Dialogs LA

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH
SHOW DAY ONE
1:30PM – Sue Wong: A Life In Fashion. Beauty. Magic. Transformation.
Presented by: Hayden and Fandetta Books
Speaker: Sue Wong
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Dialog: Iconic fashion designer Sue Wong will be sharing an intimate perspective about her creative career, spanning the course of five decades.

The Sue Wong odyssey is the remarkable epic story of a little girl, born into a humble remote village in Southern Maoist China who journeyed to America; who through her struggles, both personally and professionally, rose to being a powerful, self-made woman and an icon in the glamorous world of High Fashion.

Sue Wong will share her personal philosophy as a creative artist that has made her an enduring and legendary designer in the volatile world of fashion. Her story is told via posters and through a video created by Stefano Milla. She will be joined on stage by her models showing timeless pieces of her work, personifying her mantra of Beauty, Magic and Transformation.

3:00PM – Hollywood Scandal! Edith Head and Celanese “Star in Crepe”
Presented by: Hayden and Fandetta Books
Speaker: Kevin L Jones, Curator, FIDM Museum
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Dialog: In the early 1960s, famed designer Edith Head presented fashions shows of movie costumes around the country to promote textile manufacturer Celanese. The gowns were originally worn by legendary cinema stars…or were they? Find out in this convoluted who done it!

4:00PM – Evolution of Design in the Fine Art World
Presented by: Source Art
Panelists: Gulla Jonsdottir – Architect/ Interior Designer/ Designer; Yu Wang – Gallerist and co-founder of Gallery All; Stefan Bishop- Designer/Artist; led by MaryLinda Moss- Art Consultant and owner of Source Art
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Dialog: Join our panelists as they discuss the increasing influence of design and functional art in the current global art scene.Icelandic-born architect and designer Gulla Jonsdottir’s dynamic and holistic work emphasizes the sensuality and beauty of its forms as well as their function. Artist Stefan Bishop’s sculptural furnishings range from the subtle and organic to the rigorously structured and complex, playing with the points of intersection between architecture, design and fine art. International contemporary design gallery Gallery All, exhibits works that blur the line between fine art and design, the traditional and contemporary, from both the Eastern and Western realms.

A Q & A with the panel’s participants will follow the presentation.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH
SHOW DAY TWO
12:30pm: – Screening of The Edge of Paradise: Taylor Camp Kaua’i 1969-1977 (85 minutes)
Presented by: Mark Blackburn
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Synopsis: Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth, bails out a rag-tag band of young Mainlanders jailed for vagrancy and invites them to live on his oceanfront land. Soon, waves of hippies, surfers, and troubled Vietnam vets find their way to this clothing-optional, pot-friendly, tree house village at the end of the road on Kauai’s North Shore-the ultimate hippie fantasy perched in a pristine forest along a beach in paradise, until the locals decide it’s time for them to go.

Writer/Producer John Wehrheim stumbled onto this project soon after arriving on Kauai in 1972.

Before and after the screening and panel on Friday and the screening on Saturday, Wehrheim will be signing his Taylor Camp book and The Edge of Paradise DVD in Booth #1005.

2:00PM – The Making of Taylor Camp
Presented by: Mark Blackburn
Panelists: Mark Blackburn, art collector and gallery owner for over 40 years with a speciality in the Pacific Islands; John Wehrheim, writer/producer of The Edge of Paradise
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Dialog: Taylor Camp, 1969 to 1977 — Kauai resident Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth, bails out a rag-tag band of young mainlanders jailed for having no money and no home and invites them to live on his oceanfront land. Soon, waves of surfers, hippies, and Vietnam vets find their way to this clothing-optional, pot-friendly, tree house village at the end of the road on Kauai’s North Shore. It’s the ultimate hippie fantasy—order without rules—until eight years later when the locals decide it’s time for them to go.
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3:30PM – Revealing Pollock’s Paradigm
Presented by: Wyoming Working Group Gallery
Panelists: John T. Ravize, researcher, author, collector, gallerist, and noted landscape photographer; Dr. G. James Daichendt, curator of Revisiting Pollock (2008), Professor of Art History and Dean of Colleges at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego; Christina Valentine, Art Theorist and Program Director DTLA, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena.
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Dialog: For more than 17 years, John T. Ravize has been researching a large collection of paintings attributed to Jackson Pollock. In the absence of the Jackson Pollock Authentication Board, which disbanded in 1996, how does one achieve “Authentication” in today’s world for paintings purportedly by Jackson Pollock?

In 2008, an Exhibition titled “Revisiting Pollock: A Collection of Paintings Attributed to Jackson Pollock” was curated at Azusa Pacific University and reviewed in the LA Times. The story of those paintings and their quest for “Authentication” will be examined and discussed.

An extraordinary visual presentation will accompany the lecture. Several original paintings from the Pollock’s Paradigm Collection that have never been exhibited in public will be on display.

5:00PM – Video Art and Queer Constructions
Presented by: DIVERSEartLA
Panelists: Nestor Prietro and Francisco Javier Palacio, Directors of Museo La Neomudejar (Madrid, Spain)
Moderator: Marisa Caichiolo
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Dialog: The two founders of LA Neomudejar Museum (Madrid, Spain) in deep conversation about the beginning of their project and how they research, compile and archive materials, documentations and teachings from the transfeminist/Queer archive of the Museum. They will share their didactic materials from the constructions of social movements that managed to pass the social perspective that existed on the LGTBQ community in the 70s, 80s and 90s in Spain under the Franco Dictatorship. The audiovisual material is a compilation of demonstrations, celebrations, activisms, and vintage posters. It will be a conversation about the chronology of the LGTBQ movement of sexual liberation in Spain beginning in 1970 up through 2016.

