The Un-Private Collection Workshop: Edgar Arceneaux

Saturday, September 22, 2018 |
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
$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

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

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

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

The Un-Private Collection is an ongoing series of public programs The Broad began in September 2013. The series introduces audiences to the museum’s 2,000-work contemporary art collection by showcasing stories behind the collection, the collectors and the artists. Since launching the program, The Broad has brought together a variety of artists whose works are in the Broad collection in conversation with cultural leaders, including Mark Bradford with Katy Siegel, Shirin Neshat with Christy MacLear, Jeff Koons with John Waters, Takashi Murakami with Pico Iyer, Eric Fischl with Steve Martin, John Currin with James Cuno, Kara Walker with Ava DuVernay and architect Elizabeth Diller with Eli Broad, Joanne Heyler and Paul Goldberger. Talks have been held at venues throughout Los Angeles, making the programming available to audiences across the city. Conversations are live-streamed and full videos of past talks are available online. The Un-Private Collection series is part of the Broad collection’s 30-year mission to make contemporary art accessible to the widest possible audience.