Archive for 2019
Terms of Use
Works by Fiona Connor, Katie Herzog and The Archive of Privatized Experience
Jan 19, 2019 to Feb 16, 2019

The following is a disclaimer, a contract, the rules you consent to. You are complying when you read this, or when you click a box, or when you breathe. You are participating whether you are in a space with these words or the space created by them. What are your terms of use? How do you define the structures around you? How do you trace and sculpt their boundaries so there is room for yourself?

 

Terms of Use is an exhibition of works by Fiona Connor, Katie Herzog, and The Archive of Privatized Experience. Each object displayed uses strategies to embody infrastructure at a human scale. The 1:1 models give form to public and private systems that shape the way individuals act in physical space as well as the digital realm. The artworks re...


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In Search of Baba Singh
Curated by Aziz Sohail
Jan 19, 2019 to Feb 16, 2019

In Search of Baba Singh, presented in Room Gallery at the University of California, Irvine, is the first iteration of an ongoing research project that takes as its jumping off point the arrest record of Baba Singh, a laborer from Punjab, India in California at the turn of the twentieth century. Baba Singh was arrested in 1914 for ‘infamous crimes against nature’; a statute that at the time would criminalize a range of sexual behaviors including homosexuality.

 

In addition to the arrest record itself, works in the exhibition range from a sound work by Bani Abidi. Memorial to Lost Word (2016), is a poignant archive of forgotten Punjabi folk songs and historical letters reflecting on displacement, loss and longing as experienced by Indian colonial subjects...


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First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection
at the Institute and Museum for California Art
Sep 29, 2018 to Jan 05, 2019

For more than twenty years, Newport Beach developer Gerald Buck engaged in an unexpected pastime: building an unparalleled collection of artworks in a wide variety of genres and media.

 

Initially collecting for pleasure, eventually Mr. Buck realized that he had in fact built something unique: more than thirty-two hundred works, most of which were bought, boxed, and stored away. Many of the works in the collection have not been seen since they were purchased and stored, though Mr. Buck lent works to exhibitions across Southern California. As an autodidact regarding artwork, Mr. Buck focused his attention on his own personal study of the works, the artists, the genres, and their cultural significance. Among his chief desires was that the works be s...


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