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A lecture by curator, art historian and theorist Beatrice von Bismarck
Mar 2, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 3pm
Please RSVP for this free event at: rsvp@laxart.org
Exhibitions, Agents, and Attention: In the Spaces of Ed Ruscha’s Books
Curator, art historian and theorist Beatrice von Bismarck will give a presentation at LA><ART based on her catalogue essay for the exhibition Ed Ruscha: Reading Ed Ruscha at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2012). Her presentation will examine how Ruscha’s books function as an aesthetic, social, and economic spatial structure within which, and by means of which, the artist defines the relations and conditions for his work’s display, circulation, and consumption. For von Bismarck, Ruscha’s books are as much curatorial constellations and exhibitions as they are artistic works. John Tain, curator of modern and contemporary collections at the Getty Research Institute, will engage von Bismarck in a conversation following the presentation, further contextualizing Ruscha’s interests in public display, exhibiting practices, and meaning production.
This program is organized with generous support from the Getty Research Institute and in partnership with the USC Roski MA Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere and MFA programs.
Image Right: © Ed Ruscha