A series of conversations led by artists and experts presented by ART2102

April 30, May 7, and May 14 2006

2 to 5 pm

At Mountain Bar
475 Gin Ling Way, Chinatown L.A. 90012

Angie Waller, video still from Protect Yourself From Ballistic Attack, 2006,
DVD, 6 min 20 sec
Courtesy the artist

ART2102 is pleased to begin its off-site program of events with Annex, a series of six artists' talks organized by Shana Lutker and held at the Mountain Bar in Chinatown over three consecutive Sundays. Each talk takes the form of a conversation between the artist and a person of their choice whose particular professional knowledge or expertise is of interest to them for the ways in which it may inform their practice, or simply fulfill their curiosity.

Annex explores the relationship between artists and experts as it oscillates between research and collaboration in times that are increasingly reliant on specialist knowledge, and that have seen art practice itself no longer being solely defined by the perfection of a craft. As artists have increasingly referenced specialist disciplines, even adopted them in some cases, these conversations shed new light on their practice. The range of topics covered, from the representation of the human head to the techniques of protection from ballistic attacks, highlights the infinite areas of specialized knowledge. We are invited to discover only a few of them through the lens of these artist's interests.

Participating artists: Meg Cranston, Sean Dockray, Shana Lutker, Angie Waller, and Mario Ybarra Jr.

Two conversations will take place each Sunday.

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