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  • Lucy Orta (b. Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1966) and Jorge Orta (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1953) founded Studio Orta in 1991. Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on the social and ecological factors of environmental sustainability to realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, couture, painting and silkscreen printing, as well staging workshops, ephemeral interventions and performances.

  • Otis Community Banquet

    Oct 22| Special Event
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    In conjunction with the exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
    Wednesday, October 22 | Bobrow Green
    11:30am – 12:30pm: Banquet for participating classes
    12:30 – 1:15pm: Open to Otis Community to view class projects created for Banquet, and sample soup and fruit-infused water

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artists Lucy + Jorge Orta.

    Thursday, October 23rd, 10am

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • Artists Lucy + Jorge Orta in conversation with the curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of the traveling exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta. The conversation is followed by a reception. Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta is on view in the Ben Maltz Gallery through December 6, 2014.

  • JP Munro

    Oct 28| Lectures
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    Born 1975, Inglewood, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

    chinaartobjects.com/artists/jp-munro/

  • Minor Declaration

    Oct 29| Student Event
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    Highly Recommended for Sophomores

  • Rob Spillman

    Oct 29| Lectures
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    Rob Spillman is Editor and co-founder of Tin House, which has been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and numerous other anthologies. He is also Executive Editor of Tin House Books and co-founder of the Tin House Literary Festival. His writing has appeared in BookForum, the Boston Review, Connoisseur, Details, GQ, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Salon, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and elsewhere.

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Graduate Public Practice Radar

Aug 29, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
What do students in the Otis MFA Public Practice have time to do while completing their MFA? While in the program developing their skill sets and social practice oriented work in a variety of interests such as institutional diversity, ecology, womens rights etc.; students are maintaining a presence in the field including major installations at [more]
Aug 28, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
ANTELOPE-VALLEY-PROJECT_ORIGINALTEAM ANTELOPE VALLEY PROJECT: Amy Sanchez, Laurie Peake (Metabolic Studio Fellow), Tracee Johnson (Graduate Teaching Fellow), Misael Diaz (Cognate Collective with Amy Sanchez), Suzanne Lacy (Program Chair) and Robin Gilliam (Project Manager) Our first year project takes place this year in Antelope Valley, with a partnership between the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, the [more]
Aug 28, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
1391925_10202446166375567_600998249_nBy Victor Albarracin Public Faculty is a series of works produced since 2008 by Dutch artist Jeanne Van Heeswijk as a way to “engage in collective learning through a process of knowledge exchange within the context of a certain place.” These certain places have included a park in Skopje, Macedonia; a bad reputed square in [more]
Aug 5, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
Otis_DeptCards_2014.indd  By Victor Albarracin Public Faculty is a series of works produced since 2008 by Dutch artist Jeanne van Heeswijk as a way to “engage in collective learning through a process of knowledge exchange within the context of a certain place.” These certain places have included a park in Skopje, Macedonia; a bad reputed square [more]
Jun 10, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
Otis_DeptCards_2014.inddBy Tracee Johnson DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION DOWNLOAD THIS ARTICLE What happens when an art exhibition leaves traditional art space for a bowling alley? The 2014 Graduate Public Practice MFA Exhibition was held at the AMF El Dorado Lanes bowling alley, across the street from Otis campus. The works in the exhibition covered a wide range of [more]
Feb 10, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
cafe talksBy Tracee Johnson PODCAST COMING SOON! On February 3rd through February 8th, art theorist Stephen Wright visited faculty and students from the Otis Public Practice Graduate program to discuss the frequently contemplated question in our field of, “WHEN does Social Practice occur?” When is the social practiced or become social? Where does it draw its [more]
Feb 4, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
SPArt Event  Faculty and colleagues in the social practice field gathered at the SPArt Party on February 5, 2014, to celebrate the winning recipients of three inaugural 10k grants extended by a new foundation dedicated to Social Practice Art (SPArt). Founded by Alexandra Shabtai, this new foundation aims to support artists of all stages in their [more]
Jan 8, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
PublicBy Victor Albarracin Dana Yahalomi Public Movement workshop November–December, 2013 At first sight, the definition of a “public movement” seems to be as clear as we can read it on the collective’s website (hyperlink: publicmovement.org): Public Movement is a performative research body that investigates and stages political actions in public spaces. The movement explores the political [more]
Nov 22, 2013
Graduate Public Practice
taco-talks  Informal talk about the Otis Public Practice first year studio this year working in Camino Verde, a community of Tijuana.   SATURDAY, December 7th 11:30-1PM Otis MFA Public Practice Studio 1657 18th Street – Santa Monica, CA 90494 Otis Public Practice invites you to come, create, and enjoy tacos over a facilitated conversation on [more]
Nov 22, 2013
Graduate Public Practice
Otis-Public-Practice-Fallen-Fruit-Workshop-Group-Working  Workshop with Fallen Fruit at Arts Restore LA Fruitique involving Otis MFA Public Practice and USC Curatorial Practices students. NOVEMBER 2013 Students from the Otis MFA Public Practice and USC Curatorial Practice programs participated in a workshop with Fallen Fruit at their Fruitique, a project of the Arts Restore LA to reclaim empty storefronts [more]

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