropspace.org/2010/05/22/there-goes-the-neighborhood/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/05/22/there-goes-the-neighborhood/#comments Sun, 23 May 2010 00:23:30 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=683

There Goes the Neighborhood! is a four day event that not only hopes to shed light on issues of art and its relationship to a specific community, but to also re-examine, through artistic interventions, some aspects of the neighborhood that are sometimes overlooked. There Goes the Neighborhood! has been organized by a group of artists, architects, and interested parties as a way to initiate a conversation about the dynamics of the neighborhood. Our intention, and why you are now reading this, is to include as many people in the discussion as possible. We hope to see to you there!

Schedule of Events

Thursday June 3rd

6pm – 7pm Music show on the Bus driving to the San Diego Museum of Art
7pm – 7:30pm Vibrating Milk at the San Diego Museum of Art
7:30pm – 9pm Paneldiscussion at the San Diego Museum of Art on”Art, Neighborhood and Gentrification”with City Councilmember Todd Gloria, Architect Ted Smith,

Artist/Gallerist Lynn Suscholz, and Artist Susannah Bielak

Friday June 4th

7pm – 8 pm Pastoral poetry reading curated by Lorraine Graham as part of the Agitprop Reading and Performance Series
8pm – 11pm Music show on the Bus: Mission:Valley, Riververb, Innerds

Saturday June 5th

10am – 5pm KTGN radio broadcast
10am – noon Brunch & artist talk at the Chicken Pie Shop
noon – 3pm Bicycle tour of thrift stores with Joe Yorty
2pm – 4pm Could __ be a classroom? a silk-screening workshop at a local laundromat with Eddie Miramontes
3pm – 4pm Free Space walking tour with Megan Willis
6pm – 11pm Music show on the Bus driving to the opening of Here Not There at MCASD La Jolla and Red Ball at Sushi

Sunday June 6th

10am – 5pm KTGN radio broadcast
noon – 3pm Luncheon on the Grass at Agitprop and the Bus
2pm – 5pm Turn Up Everything synthpack workshop with Michael Trigilio
2pm – 3pm Homeland Security walking tour with Leslie Ryan
3pm – 4pm Yard by Yard talk, and walking tour with Lesley Stern
6pm – 9pm Taking Up Space a New Orleans-style procession by artist Jessica Sledge.
Tati to the Streets by Micki Davis along the procession route
Microcinemafilm screening curated by Cauleen Smith along the procession route

http://theregoes.org/

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Brain Trust II http://agitpropspace.org/2010/05/19/brain-trust-ii/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/05/19/brain-trust-ii/#comments Thu, 20 May 2010 04:32:09 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=678

Please join us this Friday May 21st for a second iteration of the “Brain Trust” while also enjoying the mytho-poetic visual stylings of Louis M. Schmidt and Chris Kardambikis.  ”Brain Trust II” is part of a series of events leading up to There Goes the Neighborhood! http://theregoes.org/.  So please join us to find out what the “Brain Trust” is, learn more about upcoming events and most importantly discuss and debate what all of these events are about.  There will be a short presentation on the Brain Trust, Agitprop itself, There Goes the Neighborhood and other upcoming projects. Refreshments served. See you Friday!

Text from the original “Brain Trust” Exhibition at Art Produce Gallery:

“Agitprop is a space in North Park that attempts to blur the lines between individual art practice, the Studio, the Gallery and the Neighborhood. These attempts have taken the form of the Agitprop space itself, exhibitions, literary readings, live art critiques, artwork in empty storefronts and collaborations with other neighborhood entities. “Brain Trust” asks you to become a participant and facilitator of future projects. The Agitprop “Brain Trust” is established through Brain Blocks, small concrete sculptures that are equivalent in volume to an actual human brain. Brain Blocks turn corporate and art world institutional conventions on their head as a method of generating support for projects based on connectivity and community at the scale of the neighborhood. The initiation of Agitprop as a space, and subsequently the “Brain Trust” project, stems from an examination and response to current art-supportive structures and artists’ relationships to local communities. While many art-supportive structures are based on the commodification of the work of art or non-profit funding that is dependant on corporate trickle down economics, this project asks the question “Is it possible to have a local art practice supported by those who that practice targets?” Brain Blocks when purchased act as sculptural stock in Agitprop. Sculptural shareholders will be asked for input and feedback on future projects, which will therefore influence the project’s outcome, thus establishing a local practice linked to a local network of individuals.”

