Saturday, June 12, 2010

Big City Forum #16

Kaucyila Brooke

Ken Ehrlich, 2009

An intimate dialogue and conversation with artists whose work explores issues related to identity, power structures, censorship, and how these relate to larger narratives about social space.

Thursday, June 24
7 - 9 pm

Los Angeles

5750 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Kaucyila Brooke
Ken Ehrlich

Moderated by:
Glenn Phillips

Kaucyila Brooke is an artist based in Los Angeles. Her solo exhibitions include Silberkuppe, Berlin (2009); Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation/ Forum für Fotographie, Cologne (2008); Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna (2008, 2006); Andersen-s Contemporary, Copenhagen, (2006), NAK, Aachen, Germany; Kunstvereiin Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany (2005) platform, Berlin (2004), Michael Dawson Gallery, Los Angeles(2001, 2005); Art Resources Transfer, New York (2001, 1999). Recent group exhibitions include Centre Dàrt Passerelle, Brest, France; Galician Center for Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Kunsthalle Baden Baden (2009); Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY (2008); Munich Kunstverein, Munich; Wattis Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2007), Museum Ludwig, Cologne; The Generali Foundation, Vienna; MUMOK, Vienna (2006); the Berlin Biennale 3, Berlin (2004). She and Jane Cottis co-produced the feature length videotape Dry Kisses Only (1990). She edited the book Gendered Geographies, pub. Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich, (2002), and she produced the artist book Vitrinen in Arbeit, published by Michael Dawson Gallery, Los Angeles (2004). She is the former Director of the Program in Photography and Media at CalArts in Los Angeles where she has been a regular member of the faculty since 1992. Kaucyila Brooke is represented by Andersen's Contemporary Art, Copenhagen and Berlin (; Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna ( and the Michael Dawson Gallery, Los Angeles.

Ken Ehrlich is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. He has exhibited internationally in a variety of media, including video, sculpture and photography. His work interweaves architectural, technological and social themes to play with ideas of invention and circumvention; superstructure and infrastructure; consumption and waste; and site, place and location. He often collaborates with architects and other artists in site-specific and/or community-based projects to intervene in public spaces. He is the co-editor of Surface Tension: Problematics of Site (2003), Surface Tension Supplement No. 1 (2006) and What Remains Of A Building Divided Into Equal Parts And Distributed for Reconfiguration: Surface Tension No. 2 (2009). He currently teaches at The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and in the Department of Art at U.C. Riverside.

Glenn Phillips is Senior Project Specialist and Consulting Curator in the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art at the Getty Research Institute. He was curator of the exhibition California Video at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2008. He has also organized the exhibitions Photographs of Artists by Alexander Liberman (Getty Center); Time/Space, Gravity and Light (Skirball Cultural Center); Marking Time (LACE); and Evidence of Movement (Getty Center). He is co-editor with Thomas Crow of the book Seeing Rothko, which was published in 2005. He has organized a number of video series at the Getty, including Pioneers of Brazilian Video Art 1973-1983; Surveying the Border: Three Decades of Video Art about the United States and Mexico; Radical Communication: Japanese Video Art 1968-88; and Reckless Behavior.

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