July 15, 2020
ArtCenter Exhibitions presents a series of street-facing window exhibitions throughout the College’s exhibition spaces: ArtCenter DTLA and the Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery. Working within the limitations of safety protocols to present art reflective of our current cultural moment, this series of exhibitions, titled Up All Night, are 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.
Up All Night includes the following series of video exhibitions:
A selection of single-channel video works by a diverse range of artists contemplating the conditions of isolation and community. Artists featured are Brian Bress, Kent Anderson Butler, Nicole Cohen, Brent Everett Dickinson, Nina Katchadourian, Susan Lee-Chun, Isabelle Lutterodt, Joanne Petit-Frère and Marco Rios. Co-curated by ArtCenter DTLA Program Director Christina Valentine and ArtCenter Exhibitions Senior Curator Julie Joyce.
Selected animated shorts created by students in ArtCenter’s Entertainment Design Department.
Presented in conjunction with:
The body draws what the mouth cannot say , A Love’s Remedies project
(ArtCenter DTLA Artist Residency Project 2020)
Love’s Remedies presents drawings, video, sculpture and performance by core collaborators Brd 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.
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Los Angeles, Calif. 90013
Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery
ArtCenter College of Design
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Pasadena, Calif. 91105
About ArtCenter Exhibitions: ArtCenter Exhibitions includes the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at its north campus in Pasadena, the Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery, the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography Gallery and the Hutto-Patterson Exhibition Hall at its south campus in Pasadena, and ArtCenter DTLA Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. These curated spaces embody ArtCenter's institutional will to understand artistic thinking and design strategies as levers in promoting social advancement, the pursuit of humanitarian innovation, and use of critical inquiry to clarify objectives and truths. Using the lens of contemporary art and design, the mission of ArtCenter Exhibitions is to ignite emotional resonance, provoke intellectual dissonance, and conjure unexpected pathways of thinking.
About ArtCenter: Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of industrial design disciplines as well as visual and applied arts. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and its social impact initiatives, ArtCenter is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, ArtCenter alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society.
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