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the bitwise operators http://agitpropspace.org/2010/04/28/the-bitwise-operators/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/04/28/the-bitwise-operators/#comments Thu, 29 Apr 2010 05:34:21 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=643

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SPACE/R – sound event http://agitpropspace.org/2010/03/22/spacer-sound-event/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/03/22/spacer-sound-event/#comments Tue, 23 Mar 2010 02:36:43 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=567

SPACE/R

personnel:  Mark Wooton & Alan Rosenblum

preoccupations:  space, collage, process, collaboration, synthesis, memory, emotion & beauty.

tools: mainly electronic, sometimes acoustic or vocal & always treated.

sources: our daily world, programmed or sampled sounds, voices & waves from the ether.

program: composed ideas & segments improvised in a process of mutual feedback.

Friday March 25 2010  7pm

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Film Screening, Gathering and Initiative Signing http://agitpropspace.org/2010/03/15/film-screening-gathering-and-initiative-signing/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/03/15/film-screening-gathering-and-initiative-signing/#comments Mon, 15 Mar 2010 21:28:19 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=556

This Friday and Saturday Agitprop is looking for you to do your part in getting the “Lakoff Initiative” on the ballet. There is not much time so please stop by the space on Friday from noon to 5 or Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm to sign a form to get this initiative on the ballot.  WE print it out, WE stuff envelopes, YOU simply sign it.  We will also have a few snacks and some films on hand for you to enjoy.  Or you can sign and leave, or sign and just hang out for some good conversation…

Schedule of Films

Friday:

12:30 Killing Creativity: Are Schools or Parents to Blame

Looks at a group of 25 seven-year-olds and their families in order to study childhood creativity, why it frequently fades, and why it matters.

1:30 The Water is Ours, Damn It!

Tells the story of how the people of Cochabamba, Bolivia fought to take back control of their water after it was privatized.

2:00 The Corporation

Explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time.

3:30 Capitalism Hits the Fan

University of Massachusetts Economics Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today’s economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism itself.

Saturday:

10:00 am- coffee and bagels

12:00 pm- Killing Creativity: Are Schools or Parents to Blame

Looks at a group of 25 seven-year-olds and their families in order to study childhood creativity, why it frequently fades, and why it matters.

2:00 pm- The Water is Ours, Damn It!

Tells the story of how the people of Cochabamba, Bolivia fought to take back control of their water after it was privatized.

3:00 pm- The Corporation

explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time.

5:30 pm- Capitalism Hits the Fan

University of Massachusetts Economics Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today’s economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism itself.

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For more info on the Lakoff initiative click here

“The California Democracy Act, a non-partisan constitutional amendment authored by UC Berkeley Professor George Lakoff, consists in its entirety of a mere 14 words:

“All legislative actions on revenue and budget must be determined by a majority vote.”

California is one of the only states in the nation to constitutionally give a 34 percent minority of its state representatives direct control over all such legislation-thereby ensuring the budget and revenue gridlock we are experiencing.

California is in the middle of an unprecedented economic crisis requiring fundamental new approaches for resolution. Creativity is essential as we are currently unable to implement more obvious solutions to resolving the crisis. For example, we are also one of the only significant oil producing states that fails to charge oil companies an extraction tax on the oil they pump-even Governor Sarah Palin prided herself on taxing Alaska’s oil profiteers. …

George Lakoff gave a talk last week at UCSD.  As you may know, he is organizing a drive to put a proposition on the ballot that would end the 2/3 rule that currently makes it impossible for the state of California to raise revenue or to pass a budget without the consent of a militant Republican minority intent on starving the state to death. The initiative has 5 weeks to gather the necessary 1.2 million signatures.”


