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Art/Political Change exhibition to open this Saturday in Hollywood

by dondy Monday, Apr. 29, 2002 at 11:30 PM

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errorFood Not Bombs, The Watts Project, Society for Orgonotic Streaming, Ultra Red, The Speculative Archive for Historical Clarification, and many other artists and activists, individuals and groups are participating in Democracy When- an exhibition at LACE on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. The show opens on Saturday the 4th.
In addition to the exhibition, there will be many lectures and conversations occuring in the space, and many related events elsewhere.

Read the press release below.... Announcement en espanol mas abajo.


LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS
6522 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90028
t] 323.957.1777 f] 323.957.9025
artleak.org
PRESS RELEASE
(for Spanish version scroll down)


Democracy When?
Activist Strategizing in Los Angeles


guest curated by Tone O. Nielsen
in collaboration with the participants

opening reception
Saturday, May 4 from 5 - 7 pm
exhibition participant presentations
from 3 - 5 pm

exhibition runs May 4 - June 15, 2002
at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
and different locations in Los Angeles

PRESS CONTACT: Julie Deamer


LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2002 -- Democracy When? Activist Strategizing in Los Angeles is an exhibition about activism in Los Angeles, or to be more correct, activisms in Los Angeles. Its participants come from a variety of communities and are struggling for social change for different reasons and in different ways. But even more, Democracy When? is an exhibition about the process of democratization and the various strategies employed by the participants toward that goal. In that sense, although the exhibition is locally focused, its scope goes well beyond the local.

Activists, organizers, and artists working within the field of activism today are faced with a new political geography that has radically changed the possibilities for action and made new demands on its practitioners. In a number of ways, the manner in which activist practitioners today are responding to this new political geography could be said to mark a departure from the strategies that informed activism of the past few decades, thereby setting their practices apart from those of the 1980s and 1990s. The tendency to equate civil dissent with terrorism as an effect of the current war against terrorism is but one reality, which has severely minimized the space for opposition and put severe restrictions on the activist strategies being employed in it. The heritage of the political lull 1990s and the publics nostalgic distance from or loss of faith in the methodologies of past resistance movements; the neo-liberal and racist turn of more and more Western democracies and the effects that globalization has on labor, capital, information, and the environment worldwide are other circumstances facing contemporary activists and organizers.

Democracy When? takes this departure as its starting point. Bringing together thirty-five artists and artists collectives, activists and organizers, community organizations and activist groups, academics and theoreticians from a number of different communities in greater Los Angeles, the exhibition asks how they approach activism today. In order to provide a platform upon which this question can be addressed from the perspective of these various practitioners, Democracy When? merges the medium of the exhibition, the round table, and the production site into one. The result is a think tank in which some of the internal and external challenges facing activism today can be collectively addressed on a theoretical and a practical level by the participants as well as the audiences. Instead of focusing on activist responses to one particular social or political problem, Democracy When? provides a self-reflexive laboratory situation for the collective exchange, rethinking, and development of activist strategies per se in light of the new political geography of the 21st century.

To initiate this collective exchange, the exhibition identifies a number of the challenges facing activism today in six so-called "problematics":

--Coming to Activism After the Emergence of Identity Politics
--Inhabiting the Activist Role in a Post-September 11 Climate
--Activist and Community Organization Strategies
--The Commodification of "The Rebel" Vs. Activist Media Infiltration
--Activism and Capital
--Activism as Direct Action Vs. Activism as Art

The problematics structure the six-week exhibition period and will be addressed through displayed artworks and projects, a series of "Open Session Discussions," and temporary events, actions, and interventions. The result is an exhibition in continuous development, in which works, projects, actions, and information accumulate and exchange throughout the exhibition period.

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions was founded on principles that are at the core of Democracy When?, principles that remain as vital today as they were twenty-five years ago. This exhibition takes as its starting point the ways in which creative thinking and new approaches are required to affect change - social, political, and artistic. Both this institution and this exhibition claim the need for an essential, critical reexamination of the radical actions from which they have grown. The legacies each have inherited mandate no less.

Democracy When? participants include: Lida Abdullah; Edgar Arceneaux & Kendra Stanifer; Arts in Action; Michael Baers; Mariana Botey; Nancy Buchanan; Chris Burnett; Erica R. Cho & Ji Sung Kim; Coalition Against Police Abuse/Communities in Support of the Gang Truce; Dorit Cypis in collaboration with invited artists and youth; Sohail Daulatzai; Dome Village of Justiceville/Homeless USA; Sharon Hayes; Marc Herbst; Robby Herbst; Hip Hop Congress featuring Antoinette, S.P.O., Ga Knew, Super Group Sps, Parallax, The B.E., Prince Ali & Def Juice; Jehsm; J.U.i.C.E.; Scott Kaldunski; LA Food Not Bombs; Sarah Lewison & Nicole Cousino; Los Angeles Independent Media Center; Amitis Motevalli; Mario Ontiveros; Linda Pollack; Margaret Prescod; Raymond Rocco; Fidel Rodriguez & DJ Icy Ice; Stephen Rohde; Society for Orgonotic Streaming featuring Maria Karlsson, Dispute Resolution Services & Morten Goll; The Speculative Archive for Historical Clarification; Tran, T. Kim-Trang; Christina Ulke; Ultra-red; Mario Ybarra, Jr.

