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Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States

December 2017

Universal Histories | Santa Monica students respond to PST:LA/LA

December 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Bajc, Mart. Untitled. 2017. Chalk pastel and collage on Egyptian Papyrus.

RSVP NOW Universal Histories is a collection of Santa Monica student responses to works in A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity, a LACMA-curated PST: LA/LA exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center. Students from three local schools -- Santa Monica High School, John Adams Middle School and Crossroads School -- have developed artworks on themes around identity, migration, and censorship. Opening Reception NEW DATE: December 13, 2018 4 - 6 PM Due to poor air quality from the Creek…

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February 2018

WORKSHOP: Selling Your Art, Selling Yourself, and How to Feel Comfortable Doing Both

February 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Time: 02/20/2018: 9:30AM–4:00PM Location: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 Open to the Public. Presenter: A. McLean Emenegger Do you (really) know what you want for your art career? Are you properly planning and marketing to reach your goals? Is your portfolio ready to show to galleries? Do you know which galleries to approach, and how to approach them? Curator, art writer, art consultant, former gallery director and artist A. McLean Emenegger guides you through the process…

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Opening Reception: Carmen Argote Artist Lab

February 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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18th Street Arts Center presents new winter exhibitions featuring LA-based artists Carmen Argote and Mariángeles Soto-Díaz. The opening reception for Argote’s If only it were that easy… (Main Gallery) and Soto-Díaz’s Instituto Experimental Tropical del Amazonas (Atrium Gallery) is Saturday, February 24 from 6-8 PM. Danish visiting artists Silas Inoue & Kirstine Aarkrog and Jesper Dyrehauge will open their studios. Inoue’s work deals with scientific inquiry and employs unexpected materials, Aarkrog manifests site-specific interventions exploring phenomena related to time and…

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Opening Reception: Mariángeles Soto-Díaz | Instituto Experimental Tropical del Amazonas

February 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Mariángeles Soto-Díaz, Instituto Experimental Tropical del Amazonas, 2017. A composite image. Image courtesy the artist.

Join us for an Opening Reception featuring LA-based artists Carmen Argote and Mariángeles Soto-Díaz. The opening reception for Argote’s If only it were that easy… (Main Gallery) and Soto-Díaz’s Instituto Experimental Tropical del Amazonas (Atrium Gallery) is Saturday, February 24 from 6-8 PM. Danish visiting artists Silas Inoue & Kirstine Aarkrog and Jesper Dyrehauge will open their studios. Inoue’s work deals with scientific inquiry and employs unexpected materials, Aarkrog manifests site-specific interventions exploring phenomena related to time and the body, while Dyrehauge…

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March 2018

Potluck + Conversation with Carmen Argote and WASA

March 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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18th Street Arts Center is pleased to present: Watch for people walking on all roadways Wed, March 7, 2018 12-3 PM | FREE  12pm - Carmen Argote in the main gallery 1pm - Public Community Potluck 2pm - Conversation with Carmen Argote and WASA (Mexico City-based architectural collective) 18th Street Arts Center Patio and Gallery 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404 We are excited to welcome an exchange of artists in residence by welcoming artists and architects in residence at…

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Decolonizing Culture: A book launch + conversation with Anuradha Vikram and Bean Gilsdorf

March 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Wed, March 28 | 6:30 - 8 PM 18th Street Arts Center 1639 18th Street Reception + Book-signing to follow In celebration of her new book Decolonizing Culture, please join 18th Street Arts Center for a book launch and conversation with Artistic Director Anuradha Vikram. She will be joined by artist and editor Bean Gilsdorf. Published by Art Practical and Sming Sming Books, Anuradha Vikram's Decolonizing Culture includes seventeen essays that address questions of race and gender parity in contemporary…

