As the crow flies: Kerry Tribe and Rirkrit Tiravanija Opening August 17th

As the crow flies
Kerry Tribe
Rirkrit Tiravanija

August 17, 2019 - September 30, 2019

Opening reception:
Thursday, July 25, 5–7 pm


“Mein Herr looked so thoroughly bewildered that I thought it best to change the subject. “What a useful thing a pocket-map is!” I remarked. “That’s another thing we’ve learned from your Nation,” said Mein Herr, “map-making. But we’ve carried it much further than you. What do you consider the largest map that would be really useful?” “About six inches to the mile.”

“Only six inches!” exclaimed Mein Herr. “We very soon got to six yards to the mile. Then we tried a hundred yards to the mile. And then came the grandest idea of all! We actually made a map of the country, on the scale of a mile to the mile!” “Have you used it much?” I enquired. “It has never been spread out, yet,” said Mein Herr: “the farmers objected: they said it would cover the whole country, and shut out the sunlight! So we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well. Now let me ask you another question. What is the smallest world you would care to inhabit?”

Lewis Carrol, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded
Chapter 11: “The Man in the Moon” 1893

Kerry Tribe has had solo exhibitions at the Anderson Collection, Stanford University, Palo Alto; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco (SF MoMA); Parque Galeria, Mexico City' 356 Mission Rd., Los Angeles; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Carpenter Center, Cambridge; and the Contemporary Art Center, Irvine.  She has staged performances at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco and the TATE Modern.  In 2017 she received an Herb Alpert Award in Film and Video, a California Community Foundation Fellowship in 2015, an Artadia Award in 2013, and both a USA Artist Fellowship and Creative Capital Grant in 2012.  In 2016 the City of Los Angeles awarded Tribe a public commission to produce Exquisite Corpse, a film about the Los Angeles River, which will screen nightly on the High Line in New York, Summer 2018.

Rirkrit Tiravanija was born in 1961 in Buenos Aires. For over twenty-five years, he has focused on the social ties connecting audience, artwork and artist, blurring the boundary between art and life. He is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts at Columbia University, and is a founding member of The Land Foundation, an educational-ecological project in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is the winner of the 2010 Absolut Art Award and the 2004 Hugo Boss Prize awarded by the Guggenheim Museum. Notable exhibitions include On Air at the Centre Pompidou (2012), Less Oil More Courage at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum (2009), and retrospectives at the Kunsthalle Bielefeld (2010), Serpentine Gallery (2005), and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (2004). He recently presented Soup / No Soup at La Triennale 2012 in Paris, for which he transformed the main nave of Grand Palais into a communal banquet featuring a meal of Tom Ka soup. do we dream under the same sky?, Chaos Omotesando, Tokyo, (2018); The NG Teng Fong Roof Garden Commision: Rirkrit Tiravanija, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore, (2018)

For further information please contact: Brian Butler or Susan Sherrick at (323) 938 5822.

Opening July 23rd: HERE TODAY: Posters from 1301PE, Los Angeles

Stanford Art Gallery

Stanford, CA

July 23, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Opening reception:
Thursday, July 25, 5–7 pm

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The Department of Art and Art History presents Here Today: Posters from 1301PE, Los Angeles, curated by Jennie Waldow and Jon Davies, PhD candidates in art history, and initiated and facilitated by D. Vanessa Kam, Head of the Bowes Art & Architecture Library of the Stanford Libraries.

This exhibition showcases twenty-five years of exhibition posters from 1301PE, the celebrated contemporary art gallery that has enjoyed a prominent place in the thriving Los Angeles scene since its inception in 1992.

1301PE (PE referring to Projects + Editions), currently located on Wilshire Boulevard’s Miracle Mile, has historically featured the work of significant international artists, as well as Los Angeles-based artists who have gone on to be recognized internationally and to enjoy a substantial following among fellow artists, curators, critics, and scholars. Artists and artist groups who have shown at 1301PE over the years include Fiona Banner, Uta Barth, Fiona Connor, Kirsten Everberg, General Idea, Jorge Pardo, Jason Rhoades, Jessica Stockholder, SUPERFLEX, Diana Thater, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kerry Tribe, and Pae White, among many others. While these artists’ practices are formally and conceptually diverse, themes that emerge include the intertwining of art, design, and pop culture, as well as leisure and lifestyle.

Since its first exhibition in 1992, the gallery has produced unique exhibition posters as part of its curatorial and promotional strategy under the creative leadership of Brian D. Butler, who is not only the gallery’s founder but also an enthusiastic proponent of artists’ editions and multiples. The posters on view were either designed solely by the artists or in collaboration with Butler. While these posters can be considered as important pieces of exhibition ephemera and as extensions of the artists’ varied practices, they are first and foremost visually engaging works of graphic art and visual communication. As a transitory medium, the poster format allows for a high degree of freedom for visual experimentation. Sometimes a poster will relate directly to the visual tropes of the exhibition at hand, while in other instances it acts as an autonomous work of art. Taken as a whole, the posters document the exhibition history of a groundbreaking Los Angeles gallery as well as the character and development of the city’s art scene at large.

More information here.