A 106-page program with essays and illustrations by the exhibition participants and a full events calendar will accompany the exhibition. A website listing information about the exhibition and a complete events calendar can also be found at artleak.org/DemocracyWhen beginning April 19.

Democracy When? is a thesis exhibition presented for the Master of Arts in Critical and Curatorial Studies, UCLA Department of Art, in conjunction with the UCLA Hammer Museum and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Financial support is provided by the Ruth Peskin Distinguished Artists Fund. Generous support for the exhibition and its accompanying publication has also been provided by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, the Arnold Rubin Award, the UCLA Graduate Students Association, and Dr. Cantzsche Druckerei.

Support for Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and its programs comes from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, California Arts Council, California Community Foundation Arts Funding Initiative, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Getty Grant Program, Thornton S. Glide, Jr. and Katrina D. Glide Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the members of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

Admission to Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions is free with a recommended donation of $3.00 ($2.00 students, members free). Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays 12 - 6 pm. Call 323.957.1777 for parking information, directions, and additional information.




EVENTS CALENDAR (compiled on April 1, 2002)

MAY

4
Exhibition participant presentations. 3 - 5 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.
Opening reception. 5 -7 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

"My Daily Constitution Hotline," organized by artist Linda Pollack, open for calls at 323.769.5512.

5
"Practical activism in motion: A workshop and tour at Dome Village" with Ted Hayes, Homeless & Youth Activist, Founder & Servant Director of Dome Village of Justiceville/Homeless USA. Bring cameras, recording equipment, whatever, and be mentally prepared to work. 1 - 3 pm, Dome Village of Justiceville/Homeless USA, Downtown Los Angeles.

8
"Sex and the Vote," presented by Sarah Lewinson & Nicole Cousino. During this session, we ask participants to join us in a dialogue about voting. Why is our most fundamental opportunity to influence social and economic agendas seen to be so decidedly un-sexy? What could we do to spice things up and enhance a two-way flow between the libidinal and the political? A free viewing of Dusan Makavejevs "WR: Mysteries of the Organism," will be accompanied by discussion, presentations, and havoc in the exhibitions lounge area. Film contains some erotic content and viewer discretion is advised. 7 - 9:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

9
Open Session Discussion on Problematic 1: "Coming to Activism After the Emergence of Identity Politics." Facilitated by Raymond Rocco, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, UCLA. Free food by LA Food Not Bombs. 7 - 10:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

11
Open Session Events: A re-speaking by artist Sharon Hayes. Free food by LA Food Not Bombs. 12 - 3 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

12
"My Daily Constitution Cafe," organized by artist Linda Pollack, presents "Encounters with the US Constitution," a discussion led by Scott Bowman, Professor of Political Science, Cal State, Los Angeles; Eddy Kurushima, artist and docent, The Japanese-American National Museum, Los Angeles; and Barbara Ellis, President of The San Bernardino Chapter of Families to Amend the California Three Strikes Law. 4 - 6 pm, Les Deux Cafs, Hollywood.

13
Follow-up meeting on "Practical activism in motion: A workshop and tour at Dome Village," with Ted Hayes. 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Dome Village of Justiceville/Homeless USA, Downtown Los Angeles.

16
Open Session Discussion on Problematic 2: "Inhabiting the Activist Role in Post- September 11 Climate." Facilitated by Stephen Rohde, Constitutional Lawyer; Former President, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California; Steering Committee, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace. Free food by LA Food Not Bombs. 7 - 10:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

18
Open Session Events: Action by Stephen Rohde, Constitutional Lawyer; Former President, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California in collaboration with Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace. Poetry session organized by Hip Hop Congress, featuring Antoinette, S.P.O., Ga Knew, and more. Dance and DJ performance, organized by J.U.i.C.E., featuring participants of J.U.i.C.E. Free food by LA Food Not Bombs. 12 - 3 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

19
"UFO Open House:" Come and see how Dome Village of Justiceville/Homeless USAs partnership program at Solano Canyon Community Garden is building an Urban Farm, Orchard & Art Park (UFO) on a previously unused land parcel. The UFO provides jobs for homeless and recovering individuals and partners with the local community gardeners and elementary school to create a most innovative greening program. 12 - 2 pm, Solano Canyon Community Garden, Los Angeles.

