ArtCenter DTLA Up All Night Exterior photo Black and white
July 15 - October 11, 2020

Up All Night

ArtCenter Exhibitions presents a series of street-facing window exhibitions throughout the college’s exhibition spaces: ArtCenter DTLA, Mullin Gallery, and HMCT 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, 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.

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Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery
ArtCenter College of Design
1111 S Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105
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HMCT Gallery
ArtCenter College of Design
950 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
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ArtCenter Exhibitions Presents

View artist video works, talks and panels from current and past exhibitions.

Up All Night includes the following series of video exhibitions:

"Face Time"

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: 

Listen to the Up All Night Spotify Playlist

Featured Videos from Face Time

"Dream Time"

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:

  • Below – Amber Avara, Story, Animator
  • Matter of Time – Ainsley Dye, Director
  • Marco Pollo – Sabrina Hong, Director
  • Rambling Man- Hantine Hsu, Director
  • Press Play- Adriel Loza, Director
  • Remembrance- Dana Nugumanova, Director

ArtCenter's Entertainment Design department offers three tracks: Animation, Concept Art and Game Design

"Great Writers/Orators/Artists: A Typographic Narrative"

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.


HMCT Great Writers Stills

Presented in conjunction with:

The body draws what the mouth cannot say, A Love’s Remedies project

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.