#18discuss: Project X Forum 1 + Charmaine Bee

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Wednesday, March 11, 6pm
18th Street Arts Center | Studio 5 + Curator’s Lounge
1629 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404

18th Street invites you to join them for a Wednesday evening of art + conversation. Starting with visiting artist Charmaine Bee at 6pm in her studio, where she will discuss her current herbal and visual work in connection to African Diaspora spirituality. Specifically the connections between her experiences in Gullah spirituality and her experiences in Jamaican, Cuban and Brazilian culture. Charmaine Bee is a visual artist currently residing in New York and a Gullah descendent from Beaufort, South Carolina.

Project X Forum 1
Beginning: The First Show, 1992

Immediately following Bee’s intimate conversation, join Project X and invited artists in the Curator’s Lounge (2 doors down) for a round-table conversation about being an artist in the early nineties in Los Angeles. What were the conditions affecting artists at that time? How was Project X formed in response? What are the conditions artists face today? How have they changed, and stayed the same?

The First Show organized by Project X in 1992 included work by Stephen Berens, Ellen Birrell, Erik Otsea, Jorge Pardo, Theresa Pendlebury, and Jan Tumlir.

This is the first in a series of monthly talks during Project X’s Residency at 18th Street, each using an exhibition in the nineties as a framework to address the history and current-conditions of artist-driven groups in Los Angeles. Organized by Shana Lutker and Kellie Lanham, with a rotating group of conversants and special guests.

The Curator in Residence program at 18th Street Arts Center is generously supported by the the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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