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#18discuss: Project X Forum 8 Lost and Found with Nao Bustamante 

Wednesday, October 14, 7:30-9:30pm

18th Street Arts Center | Curator’s Lounge
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404

RSVP for this free event is essential. Reserve seats below.
We are expecting a full room and will use RSVP list for entry.

The “Lost and Found” is an archive by default, a place to find your mother, a record of absence through presence, and an “anonymous museum” of unrelated items.

Soo Kim and Anne Walsh in “Editors Notes,” X-TRA Vol. 2. no. 1

Project X Forum 8: Lost and Found takes Soo Kim and Anne Walsh’s definition as a cue. Invited guest Nao Bustamante, will converse on the subject of “Lost and Found” and it’s role in her work with archives and giving presence to the absent. Bustamante’s recent exhibition at Vincent Price Museumis one avenue of inquiry, but who knows where our journey to the “Lost and Found” will lead us?

We’ll also piece together the associated exhibition that Soo Kim and Anne Walsh curated for Project X at POST Gallery in Fall 1998:

Lost and Found
Lori Koop, Marcos Rosales, Jeannie Simms, Marnie Weber
October 22-November 19, 1998
POST Gallery


This is the eights in a series of public forums investigating the exhibitions Project X produced in the 90s at 18th Street Arts Center, with a focus on the conditions facing Los Angeles artists at that time, and the way they shaped artist-run organizations, alternative exhibitions and publications. What can the nineties tell us about now?

Project X originated as a roving organization. A team of artists curating exhibitions in the wake of the art market boom of the nineties, they strove to fill the absence of conceptual art criticism in Los Angeles. Project X’s curatorial projects illustrate the crucial role of the artist’s voice in shaping and sustaining the Los Angeles art community.

The Project X Forums are organized by Shana Lutker and Kellie Lanham.

Project X will host forums once a month through 2015.

Thanks to 18th Street Arts Center! 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.

Thank you to LACA for hosting the Project X Forums Archive.
Project X Forums will be recorded and made available for streaming through and

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