23
Open Session Discussion on Problematic 3: "Activist and Community Organization Strategies." Facilitated by Margaret Prescod, Co-Founder, International Black Women for Wages for Housework; Coordinator, Every Mother is a Working Mother Network; Chair, Global Womens Strike LA. Free food by LA Food Not Bombs. 7 - 10:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

25
Open Session Events: Screening of "Poetic License," a film about Manazar Gamboa directed by Simon Schrno, and poetry readings organized by Mario Ybarra, Jr. Free food by LA Food Not Bombs. 12 - 3 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

The Watts House Project, directed by artists Edgar Arceneaux & Kendra Stanifer, begins work on a landscaping and fencing project in Watts in collaboration with the community. The project will be conducted for the duration of the exhibition. Weekend work schedules can be found at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. 9 am - 3 pm, 107th Street, Watts.

26
"My Daily Constitution Cafe," organized by artist Linda Pollack, presents "History and Background of the US Constitution," a discussion led by Stephen Rohde, Constitutional Lawyer; Former President, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. 4 - 6 pm, Les Deux Cafs, Hollywood.

30
Open Session Discussion on Problematic 4: "The Commodification of The Rebel Vs. Activist Media Infiltration." Facilitated by Sohail Daulatzai, Ph.D. candidate on hip-hop and globalization, Critical Studies Department, USC in collaboration with Fidel Rodriguez and DJ Icy Ice, divine forces radio. Free food by LA Food Not Bombs. 7 - 10:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

JUNE

1
Open Session Events: "Escape the Matrix: Hip-Hop, the Zapatistas, and the New World Order: Critical Thinking Thru Knowledge of Self," a multi-media presentation by Fidel Rodriguez and DJ Icy Ice, divine forces radio, in collaboration with Sohail Daulatzai, Ph.D. candidate on hip-hop and globalization, Critical Studies Department, USC. Free food by LA Food Not Bombs. 12 - 3 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

Ultra-red presents the event "Sustainable Developments." 3 - 6 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

2
"WALKING...from MacArthur Park to Boyle Heights" with Klara Wallraff & Maria Karlsson. 10 am, for meeting location visit artleak.org/DemocracyWhen or email mariakarlsson50@hotmail.com.

6
Open Session Discussion on Problematic 5: "Activism and Capital." Facilitated by Chris Burnett, activist and organizer of Independent Media Center and Re:Generation:Tv. Free food by LA Food Not Bombs. 7 - 10:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

7
"Reclaiming," a performative lecture by artist activist Robby Herbst. 5 - 6 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

Dispute Resolution Services presents: "Poohs Honey Pot." A play about the lives of commodities in the gripping struggle to hold themselves together. Written by Christopher Robin. Performed by the Beyond Baroque Working Group in front of the Disney Store on Hollywood Boulevard. Free Hawaiian Punch and Vienna Fingers for the children, young, and old alike. 7:30 pm, The Disney Store, Hollywood.

8
Open Sessions Events: "M_ _ _ _M_ _ _ Pancake Breakfast" with presentation of video by Beyond Baroque Working Group, organized by artist and writer Michael Baers. 12 - 3 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

9
"WALKING...from Hollywood to the Ocean" with Maria Karlsson & Klara Wallraff. 8 am, for meeting location visit artleak.org/DemocracyWhen or email mariakarlsson50@hotmail.com.

"My Daily Constitution Caf," organized by artist Linda Pollack, presents "Other Models, Other Possibilities," a discussion led by Lydia Brazon, Executive Director of the Humanitarian Law Project. 4 - 6 pm, Les Deux Cafs, Hollywood.

13
Open Session Discussion on Problematic 6: "Activism as Direct Action Vs. Activism as Art." Facilitated by Tran, T. Kim-Trang, artist, organizer, and independent curator of media and visual arts; Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Scripps College. Free food by LA Food Not Bombs. 7 - 10:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

15
Open Session Events: Emceeing session, organized by Hip Hop Congress, featuring Super Group Sps, Parallax, The B.E., Prince Ali and Def Juice. Celebrating the second year anniversary of the historic meeting between North and South Korean presidents on June 15, 2000, "Street Seance," presented by Erica R. Cho & Ji Sung Kim in collaboration with the Korean-American cultural activist group Saeddangsori, manifests as a critical mas(s)k dance addressing the countrys peaceful reunification and President Bushs demonization of North Korea as part of his imaginary "Axis of Evil." Free food by LA Food Not Bombs. 1 - 4 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

Hip-hop musical, organized by J.U.i.C.E., featuring participants of J.U.i.C.E. 7 - 8:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

"A Befuddlement of Giving": Group exhibition and gift, curated by Dispute Resolution Services and participants in Hollywood. Invitations with location and participants available at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

ONGOING PROJECTS

The Watts House Project, directed by artists Edgar Arceneaux & Kendra Stanifer, will be conducting a community project in Watts for the duration of the Democracy When? exhibition. Weekend work schedules will be posted at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

"Divestiture Booth": For the duration of Democracy When?, Michael Baers, or a willing replacement, will voluntarily remove the identifying labels from the exterior of peoples clothing or footwear for six hours each week. He will be in front of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Hollywood on Thursdays, from 3 - 6 pm, and in front of, across the street from, or in the Babylon Court of the Hollywood and Highland Mall, Hollywood on Sundays, from 1 -4 pm.

