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Almost Presidential: An online project

Online project
Presented by the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California

Click here to watch “I Am Worth It, I Will Be Mexico’s President”, the video I made for this project

Almost Presidential presents new work by six artists who examine the American political landscape from an unfamiliar angle.
Featuring sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, and video by Pio AbadDeborah AschheimMatthew Brannon, and Cintia Segovia, and project curators Marisa J. Futernick and Rebecca SittlerAlmost Presidential highlights artists whose previous bodies of work have challenged the visual and rhetorical representations of former presidents and their legacies.

In the run-up to the 2020 U.S. Federal election, Almost Presidential looks at vice presidents and failed presidential candidates, investigating names forgotten to history, or reduced to one-liners or supporting roles outside the spotlight. Presenting a timely exploration of political rhetoric, failure, and gendered dynamics within political systems in the U.S. and beyond, including Mexico and the Philippines, these six artists combine fiction and historical fact into an active survey of political material, text, and image.

Artist panel discussion
Thursday, October 1, 2020
12noon–1pm PDT / 3–4pm EDT / 8–9pm BST
Watch the recording here

LA Times coverage

This online project will also include a special film, to be released at the end of October 2020, ahead of Election Day.

 

L.A. Mise-En-Scène Video Art Festival * Tarot 3

Click here to watch the video in this festival “Soy De Aquí Y Soy De Allá”

L.A. Art Documents presents: L.A. Mise-en-scène Video Art Festival, an online exhibition featuring experimental video art works curated by the producers of L.A. Art Documents, Jason Jenn and Vojislav Radovanović. The title and conceit of the show uses the film industry and its terminology “mise-en-scène” to create a cohesive through line for the varied works. Mise-en-scène is a film-making term that translates originally from French to “placing on stage”. It is used academically to describe the arrangement of everything that appears in the framing of the camera – actors, lighting, décor, props, costumes. Together these elements convey the important visual storytelling aspects of cinema. 

The theme of 2020’s festival is TAROT and each week a new program consisting of around 10 video art pieces will be presented as a Reading, with the videos representing the cards in a classic tarot spread. Three weeks = three different Programs/Readings. What fortunes will be revealed between September 1-20?

Program:

  1. Three of Cups: Ritual Cycle: Mikdash by Leslie Foster
  2. The Star: The Theory of Romance by Robert Patrick
  3. The Lovers: September by April Hava Shenkman and Jared Whitham
  4. Seven of Swords : Walking with a Killer by Marcos Sánchez and The Breeders
  5. Death: Three Deaths for Cheers by Chuck Hohng
  6. Queen of Swords: Man Eater by Kayla Tange and Caroline Yoo 
  7. Wheel of Fortune (reversed): Prison of Mind  by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
  8. Four of Wands: Soy De Aquí Y Soy De Allá by Cintia Segovia
  9. The Sun: Waiting for the Sun by Jennifer Gunlock
  10. The World: Heart of the World by K. Ryan Henisey
  11. / 0. The Fool: Traveler by Vojislav Radovanović, Jason Jenn, and Joseph Carrillo

‘8 by 8’ – Feminist Art Exhibition in UC Santa Barbara

Click here to see the works in this exhibition

8 by 8  is an intersectional multi-media group exhibition that celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8th  and features 8 women artists who live in California and have international backgrounds. The works explore experiences of being a woman and/or living between two cultures. 

In an era of constant threats to multicultural values and women’s rights, this exhibition aims to create a space for sororidad, sisterhood and mutual support, for creative practices and values. Through art, these 8 artists respond to personal experiences and those of their communities in an intersectional approach to feminism that challenges viewers both critically and creatively. With works that range from overtly political to subtly poetic, they address issues of identity as well as larger global and social issues such as exile, sexism, and women’s rights.

8 by 8  will be on view from March9th to March 13th, 2020 at the Glass Box Gallery at UC Santa Barbara.

What She Said Living in Dystopia

Click here to see “Revolucionaria” and “Guadalupe” in display in this exhibition

Throughout time and across all cultures women have held the role of prophet, oracle, seer, and diviner. Their stories warned us where our society was heading. In exchange for their wisdom they have been banned and burned, but also revered and channeled. She never stopped speaking and we never stopped listening.  Sometimes it is a whisper and sometimes it is a shout.