6:00pm – Art History Babes Podcast
Hosts: Corrie Hendricks and Natalie De La Torre
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Description: The Art History Babes Podcast is one facet of an independently created platform that seeks to create a relaxed and entertaining space to explore art, history, culture, and creativity. Corrie and Natalie will be podcasting from the Dialogs LA stage.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH
SHOW DAY THREE
12:00pm: – Screening of The Edge of Paradise: Taylor Camp Kaua’i 1969-1977 (85 minutes)
Presented by: Mark Blackburn
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Synopsis: Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth, bails out a rag-tag band of young Mainlanders jailed for vagrancy and invites them to live on his oceanfront land. Soon, waves of hippies, surfers, and troubled Vietnam vets find their way to this clothing-optional, pot-friendly, tree house village at the end of the road on Kauai’s North Shore-the ultimate hippie fantasy perched in a pristine forest along a beach in paradise, until the locals decide it’s time for them to go.

Writer/Producer John Wehrheim stumbled onto this project soon after arriving on Kauai in 1972.

Before and after the screening and panel on Friday and the screening on Saturday, Wehrheim will be signing his Taylor Camp book and The Edge of Paradise DVD in Booth #1005.

2:00pm – How Collectors Reshape the International Art Scene
Presented by: DIVERSEartLA
Panelists: Bernardita Mandiola (AMA Foundation) and these collectors – Lidia Rubinstein, Kai Loebach, Homeira Goldstein and Kim Martindale.
Moderator: Marisa Caichiolo
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Dialog: A group of visionary collectors share their experience on how they started their extensive art collections. The conversation will explore the subjectivity of collecting in the contemporary art world today. Art Collectors shape the international contemporary art scene because of their unique decisions and thoughtful connections with other art enthusiasts and art market players.

This dialog will reveal the mystery behind the passion of collecting, and focus on the question what exactly makes one fall in love with an art piece. How collectors recognize the value that artists give their communities, and bring them to light for other art professionals and art institutions.

Image still from a video by artist Enrique Ramirez/AMA Foundation Collection/ Chile

3:00pm – Art Critic and The Culture of Aesthetic Discourse
Panelists: Isaac Andres Santana- Art Critic Art Nexus Magazine/ AAL / Hypermedia, Elisa Massardo – Editor Arte Al Limite
Moderated by: Marisa Caichiolo
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Dialog: Art Critic Issac Andres Santana will discuss his experience as an art critic writing for Art Nexus Magazine and he will introduce the public to his latest book LENGUAJE SUCIO a compilation of contemporary Cuban Art. Elisa Massardo will talk about how as a magazine editor she works with International Art critics and artists focusing on the Aesthetic Discourse.

4:00pm The Gronk/Sellars Conversation
Panelists: Gronk; Peter Sellars
Location: DIVERSEartLA – LACMA/UCLA
Booth #102

Dialog: Two legendary L.A.-based artists will discuss their theatrical and opera collaborations around the world over the last three decades. Gronk and Sellars will also share their experience and thoughts on the role of art in a time of profound social upheaval and inequity. The conversation will take place on Gronk’s installation Pyramids, a full-size mock-up of a theatrical stage that Gronk will be painting throughout the run of the L.A. Art Show.
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5:00pm – Performance as a Way of Engaging Directly with Social Reality and Politics Identity
Panelists: PSJM Collective (Cynthia Viera, Pablo San Jose’); Adrianna Ramirez, artist; Miss Artworld, performance artist
Moderated by: Marisa Caichiolo
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Dialog: A conversation between artists focusing on performance and how they engage with the community, the actual social reality and current politics. Public will be able to ask the artists about their public practices and engage from a different point of view.

How empathetic can an artist be at the moment of creating a public performance? How inclusive ? How many times do they break the law in order to present a performance in public?
6:00PM – Art History Babes Podcast
Hosts: Corrie Hendricks and Natalie De La Torre Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Description: The Art History Babes Podcast is one facet of an independently created platform that seeks to create a relaxed and entertaining space to explore art, history, culture, and creativity. Corrie and Natalie will be podcasting from the Dialogs LA stage.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH
SHOW DAY FOUR
1:00pm – Art and Diversity: The new narrative experience in and out of the galleries at the Museum
Presented by: Museum of Latin American Art / MOLAA
Panelists: Gabriela Urtiaga, Chief Curator at MOLAA and the Argentinian artistic duo Chiachio and Giannone
Moderated by: Marisa Caichiolo
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Dialog: A conversation about a new way to generate participatory exhibitions and showcase the work of artists committed to their calling. The curatorial practice and link with the artists that make visible the work of colleagues from the LGBTQ + community. In a work-in-progress exhibition, the Museum’s space is transformed into the artists’ workshop, generating new discourse with the community and paying tribute to Latin and Latin American artists in the halls of the museum and during the Long Beach Pride Parade.

3:00pm – Indian art reclaims its past in a new way
Presented by: Arushi Arts
Panelists: Payal Kapoor director Arushi Arts, Arushi Kapoor Assistant Director Arushi Arts & Peter Frank art critic
Location: Dialogs Booth #1150

Dialog: The discussion will center on Indian art and artists after Indian independence, starting with the influence of the bauhaus period on to post modern practices. Progressives group vis-a-vis the artists of the west to the schools in Bengal, Rajasthan Maharashtra and Chennai with examples of current tribal art practices and a few contemporary and current abstract artists. Dialog will also focus on the diversity of Indian art and global art today as art has no boundaries.