The time has come and it will be on and popping this summer as Slanguage takes over LAXART starting this weekend! In honor of the take over we are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Slanguage opening its doors to the community and art world. Mario Ybarra jr and Karla Diaz started their vision in 2002 as young artists out of graduate school. Their creative space not only been a foundation for them, but a stepping stone for many emerging local artists to discover their talents.
Slanguage has came a long way since 2002 we have seen and been though goodtimes and bad, but we managed to stay afloat with the support of all the resident artists, visiting artists and community.
Please take the time and support 10- years of hard work for all the artists who have helped us make this happen. “This is a takeover” will feature what Slanguage has done best. It will showcase 10-years of art archives, programming, work-shops, performances and much more!
Public OpeningSaturday, June 2, 2012 12 p.m to 3 p.m. 2640 S. La Cienega
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Check out the programming for the summer below
THIS IS A TAKEOVER! A 10-YEAR SURVEY OF SLANGUAGE
Internationally renowned artists’ collective Slanguage will activate LA><ART throughout the duration of the exhibition. Alongside a public billboard project, a new mural on LA><ART’s facade, and an interactive installation documenting 10 years of the collective’s projects, Slanguage will host public programs, events, and performances that will give audiences access to its pedagogical process of artistic creation. Please note that some programs require an RSVP.
SLANGUAGE JR. ART WORKSHOPS
SAT | JUNE 16 | 12–2PM | RSVP BY JUNE 9
SAT | JULY 21 | 12–2PM | RSVP BY JULY 14
SAT | AUG 4 | 12–2PM | RSVP BY JULY 28
Led by different contemporary artists from Los Angeles, these three workshops will provide a dynamic opportunity for children and youth ages 5 to 13 to make their own works of art in a wide variety of media. From collages and painting to sculpture and installation, these workshops bring young audiences and artists together for a family friendly arts education experience. RSVP required.
ARTISTS ANONYMOUS GROUP MEETINGS
WED | JUNE 27 | 7–8:30PM | RSVP BY JUNE 20
WED | JULY 25 | 7–8:30PM | RSVP BY JULY 18
WED | AUG 15 | 7–8:30PM | RSVP BY AUG 8
Organized and moderated by Slanguage, these discussion forums for artists will be structured around distinct themes, creating a space for creative practitioners to discuss some of the most pressing personal and professional issues facing contemporary artists today. These discussion forums will serve as safe spaces for candid conversations and are open to artists only. RSVP required.
World’s Worst Words II [WWWII] an evening of spoken word, music and performance featuring guest artists from some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic and creative organizations including; Deondri Ruff _ Homeboy Industries, Jael Williams _ Homeland Cultural Center, Jumakae _ Duende and One Imagination, Rolando Riggio _ 826LA, Venessa Marco _ Da Poetry Lounge, Jessica Cornejo _ Heart and Soul and Inner-City Arts, Shonowa Villalobos _ Ell@s, and DJ Emilio Venegas Jr. _ Wilmington Enrichment Community Artist Network(WECAN).
Curated by Slanguage, with production support by Mario Davila from LAartlab, WWWII is part of a 10-year history of Slanguage events supporting creative collaborations.
FRI | JULY 20 | 7–10PM
7:00 – 8:00 DJ Set
8:00 – 9:00 Spoken Word
9:00 – 10:00 Performance and Music
SLANGUAGE TEEN ART COUNCIL’S
TEEN ARTS SUMMIT
SAT | AUG 11 | 11AM–5PM
Slanguage’s Teen Arts Council organizes a citywide summit for teen arts leaders involved in myriad arts education programs throughout Los Angeles County. During this symposium-like event, teens will share programmatic ideas, discuss the challenges of organizing youth arts programs, share experiences, and form networks for possible future collaborations.
SAT | AUG 25 | 11AM–6PM
12PM | BASS ELEGY/DEVIL’S NIGHT (FOR M.K.)
The second annual Slangfest is a daylong festival of art workshops, music, and performances. Art activity booths will host family workshops while a lineup of performances including break-dancing and live bands takes the stage. Food trucks will be present during the event. At noon, Scott Benzel and Mark Hagen will fit a wrecked car with a custom pyramidal bass cabinet and play a mix of Ghettotech, Booty bass, and early Detroit Techno as well as a live original composition through it. Incorporating both a dense mix of sound to create extreme vibrations and slow compositions using live musicians, Bass Elegy/Devil’s Night (for M.K.) is an elegy to one of our city’s most influential and pioneering artists, Mike Kelley.
The show will be running until September 2, 2012
Make sure to pick up a brochure to check out all the other artists in all 4 locations or check out the website
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Hope to see you all there!