Dialogs LA
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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 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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2:00pm – Collectors In Conversation
Speakers: Don & Mera Rubell, Founders of Rubell Family Collection, Miami; Blake Byrne, Founder of Skylark Foundation

Location: Dialogs Booth 110

Dialog: Influential Collectors Don & Mera Rubell (Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami) and Blake Byrne (Skylark Foundation) share their passion for collecting and their insight on how they developed their extensive collections.



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 | From New Media to the Posthuman in Art
Presented by: Simyo Gallery

Speakers: Lee Nam Lee; KyungHwa Lee

Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: In this talk, Lee Nam Lee (heralded by some as “the Post-Nam June Paik”) and KyungHwa Lee (artist and Director of International Affairs at the Society of Korean Art Theory) will discuss the ideological and practical implications of technology in contemporary art, both in dialogue with the historical tradition of art and the future of virtuality.
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3:00pm – Art & Science Collaborations: Being in Between
Speakers: Victoria Vesna, Director, UCLA Art I Sci Center; David Familian, Artistic Director for the Beall Center for Art + Technology.
Moderated by Marisa Caichiolo.

Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: The dialog will be centered on how to facilitate and promote research and programs that demonstrate the potential of media arts and science collaborations. The Art | Sci Center focuses on collaborative projects that address social, ethical and environmental issues related to scientific innovations. Art I Sci is part of a world-wide network of artists and scientists who are interested in philosophical dialogue as well as working together on artistic or applied projects.

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

Dialog: The conversation will focus on the history of the most important works: murals painted by José Clemente Orozco between 1935 and 1937 and the political and social environment around Guadalajara, Mexico at that time. This artist’s impressive mastery reminds us of the possibility of contributing in a personal and collective transformation through art, science, technology, education and compassion. Orozco evoked science, technical skills, art and free will as the means by which the difficulties of that period could change.

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 901

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: Shana Nys Dambrot, Art Critic; 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

Dialog: The round table will focus on the research and exhibition of contemporary art, as well as broader concepts of curating such as performance art programming, and other hybrid modes of arts’ curating. The curators will share ideas and raise questions about contemporary art and new practices, exploring social questions about each of their countries and institutions involved in relation to it’s public.

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