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April 2018

Marina Day | Under the Dressing Table

April 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Marina Day | Under the Dressing Table Exhibition March 29 - April 15, 2018 Opening Reception April 7, 2018 5 - 8 PM | FREE with RSVP + open studios from visiting artists Paul Harryn, Orly Ruaimi, and Hyein Lee 18th Street Arts Main Gallery 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404 18th Street Arts Center presents a solo retrospective exhibition featuring the work of LA-based artist Marina Day. Marina Day is a prolific artist in sculpture and mixed media collage with a…

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Artist Talk: Marina Day in conversation with Molly Barnes

April 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Marina Day in conversation with Molly Barnes discussing her exhibitions Under the Dressing Table & Lifting My Skirt  Thursday, April 12 | 1:30 PM (ending before 3 PM) Meet first at Marina Day's Studio, 1629 18th St Studio #8, Santa Monica on the 18th Street Arts Center campus 18th Street Arts Center presents a solo retrospective exhibition featuring the work of the long-time 18th Street Arts Center resident artist. Marina Day is a prolific artist in sculpture and mixed media collage with a body of work spanning over…

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May 2018

Pico Block Party: Empowering Youth Voices! // Festival Pico: ¡Fortaleciendo las voces jóvenes!

May 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Pico Block Party: Empowering Youth Voices! Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 3-6 PM Campus-wide event Food trucks, music, open studios, performances, and more FREE TO ALL Festival Pico: ¡Fortaleciendo las voces jóvenes! Sábado, 19 de mayo, 2018 | 3-6 PM Evento del campus entero Camiones de comida, música, estudios de artistas, performances, y más *version en español sigue abajo 18th Street Arts Center holds its third major Pico Block Party community festival focused around youth artists and empowering youth voices…

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June 2018

Paul Pescador | Going West, or 15 Years in Los Angeles

June 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Paul Pescador, "Greetings Friends," 53 minute film, 2017.

Paul Pescador | Going West, or 15 Years in Los Angeles Exhibition & Artist Lab Residency | Main Gallery April 23 - June 29, 2018 Reception & Screening June 9, 2018 | 5-8 PM + Daniel Canogar, Asia Sztencel, and Roey Victoria Heifetz Visiting Artists in Residence | Open Studios 18th Street Arts Center presents an exhibition and Artist Lab Residency featuring the work of LA-based artist Paul Pescador. As part of this experimental residency, Pescador will produce a feature-length…

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July 2018

Paul Pescador | Closing Day & Screenings

July 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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    Paul Pescador | Closing Day & Screenings Going West, or 15 Years in Los Angeles Exhibition & Artist Lab Residency | Main Gallery July 1, 2018 | 12-6 PM Screenings at 1 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM   As part of this experimental residency, Pescador produced a feature-length film emerging from a set of actions, gestures and images oriented around neighborhoods he has lived in since moving to Los Angeles titled Going West, or 15 Years in…

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SPORTS issue launch party with INCITE Journal of Experimental Media

July 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere SPORTS issue launch party with INCITE Journal of Experimental Media Tuesday, July 17, 6-8 PM Curator's Lounge Join us for an evening of sports and art, as we launch the newest issue of the artist-run publication INCITE Journal of Experimental Media, co-edited by 18th Street Arts Curator-in-Residence Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere (both will MC the night), and related exhibition Winningest. The event will include live readings of SportsTalk poetry, created by writers Pasha Malla…

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August 2018

Opening Reception | Kenneth Tam Artist Lab

August 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Kenneth Tam | Griffith Park Boys Camp Exhibition & Artist Lab Residency | Main Gallery July 16- September 14, 2018 Opening Reception August 18, 2018 | 5-8 PM In the Artist Lab at 18th Street Arts Center, Kenneth Tam continues his ongoing interest in the social dynamics within all-male groups and the norms of masculine identity. Tam uses the American summer camp as both a conceptual frame and an actual site to investigate these interests. A uniquely American invention, the…

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The camera and the hummingbird | Screenings w/Curator in Residence Alejandro Alonso Díaz

August 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 28, 2018

18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Andrea Zucchini curated by Alejandro Alonso Diaz, Some Astronomers kept a Distance: Foresight by Earth, installation view. Photo by Alejandro Alonso Diaz. Courtesy of the artist and Salón.

