• In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney


    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak


    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.



Special lecture by Groupo Etcetera from Argentina Galef Building RM 219

Directly following the lecture is Etcetera's FREE 4-day intensive workshop. Guests are invited to attend and encouraged to participate thoroughout the duration of the workshop.

This 4-day intensive, participatory engagement with GRUPO ETCETERA…(Federico Zukerfield and Loreto Garín Guzmán), NO WORK/NO SHOP, will be focused on research and experiment (through “trial and error”) to explore the diverse uses of artistic actions and social imagination strategies to solve common problems.

The participants will collaborate on the design of a text and image vinyl installation on the windows of the Galef Building for Talking to Action, an exhibition at the Ben Maltz Gallery that is part the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Initiative. This will be a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge, explore language and produce a work of public art.



Formed in 1997 in Buenos Aires, Etcétera… is a multidisciplinary collective composed of artists of poetry, visual arts, and theater founded on the intention of bringing art to the site of immediate social conflict—the streets—and into arenas of cultural production, including media and art institutions.Currently, Loreto Garín Guzmán (Chile) and Federico Zukerfeld (Argentina), cofounders of the collective, continue to coordinate the archive, exhibitions, educational activities, and other initiatives. In 2005, they were part of the formation of the INTERNATIONAL ERRORIST movement, an international organization that proclaims error as a philosophy of life [].



Friday, MARCH 10 - #ERROR 01


11am - 12:30pm | PUBLIC LECTURE

Review of the history of the Etcetera actions, videos, and archives about direct action, agit-prop, public interventions and performances related to different communities, political contexts and 
spaces of conflict. 

12:30 Collective lunch



NO-WORK / NO-SHOP Introduction

Short introduction about the laboratory, methodology and schedule. Presentation of each participant: a short introduction about their experiences, background 
and desires. Discussion about the
material presented.


Saturday, MARCH 11 - #ERROR 02


Collective Organization of the Journey
We will be divided into groups that will make a brainstorming on the main topics and common desires. The group will have focused in a possible common action and will discuss around.




This second session of the laboratory will be focused on discussing possible ideas for the collective, based on the concepts that emerged from the exchange between the Etcetera and participants.


Sunday, MARCH 12 - #ERROR 03



Debate with all the participants about the proposals that were presented the day before and taking collective decisions. Distribution of roles and tasks for the action-intervention and checking of the needs materials and responsibilities. 

LUNCH BREAK 12pm-1pm



The two groups of participants together will start and prepare and produce all the needed materials. Common investigation and learning play of the elements to be used (eg. scripts, cameras, flyers, Internet, printings, registers)


Monday, MARCH 13 - #ERROR 04


To do list: Action-intervention 





Realization of the collective action-intervention (Design, performance, website, declaration, manifesto, video and/or other possible experiment that emerged from the laboratory)

March 2017
Special Event
Public Lecture by Groupo Etcetera from Argentina
11:00AM - 12:30PM Otis College of Art and Design, Galef 219
RSVP by March 10 | RSVP NOW
Open to the Public
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March 2017
2017-03-10 11:00 2017-03-10 12:30
Special Event
Public Lecture by Groupo Etcetera from Argentina
11:00AM - 12:30PM | Otis College of Art and Design, Galef 219
9045 Lincoln Blvd Los Angeles CA 90045
RSVP by March 10 | RSVP NOW
Open to the Public
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