• Project X Forum 9: East of Eden, Profane Gardens

    Saturday, November 21 4:30pm 18th Street Arts Center, Gallery, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Join us for
    Project X Forum 9: East of Eden Profane Gardens
    XTREME Archive: Project X 1992-1999

    Roundtable discussion, 4:30 – 6:00pm
    Exhibition reception, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

    with Dana Duff, Jacci Den Hartog, Marcus Herse, Pat Nickell, and Richard Turner

    18th Street Arts Center
    1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    A conversation commemorating the Project X exhibition of February 1999 which took the garden as theme. Artists from the show will be in conversation about this exhibition in 1999, garden clubs, and contemporary contemplations of garden as form.

    Refreshments served.


    Project X presented
    East of Eden: Profane Gardens
    on Feb. 8-March 18, 1999
    at Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange

    Artists: Maura Bendett, Elizabeth Bryant, Liz Craft, Jacci Den Hartog, Dana Duff, Patrick Nickell, Michael Pierzynski, Marina Rosenfeld
    Essays: Amy Gerstler and Richard Turner
    Curator: Richard Turner

    X-TRA volume 2 number 2, Winter 1999, is all about gardens and includes Richard Turner and Amy Gerstler’s writing, in addition to artists responses to the Getty’s garden.
    READ it now. >>


    Project X is the Curator in Residence at 18th Street Arts Center. This is the eighth in a series of public forums hosted by Project X and 18th Street investigating the exhibitions Project X produced in the 90s, with a focus on the conditions facing Los Angeles artists at that time, and the way they shaped artist-run organizations, alternative exhibitions and publications. What can the nineties tell us about now?

    Project X originated as a roving organization. A team of artists curating exhibitions in the wake of the art market boom of the nineties, they strove to fill the absence of conceptual art criticism in Los Angeles. Project X’s curatorial projects illustrate the crucial role of the artist’s voice in shaping and sustaining the Los Angeles art community.

    The Project X Forums are organized by Shana Lutker and Kellie Lanham. More about the PROJECT X RESIDENCY AT 18TH ST ARTS CENTER. Project X will host forums once a month through 2015.

    Thanks to 18th Street Arts Center! The Curator in Residence program at 18th Street Arts Center is generously supported by the the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Thank you to LACA for hosting the Project X Forums Archive. Project X Forums will be recorded and made available for streaming through x-traonline.org and lacarchive.com

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