1. Artists on Film

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    Actor/photographer Dennis Hopper, film director David Lynch, and artist Ed Ruscha share their perspectives on film as art. (ABRIDGED VERSION) Directed and edited by Hal Trussell

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    • Standard

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      • STANDARD

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        • “Getting There: Ed Ruscha” by Matthew Donaldson - NOWNESS

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          The iconic American artist Ed Ruscha talks potholes and LA panoramas in the second episode of our Getting There series, directed by Matthew Donaldson. Read the full feature on NOWNESS: http://bit.ly/1t2VEaO A film by Matthew Donaldson matthewdonaldson.com

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          • MoMA GIF Excerpts

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            Excerpts from a gif animation I did for MoMA. Full gif here: http://cargocollective.com/peterharp/MoMA-Gif-Animation

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            • LACMA IN MOTION

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              Performing Artist: Hillary Tang "LACMA IN MOTION" Improvisation by Hillary Tang Music: "Everything" ft. Mimi Page by Yinyues SPECIAL THANKS to the beautiful works of LACMA by Pablo Picasso, George Segal, Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly, John McCracken, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Joel Shapiro, Roy Lichtenstein, Vija Celmins, Christo, Billy Al Bengston, Barnett Newman, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Clyfford Still, David Smith, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell, Lee Krasner, John Chamberlain, Hans Hofmann, Joan Mitchell, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Tony Smith, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra and Michael Heizer. Hillary Tang is the bravest 16 year old I know. It was truly amazing to share the space with Hillary as she danced so effortlessly with her surroundings in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Go Hillary! Filmed by Emmeline Kim

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              • SURFACE TO AIR : LOS ANGELES ARTISTS OF THE 60S AND THE MATERIALS THAT THEY USED

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                Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Music by Shane Guffogg. Kayne Griffin Corcoran is pleased to present Surface to Air: Los Angeles Artists of the ‘60s and the Materials that they used, curated by Robert Dean. This exhibition devotes itself to artists working in Los Angeles in the 1960s who shared certain commonalities in their use of materials and fabrication techniques that, for the most part, were specific to the environs of Southern California. Artists include Peter Alexander, Hobie Alter, Kenneth Anger, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Judy Chicago, Ron Cooper, Ron Davis, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, Ken Price, Ed Roth and Ed Ruscha. The ‘60s Los Angeles culture of surf, sun and space brought with it the influence of new technologies, grasped by these artists as fresh resources to approach questions of process, form, and finish. In the late ‘60s John Coplans applied the moniker “finish fetish” to these particular artists and in some ways it is an appropriate appellation—if we limit ourselves to discussions of this use of materials and techniques as a means to an end. However, this term is just as misleading as it is helpful, and like most terms applied to groups of artists by critics eager to discover new trends, the artists themselves have generally abhorred it. Still, all painting is surface, so Coplans may have a point when considering these surfaces of nonillusory condition. We are considering for the most part artists who had created objects that exist primarily as objects—and some crafting objects that have a sense of nonmateriality. In bringing these artists together, Surface to Air will examine not only the similarities between their work, but also the consequential divergence from one another in their practice—both because of, and in spite of, the nature of their shared context. While artists such as Billy Al Bengston and John McCracken celebrated the surface of objects, others—Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, and to a large degree Peter Alexander and Ron Cooper—were interested in the interplay of light, optics, color and transparency within the object. Ron Davis riffed on his own brand of abstract expressionism and color field painting, and Ken Price obsessed over the geometry of skin articulated in his distinct blocks of color. Bengston and Judy Chicago employed recognizable motifs and patterning that often related to motorcycles and hot rods, and in their fascination with surface polish McCracken’s planks and Kauffman’s pinstriped vacuum-formed plastics recall surfboards. Kauffman also produced images of an abstract geometry and later explored issues of translucence, fabricating with a precision objects that were inspired in part by the work of László Moholy-Nagy. Meanwhile Irwin attempted, after an endeavor into abstract pointillism, the pursuit of no imagery; no illusion at all. Rather, this work became about the perception of an object in light and space whose significance was divided equally between the object itself and the light and shadows it would cast. This context, and indeed the artwork being produced by these artists, may be contrasted within the broader throes of East Coast Pop Art and Minimalism occurring at the same time. Drawing this comparison, Robert Irwin stated, “We saw it and they didn’t. They relied on conception while we worked in the domain of perception. Without any vast backdrop of history to support our investigations, we just had to rely on our eyes.” (Irwin quoted in Weschler, Lawrence, Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing, p. 78). To further reflect upon the immediate cultural background that these artists drew upon, the exhibition will include antecedent ‘folk’ objects and materials. “As far as I’m concerned,” says Irwin, “a folk art is when you take a utilitarian object, something you use everyday, and you give it overlays of your own personality, what it is you feel and so forth. You enhance it with your life.” He continues, “a folk art in the current period of time would more appropriately be in the area of something like a motorcycle. I mean, a motorcycle can be a lot more than just a machine that runs along: it can be a whole description of a personality and an aesthetic.” (Ibid, p. 17). With this in mind, included will be objects such as a custom car designed by Ed Roth and a vintage surfboard by Hobie Alter. Also included are films by Ed Ruscha (Miracle, 1975) and Kenneth Anger (Kustom Kar Kommandos, 1965). Robert Dean is editor of the Edward Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and author of several other publications. For more info on Eric Minh Swenson or project inquiries visit his website: www.thuvanarts.com. You can also visit the art film series page at www.thuvanarts.com/take1

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                • 2009 National Arts Awards: ED RUSCHA

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                  Tribute to 'king of California' and 'coolest guy in the world' Ed Ruscha as he is honored with the Award for Artistic Excellence. Since 2005 producing team of DP/Editor Larry Morales and Supervising Producer Jana Morales have teamed up with Morris Bureau to profile America's leading artists, art institutions and philanthropists. Based in Miami, MAMBO also specializes in food, branded content and unscripted series. For bookings please contact TV MAMBO at 305.688.4765 or janamorales@aol.com.

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                  • John Baldessari & Ed Ruscha

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                    6/23/2013---Los Angeles-based art luminaries John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha discuss the work of Richard Artschwager. Baldessari is known for his conceptual work that often intersects artistic genres and media. His work has been featured in more than 200 solo exhibitions and more than 1,000 group exhibitions in the United States and Europe. Ruscha's work encompasses painting, drawing, photography, and artist's books. He has been the subject of numerous international museum retrospectives. This discussion is moderated by Bob Monk, director of Gagosian Gallery's Uptown Gallery, New York (Run time: 1 hr 6 mins).

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                    • Outside the Box: Edition Jacob Samuel

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                      The Hammer Museum presents a major exhibition marking the joint acquisition of the complete archive of prints by Los Angeles publisher Edition Jacob Samuel by the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Since 1988 Jacob Samuel has published 43 portfolios of prints made by a diverse group of international artists. (Run time: 2 min.)

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