The Un-Private Collection Workshop: Edgar Arceneaux

The Un-Private Collection Workshop: Edgar Arceneaux

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oculus Hall at The Broad
Tickets $15 Suggested Donation


Los Angeles artist Edgar Arceneaux leads a presentation and workshop based on his project, New Financial Architectures for Creative Communities (NFACC). Artists must think creatively and strategically about how to support their work and families financially. NFACC examines the relationship between the sources of artist support and their effects on an artist’s work. Arceneaux’s participatory workshop aims to help artists (and everyone) make purpose-driven decisions to create financial models suited to their individual needs. The theme of this presentation is effectivity and social practice in relation to the work of Broad collection artist, Joseph Beuys. Beuys scholar and art historian Daniel Spaulding will give an introduction to the workshop.

Organized by The Broad and X-TRA, this special iteration of The Un-Private Collection addresses the legacy of German Fluxus artist Joseph Beuys in relation to contemporary art practice. Each program highlights a theme central to Beuys and invites contemporary artists to discuss their work and ideas through that lens. Summer Happenings at The Broad: Social Shaman (July 28, 2018) was also inspired by Beuys’ legacy.

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About Edgar Arceneaux

About Edgar Arceneaux

Artist Edgar Arceneaux lives and works in Los Angeles, where he is a professor of art at USC. He was the director of the Watts House Project from 1999–2012. Solo exhibitions of his work have been mounted at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, among others. 

About Joseph Beuys

About Joseph Beuys

The Broad collection includes over 500 multiples by Joseph Beuys and is one of the most complete collections of his multiples in the world. This collection is an important resource for Los Angeles, and these programs aim to foster a deeper engagement with Beuys' work and his influential ideas while exploring the impact of his work and initiatives on contemporary art and culture.  

About X-TRA

About X-TRA

X-TRA is Los Angeles’ longest running contemporary art quarterly journal, celebrating 20 years in print. Collectively edited by a group of artists and writers, X-TRA’s mission is to promote and provoke critical dialogue about contemporary art, with a focus on long-form exhibition reviews and features, artist’s writing and dynamic public programs.

About The Un-Private Collection

World AIDS Day, designated on December 1 every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations, and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

World AIDS Day is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Malaria Day, and World Hepatitis Day.

Since opening its doors in 2015, The Broad has presented annual programming for World AIDS Day to commemorate the many who have lost their lives to the pandemic, to recognize the many still living with HIV/AIDS, and to acknowledge that, globally speaking, the AIDS crisis is not over. At the height of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, artists became activists and activism grew into an art form. Prime examples of this include Broad collection artists Keith Haring and David Wojnarowicz (both of whom died of AIDS-related complications), Ross Bleckner, who started his practice dealing with the AIDS epidemic in 1980s, and Glenn Ligon and Jenny Holzer, who continue to use their artistic voices to highlight the need for public awareness around HIV/AIDS.

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