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Christopher Puzio: Sketch, Prototype, Test http://agitpropspace.org/2010/03/05/christopher-puzio-sketch-prototype-test/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/03/05/christopher-puzio-sketch-prototype-test/#comments Sat, 06 Mar 2010 01:51:04 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=544

Christopher Puzio: Sketch, Prototype, Test

Sat. March 6 2010 6-9pm

Cost: Free and open to the public

Location:
2837 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

San Diego artist and designer, Christopher Puzio, will share prototype studies for large sculpture at this one night event.

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Coatlicue mi Amor http://agitpropspace.org/2010/01/29/coatlicue-mi-amor/ http://agitpropspace.org/2010/01/29/coatlicue-mi-amor/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2010 02:20:27 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=487

The Border Corps, a group of five Southern California artists, musicians and performers, will stage an art happening entitled Coatlicue mi Amor at Agitprop on Saturday, February 13th at 8pm. The event will be a fundraiser for the gallery. Admission is $5.00 and people bringing sketchbooks and pencils to the event will get in for $2.00.

Incorporating weird combinations of materials, sound, the human body, pop culture artifacts and historical sources, the happening will use the myth of Coatlicue to examine the conflicted relationship between indigenous culture and the legacy of colonialism in the Americas.

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Coatlicue, the Aztec earth goddess who preceded the Virgen de Guadalupe, and was thought to be mother of the moon and stars, will be represented using tableaux vivants, painting, spoken word, audio improvisations, video projections and interactive art. Audience members will be encouraged to contribute to the realization of the happening through a set of installations and actions that will allow feedback and commentary on the themes presented during the evening.

“The audience will experience a multi-sensory happening in three parts,” said artist Perry Vasquez, who conceived the happening and then recruited close friends and collaborators to help bring the idea into being. “Our goal is to establish a creative and interactive mood that will feed the mind as well as the body.”

Audience members are encouraged to bring and to approach the happening as a phantasmagoric life drawing class.

The Border Corps members are:
Endy as Coatlicue, the Aztec Earth Goddess and Mother Superior
Perry Vasquez as Father Bartolomé de las Casas, Outer Space Alien
Shondra Dawson as the Visible Woman who Swallowed the World
Armando de la Torre as the Oracle of Sight and Sound
Anthony Vasquez as the Conjurer and Re-enchanter of the Aural Mysteries of Life

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Fringe Theories http://agitpropspace.org/2009/11/16/fringe-theories/ http://agitpropspace.org/2009/11/16/fringe-theories/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2009 03:06:39 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=437 conspiracy-card

Opening Reception Saturday, December 12th, 6-9pm

Talk with Mark Van Stone, PhD – “Introduction to the 2012 Issue” at 6pm

Fringe Theories:

Ideas that Depart Significantly from the Prevailing or
Orthodox Views

“A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a
conformist.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

In 1633 a weak, despondent, seventy-year old Galileo Galilei, was
brought before the Roman-Catholic Inquisition to defend himself against
charges of heresy. Facing the possible sentences of permanent
imprisonment, torture, and death, Galileo was forced to kneel and
abdicate his belief that the earth revolves around the sun.

Those who enforce the status quo, enforce it hard. Forcing those of us
who question these prevailing theories into a category of outsiders,
extremists, conspiracy theorists.

FRINGE THEORIES considers the work of five artists and scholars that thrive outside of traditional and accepted rules and boundaries.

Writer, scholar, and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Mark Van Stone, Ph.D. speaks about the Mayan prophecies of 2012. Also on display are some of Van Stone’s inscription works showing the attention to detail and skill acquired with three decades of calligraphic study.

Photographer Noah Doely creates fantastic and mythological works using antiquated, 19th century photographic techniques. His images invite speculation on The Photographic Truth and the inherent expectations, perceptions, and possible fabrications of the photographic record.

