The Getty Research Institutepresents:Works in ProgressFall 2006Discourse and Autonomy: Inventing the LA Art GirlsPRESENTERSLA Art GirlsRESPONDENTJill Dawsey Curatorial Associate, San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtFriday, December 8, 2006 2:00–4:30 p.m.Museum Lecture Hall, The Getty CenterThe LA Art Girls discuss the evolution and negotiation of collaborative practice. In the spirit of the process-oriented Works in Progress series, sixteen members of the LA Art Girls venture beyond “the doing”—that is, “the making” of their art—to examine the debates, strategies, values, and relationships embedded in their individual and collective art practices.The LA Art Girls are a progressive collective of more than thirty practicing contemporary art-ists. Since forming in 2004, the group has produced several collaborative projects: Strange Love(2005), a corpse-style video remake of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove (1964) exhibited at QED Gallery; Total Art Performance Event, a series of Fluxus-inspired performances at the Getty Center in June 2006; group exhibitions at Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Angles Gallery; and a radio show on KBeach Global Radio. Presenters: Stephanie Allespach, SE Barnet, Allison Behrstock, Sydney Croskery, Catherine Daly, Karen Dunbar, Angela Ellsworth, Anoka Faruqee, April Friges, Anne Hars, Micol Hebron, Dawn Kasper, Nancy Popp, Ambika Samarthya, Felis Stella, Elizabeth TremanteRespondent: Jill Dawsey, curatorial associate of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Dawsey is currently a visiting professor in the Department of Art His-tory at the University of California, Irvine.Admission to this event is free. To attend, please make a reservation by visiting or calling (310) 440-7300. Note, late arrivals cannot be guaranteed seating. Parking is free with a reservation, or $8.00 per car without a reservation. The Getty Research Institute is a program of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Other programs of the Trust include the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation.LA Art Girls, 2006. Courtesy of Leigh McCarthylecture© 2006 J. Paul Getty TrustThe Getty Research Institute1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688www.getty.eduEvery year the Getty Research Institute (GRI) hosts a series of presentations of works in progress in art history and the humanities. The aim is to promote discussion of current topics and themes among the local community of scholars and students. Presentations, followed by roundtable discussions, take place at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. The 2006–2007 series was developed by guest organizer Miwon Kwon, associate professor of art history at the University of California, Los Angeles.series


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