• Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event

    Image: Electronic Sound Bath

  • L: Nora Jane Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition

    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

    Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas is an exhibition and bilingual publication that investigates contemporary, community-based social art practices in the Americas. Talking to Action is part of the Getty’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.



The Otis Graduate Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series is pleased to host its second curatorial panel. 

This time, the curators invited will provide a provocative and revealing presentation and discussion around their practices within the framework of a pedagogical institution. The particular relationship to an institution and the manner in which one might think of that practice of organizing an exhibition, especially one attached to students and artist-professors, is a fruitful area to explore. 

In a time where students are thinking about not only producing objects and ideas as they might pertain to the context of art production itself, but are addressing their relationship to the world and various histories of that world, each of the curators invited has performed within their own practice in a unique fashion that responds to these conditions.

Rhea Anastas and Sohrab Mohebbi will present a recent curatorial project for twenty minutes, followed by directed questions and an open discussion.


Rhea Anastas is an art historian, critic, curator, and Associate Professor in the Art Department at the University of California, Irvine. (B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University, Ph.D. from the Graduate Center at The City University of New York). Anastas was a cofounder of Orchard, an artist-run gallery in New York's Lower East Side. Anastas introduces the projects of this experimental co-operative gallery with a predetermined lifespan (05-08) and discusses her publishing projects now dealing with Orchard's past.


Anastas’ most recent publication, Double Bind, is a book-length long form dialogue co-written with artist Leigh Ledare. Some of Anastas’ previous books are: Dan Graham: Works 1965-2000, coedited with Marianne Brouwer and published by Richter Verlag, and, Witness to Her Art: Art and Writings by Adrian Piper, Mona Hatoum, Cady Noland, Jenny Holzer, Kara Walker, Daniela Rossell and Eau de Cologne, published by Bard College, coedited with Michael Brenson.


Sohrab Mohebbi is a writer and curator currently based in Los Angeles. His curatorial projects include Hassan Khan: The Hidden Location (Queens Museum of Art, 2011), Rope-a-Dope (co-curated with Gabi Ngcobo) (Cabinet, 2010), For All the Wrong Reasons (Center for Curatorial Studies, 2010), and Strike a Pose (co-curated with Özge Ersoy) for Bidoun Projects 2010. Recipient of a 2010 Montehermoso research grant for the project Visual Parrhesia. His writings have been published in Bidoun, where he is a contributing editor, as well as in Artforum, Art Agenda, e-flux journal, and Modern Painters, among others. Mohebbi was the 2010 curatorial fellow at Queens Museum of Art. 

April 2017
Curatorial Panel with Rhea Anastas and Sohrab Mohebbi
10:30AM Graduate Fine Arts Studios
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Graduate Fine Arts
April 2017
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Curatorial Panel with Rhea Anastas and Sohrab Mohebbi
10:30AM 2017-04-13 10:30 | Graduate Fine Arts Studios
10455 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232