The camera and the hummingbird | Screenings Tuesday,  August 21 | 6 PM – 8 PM Tuesday,  August 28 | 6 PM – 8 PM Atrium Gallery (Blue Building) The camera and the hummingbird  is a two-day programme composed by screenings and a series of displays questioning the ways in which nature has been constructed in our filmic eyes. It explores the notion of ecodiegesis as a means for speculation about the agency of images and the entanglements between fictional and natural…

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October 2018

Neha Choksi | Recess with Children

October 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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*This event has been postponed from September 29 to October 13. Neha Choksi | Elementary Recess with Children | Saturday, October 13, 2018 2-4 PM | Main Gallery Neha Choksi is developing a durational work in Los Angeles, where she will be attending elementary school this year as a student. Elementary is part of Choksi’s larger Play!School! project that questions childhood as a limited category and extends childhood’s epistemic processes to foster new understandings about how we organize and address contemporary…

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Exhibition Reception: Maria Agureeva

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Maria Agureeva, Dust, 2018, still of five-channel video installation: 56 min. Photo by Maria Agureeva. Courtesy of Maria Agureeva.

Maria Agureeva | The dust of Perl will settle down on soft skin covering all the cracks Exhibition & Residency | Atrium Gallery September 10 - October 26, 2018 Exhibition Reception Tuesday, October 16 | 6-8 PM *This event has been postponed from September 29 to October 16. Moscow-based visiting artist Maria Agureeva presents an exhibition of new works organized around her multi-channel film installation, The Dust (2018), a work that intentionally erases border lines between documentary and performance, and…

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November 2018

WE THE ARTISTS | 18th Street’s 30th Anniversary Celebration! – an immersive live performance festival!

November 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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WE THE ARTISTS: 18th Street's 30th Anniversary Celebration! November 10, 2018 | 7-10 PM Santa Monica, CA - 18th Street Arts Center celebrates 30 years as Southern California’s leading artist residency program with a live performance art event and free public birthday party on November 10, 2018 from 7-10pm. The event is co-hosted by 18th Street’s founding ‘compadres’ La Pocha Nostra and Highways Performance Space. The evening spectacular features new live art works by 18th Street artists Kenyatta AC Hinkle, Asher Hartman,…

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December 2018

Exhibition Reception: Neha Choksi Artist Lab

December 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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NEHA CHOKSI | ELEMENTARY September 29 - December 15, 2018 Exhibition Reception Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 5-8 PM Please RSVP here. 18th Street Arts Center presents a new exhibition in the Artist Lab featuring Los Angeles-based artist Neha Choksi. Neha Choksi began a year-long performance this fall, attending an elementary school as a kindergarten student. Elementary is part of Choksi’s larger Play!School! project that questions childhood as a limited category and extends childhood’s epistemic processes to foster new understandings about how we organize…

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Exhibition Reception | Poyen Wang | Reprise

December 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Poyen Wang, Reprise, 2018, dimension variable,  multi-channel 3D animation installation, two screens. Courtesy of the artist.

Poyen Wang | Reprise November 10 - December 15, 2018 Exhibition Reception 18th Street Arts Center | Atrium Gallery Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 6-8 PM For free tickets, RSVP here. Reprise (2018) is a computer-generated animation project centering on subjects such as childhood trauma, the school system, peer pressure, and teenage melancholy. In this work-in-progress, alternative reality blends with surreal dreams, the protagonist, a schoolboy alienated and isolated from his peers, sleeps alone at his desk in a dark classroom…

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Neha Choksi| Elementary| Show and Tell

December 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Neha Choksi | ELEMENTARY December 15, 2018 Show and Tell 5 PM 18th Street Arts Center's Main Gallery RSVP for free tickets here. Neha Choksi will show and tell "How was school today?" on December 15 at 5pm as part of her Artist Lab Residency and Exhibition ELEMENTARY at 18th Street Arts Center. Neha Choksi began a year-long performance this fall, attending an elementary school as a kindergarten student. As a lived performance, Choksi’s work reorganizes ideas of art and an artist’s labor for her…

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February 2019

Stephanie Keitz | Exhibition Reception| Doubts About Spaces

February 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Stephanie Keitz, Babette, 2018. Approx. 700x400 cm. Rubber, pigment. Installation view of FINAL HISTORY! at Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin. Photo by Birgit Kaulfuß. Courtesy of the artist.

