Working within the limitations of safety protocols to present art reflective of our current cultural moment, this series of exhibitions, titled Up All Night, is to be experienced from outside the exhibition venue.
Up All Night was conceived in reference to the double meaning behind the phrase—from our pre-COVID-19 reality to the current conditions for both isolation and gathering. The selected videos, animations, and mixed media art works represented propose a range of considerations in staying awake and active through the night. The title is also a nod to the recent shift in meaning that this much-used phrase may have signaled for many—from the pre-pandemic days, that most often implied a night of fun; to our current use of the term, that conveys the anxiety, urgency and activism that keep us up instead.
A selection of single-channel video works by a diverse range of artists contemplating the conditions of isolation and community. Co-curated by ArtCenter DTLA program director Christina Valentine and ArtCenter Exhibitions senior curator Julie Joyce. Artists featured:
Part of the Up All Night video exhibition series, Dream Time presents selected animated shorts from students in ArtCenter’s Entertainment Design department. Artists featured:
Selected motion pieces designed by ArtCenter’s Graduate Graphic Design students under the instruction of Professor Ty Drake. These typographic narratives pay homage to the work of an influential individual selected by each student.
Love’s Remedies (ArtCenter DTLA Artist Residency Project 2020) presents drawings, video, sculpture and performance by core collaborators B_D and Hannah Kim Varamini, and their micro-residency artists Carolina Hicks and Hanieh Khatibi, made through and alongside ongoing conversations from March to June of this year. Love’s Remedies focuses on building community through attention as material and supporting non-hierarchical interactions based on the premise of “nesting” into an institution.