"Bring me the house of Jorge Pardo": Ritual service table produced by Dispute Resolution Services for LA Food Not Bombs to be used within the Democracy When? exhibition.

"Free one each": Dispute Resolution Services will be giving away the only image (Polaroid) generated from each intervention during the course of the Democracy When? exhibition.

"In the Can Drive": Bring your labeled canned fruit and vegetables to Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions for presentation within the bathroom and donation to LA Food Not Bombs at the end of the Democracy When? exhibition. Each can is redeemable for a raffle ticket chance to win a prize.

Donate books to LA Food Not Bombs Prison Library Book Program; a program launched during the Democracy When? exhibition, which will distribute books to prisoners upon request.

Los Angeles Independent Media Center will broadcast all the Open Session Discussions on killradio.org. on May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 14, 21 from 4 - 6 pm.

"Photo play" by artist activist Robby Herbst, every Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.
PROJECTS IN PROGRESS TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER

As part of their ongoing program, the cultural and political group Arts in Action will host a series of classes, workshops, and events open for Democracy When? audiences in their space located in the Convergence Center in the Westlake Pico-Union area of Los Angeles. For dates and locations, please visit artleak.org/DemocracyWhen.

"U vs. W," produced by Erica R. Cho & Ji Sung Kim, presents "Street Sance," in collaboration with the Korean-American cultural activist group Saeddangsori. "Street Sance" is a series of performances inspired by Korean folk ceremonies and the ritual street theater of Korean student political activism. In May, "Street Sance" emerges through various Koreatown actions, organized by Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates. For dates and locations, please visit artleak.org/DemocracyWhen.

"Kulture Klub, LA," a project by artist and organizer Dorit Cypis, pairs artists with youth/students to form individual guest teams. Each guest team chooses a participating Democracy When? project (host team) to follow and study during the time of the exhibition and to develop their own project inspired by what/how they see the host team. Each guest team will present their work at a public event at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions during the time of the exhibition. For dates and locations, please visit artleak.org/DemocracyWhen.

Live graf art and mural art session, organized by J.U.i.C.E., featuring participants of J.U.i.C.E. For date and location, please visit artleak.org/DemocracyWhen.
LOCATIONS

Arts in Action
1919 W. 7th Street, 4th fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
T: 323.993.6001

The Disney Store
6834 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Dome Village of Justiceville/Homeless USA
847 Golden Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017
T: 213.892.9011
E: TheTedShow@aol.com
W: DomeVillage.org

Hollywood and Highland Mall
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

J.U.i.C.E.
2936 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005
T: 213.251.9164
W: rampartjuice.com
Hours: Thursdays, 4 - 9 pm

Les Deux Cafs
1638 N. Las Palmas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
T: 323.465.0509
Entrance located half a block south of Hollywood Blvd. through parking lot on east side of
Los Palmas Ave.

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
6522 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
T: 323.957.1777
F: 323.957.9025
E: info@artleak.org
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12 -6 pm
Admission: Free
Parking: Available for $4.50 in the lot behind the building, accessible from Wilcox. Ample street parking is also available

The Urban Farm and Orchard (UFO)
Solano Canyon Community Garden
545 Solano Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Watts Project
107th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

For complete and updated listings, please visit artleak.org/DemocracyWhen.




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LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS
6522 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90028
t] 323.957.1777 f] 323.957.9025
artleak.org
COMUNICADO DE PRENSA



DEMOCRACIA CUANDO?
Activistas y Estrategias en Los ngeles


curacin por Tone O. Nielsen
en colaboracin con los participantes

recepcin y apertura
Sbado, 4 de Mayo de 5 - 7 pm
exhibicin participantes presentaciones
de 3 - 5 pm

la exhibicin ser del 4 de Mayo al 15 de Junio del 2002
en Los ngeles Contemporary Exhibitions
y diferentes sitios en Los ngeles

CONTACTO DE PRENSA: Julie Deamer


LOS NGELES, Abril 8, 2002 -- Democracia Cuando? Activistas y Estrategias en Los ngeles es una exhibicin sobre activismo en Los ngeles, o para ser mas exactos, activismos en Los ngeles. Sus participantes provienen de una variedad de comunidades y estn luchando por el cambio social, por diferentes razones y en diferentes formas. Pero adems, Democracia Cuando? es una exhibicin sobre el proceso de democratizacin y las diferentes estrategias empleadas por los participantes hacia ese objetivo. En ese sentido, a pesar de que la exhibicin esta enfocada localmente, su mbito va mas all de lo local.

