BIG CITY FORUM: The Club House, August 4-18, 2013
ForYourArt, 6020 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Parts of this blog were originally posted at ForYourArt
ForYourArt hosted The Club House presented by Big City Forum, bringing together the curatorial team of Leonardo Bravo, Edie Kahula Pereira, Ana Llorente, Creative Migration and John Southern. Big City Forum describes itself as “an interdisciplinary project that facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that provide access to forward-thinking creative projects.” Its goal is to join creative thinkers with community leaders and activists in order to increase cultural engagement.
For BCF: The Club House, curatorial teams, brought together within a pop-up format, organized a cross disciplinary exhibit featuring architecture, art, graphic design, print, film, music, literary arts and special events all focused around the idea of maximum change. The questions at hand were, how do we generate maximum change, ensure it, and give it agency during this time of uncertainty?
I created the PR campaign for Creative Migration’s special ZERO WASTE event in partnership with Sustain LA, held on August 16th. We featured a preview screening of the short documentary I produced, POST NEW BILLS: The Story of Green Patriot Posters; a Q&A with members of the crew and film contributors, Shepard Fairey and Dmitri Siegel; and a silent auction. A portion of the sales was donated to support Creative Migration and Big City Forum. Read more on Form Magazine, The WILD, and OBEY GIANT or check out Big City Forum’s site.
It was an honor to join this team of talented, accomplished Los Angeles artists and curators. It was a fantastic opportunity to participate in and observe art and social practice, and sharing this experience with hundreds of people who came to the show was really inspiring. And I want to give a special thanks to Bettina Korek, Founder of ForYourArt and arts arbiter of LA, for hosting!