Stephanie Keitz | Doubts About Spaces Atrium Gallery Exhibition January 28 - February 16 Exhibition Reception February 16, 2019 | 2-4 PM RSVP for tickets here. In all of her works, Berlin-based Stephanie Keitz marks lack, disappearance and gaps, creating architectures of absence by reversing inside and outside. Clothes, usually dwellings for bodies, that carry memories within them like buildings, are transformed into negative architectures: what once enveloped is now interiorized as a core and conserved along with its history.…

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Clarissa Tossin | Artist Lab | Exhibition Reception

February 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Clarissa Tossin, 21st Century Wisdom: Healing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Textile Block Houses , 2019. Installation view at 18th Street Arts Center. Photo by Clarissa Tossin.

Clarissa Tossin | 21st Century Wisdom: Healing Frank Lloyd Wright's Textile Block Houses Artist Lab Residency and Exhibition January 22 - March 29 Exhibition Reception Saturday February 23 |  5 - 8 PM For free tickets, RSVP here. Los Angeles-based artist Clarissa Tossin will present a new body of work centered on her ongoing research into US collections of pre-Columbian artifacts, and their relationship to appropriated pre-Columbian artifacts and motifs. Tossin is conducting research into the forms and sounds of…

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Maj Hasager | Visiting Artist Residency and Exhibition | Iterations

February 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Maj Hasager |Iterations Atrium Gallery Visiting Artist Residency and Exhibition February 23 - April 5 Exhibition Reception Saturday February 23 | 5-8 PM For a free ticket, RSVP here. Danish visiting artist Maj Hasager presents Iterations, a project based on the Pico neighborhood of Santa Monica, where she is immersed for six months as an artist in residence at 18th Street Arts Center. Iterations continues Hasager’s interest in investigating the archive-as-process, as well as looking at the area’s multifaceted history,…

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April 2019

Jeannette Ehlers & Nikolaj Recke | Public Community Potluck & Artist Talk

April 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Jeannette Ehlers, Black Bullets, 2012, Video. Photo by Jeannette Ehlers. Courtesy of Jeannette Ehlers.

Jeannette Ehlers & Nikolaj Recke | Sea and Land Atrium Gallery | April 10 - May 17, 2019 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1-3 PM Public Community Potluck and Artist Talk *bring a dish for 10 people to share 5-6 PM Screening in the Artists' Studio Limited capacity - Please RSVP here. From the words of an old Danish children’s rhyme, Jeg gik mig over sø og land… “I traveled over sea and land.” The works of visiting artists Jeannette Ehlers and Nikolaj Recke…

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June 2019

Pico Block Party & Artisan Marketplace

June 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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PICO BLOCK PARTY & ARTISAN MARKETPLACE 18th Street Arts Center Campus June 1, 2019 | 3-6 PM FREE | RSVP HERE FOR FREE TICKETS Pico Block Party is BACK! 18th Street Arts Center’s fourth major Pico Block Party community festival celebrates local Santa Monica artists and artisans. For the very first time, we will feature our brand-new, one-of-a-kind Artisan Marketplace, which will showcase the handmade goods of Santa Monica artists, artisans, chefs, and craftspersons!  The Pico Block Party series grew…

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Marcus Kuiland-Nazario | Macho Stereo | Exhibition Reception

June 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Marcus Kuiland-Nazario | MACHO STEREO 18th Street Arts Center | Atrium Gallery Exhibition | June 1- July 26, 2019 Reception | Thursday, June 27 | 6-8 PM MACHO STEREO is a new body of work by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario based on the 1955 Mexican novel, Pedro Páramo, by Juan Rulfo. The story, which hinges on the reunion between an estranged father and son, has been influential in Latin America but remains largely unknown in the United States. Kuiland-Nazario will create a performance and…

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August 2019

The Winter Office | COAST Bicycle Decorating Workshop

August 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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THE WINTER OFFICE, Re-wildering holographic weeds, 2019. Courtesy of the artists.