Activistas, organizadores y artistas trabajando en el campo del activismo ahora se encuentran con una nueva geografa poltica que ha cambiado radicalmente las posibilidades para la accin y ha creado nuevas demandas para sus practicantes. En un numero de maneras la forma en la cual los activistas practicantes ahora estn respondiendo a esta nueva geografa poltica que se puede decir marca la salida de las estrategias que el activismo informado de las ultimas dcadas, por eso creando sus practicas aparte de aquellas de los 1980 y 1990. La tendencia para equiparar la disidencia civil con el terrorismo como un efecto de la actual Guerra en contra del terrorismo es solo una realidad, la cual ha minimizado severamente el espacio para la oposicin y ha puesto severas restricciones en las estrategias activistas que estn siendo empleadas. La herencia de la calma poltica de 1990 y la distancia nostlgica del pblico o la prdida de la fe en la metodologa de los movimientos de resistencia del pasado. El cambio neo-liberal y racista de mas y mas democracias del occidente y los efectos que la globalizacin tiene en el labor, capital, informacin y el medio ambiente a nivel mundial son las circunstancias que enfrentan los activistas y organizadores contemporneos.

Democracia Cuando? hace de esta marcha como su punto de partida. Reuniendo a treinta y cinco artistas y colectivas de artistas, activistas y organizadores, organizaciones comunitarias y grupos activistas, acadmicos y tericos de un numero de diferentes comunidades en Los ngeles. La pregunta puede ser tomada desde la perspectiva de estos varios practicantes, Democracia Cuando? fusiona el mdium de la exhibicin, la mesa redonda, y el sitio de produccin en uno. El resultado es el "think thank" en el cual alguno de los retos internos y externos que enfrenta el activismo ahora puede ser dirigidos colectivamente a un nivel terico y practico por los participantes y por las audiencias. En vez de enfocarse en respuestas activistas a un problema social o poltico en particular, Democracia Cuando? provee una situacin de laboratorio de auto reflexin para el intercambio colectivo, el repensar y el desarrollo de estrategias activistas a la luz de la nueva geografa poltica del siglo 21.

Para iniciar este intercambio colectivo, la exhibicin identifica un nmero de retos que enfrenta el activismo ahora en seis llamadas "problemticas":

--La llegada del Activismo despus del Surgimiento de la Poltica de Identidad
--Habitando el Rol Activista en un Clima Despus de Septiembre 11
--Estrategias de Activistas y Organizaciones Comunitarias
--La Comercializacion "del Rebelde" Vs. Infiltracin de los Medios de Comunicacin Activistas
--Activismo y Capital
--Activismo como Accion Directa Vs. Activismo como Arte

Las problemticas estructuran esta exhibicin en este periodo de seis semanas y sern confrontadas a travs de los trabajos de arte y proyectos presentados, una serie de "Sesiones de Discusin Abierta" y eventos temporales, acciones e intervenciones. El resultado es una exhibicin en continuo desarrollo en la cual trabajos, proyectos, acciones e informacin se acumulan e intercambian a travs del periodo de exhibicin.

Los ngeles Contemporary Exhibitions fue fundada bajo principios que estn al centro de Democracia Cuando?, principios que continan siendo tan vitales ahora como hace 25 aos. Esta exhibicin toma como punto de partida las formas en las cuales el pensamiento creativo y nuevos acercamientos son necesarios para afectar el cambio - social, poltico y artstico. Ambos, esta institucin y esta exhibicin hacen un llamado a la necesidad de una re-reexaminacin esencial y critica de las acciones radicales de las cuales han nacido. El legado que cada una ha heredado no pide menos.

Democracia Cuando? incluye a los siguientes participantes: Lida Abdullah; Edgar Arceneaux & Kendra Stanifer; Arts in Action; Michael Baers; Mariana Botey; Nancy Buchanan; Chris Burnett; Erica R. Cho & Ji Sung Kim; Coalition Against Police Abuse/Communities in Support of the Gang Truce; Dorit Cypis en colaboracion artistas y jovenes invitados; Sohail Daulatzai; Dome Village of Justiceville/Homeless USA; Sharon Hayes; Marc Herbst; Robby Herbst; Hip Hop Congress featuring Antoinette, S.P.O., Ga Knew, Super Group Sps, Parallax, The B.E., Prince Ali & Def Juice; Jehsm; J.U.i.C.E.; Scott Kaldunski; LA Food Not Bombs; Sarah Lewison & Nicole Cousino; Los ngeles Independent Media Center; Amitis Motevalli; Mario Ontiveros; Linda Pollack; Margaret Prescod; Raymond Rocco; Fidel Rodriguez & DJ Icy Ice; Stephen Rohde; Society for Orgonotic Streaming con Maria Karlsson, Dispute Resolution Services & Morten Goll; The Speculative Archive for Historical Clarification; Tran, T. Kim-Trang; Christina Ulke; Ultra-red; Mario Ybarra, Jr.

