Exhibitions
 

 

Santa Ana Noise Fest VI (SANF6)
December 20th, 2014 5pm
The 6th Iteration of the Annual Experimental Noise Festival

$10 at the door

RSVP at this link to get in for FREE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-ana-noise-fest-6-sanf6-tickets-14674328311

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/// SANF6 12-20-14 LINE UP ///


10:20 PM:: Earth Pitch
10:00 PM:: Existencia

9:40 PM:: Endometruim Cuntplow
9:20 PM:: Phog Masheeen
9:00 PM:: Insuu Bunkai

8:20 PM:: Cold Grey Eye
8:00 PM:: Medicine Cabinet
7:40 PM:: Sean Saraf

7:00 PM:: Virons
6:40 PM:: David Bunoan
6:20 PM:: Emily Hay

5:40 PM:: V / R / S
5:20 PM:: Jesus is Dead
5:00 PM:: Harry Cloud



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For those unaware/unsure of the Noise Genre: (its not strictly being 'loud')
http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Noise_music
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According to Danish noise and music theorist Torben Sangild, one single definition of noise in music is not possible. Sangild instead provides three basic definitions of noise: a musical acoustics definition, a second communicative definition based on distortion or disturbance of a communicative signal, and a third definition based in subjectivity (what is noise to one person can be meaningful to another; what was considered unpleasant sound yesterday is not today).

 

At first the art of music sought purity, limpidity and sweetness of sound. Then different sounds were amalgamated, care being taken, however, to caress the ear with gentle harmonies. Today music, as it becomes continually more complicated, strives to amalgamate the most dissonant, strange and harsh sounds. In this way we come ever closer to noise-sound.

Luigi Russolo The Art of Noises (1913)

 

 

Exhibitions 2015

 

Screenings of 'Art 21' episodes
January 3rd, 6-10pm FREE

Ring in the new year, with a one day pop-up event; featuring artwork of our gallery members, along with free screenings of the last two seasons of art21 episodes, which showcase cutting edge contemporary artists.

Over the past decade, ART21 has established itself as the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial television series, "Art in the Twenty-First Century." The nonprofit organization has used the power of digital media to introduce millions of people of all ages to contemporary art and artists and has created a new paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process.

Season 5

Compassion 6:00 pm
William Kentridge
Doris Sacwedo
Carrie Mae Weems

Fantasy 7:00 pm
Cao Fei
Mary Heilmann
Jeff Koons
Florian Maier-Aichen

Transformation 8:00 pm
Paul McCarthy
Cindy Sherman
Yibka Shonibare MBE

Systems 9:00 pm
John Baldessari
Kimsooja
Allan McCollum
Julie Mehretu

Timely and timeless, global and local, beautiful and provocative, contemporary art challenges us to look at our world in new ways. Contemporary artists grapple with the complex issues of our time, ask tough questions, and make works that delight, amaze and sometimes unsettle audiences worldwide. Yet rarely are we provided access to the artists who create the art of our time. Season 5 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" provides viewers a unique look at today’s artists. In its most international season to date, Art21’s four-part series reveals artists’ perspectives on current affairs, politics, economics, history and popular culture, as well as showcases the artists’ working processes and their studios.

http://www.art21.org/films/art-in-the-twenty-first-century-season-5-2009

   

Season 6

Change 6:00 P.M.
Ai Weiwei
El Anatsui
Catherine Opie

Boundaries 7:00 P.M.
David Altmejd
Lynda Benglis
Tabaimo

History 8:00 P.M.
Marina Abramovic
Glenn Ligon
Mary Reid Kelley

Balance 9:00 P.M.
Rackstraw Downes
Robert Mangold
Sarah Sze

"Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Six includes 13 profiles of artists from five continents gathered into four, one-hour thematic episodes: Change, Balance, History and Boundaries. Spanning the globe from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil, the programs reveal the artists at work and speaking in their own words as they demonstrate the power of art to alter perception, challenge convention, and change how we see the world around us.

http://www.art21.org/films/art-in-the-twenty-first-century-season-6-2012

 

 

Chaos Theory
February 7-21
Open call for art non-juried, non-censored

 

 

Cabinet of Ghosts
March 7- April 18
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 7th 6-10pm
Special opening night performances by Dengue Fever

Curated by Sayon Syprasoeuth, and Michael EB Detto

Special workshops presented by the OC Philharmonic - Music/Art presentations (HS kids)

Participating Artists:
Amy Kaps, Aragna Ker, Dengue Fever, Ichiro Irie, Ken Gonzalez-Day, Marianne Magne, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Michael Detto, Paula Goldman, Prumsodun Ok, Richard Turner, Sayon Syprasoeuth & Susanne Detto

OCCCA is pleased to present Cabinet of Ghosts - a group exhibition,
curated by Michael EB Detto and Sayon Syprasoeuth, which gathers new work from artists exploring the aftermath of the catastrophe, the genocide, or the war.  How should we treat memories we leave behind – in real life, as metaphor, as a tool?