Painter Keith Engeron creates dark yet humorous landscapes borrowing techniques and imagery from Masters of the Modern Art period (Klimt, Van Gogh, and others). His composition utilizes the ironic juxtaposition of this celebrated imagery paired with the iconic and dangerous waste from fast food corporations.

Sculptor DJ Brelje constructs mysterious characters and monstrous creatures composed largely of found objects. These strange and aged objects have already had their own histories, identities, and former lives before becoming the new complex entities with rich, elaborate histories of their own.

Multimedia artist Tony Allard exhibits an iteration of “Drawing in The Media Stream”, a tangible media landscape that reminds us of the media’s power to create “reality” out of what is perhaps only completely fabricated visions of “truth”.

The work on display in FRINGE THEORIES forces us to keep looking forward. The themes remind us that we should not take anything for granted. The artists in the exhibition remind us to always keep an open mind.

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You are invited to join in a round-table discussion of The Candy Store:

Saturday November 21 @ 7:00 PM

Agitprop (North Park)

2837 University Ave. (behind Glenn’s Market on Utah)

San Diego, CA 92104

contact@agitpropspace.org

The discussion will focus on the project (currently on view at La Casa del Tunel: Art Center in Tijuana) and issues surrounding the general state of healthcare today.   The panel will consist of the artists, a pharmacy owner from Tijuana, and others knowledgeable in the field.  Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences navigating the system and thoughts on issues ranging from health insurance to the marketing of pharmaceuticals and current trends of medicating children with powerful mood altering drugs.  Select objects from The Candy Store will also be on view in the gallery.

“They (The Klines) also poke at the escalating trend of United States residents crossing borders to buy medication from Mexico and Canada that they cannot afford to buy in the States. The added facet of a drug-smuggling tunnel transformed into a cultural venue transformed into a drug store makes the project even more significant, meaningful, timely and edgy.”

-  Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley News Journal

The Candy Store (La dulcifies): Dispensing Truth

“The Candy Store” simultaneously attracts and repels viewers, exposes the inherent conflicts in the international healthcare industry, and the legalities and illegalities in the world of pharmaceuticals.   The Candy Store is a retail space featuring “inconsumable products” made out of controlled substances (a.g. tobacco Teddy bears and Vioxx ceramic candies) adding meaningful visual spectacle and humor to the dialogue surrounding healthcare issues and bridging boundaries between art, science, sociology and activism.

Contact: Agitprop, contact@agitpropspace.org

Debby and Larry Kline 760.432.9436 or Dekline1@yahoo.com

La Casa Del Túnel: Art Center, Luis Ituarte 323.574.9197 or luis_ituarte@hotmail.com

The Klines’ work can be seen at www.jugglingklines.com

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Agitprop presents “Second Thoughts From Normal Heights”, an exhibition of recent work by emerging photographer Andrew Printer.

“Second Thoughts From Normal Heights” comprises two series of images addressing themes of gay male representation, queer identity and gay assimilation. In addition to premiering his photographs in San Diego, Printer invites the community to engage with the themes that motivate his work by participating in a free writing workshop facilitated by Rob Williams (a local writer and popular writing instructor – rsvp required) followed by a public reading.

The primary series of images being exhibited at Agitprop is Second Thoughts From Normal Heights, from which the exhibition takes its name. Each of 12 photographs lifts a convoluted gesture, pose or tactic employed by a homosexual photographer of the twentieth century in the name of desire and drops it into a variety of domestic spaces in Normal Heights.

Printer says: “Many of these once plausible strategies (designed to circumvent censure by adhering to codes of Art, fitness or social documentation look profoundly peculiar to me. Equally peculiar to me is the recent, adamant drift of the broader LGBT community toward “respectability” as it aims to assimilate into hetero-normative structures at the expense of its own history. For me there is something inauthentic and awkward at the root of this drive. Desire has gone. Domesticity reigns. Alternative possibilities are long forgotten.”

Also on view is “Men in White Towels”, a series of photographs depicting men lost in the streets and alleys of San Diego. The photographs were inspired by the closure of Club 2200 (aka: the Mustang Spa), a bright pink bathhouse on University Ave. that catered to gay men in San Diego for many years.

