The Armory Center for the Arts
145 North Raymond Avenue . Pasadena CA 91103
The Armory Show and Tell . Curated by Irene Tsatsos
The Armory Center for the Arts examines the past, celebrates the present, and informs the future in The Armory Show and Tell, a group exhibition comprised of artists invited to “perform your practice.” The exhibition coincides with the launch of the Armory’s 25th season of exhibition programs as well as the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show, the first exhibition of modern art in the US. For the past 25 years, Armory Center for the Arts has distinguished itself through its commitment to the notion of artist as educator. Today, The Armory Show and Tell has invited current and former Armory teaching artists and audiences to interrogate that idea; it centers around daily public presentations by 35 of more than 300 current and former Armory teaching artists who responded to an invitation to “perform your practice” in the Armory’s Caldwell Gallery.
Collectively, the entire program embraces a dynamic range of conversations, demonstrations and interactions around ideas that inform the practices of the 35 participating artists, including: risk analysis, Hawaiian haku leis, silent walking, the connection between painting and cooking, immigration and parallel universes, sweatshop labor, fringe sciences, group identity, growing crystals, mapping hypothetical landmarks, and more. Conceptually, The Armory Show and Tell pivots around ideas of “display” and “production” and considers the biases inherent in what we choose to make public, and how.
The following artists, some of whom will be collaborating with each other, are participating in The Armory Show and Tell: Stephanie Allespach, Edgar Arceneaux, Quinton Bemiller, Molly Cleator, Eileen Cowin, Denise & Scott Davis, David Earle, Simone Gad, Bia Gayotto, Michelle Glass, Emilie Halpern, Elizabeth Harvey, Micol Hebron, Robby Herbst, Robert S. Hilton, Hugo Hopping, Alice Könitz, Olga Koumoundouros, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Julie Lequin, Justin Lowman, Nuttaphol Ma, Matt MacFarland, Tracy Nakayama, Ruby Rose Neri, Jill Newman, Elonda Billera Norris, Ruby Osorio, Gina Osterloh, Anna Oxygen, Josh Peters, Lauralee Pope, Elena Rosa, Shirley Tse, Hataya Tubtim, Matt Wardell, Mary Weatherford, and Jacob Yanes
As part of The Armory Show and Tell, Nuttaphol Ma presents The China Outpost @ The Armory 19jul13. Ma relocates a mobile unit of The China Outpost – Ma’s self-imposed sweatshop in Chinatown Los Angeles – to Armory Center for the Arts. Ma stages the mobile unit as a platform to demonstrate how he transforms discarded plastic bags into core building materials for the eventual reconstruction of his ancestral house. Ma will “perform his practice” on Friday 19 July 2013 from 1245p-145p at The Armory. He will also continue to clock in every Friday thereafter for the duration of the exhibition. The China Outpost @ The Armory will be open on Fridays 26Jul, 2/9/16/23/30 Aug, 6/13/20 Sep from 230p-5p.
10 Jul 2013 – 20 Sep 2013
Reception . Sat 13 Jul / Sat 20 Sep > 7p-9p
Link: Event Schedule Armory Show and Tell Blog