For about ten days, students from the Art and Social Practice MFA Program went to Southern California to visit a few artists and institutions who are making work there in the field of Social Practice. The trip included visits and discussions with many people to expose us to new insights and get a sense of the field in LA. We ate together, slept together, traveled together and did each others' hair. Here are some of the highlights:
RSVP workshop with Fritz Haeg at the Sundown Dome.desert
Two days in the desert at Andrea Zittel's A-Z West
Reference Points reading at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego.
The San Diego Public Library!
Studio visits with Miranda July, Chris Johansen, Mark at Machine Project, Alison Agsten at the Hammer, John Spiak at the Grand Central Art Center.
Meals with the OTIS Public Practice MFA program, John Malpede.
Hiking in Joshua Tree State Park.
I also got a chance to join Susannah Tantemsapya for her show ...The Charming Mistakes of My Youth... on KCHUNG AM Radio!