Argote & Bastard Studios

Encompassing 18th Street Arts Center’s Visiting Artist Residency Program, its Artist Labs process-based exhibition series, and in partnership with Highways Performance Space, Paris-based artists Ivan Argote and Pauline Bastard tap into multiple platforms for public engagement from January through March 2013. Guest-curated by Isabelle Le Normand, Argote and Bastard are frequent collaborators that create “scenarios” as the premise for their art-making. Often times relying on public or community participation, Argote and Bastard favor the unexpected outcomes that arise from collective action. A group of videos, objects and functional installations will occupy the main gallery, and new works will be developed on-site throughout the course of their residency.