The Winter Office | COAST Bicycle Decorating Workshop Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 3-5 PM Main Gallery | 1639 18th Street Group bike ride to 3026 Airport Avenue at 5 PM Decorate your bicycle for the upcoming COAST Festival in Santa Monica with The Winter Office and ride to the exhibition reception at the Airport! ABOUT COAST Everyone is invited to this free city celebration of a more people-powered and sustainable Santa Monica where they can showcase their favorite real or…

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September 2019

An Evening of Art & Celebration at 18th Street | Video Screening, Artist Open Studios, & Celebrating 40 Years of EZTV

September 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Pearl C. Hsiung, The Softest Thing, 2012. 3:32 minutes. Video and sound. Courtesy of the artist.

AN EVENING OF ART & CELEBRATION AT 18TH STREET: VIDEO SCREENING, ARTIST OPEN STUDIOS, AND CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF EZTV Saturday, September 14, 2019 Artist Open Studios   | 5 – 7 PM | Campus-wide | 1639 18th Street Video in Site: The Road Film Screening |  7 PM | Main Gallery EZTV 40 Years and Counting: An Anniversary Celebration | 8 - 10 PM | Highways Performance Space Video in Site: The Road Film Curated by Paul Pescador and…

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October 2019

Renée Petropoulos and Arturo Hernández | We Will Congregate: Platforms & Wool  | Exhibition Reception

October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Renée Petropoulos and Arturo Hernández | We Will Congregate: Platforms & Wool  Exhibition | October 30 - December 13, 2019 Reception | Wednesday October 30, 2019 | 6- 8 PM Atrium Gallery | 1639 18th Street     Artist Renée Petropoulos and Oaxacan artisan Arturo Hernández’s We Will Congregate: Platforms & Wool is based on handwoven rebozo blankets created by Hernández with artisans from LA’s Oaxacan community. Focused on forgotten forms of knowledge, such as the craft of weaving, that…

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November 2019

Jimena Sarno | Score for the Near Future

November 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Jimena Sarno | Score for the Near Future Exhibition | October 19-December 14, 2019 Reception| Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 5-8 PM Main Gallery | 1639 18th Street     For her Artist Lab exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center, which is also part of 18th Street’s Commons Lab residency,  Jimena Sarno is creating a process-based sound and sculpture installation. Score for the Near Future is organized around the idea of dissonance, questioning how space is conceived and navigated based…

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Katya Kan | Open Studio | LARP it out

November 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - November 24, 2019 @ 12:00 am
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Katya Kan | LARP it out Saturday November 23 | 7PM-midnight 18th Street Arts Center | 1639 18th Street Studio 1659-A     Join us for an evening of LARP (live action role play) and be any character that you wish to manifest in life be it the protagonist from "Fleabag", Serena from "Gossip Girl" and/or Winona Ryder from "Stranger Things" (weird choice, but why not?!). If you were to choose any scene from any sitcom and place yourself into…

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December 2019

Jimena Sarno | Score for the Near Future | Culminating Performance

December 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Jimena Sarno | Score for the Near Future Artist Lab Exhibition | October 19 - December 14, 2019 Culminating Performance |  December 12, 2019 | 7-8 PM Main Gallery | 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica     For her Artist Lab exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center, which is also part of 18th Street’s Commons Lab residency,  Jimena Sarno is creating a process-based sound and sculpture installation. Score for the Near Future is organized around the idea of dissonance, questioning…

