Dialogs LA
2018 Dialogs LA Series
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11TH
SHOW DAY ONE
12 NOON – Director’s Chair with Matthew Modine: Lecture and Q&A
Presented by: Axiom Contemporary Gallery

Speaker: Matthew Modine

Location: Axiom Contemporary Gallery
Booth TBC
Dialog: On the 30th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, Matthew Modine’s “Full Metal Diary” offers an incredibly rare and vibrant portrait of one of cinema’s most iconic war films – by one of the industry’s most enigmatic directors.
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1:00pm – DESERT X
Location: Dialogs Booth
3:00pm – CAAM x The Underground Museum x Art + Practice: Accessibility Leads to Visibility
Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: When Art + Practice, California African American Museum and The Underground Museum opened their doors in Los Angeles, they were conceived of as spaces for exhibitions, events, dialogue, and artist collaborations dedicated to ensuring access to contemporary art and ideas for all of the cities residents.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH
SHOW DAY TWO
12 NOON – I’m Not A Trophy with Arno Elias: Lecture + Q&A
Presented by: Denis Bloch Fine Art

Speaker: Arno Elias

Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: Founded by Artist and Photographer Arno Elias, “I’m Not a Trophy” is an organization that is dedicated to creating greater awareness for the rapid extinction of endangered species around the world. Brand Ambassador, super model and actress Cara Delevinge, is featured in his stunning work.
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**100 signed posters of the Cara Lion image will be available to the first 100 people in attendance

1:00pm – Preserving Virtuality in Continuity I New Media Art in Conversation
Presented by: Simyo Gallery

Speakers: Lee Lee Nam, New Media Artist, Seoul; Lee Kyung Hwa, Artist and Director, International Affairs at the Society of Korean Art Theory, Los Angeles/Seoul

Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: This conversation centers on the ideological and practical implications of technology in contemporary art, both in dialogue with the historical tradition of art and the future of virtuality.

3:00pm – Art & Science Collaborations: Being in Between
Speakers: Victoria Vesna, Director, UCLA Art I Sci Center. Moderated by Marisa Caichiolo

Location: Dialogs Booth
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13TH
SHOW DAY THREE
12 Noon – Director’s Chair with Matthew Modine: Lecture and Q&A
Presented by: Axiom Contemporary Gallery

Speaker: Matthew Modine

Location: Axiom Contemporary Gallery
Booth 719

Dialog: On the 30th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, Matthew Modine’s “Full Metal Diary” offers an incredibly rare and vibrant portrait of one of cinema’s most iconic war films – by one of the industry’s most enigmatic directors.
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1:00pm – Metaphysical Orozco
Speakers: Maribel Arteaga, Director MUSA Museum of the Arts; Laura Ayala, Curator. Moderated by Marisa Caichiolo

Location: Dialogs Booth

2:30PM – 1-on-1 with Mark Brickey of Adventures in Design
Presented by: Crewest Studio

Speaker: Mark Brickey, host of the popular daily podcast for creatives, Adventures in Design

Guest: TBC

Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: The Art Life is hard. And, during this session, Mark Brickey discusses the struggle as only he can with his surprise guest artist. No hype. No bluff. No BS. Mark asks the tough questions about life as a working artist — the good, the bad and the ugly. Honest. Smart. Funny. Don’t miss this unvarnished conversation about the art world with contemporary culture’s best straight shooter Mark Brickey.

4:00PM – Of Ruins and Remnants with artist Leyla Cárdenas and curator Chon Noriega
Presented by: LACMA and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center

Speakers: Leyla Cárdenas, Artist;
Chon Noriega, Curator

Location: Dialogs Booth
Dialog: Starting with the train station as both symbol and infrastructure, artist Leyla Cardenas and curator Chon Noriega will discuss the modern city as landscape, war zone, archaeological site, and threshold to a past that never ended and a future that never arrives.

5:00pm – Through The Looking Glass with artists Harmonia Rosales and Aldis Hodge
Presented by: Simard Bilodeau Contemporary

Speakers: Harmonia Rosales, Painter; Aldis Hodge, Artist/Actor

Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: In the spirit of a social experiment, painter Harmonia Rosales and artist/actor Aldis Hodge created two large-scale paintings: Adeelah and Baingana, the two first of a series that presents a societal experience about the notion of introspective cultural perception.
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5:00PM – An Intimate Conversation – I’m Not A Trophy with Arno Elias
Presented by: Denis Bloch Fine Art

Speaker: Arno Elias

Location: Denis Bloch Fine Art Booth TBC

Dialog: Founded by Artist and Photographer Arno Elias, “I’m Not a Trophy” is an organization that is dedicated to creating greater awareness for the rapid extinction of endangered species around the world. Brand Ambassador, super model and actress Cara Delevinge, is featured in his stunning work.
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**100 signed posters of the Cara Lion image will be available to the first 100 people in attendance

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14TH
SHOW DAY FOUR
1:00pm – A Conversation with Artists Harmonia Rosales and
Aldis Hodge
Speakers: Harmonia Rosales,
Painter; Aldis Hodge, Actor/Artist

Location: Booth 525

Meet the artists, Harmonia Rosales and Aldis Hodge, at their featured booth and engage in conversation about the premiere works in their series Through the Looking Glass. Learn about their ultimate motivation of social introspection and awareness and delve further into the creative process.
1:00pm – Curatorial Practices: Round Table
Speakers: Gabriela Urtiaga, Head Curatorial Dep. CCK, Buenas Aires, Argentina; Julia Honer, Head Curatorial Dep. KAI 10, Dusseldorf, Germany. Moderated by Marisa Caichiolo

Location: Dialogs Booth

3:00PM – Cheech In Conversation
Presented by: Cheech Marin Center
for Chicano Art

Speakers: Cheech Marin; Kulapat Yantrasast

Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: Join Cheech Marin in conversation with architect Kulapat Yantrasast to discuss “all things Cheech” – past, present, and future. Best known as one half of the hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred duo Cheech and Chong, Cheech is recognized today as a preeminent Chicano art advocate for his renowned art collection and support of artists through museum exhibitions and publications.
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Photo by Allen Armato