Un programa de 106 pginas con ensayos y ilustraciones por los partipantes y un calendario de eventos acompana la exposicin. Una lista de informacin acerca de la exhibicin y del calendario de eventos la puede encontrar en la pagina de Internet artleak.org/DemocracyWhen a partir del 19 de Abril.

Democracia Cuando? es una presentacin tesis presentada para el Master of Arts in Critical and Curatorial Studies, UCLA Departmento de Arte, con el Museo Hammer de UCLA y Los ngeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Apoyo financiero es provedo por The Ruth Peskin Distinguished Artist Fund. Generoso apoyo para la exhibicin y sus publicaciones que le acompaan ha sido tambin provedo por University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, the Arnold Rubin Award, the UCLA Graduate Students Association y el Dr. Cantzsche Druckerei.

El apoyo para Los ngeles Contemporary Exhibitions y sus programas viene de The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, California Arts Council, California Community Foundation Arts Funding Initiative, City of Los ngeles Cultural Affairs Department, Getty Grant Program, Thornton S. Glide, Jr. and Katrina D. Glide Foundation, Los ngeles County Arts Commission, y los miembros de Los ngeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

La entrada a Los ngeles Contemporary Exhibitions es gratis, recomendamos una donacin de $3.00 ($2.00 estudiantes, miembros gratis). El horario de la galera de mircoles a Sbado es 12 - 6 pm. Llame al 323.957.1777 para informacin.




CALENDARIO DE EVENTOS (compilado en Abril 1, 2002)

MAYO

Presentaciones de participantes de la exhibicin. 3 - 5 pm, Los ngeles Contemporary Exhibitions.
Recepcin de apertura. 5 - 7 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

"Mi Constitucin Diaria Lnea de Emergencia," organizado por la artista Linda Pollack, disponible para llamadas en el 323.769.5512.

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"Activismo Practico en Movimiento: Taller y visita al Dome Village," con Ted Hayes, Activista de Jovenes y Personas sin Casa, Fundador y Director de Dome Village of Justiceville/Homeless USA. Traiga camaras, equipo de grabacion, lo que sea y venga preparado mentalmente para trabajar. 1 - 3 pm, Dome Village of Justiceville/Homeless USA, Centro de Los ngeles.

8
"Sexo y el Voto" presentado por Sarah Lewison & Nicole Cousino. Durante esta sesin, invitamos a los participantes a que nos acompaen en un dialogo sobre el voto. Porque nuestra oportunidad mas fundamental para influenciar las agendas sociales y econmicas es vista tan decididamente poco sexy? Que podemos hacer para animar e incrementar el flujo de lo libidinoso y lo politico? Una presentacin gratis de Dusan Makavejevs "WR: Misterios del Organismo," ser acompaada por discusin, presentaciones y estragos en el rea de recepcin de la exhibicin. El filme presenta contenido erotico lo cual esta a su discrecion. 7 - 9:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

9
Sesin Abierta de Discusin y Problemtica 1 "La llegada del Activismo despus del Surgimiento de la Poltica de Identidad." Facilitado por Raymond Rocco, Profesor Asociado, Departamento de Ciencias Polticas, UCLA. Comida gratis proveda por LA Food Not Bombs. 7 - 10:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

11
Eventos de Sesin Abierta: "Re-speaking" por artista Sharon Hayes. Comida gratis proveda por LA Food Not Bombs. 12 - 3 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

12
"Caf mi Constitucin Diaria," organizado por la artista Linda Pollack, presenta "Encuentros con la Constitucion de EU," una discusion dirigida por Scott Bowman, Profesor de Ciencias Politicas, Cal State, Los Angeles; Eddy Kurushima, artista y docente, El Museo Nacional Japones-Americano, Los Angeles; y Barbara Ellis, Presidenta de San Bernardino Chapter of Families to Amend the California Three Strikes Law. 4 - 6 pm, Les Deux Cafs, Hollywood.

13
Junta de seguimiento sobre "Activismo Practico en Movimiento: Taller y visita al Dome Village," con Ted Hayes. 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Dome Village of Justiceville/Homeless USA, Centro de Los ngeles.

16
Sesin Abierta de Discusin y Problemtica 2 "Habitando el Rol Activista en un Clima Despus de Septiembre 11." Facilitado por Stephen Rohde, Abogado Constitucional ; Antiguo Presidente, de la American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California; Comite Organizador, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace. Comida gratis proveida por LA Food Not Bombs. 7 - 10:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

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Eventos de Sesin Abierta: Accion por Stephen Rohde, Abogado Constitucional Antiguo Presidente; de la American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California en colaboracin con Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace. Sesiones de Poesia organizadas por Hip Hop Congress, presentando a Antoinette, S.P.O., Ga Knew, y mas. Baile y actuacion de DJ, organizado por J.U.i.C.E., presentando a participantes de J.U.i.C.E. Comida gratis proveida por LA Food Not Bombs. 12 - 3 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

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"UFO Open House:" Venga y vea como el programa Dome Village of Justiceville/Homeless USA de sociedad en Solano Canyon Community Garden esta construyendo un jardin urbano, hortaliza y parque artictico en una parcela previamente sin usarse. El parque prove trabajo para las personas sin casa e individuos en recuperacion en colaboracin con la comunidad de jardineros locales y escuelas prepriumarias para crear el programa un inovativo programa de siembra de plantas. 12 - 2 pm, Solano Canyon Community Garden, Los Angeles.

