Friday, February 18, 2011

Marjan Vayghan

I'm looking forward to Marjan Vayghans work at 18th Street ArtNight. Marjan has been "Building Bridges"across the globe for years now. I hope to write more later until then here is some information about Marjan the 18th Street and Ghetty projects. Attached is the artists statement and the post by Business Wire that I pulled for you. Both links are attached. SEE YOU IN SANTA MONICA!!

Born to Azerbaijani parents in Tehran, Iran in 1984, Marjan Vayghan emigrated to the United States in the Spring of 1995, settling with her family in Los Angeles, California. Marjan continues to live alternately between Teheran and Los Angeles. Her practice is informed by this context of movement and flexible citizenship across both geographical and cultural spaces, and the multiple realities these spaces engender.

February 09, 2011 09:00 AM Eastern Time
18th Street’s ArtNight Salutes California’s Contemporary Art

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--18th Street Arts Center celebrates a “legacy” of Contemporary Art on February 19, 2011 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

“to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.”

In the spirit of the Getty Foundation’s sponsored project, *Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, 18th Street has declared 2011 its “legacy” year. Artists chosen to activate the galleries will create projects to commemorate or pay tribute to California’s influential Contemporary Art Movement. This ArtNight debuts the projects of the first two artists, Richard Newton and Vincent Ramos, to activate 18th Street galleries under 18th Street’s “legacy” theme.

In the 18th Street Gallery, Richard Newton’s project, Have You Seen My Privacy, will involve multiple presentations of video, ephemera, and correspondence accompanied by public dialogues with artists active in Southern California from 1960 and onwards. Newton will also actively collaborate with younger artists to develop three performances allied with the presentations.

Vincent Ramos will occupy 18th Street’s Project Room with his research-based project, Outsider Art: Others From Elsewhere Doing Something Altogether Different…Sort Of. Ramos’ project will look at works developed in Southern California in the 1960’s by artists who were not from the region, but whose projects informed and influenced the work of local artists. He will develop new works along with constructing a visual timeline of the many disparate pieces from these “outsider” artists.

On this extraordinary February night, 18th Street visitors will witness new and engaging art installations created by 18th Street’s Visiting International Artists, open-artist studios from our Artist-in-Residence, a young artist-driven group art show in the Pasillos I featuring the eclectic art works from the students of Santa Monica College; a presentation by Womenfound in the Pasillos II showcasing the artwork of children from the Gongathi Sunitha Shelter in Hyderabad, India; and a delicious toss up of mouth-watering veggie and organic hot dogs from the AsiaDog Food Truck.

At 8:00 p.m. in the Highways Performance Space, visitors will be captivated by the mesmerizing and provocative performance art work of 18th Street’s Visiting South African Artist, MLu Zondi.

ArtNight is free to the public and will have a bar hosted by Izze Sparkling Juice, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur, Hpnotiq, and LunaAzul Tequila.

18th Street Arts Center is an internationally known alternative arts center whose mission is “to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.”

ArtNight is made possible (in part) by the City of Santa Monica Community Access and Participation (CAP) Grant Program and the Santa Monica Arts Commission.

* Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time will take place for six months beginning October 2011. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 18th Street Arts Center is located at 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, off Olympic Blvd.

18th Street Arts Center
Ronald Lopez, 310-453-3711 x. 103

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