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18th Street Arts Center Annual Catalogue Archive

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Each year, 18th Street Arts Center produces a full color printed annual catalogue that invites writers, scholars, and artists to create new scholarship around our commissioned projects and programs. Organized along yearly themes, these beautifully designed books are a fascinating window into the work of international artists that come through 18th Street Arts Center to create new work, do research, and investigate new possibilities. 

Below we have digitized the last several years of our printed catalogues, and will continue to add to this page over time.

If you are interested in buying a printed copy for $20 each, please contact admin18@18thstreet.org.

2021-2022 Annual Catalogue
Edited by Sue Bell Yank, Kim Russo and Jazmyn Beauchan

Designed by Becca Lofchie Designs

Highlights:

MAJ HASAGER & QUINN RESEARCH CENTER Three Structures Touching 
Excerpt from "Do you know Broadway?" from our 2020–2021 catalogue 
By Maria Rosario Jackson

Our Stories: Revisit The Past & Reimagine Our Future
By Frida Cano

JENNIFER CHIA-LING HO How are you?
By Rika Hiro, Ph.D.

LA ACM SIGGRAPH and the EZTV Online Museum

RANU MUKHERJEE and HOPE MAHR Imagining Futures: Three Part Workshop
By Kim Russo

COG•NATE COLLECTIVE Manos a la Obra
By COG•NATE COLLECTIVE

Weaving Unity
Weaving Invisible Threads of Inspiration
By Frida Cano

LING-LIN KU The Practice of Disguise
Disguising the Art of Disguise the Work of Ling-Lin Ku
By Ara Oshagan

SAM FRANCIS FOUNDATION Santa Monica and a Legacy of Supporting Artists
Sam Francis In Santa Monica Reflections On The Docu-Series
By Tiana Alexandria Williams

WE RISE 2022
None Of Us Are Well Until All Of Us Are Well
By Kim Russo

Collective Acts of Peace / Actos colectivos de paz
Pieces Of I And Thou
By A. Moret

Radical Propagations / Propagaciones Radicales
Radical Propagations: Art of The Imperceptible
By Maru Garcia

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE Make Jazz Culminating Concert
Jam Tonight With Christopher Mcbride Make Jazz Culminating Concert
By Kim Russo

Arts Learning Lab @Home
By Anthony Zavala

QUINN RESEARCH CENTER
The Broadway Project: A 10-Year Initiative (Or Alternating Practices For Forgetting And Remembering Here And There)
By Michael Ano

Artists at Work
By Frida Cano

Creative Roundtables
By Kim Russo  

2020-2021 Annual Catalogue
Edited by Sue Bell Yank

Designed by Place & Page

Highlights:

Facing Darkness
Facing Darkness, Past and Present
By Rachel Kaplan

Building Networks of Empathy
Empathy: An Art of the Heart
By Jade K. Agua

To Protect and Serve? Five Decades of Posters Protesting Police Violence
THIS MUST STOP.
By Carol Wells

BEATRIZ CORTEZ AND KANG SEUNG LEE Becoming Atmosphere
Beatriz Cortez and Kang Seung Lee: Catching Breath
By Anuradha Vikram
...we will have been together
By Andy Campbell

NUNG-HSIN HU Incurable Nostalgia
Symptoms of Nostalgia
By Li-Ping Chen

Recovery Justice: Being Well
Getting Back to What Once and Never Was
By Dan S. Wang

PAUL CORNISH Community Music
Composing for Community
By Sue Bell Yank

ELANA MANN Year of Wonders, redux
Wonder in the Wake of Crisis: Elana Mann’s Year of Wonders, redux
By G. Douglas Barrett

COG•NATE COLLECTIVE Market Exchange
An Epistolary on Markets
By Amy Sanchez Arteaga, Misael Diaz, and Sue Bell Yank

DAN KWONG AND PAULINA SAHAGUN We Were All Here
Meditations on “La Veinte”
by Miguel M. Chavez

MAJ HASAGER AND THE QUINN RESEARCH CENTER Three Structures Touching
Do You Know Broadway?
By Maria Rosario Jackson

Arts Learning Lab @ Home
Time and Space Beyond the Here and Now
By Anthony Zavala

2019-2020 Annual Catalogue
Edited by Sue Bell Yank

Designed by Place & Page

Highlights:

