Art Los Angeles Contemporary / Argote & Bastard Studios Discussion

18th Street Arts Center, as part of the Ceci N’est Pas…festival hosts an artist talk with Ivan Argote and Pauline Bastard.

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.