The very own substantially each one thing in itself exhibits, its innate properties, its relation to subject, time space, and language are altogether qualities which suddenly start to dissipate when we have to deal with ghosts. It is hard even to agree on one word for them: there are specters, phantoms and wreath, genie and spirit, the apparition and many other denominations to describe a phenomenon that tends to blur the demarcation line between subject and object, past and presence, here and there.

Cultural memory is collective memory, and the artist is part of it. Today’s notions of history and memory may be flawed and disputed, but they are especially problematic for the individual that experienced the disaster.

It was repeatedly noted: the silence of the victims – when they talk, the suffering will be stretched into the present day, making it unbearable.

To explore the roles of artists as storytellers and researchers, or as social advocates, artists are invited to talk and present their work. They are the descendants, therefore in a better position to face the past.

Initiated by Michael Detto’s project “Cambodian Ghosts”, Sayon Syprasoeuth and Michael Detto invite artists to a dialogue about their art and the ghosts of the past, and to present their work in this context.

 

 

Drawing in Space
May 2-30
Artwork by Echo Lew

 

 

Moist,
open call for art
June 6- July 11
Shana Nys Dambrot, Juror

Hot, young curator seeks sexy, sensitive artworks for long walks on the beach in the rain. About you: In leathers and feathers with an intense spirituality. Must be willing to suffer for love, speak a bit of French, and understand that sometimes the personal is political. About me: I require new experiences to satisfy an infinite thirst, a constant craving for more than roses and patchouli oil. Seduce me with images in secret dialogue with my soul. Shared interests: Let us make of the day a delirium, and of the night a theatre of desire. Moist is a tear-stained face, a risky proposition, a plea for empathy. Moist revels in the fluidity of sexual identity. In these tender transgressions beats the heart of the world. Moist is about ‘the trespass sweetly urged,’ as Shakespeare wrote.

To love is to be brushed by the wings of madness and to suffer the pangs of the impossible in moments of jouissance. A confluence of energies sublime will transcend our differences as barriers keeping us apart evaporate in a halo of bliss. Submit. You know what I want now. This is no ordinary love. There’s nothing like you and me, baby. Painting, drawing, collage, assemblage, sculpture, photographs, videos, performance art and displays of fashion are all invited. The opening night of the exhibition will be a gathering of the tribes, a launch party for the enticing Moist catalogue of accepted works. Moist casts a long, slow look at sensuality, sexuality and eroticism in today’s art, giving free reign to desire.

Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Los Angeles. She is currently LA Editor for Whitehot Magazine, Arts Editor for Vs. Magazine, Contributing Editor to Art Ltd., and a contributor to the LA Weekly, Flaunt, Huffington Post, Palm Springs Life, and KCET’s Artbound. She studied Art History at Vassar College, writes loads of essays for art books and exhibition catalogs, curates one or two exhibitions each year, publishes short fiction, exhibits photography, and speaks in public with alarming frequency. An account of her activities is sometimes updated at  sndx.net .

 

 

(TBA)
August 1-29
Jeffrey Frisch

 

 

OCCCA 35th Anniversary Show
September 5-26

Special Dance Performance Series
through December by: EMBARK Dance Theater

 

 

Welcome to the Future;
Architecture in Contemporary Art

open call for art

October 3- November 14
Daniel Paul, Juror

Welcome to the Future is an exhibition about architecture --- vernacular, canonical, and fantastical. Because every epoch demands its own forms, there is a new breed of architect-artist-designer busy devising blueprints for the future --- while asking questions about the present. Welcome to The Future will showcase works in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance, urban parkour, graphic design, functional objects, renderings of real or imagined structures, maquettes, models, participatory installations, and computer generated projects demonstrating advancements in new geometries and materials.

OCCCA’s re-purposed industrial space is an “ideal palace” for the presentation of radical forms. Welcome to the Future offers a territory for experimentation at the intersection of art and architecture.

It is said that architects and artists have in common the act of invention, that architecture is “frozen music.” Longfellow nailed it when he wrote, apropos of Michelangelo, “Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest of all the arts.” Architecture is imbricated with myriad contemporary concerns about the everyday, the landscape, immigration, cultural heritages, visual blight and renewal, gentrification, climate change, humanitarian crises, preservation of vintage buildings on the verge of disappearance, and city planning. And architecture always takes a starring role in science fiction’s utopian scenarios. The virtual environments of cyber space push architecture beyond physics. Architecture is implicated in the dark side of civilization with its derelict industrial ruins amid unspeakable squalor. Welcome to the Future explores the social, psychological and cultural resonance of architecture under pressure in the here and now.

From skyscraper to favela, the call goes out to artists, architects, designers, collaboratives, and creatives of all kinds: transcend the tangled histories of architecture and art, and build, build!

Daniel Paul graduated from the California State University Northridge with a Masters Degree in Art History. Working under Merry Ovnick, his thesis was titled, “The Aesthetics of Efficiency: Contexts and the Early Development of Late-Modern Glass Skin Architecture.” He is the Vice-Chairperson of the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee, and is currently an Associate Historian with Design Aid Architects. He has also heavily researched art environments by the self-taught, and oversaw Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village in Simi Valley for many years.

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