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February 2020

Yrneh Gabon | EYE SPEAK: Open Studio & Fundraiser

February 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Yrneh Gabon | EYE SPEAK Open Studio & Fundraiser February 15, 2020 | 2-7 PM Yrneh Gabon Studio | 1653 #5, Santa Monica CA 90404 The Artists' Hearth | 1639 18th Street Santa Monica CA 90404 Artist in residence Yrneh Gabon will have an open studio and fundraiser supporting a climate change symposium at the Dakart 2020, Biennale at Lac Rose, Dakar, Senegal. Works made in Jamaica, Africa, Mexico City, and the United States will be available. For more information,…

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RE/CITE: Community Talk and Tea with April Banks

February 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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RE/CITE: Community Talk and Tea with April Banks Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 2- 4 PM 18th Street Arts Center | The Artists' Hearth | 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404     Join Belmar History + Art artist April Bank in a new edition of her ongoing Tea Afar series, which brings people together for conversation. Tea Afar is a nomadic storytelling experience that exchanges traditions across borders. Over tea, we share stories, build empathy and strengthen community.…

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March 2020

Damir Avdagic | Exhibition Reception | CANCELLED

March 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, and following calls in the region to limit public events, we are cancelling the opening of Damir Avdagic's solo exhibition Repriza/Uzvracanje (Reprise/Response) that was scheduled to take place March 12 from 6-8 PM. HOWEVER, the show will be open through April 25 during our open hours (M-F from 11am - 5pm) and outside of those hours by appointment. If you would like to come see the show,…

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May 2020

CANCELLED: PICO BLOCK PARTY & ARTISAN MARKETPLACE

May 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Pico Block Party & Artisan Marketplace, June 1, 2019. Photo by Erica Rodriguez.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, and following calls in the region to limit gatherings, we are cancelling PICO BLOCK PARTY AND ARTISAN MARKETPLACE which was scheduled to take place on Saturday May 30, 2020 from 3-6 PM.  All onsite public events at 18th Street have been cancelled through the end of May. To get your dose of arts and culture at home, we encourage you to follow our Instagram for the…

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October 2020

Patty Chang | Milk Debt

October 19, 2020 - January 22, 2021
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Patty Chang, Milk Debt, 2020, video still. TRT: 60 min. Courtesy of the artist.

18th Street Arts Center is pleased to present a new solo exhibition of work by LA-based artist Patty Chang in the 18th Street Olympic Campus Main Gallery. With a new 5-channel film featuring 9 performers and lists of fears submitted by people from Los Angeles, New Mexico, and Hong Kong, Chang explores our debt to those who came before us, what it means to perform empathetic acts, and how we can make visible the hidden fears we share in this…

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November 2020

Nung-Hsin Hu | Incurable Nostalgia

November 18, 2020 - January 22, 2021
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
Nung-Hsin Hu. There is no longer such a place as home, 2020. 16mm film loop, 16mm analog projector. 1:30 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.

Incurable Nostalgia is a multimedia project, including a 16mm film loop installation, videos, drawings, and sculpture which the artist will produce during her 3-month long residency at the 18th Street Art Center. This project is a reflection of the artist's current status after losing her childhood home and the processes of rethinking and searching for the meaning of home, both literal and metaphorical. The project takes inspiration from The Future of Nostalgia by Svetlana Boym, which describes how Modern Nostalgia…

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August 2021

Jennifer Chia-ling Ho | How are you?

August 16, 2021 - September 24, 2021
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Jennifer Chia-ling Ho (何珈寧), Check the Box, 2021. Plaster, papier mache, mesh wire, file cabinet, charcoal, pencil, hanging organizer file folder. 11 x 7 x 3 feet. Courtesy of the artist.