Andrew Printer’s photographs and video work have been exhibited in group, juried and solo shows in both Europe and across the United States. Images from Second Thoughts From Normal Heights have been selected into important juried shows in Sacramento, New Mexico and Long Beach. Printer obtained his undergraduate degree in Film & Media Studies at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of California, Irvine.

Images are attached to this press release. Interviews and additional information about the writing workshop and reading is available by contacting Andrew Printer at 619 252-9711 or by email at aprinter619@aol.com.

Exhibition Dates: August 8 – September 12, 2009

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 8; 6-9p

Writing Workshop (rsvp necessary): Saturday, August 15; 11a-4p

Closing Reception/Readings: Saturday, September 12; 6-9p

(Free Public Readings scheduled for: 7-8:30p)

Agitprop
2837 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104
(entrance on Utah Street)
Agitprop phone: 619-384-7989

blog: http://agitpropspace.org

Writing Workshop RSVP: aprinter619@aol.com

Hours

opening and closing receptions and by appointment

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Satellite Ensemble http://agitpropspace.org/2009/05/28/satellite-ensemble/ http://agitpropspace.org/2009/05/28/satellite-ensemble/#comments Fri, 29 May 2009 00:10:17 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=270  

Satellite Ensemble II: An Event of Creative Transience

Satellite Ensemble II: An Event of Creative Transience

 

 

 


May-30th 2009 Agitprop, 3:00-5:00 pm; 2837 University Avenue 
Lui Velazquez, 4:00-9:00 pm; research papers for sale Calle Jose Maria Larroque #273, 2do Piso, Int. 6, Colonia Federal, Tijuana, Baja CA

Trolley Rides Every 30 Minutes to Tijuana
Bring Passport and $5 for Transportation

There are many spaces between neighborhoods in San Diego and Tijuana that resonate with stories from the personal to the universal. The everyday occurrences such as a daily commute are often dwarfed by stories that reach the world news about wall extension, immigrant rights restriction, drug cartels, or viral infection. However what is lasting though perhaps not spectacular and rarely news worthy, is the mundane, daily ritual completed by thousands.

Satellite Ensemble II is a multi-sited series of creative works by UCSD artists that explore border issues between San Diego and Mexico. There will be artwork on display at Agitprop, in North Park, and Lui Velazquez, in Tijuana; the transit between the two spaces will also showcase performance pieces from participating artists.

Crystal Z Cambell: Edible Borders is a two-cake, two-country, one-border work. A separate cake will be displayed in two destinations, one specifically at AgitProp in North Park, and the other at Lui Velazquez in Tijuana. The identical twin cakes are parallel in scale with a medley of artificial colors, artificial sweeteners and artificial flavors. The two cakes in Edible Borders are part of a larger conversation of sweet, yet guilty and ambiguous pleasures derived and consumed via an artificial boundary.

Chris Head, Micha Cárdenas, Elle Mehrmand, Katherine Sweetman, Felipe Zuniga and Camilo Ontiveros combine efforts in an ongoing collaborative piece, The Freephone Project. Through performative gesture Head, Cardenas, and Mehrmand aim at drawing attention to the Freephone that provides assistance to people in need who enter Tijuana.

The Satellite Ensemble was founded by MFA students in the Visual Arts Department at UCSD. It engages the San Diego community through multi-venue activities and exhibitions, encouraging new explorations in the field of contemporary art. This project strives to engage the public and contribute to a dialogue for visual art in the San Diego area. For more information about Satellite Ensemble please contact Claire Zitzow.

The Satellite Ensemble is sponsored and supported by UCSD’s Visual Arts Department.

 

A little history…

April 11th, 2009: Agitprop & Lui Velazquez
On April 11th at 4pm, artists, writers, thinkers, musicians gathered at Agitprop in North Park (University Ave & Utah St.) for a day of travel and discussion. With passports and exact change in hand we rode public transit bus and rail to San Ysidro and walked to the Lui Velazquez art space (Calle Jose Maria Larroque in Tijuana). This hour and twenty minutes of travel through a small cross section of southern California was inatended to be the catalyst for creative works to be showcased at and between both venues. With our freshly invigorated minds and energy, we spent the evening of the 11th discussing our visions for projects however ephemeral, immediate, or monumental.