23
Sesin Abierta de Discusin y Problemtica 3: "Estrategias de Activistas y Organizaciones Comunitarias." Facilitado por Margaret Prescod, Co-Fundadora , International Black Women for Wages for Housework; Coordinadora, Every Mother is a Working Mother Network; Secretaria, Global Womens Strike LA. Comida gratis proveida por LA Food Not Bombs. 7 - 10:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

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Eventos de Sesin Abierta: Proyeccion de "Poetic License," un filme sobre Manazar Gamboa dirigido por Simon Schrno, y lectura de poesia organizada por Mario Ybarra, Jr. Comida gratis proveida por LA Food Not Bombs. 12 - 3 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

El Proyecto de la Casa Watts (The Watts House Project) dirigido por los artistas, Edgar Arceneaux & Kendra Stanifer, inicia un trabajo ornamentacion y construyendo cercas en Watts en colaboracion con la comunidad. El proyecto durara el tiempo de la exibicion. Horarios semanales en Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 9 am - 3 pm, 107th Street, Watts.

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"Caf mi Constitucin Diaria," organizado por artista Linda Pollack, regalos la "Historia y Fondo de la Constitucin Americana," una discusin llevada por Stephen Rohde, Abogado Constitucional ; Antiguo Presidente, de la American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. 4 - 6 pm, Les Deux Cafs, Hollywood.

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Sesin Abierta de Discusin y Problemtica 4: "La Comercializacion "del Rebelde" Vs. Infiltracin de los Medios de Comunicacin Activistas." Facilitado por Sohail Daulatzai, Ph.D. candidato en Hip-Hop y globalizacin, Critical Studies Department, USC en colaboracin con Fidel Rodriguez y DJ Icy Ice, divine forces radio. Comida gratis proveida por LA Food Not Bombs. 7 - 10:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

JUNE

1
Eventos de Sesin Abierta: "Escape the Matrix: Hip-Hop, the Zapatistas, and the New World Order: Critical Thinking Thru Knowledge of Self," una presentacion multimedia de Fidel Rodriguez y DJ Icy Ice, divine forces radio, en colaboracion con Sohail Daulatzai, Ph.D. candidate on hip-hop y globalization, Critical Studies Department, USC. Comida gratis proveida por LA Food Not Bombs. 12 - 3 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

Ultra-red presenta el evento "Desarrollo Sostenible," 3 - 6 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

2
"Caminando de MacArthur Park a Boyle Heights" con Klara Wallraff & Maria Karlsson. 10 am, for lugar de reunion visite artleak.org/DemocracyWhen o mande correo electronico a mariakarlsson50@hotmail.com.

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Sesin Abierta de Discusin y Problemtica 5: "Activismo y Capital." Facilitada por Chris Burnett, activista y organizador de Independent Media Center y Re:Generation:Tv. Comida gratis proveida por LA Food Not Bombs. 7 - 10:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

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"Reclaiming," una lectura e interpretacin de artista activista Robby Herbst. 5 - 6 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

Dispute Resolution Services presenta: "Poohs Honey Pot." Una obra sobre la vida de los objetos comerciales en la lucha por mantenerse juntos. Escrita por Christopher Robin. Presentada por el grupo de trabajo Beyond Baroque en frente de la tienda Disney Store en Hollywood Boulevard. Hawaiian Punch y galletas gratis para los ninos, jovenes y ancianos. 7:30 pm, The Disney Store, Hollywood.

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Eventos de Sesin Abierta: "M_ _ _ _M_ _ _ Desayuno de Pancakes con presentation de video grupo de trabajo Beyond Baroque Working Group, organizado por artista y escritor Michael Baers. 12 - 3 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

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"CAMINANDO...de Hollywood al Ocean" con Maria Karlsson & Klara Wallraff. 8 am, for lugar de reunion visit e artleak.org/DemocracyWhen o mande correo electronico a mariakarlsson50@hotmail.com.

"Caf mi Constitucin Diaria," organizado por artist Linda Pollack, presenta "Otros Modelos otras posibilidades," una discusion dirigida por Lydia Brazon, Director Ejecutivo del the Humanitarian Law Project. 4 - 6 pm, Les Deux Cafs, Hollywood.