18th Street Arts Center is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based, Taiwan-born artist Jennifer Chia-ling Ho (何珈寧), on view in the Atrium Gallery at 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica (Blue Building) from August 16 - September 24. Ho's practice explores the power and limitation of language, presentation, and research methodology, along with the ways in which they alter the maker-viewer relationship. Her work responds to her experience of geographical and cultural displacement as she integrates into…

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September 2021

LA ACM SIGGRAPH and the EZTV Online Museum | FIRST of FOUR – Annual Art Show(s)

September 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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LA ACM SIGGRAPH and the EZTV Online Museum | FIRST of FOUR - Annual Art Show(s) Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 6:30 - 9 PM ONLINE Over the decades, both the international Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGGRAPH and Los Angeles SIGGRAPH have presented, and/or collaborated with a number of artists and arts organizations, including multiple times with EZTV. ACM SIGGRAPH is an international community of researchers, artists, developers, filmmakers, scientists, and business professionals who share an interest in computer…

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Imagining Futures / Fall 2021 / Three Part Workshop

September 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Saturday, September 18, 1-5PM RUPTURE AS A CHARACTER Saturday, October 23, 1-5PM CULTIVATING RESILIENCE Saturday, November 13, 1-5PM WORLD BUILDING: IMAGINING THE FUTURE 18th Street Arts Center's Olympic Campus 1639 18th Street Santa Monica, CA, 90404 BY APPLICATION ONLY "Imagining Futures" is an embodied storytelling and creative world-building workshop for immigrants and refugees co-facilitated by choreographer Hope Mohr and visual artist Ranu Mukherjee. This three-part series will explore, through creative practice, themes of rupture, resilience, and world building. In a…

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October 2021

Imagining Futures / Fall 2021 / Three Part Workshop

October 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Saturday, September 18, 1-5PM RUPTURE AS A CHARACTER Saturday, October 23, 1-5PM CULTIVATING RESILIENCE Saturday, November 13, 1-5PM WORLD BUILDING: IMAGINING THE FUTURE 18th Street Arts Center's Olympic Campus 1639 18th Street Santa Monica, CA, 90404 BY APPLICATION ONLY "Imagining Futures" is an embodied storytelling and creative world-building workshop for immigrants and refugees co-facilitated by choreographer Hope Mohr and visual artist Ranu Mukherjee. This three-part series will explore, through creative practice, themes of rupture, resilience, and world building. In a…

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November 2021

Imagining Futures / Fall 2021 / Three Part Workshop

November 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Saturday, September 18, 1-5PM RUPTURE AS A CHARACTER Saturday, October 23, 1-5PM CULTIVATING RESILIENCE Saturday, November 13, 1-5PM WORLD BUILDING: IMAGINING THE FUTURE 18th Street Arts Center's Olympic Campus 1639 18th Street Santa Monica, CA, 90404 BY APPLICATION ONLY "Imagining Futures" is an embodied storytelling and creative world-building workshop for immigrants and refugees co-facilitated by choreographer Hope Mohr and visual artist Ranu Mukherjee. This three-part series will explore, through creative practice, themes of rupture, resilience, and world building. In a…

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December 2021

18th Street Community Winter Open House

December 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Come join us for some hot drinks, music, giveaways, and artist open studios at the Olympic campus (1639 18th Street, Santa Monica) to celebrate the end of 2021! Stop by 18th Street Arts Center and join staff, artists-in-residence, friends, and community members in a festive gathering to mark the end of a year and the beginning of another. Join us outside for a warm drink, friendly catch up, some fun tunes, and pick up a special postcard with images made…

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April 2022

Pyrite Radio: Dispatch | Performance

April 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Pyrite Pirate Radio - video still

Pyrite Radio: Dispatch | Performance Saturday, April 9 |  12-3 pm 18th Street Arts Center | Olympic campus 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 In-person: Eventbrite Join Peter Simensky and his Pyrite Pirate Radio in a live performance audio set that will feature local and regional sounds across Los Angeles and beyond. Pyrite, also known as Fool's Gold, magically picks up AM frequency. For this performance, Pyrite Pirate Radio will broadcast AM transmissions played on a series of mobile…

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