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Esteban Martinez http://agitpropspace.org/2009/05/18/264/ http://agitpropspace.org/2009/05/18/264/#comments Tue, 19 May 2009 03:03:00 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/2009/05/264/  

Esteban Martinez MFA Thesis Exhibit

Esteban Martinez MFA Thesis Exhibit

 

…Surveillance cameras embedded in cacti to spy on the border patrol; and love bites…

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Creative Fix http://agitpropspace.org/2009/04/25/creative-fix/ http://agitpropspace.org/2009/04/25/creative-fix/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2009 05:37:23 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=234

‘Creative Fix’ Invites Artists to Play an Active Role in Politics

April 16 and 17
Marcuse Gallery

noon to 4:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Facility, University of California
San Diego, CA

May 2
Agitprop

3 to 6 p.m.
2837 University Avenue (entrance on Utah)
North Park, San Diego, CA

May 30 
compactspace

3 to 7 p.m.
105 E 6th Street 
Los Angeles, CA

La Jolla, California — In her upcoming project, “Creative Fix,” Sheryl Oring asks artists what they would do to fix the country if they could do anything at all. Oring, 43, is a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts candidate at the University of California, San Diego. She is calling artists to the university’s Marcuse Gallery on April 16 & 17, Agitprop in San Diego on May 2, and compactspace in Los Angeles on May 30, to discuss their creative solutions for our country. Oring will make one-minute videos of their answers and post them on YouTube. By doing so, Oring hopes to bring artists into the contemporary political debate. Artists of all types – writers, musicians, visual artists, architects etc. – are invited to participate.

“Creative Fix” is currently California-based and has the potential to expand to an international scale as viewers respond to the videos posted on Oring’sYouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/iwishtosay. The final shape of the participatory project depends on the creativity of respondents.

The idea for “Creative Fix” grew out of Oring’s most recent past work, a public art project called “I Wish to Say.” For this, Oring set out to gather public opinion during the 2008 presidential election by setting up an “office” – complete with a manual typewriter – in public places and inviting passersby to dictate postcards to the next president. Many people spoke out for change, and Oring feels the challenges facing this nation demand attention from more than just the usual suspects. Artists, she said, can offer a fresh perspective on many of the most pressing issues of the day.

“In other parts of the world, artists play a legitimate role in politics and political debate,” said Oring, citing examples such as Václav Havel, the playwright who became president of Czechoslovakia, and the German political system, in which the arts play a significant role in local and national political institutions. “In the U.S., however, artists are seen as suspect. I’d like to do one small thing to change this and bring more creativity to American politics.”

Oring is a first-year MFA student focused on public culture. Led by architect Teddy Cruz, Public Culture is a new emphasis at UC San Diego’s Department of Visual Arts. Cruz is Oring’s mentor.

More About the Artist:

Sheryl Oring is the author of “I Wish to Say: The Birthday Project,” a book published in 2008 that features a collection of birthday cards for former President George Bush, which were dictated at public events Oring held in eight cities across the country. Named ABC News’ Person of the Week by Peter Jennings for her performance piece “I Wish to Say” during the 2004 Republican Convention in New York City, Oring is a former journalist (The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Die Welt) whose provocative work explores the intersection of language, politics and memory. Her past work includes “Writing Home,” a performance in which she invited people to dictate letters to their ancestors; and “Writer’s Block,” a sculptural installation made out of hundreds of antique typewriters. She has received fellowships from the Creative Capital Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts and the Robert Bosch Foundation; held a residency as part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program; and exhibited in museums, cultural centers, galleries and public spaces in the United States, Europe and India. Oring has a degree in journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has studied art history and theory at the Humboldt University in Berlin. She is working on an MFA in Visual Arts with an emphasis in public culture at UC San Diego.