POSTCOMMODITY & GUILLERMO GALINDO Sy/stem
JIMENA SARNO Score for the Near Future
SHIRAZETTE TINNIN The Healing Project
THE WINTER OFFICE #SYNCHRONICITY: The Social Territories of a Warming World
BROOKS + SCARPA DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital
ESTHER LIN Revolving Corridor (n.)
PATTY CHANG Milk Debt
SU HUI-YU Reshooting. About martial law, cold war, censorship and those who were forbidden
RENEE PETROPOULOS AND ARTURO HERNANDEZ We Will Congregate: Platforms and Wool
DAMIR AVDAGIC Repriza/Uzvracanje (Reprise/Response)
SARA DALEIDEN Being Well
Transformations
Las Hijas de Los Días: 7 Female Views from the Margins
Drawing Connections
SANTA MONICA HIGH SCHOOL Out of the Past: Gen Z Responses to 20th Century Santa Monica
ARTS LEARNING LAB @ HOME
KATE JOHNSON In Memoriam

2018-2019 Annual Catalogue
Co-editors Sue Bell Yank and Anuradha Vikram
Designed by Place & Page

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Highlights:

WE THE ARTISTS
KENNETH TAM Griffith Park Boys Camp
NEHA CHOKSI ELEMENTARY
CLARISSA TOSSIN 21st Century Wisdom: Healing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Textile Block Houses
MARCUS KUILAND-NAZARIO MACHO STEREO
MAJ HASAGER Iterations
MARIA AGUREEVA The dust of Perl will settle down on soft skin covering all the cracks
ASTRIA SUPARAK AND BRETT KASHMERE Winningest
ALEJANDRO ALONSO DIAZ The camera and the hummingbird
PEI-YU LEE Dig Deep Into Your Ideas of Home
POYEN WANG Reprise
STEPHANIE KEITZ Doubts About Spaces
JEANNETTE EHLERS AND NIKOLAJ RECKE Sea and Land
MAKE JAZZ FELLOW: TABARI LAKE
CULTURE MAPPING 90404 AND PICO BLOCK PARTY
INAUGURAL GALA

2016-2018 Annual Catalogue
Co-editors Sue Bell Yank and Anuradha Vikram
Designed by Place & Page

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Highlights:

Shana Lutker, Scenes from Chapter Four
Lucky Dragons, User Agreement
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Kentifrica Is: Re-Imagining Collective Geographies
Sherin Guirguis, My Place is the Placeless
Brendan Fernandes, I’M DOWN
Nina Waisman, Laboratory for Embodied Intelligences
A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity
Universal Histories: Santa Monica Students Respond to PST:LA/LA
Carmen Argote, If only it were that easy...
Mariangeles Soto-Díaz, Instituto Experimental Tropical del Amazonas
Paul Pescador, Going West or 15 Years in Los Angeles
Marina Day, Under the Dressing Table/Lifting My Skirt
A Home Anywhere: Works by Sara Debevec, Delia Prvacki, and Milenko Prvacki
Mithu Sen, UNhome in City IF Angels
Culture Mapping 90404, Pico Block Party, and Pico Walks
Nicole Rademacher, Origin Stories
Planes and Structures: Helen Chung and Jennifer Celio
Make Jazz Fellow: Samantha Boshnack
Make Jazz Fellow: Giorgi Mikadze

2015-2016 Annual Catalogue
Co-editors Sue Bell Yank and Anuradha Vikram

Designed by Crop Collective

Highlights:

CANDICE LIN Sycorax’s Garden
VISHAL JUGDEO | Geniale Dillentanten (Brilliant Dilletantes) - Subculture in Germany in the 1980s
CHIH-CHIEN CHEN FLOWING
CHI-KAI YUAN Exercise Trilogy
ELHAM ROKNI The Wedding
SØREN HÜTTEL Tomorrow is Yesterday
AHMAD ZAKII ANWAR, HERI DONO, KOW LEONG KIANG, and PUTU SUTAWIJAYA Road Trip to California 2015
MARK X. FARINA, YRNEH GABON, RAGHUBIR KINTISCH, MARGO MULLEN, and GINA VALONA Unzipping the Code: Adventures in 90404 GUILLERMO GÓMEZ-PEÑA and LA POCHA NOSTRA
Make Jazz Fellow: TEDDY RAVEN

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