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Sesin Abierta de Discusin y Problemtica 6: "Activismo como Accion Directa Vs. Activismo como Arte." Facilitado por Tran, T. Kim-Trang, artista, organizadora, y conservador independiente de media y artes visuales; Assistant Professor de Media Studies, Scripps College. Comida gratis proveida por LA Food Not Bombs. 7 - 10:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

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Eventos de Sesin Abierta: Hip Hop Congress presentando Super Group Sps, Parallax, The B.E., Prince Ali y Def Juice. Celebrando el segundo aniversario del encuentro de los presidentes de Norte y Sur Corea, June 15, 2000, "Street Seance," presentado por Erica R. Cho & Ji Sung Kim en colaboracion con el grupo activista cultural Korean-American Saeddangsori, manifestando un bailde de mascaras sobre la reunificacin pacifica de estos y la demonizacion por parte del Presidente Bush de Corea del Norte. Comida gratis proveida por LA Food Not Bombs. 1 - 4 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

Hip-hop musical, organizado by J.U.i.C.E., con participantes de J.U.i.C.E. 7 - 8:30 pm, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

"La Confusion de Dar": Exhibicion en grupo y regalo presentada por Dispute Resolution Services y participantes in Hollywood. Invitaciones con local y participants en Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

ONGOING PROJECTS

El Proyecto de la Casa Watts (The Watts House Project), dirigido por Edgar Arceneaux & Kendra Stanifer, haran un proyecto comunitario en Watts durante Democracia Cuando?. Horarios de trabajo de los fines de semana estaran disponibles en Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

"Caseta de desinversion": Durante Democracia Cuando?, Michael Baers, o un sustituto disponible, le quitara voluntariamente las etiquetas del exterior de la ropa de la gente y zapatos por seis horas cada semana. En frente de Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Hollywood on Jueves de 3 - 6 pm, y en frente Babylon Court en el mall de Hollywood y Highland Mall, Hollywood on Domingos de 1 - 4 pm.

"Bring me the house of Jorge Pardo:" Servicio de mesa ritual producido por Dispute Resolution Services para LA Food Not Bombs para la exhibicin de Democracia Cuando?.

"Uno Gratis": Dispute Resolution Services regalaran la unica imagen hecha con polaroid durante cada dia de Democracia Cuando?.

"Colecta de latas": Traiga latas de fruta y vegetales a Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions para presentacion y donacion a LA Food Not Bombs al final de Democracia Cuando?. Cada lata sera usada para un boleto de rifa.

Donar libros al programa de libros para la prision de LA Food Not Bombs.

Los Angeles Independent Media Center transmitira las Sesiones de Discusin Abiertas en killradio.org. on Mayo 10, 17, 24, 31 y Junio 7, 14, 21 de 4 - 6 pm.

"Photo play" por artista activista Robby Herbst, Sabado en la tarde en Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

PROYECTOS EN PROGRESO ANUNCIADOS DESPUES

Como parte del proceso el grupo Arts in Action hara entrenamientos talleres y presentaciones durante Democracia Cuando? en el Convergence Center en el area de Westlake Pico-Union en Los Angeles. Para fechas y lugar artleak.org/DemocracyWhen.

"U vs. W," producido por Erica R. Cho & Ji Sung Kim, presenta "Street Sance," en colaboracion con the Korean-American grupo cultural activista Saeddangsori. "Street Sance" una serie de presentaciones inspiradas por las celebraciones folcloricas coreanas y la presentacion politica de la calle Coreana. En Mayo, "Street Sance" saldra de varias acciones en Korea Town, organizados por Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates. Para fechas y lugar artleak.org/DemocracyWhen.

"Kulture Klub, LA," proyecto de organizador y activista Dorit Cypis, pone a jovenes y artistas en colaboracion y equipos. Cada equipo escoge participar con un presentador de Democracia Cuando?. Para fechas y lugar artleak.org/DemocracyWhen.

Arte grafitti envivo y sesin mural, organizado por J.U.i.C.E, con participantes de J.U.i.C.E. Para fechas y lugar artleak.org/DemocracyWhen.

LOCALES

Arts in Action
1919 W. 7th Street, 4th fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
T: 323.993.6001

The Disney Store
6834 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Dome Village of Justiceville/Homeless USA
847 Golden Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017
T: 213.892.9011
E: TheTedShow@aol.com
W: DomeVillage.org

Hollywood y Highland Mall
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

J.U.i.C.E.
2936 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005
T: 213.251.9164
W: rampartjuice.com
Hours: Thursdays, 4 -9 pm

Les Deux Cafs
1638 N. Las Palmas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
T: 323.465.0509

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
6522 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
T: 323.957.1777
F: 323.957.9025
E: info@artleak.org
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12 -6 pm
Admission: Free

The Urban Farm and Orchard (UFO)
Solano Canyon Community Garden
545 Solano Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Watts Project
107th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Para eventos adicionales y programa completo, visita artleak.org/DemocracyWhen.




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