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Security For All – closing reception http://agitpropspace.org/2009/04/19/security-for-all-closing-reception/ http://agitpropspace.org/2009/04/19/security-for-all-closing-reception/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2009 04:59:38 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=240  

Please join us for the closing reception of “Security For All”

Saturday April 25th 2009 7-10 pm

 

(4) Artists

We have shared a myriad of daily-lived experiences: personal, generational, and contextual questions and insights. In a place like Mexico City we experimented with artistic resistance, growing up in the moment where an artistic scene was forming. Over time, we saw museums, schools, galleries, and collections emerge from the labored efforts of contemporary artists born and raised in the “city”.

 

Argentinean born Rodrigo Sastre decided to leave the University of Buenos Aires in his last year of study. He had come to the realization that his education was “incomplete”. He enrolled in “La Esmeralda” School of Art in Mexico City, seeking a different analytical paradigm. Since then, he has worked under the tutelage of established artists. Over the last seven years, he has worked in his principle medium, drawing, with an intense focus on North American popular culture from the 80’s.

Hector Ivan Delgado (MX) belongs to the Educational Public Institution in Mexico City. From this work (the total bureaucracy) he has developed workshops on social justice and equity.

Orlando Díaz (MX) is a studio artist, with a primary interest in painting. He has forged a pictorial engagement with invented characters, and a collection of anecdotes that reflect the human capacity for destruction.

And , Judith Pedroza, with an unusual education between Design and the Arts, has spent the last few years working in collectives with the idea of bringing groups with different art interests together in dialogue. Most recently, her life has been occupied with various endeavors: Changing her area of academic study, exchanging books with professors and students, and battling with political groups, “Grupos de choques,” to save her family home in Mexico City.

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Call for entries- Agitprop/Lui Velazquez http://agitpropspace.org/2009/03/30/call-for-entries-agitproplui-velazquez/ http://agitpropspace.org/2009/03/30/call-for-entries-agitproplui-velazquez/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2009 05:08:23 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=155 SATELLITE ENSEMBLE II

INVITES YOU

On APRIL 11TH at 4pm, artists, writers, thinkers, musicians will be
gathering at AGITPROP in North Park -University Ave & Utah St- for a day
of travel and discussion. With passports and exact change in hand we will
ride public transit bus and rail to San Ysidro and walk to the LUI
VELAZQUEZ
art space -Calle José Maria Larroque- in Tijuana. This hour and
twenty minutes of travel through a small cross section of southern
California will be the catalyst for creative works to be showcased at and
between both venues on the last weekend of May. With our freshly
invigorated minds and energy, we will spend the evening of the 11th
discussing our visions for projects however ephemeral, immediate, or
monumental. All interested creative minds must attend this initial field
trip if they want to participate in the final events. 

RSVP if interested or with questions: satelliteensemble@gmail.com

Proposals will be reviewed by Satellite Ensemble, Lui Velasquez, and Agitprop before the final event.

THINGS TO BRING

  • passports or birth certificate and ID
  • small sleeping bag or blanket if spending the night
  • cash for bus, train, food, tequila ($5 will get you a day pass that works for the bus and the trolley)
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Global Individual http://agitpropspace.org/2007/08/11/global-individual/ http://agitpropspace.org/2007/08/11/global-individual/#comments Sun, 12 Aug 2007 05:22:37 +0000 David White http://agitpropspace.org/?p=201 Opening: August 11, 2007      

Artists: Joe Yorty, Benjamin S. Jones, Josh Bellfy and Josh Mongeau.

"Duplicate State" by Benjamin S. Jones

"Duplicate State" by Benjamin S. Jones

 

"untitled" by Joe Yorty

"untitled" by Joe Yorty

 

"Breathe" by Benjamin S. Jones

"Breathe" by Benjamin S. Jones

 

 

 

video installation by Josh Bellfy

video installation by Josh Bellfy                     

 

drawing by Josh Mongeau

drawing by Josh Mongeau

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