Curatorial Research Bureau
Curatorial Research Bureau

Programs

CRB is host to programs that transform the familiar consumer site of a bookshop into bookshop/screening, bookshop/seminar, or bookshop/artist talk. The platform uses consumerism to eschew the private space of academia and public space of exhibition to, above all, forge a learning site where intersections among art, design, education, and consumer culture push against the ways that institutions address audiences.

Four programmatic models—AfterWord, Call + Response, Case Studies, and Open Seminar—serve as primary means to contextualize topics that have our attention as a community.

Rosa Barba
Nov
20
9:00 AM09:00

Rosa Barba

Tue, Nov 20, 2018
(by invitation)

Rosa Barba speaks with students, faculty, and other invited guests about her practice as an artist and filmmaker in this invited forum as a follow-up to her conversation at The Lab on November 19 (as part of the Experience It series).

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Shoghig Halajian
Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

Shoghig Halajian

Wed, Nov 21, 2018
10–11:30 am
(free and open to the public)
RSVP appreciated, but not required

Curator and writer Shoghig Halajian will present on the work she has done to foster performative and underexposed modes of expression at the not-for-profit arts organization Human Resources in Los Angeles.

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Here Is Where I Walk: The Walk as Re-creation in the City
Dec
13
4:00 PM16:00

Here Is Where I Walk: The Walk as Re-creation in the City

Thu, Dec 13, 2018
4–6 pm
(free and open to the public)

In anticipation of the spring release of Leslie Carol Roberts’s forthcoming book Here Is Where I Walk: Episodes from a Life in the Forest (Nevada, 2019) and in celebration of the close of our first season at YBCA, Roberts has conceived a walk through the urban interstices and histories of our immediate downtown environment. The walk will focus on ideas of “re-creation” and how we walk to “re-create” ourselves and on how we adjust our gaze and disposition when we walk deliberately and with the lens of the “voyager” as opposed to the “worker.”

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Between You & Me: Constance Hockaday and Laurel Braitman
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Between You & Me: Constance Hockaday and Laurel Braitman

Thu, Nov 8, 2018
6–7:30 pm
(free and open to the public)
RSVP appreciated, but not required

Between You & Me is a series of dialogic exchanges between artists and their collaborators and peers to materialize the countless conversations, musings, and debates that are often invisible yet play a significant role in the generative space of artmaking.

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Simon Fujiwara
Oct
30
9:00 AM09:00

Simon Fujiwara

Tue, Oct 30, 2018
(by invitation)

Simon Fujiwara speaks with students, faculty, and invited guests about his practice as an artist and filmmaker in this intimate forum as a follow-up to his conversation at The Lab on October 29 (part of the Experience It series).

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Amanda Hunt
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Amanda Hunt

Wed, Oct 24, 2018
10–11:30 am
(free and open to the public)
RSVP appreciated, but not required

CCA Curatorial Practice alum Amanda Hunt is Director of Education and Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and co-curator of the 2019 Desert X Biennial in Palm Springs. She will discuss her current projects and the cultural landscape of Southern California.

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The Absent Museum: Blueprint for a Museum of Contemporary Art for the Capital of Europe
Oct
2
to Oct 31

The Absent Museum: Blueprint for a Museum of Contemporary Art for the Capital of Europe

Oct 2–31, 2018
(free and open to the public)

Our second Case Studies focuses on The Absent Museum: Blueprint for a Museum of Contemporary Art for the Capital of Europe, published in 2017 on the occasion of an exhibition marking the 10th anniversary of WIELS, a contemporary arts center in Brussels.

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