The Exhibition “What She Said” includes 2D, 3D, and performance art, as well as free public programming. The show places focus on feminist strategies that address our current dystopian reality. “What She Said,” starts with the premise that extreme circumstances create fertile ground for visionary speculation. Many of the artists in the show address direct relationships between the vessel of the body as a channel for divinity, trauma, transmutation, birth and death. The artwork in the show addresses the way an oracular vision speaks to society today in a digital culture, integrating gazes, voices, and experiences.

“What She Said” features work by Lili Bernard, Annie Buckley, Cherie Benner Davis, Carolyn ño, Nancy Evans, Scarlett Kim and Maya Mackrandilal, Marne Lucas aka CuntemporaryArtist, Silvi Naçi, Mary Anna Pomonis, Cintia Segovia, Allison Stewart, Emily Sudd, Camilla Taylor, Paula Wilson, Jessica Wimbley, Michiko Yao, Caroline Yoo, and Dajin Yoon

ace/121 Gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday 9:30 – 2:30
Wednesday/Thursday 12:00 – 5:00
Or by appointment.

January 17 – March 13, 2020
Opening Reception: January 17th 6-9 pm

Community Day: February 29th 2-5 pm

Repeat After Me / Repitan Después De Mí

“Cintia Segovia’s multi-media artwork uses critical humor and sharp wit to reveal issues around identity, capitalism, language and gender. She visits us at a critical time in the national climate, when art can serve to both dissipate and intensify conversations about citizenship and belonging. Her curious devices and comical images collide within a participatory installation that offers a space for reflection on specific cultural stereotypes that converge over, around, and across the world’s busiest international border. ” – Glenna Jennings, curator

LAMAG – Juried Exhibition 2018

Click here to watch the video selected for this exhibition

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is pleased to announce Juried Exhibition 2018, a group exhibition introducing a new generation of Los Angeles artists. Featuring students and recent graduates from the region’s leading MFA programs, the works in the exhibition encompass a variety of media, including performance, video, sculpture, painting, ceramics, photography, and installation. This large-scale exhibition takes the pulse of contemporary art practice in the city.

The opening reception of Juried Exhibition 2018 will feature a special performance by Rebecca Bruno, the founder of HomeLA, with Samantha Mohr. Other notable works include Hannah Varamini’s dramatic site-specific seaweed installation, Colony Reprise, and Gal Amiram’s Doubles, a monumental 24 foot inkjet print, which critiques the manipulation of images through digital technology.

Also not to be missed are Lena Daly’s sculptural installation ReCharge Battery, employing UV light and ultrasound, Aniko Kuikka’s video installation, White Sugar, which offers a compelling fairytale for the modern age, and Adee Roberson’s vibrant paintings that speak to African diasporic memory.

Artists were selected from an open call for entries by a jury comprising Jonathan Griffin, art critic; Jamillah James, Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Steven Nelson, Professor of African and African American Art History, UCLA. The 2018 edition of the juried exhibition builds on the legacy of this pioneering exhibition, which historically has provided a platform for emerging artists in Southern California since 1953.

Juried Exhibition 2018 features work by: Trevor AmeryGal AmiramBrandon AndrewLindsay August-SalazarElena BajoOlivia BoothBreanne Bradley, Rebecca Bruno and Mak Kern, Alexandra CorrinHelen ChungPhilip Cheung, Martina Crouch, Lena Daly, Veronique d’Entremont, Larry Dunbar, Galería PerdidaZeal HarrisOrr Herz, Randi HokettDavid HorvitzJon HuckRuby JacksonKatherine KellyChloe Jeongmyo KimAnikó KuikkaOlga LahMatthew Lax, Galia LinnGrace LynneMaya MackrandilalAlex NazariMargaret NobleSara Parent-RamosMariner Padwa, peckingnetsAnna Luisa PetriskoKaiya RainboltMiguel RamirezSamuelle Richardson, Adee Roberson, Jaklin Romine, Tamara Rosenblum, Joshua RossGloria SanchezReva SantoYoshie SakaiCintia SegoviaAllison StewartEmily SuddHannah VaraminiFleurette WestMark WilliamsAndrew Norman WilsonKelly Witmer, and Sam Wohl

July 26 – September 16, 2018
Opening Reception, July 22, 2018, 2 – 5 pm