Exhibition Walkthrough with Artist Julien Bismuth

  • Sun 19 February 2017
  • 2.30 pm

Join us for a special walkthrough led by artist Julien Bismuth of ‘Jason Rhoades. Installations, 1994 – 2006’. In the early ’90s, Jason Rhoades was Julien’s teaching assistant for a sculpture class taught by Richard Jackson at UCLA. Julien retains firsthand accounts of Jason’s approach to art making and will provide personal anecdotes of the works on view. ‘Jason Rhoades. Installations, 1994 – 2006’ is the first major Los Angeles exhibition devoted to the politically charged, darkly exuberant art of Jason Rhoades. Comprised of six major works spanning the artist’s career, this exhibition constitutes a long-overdue, comprehensive survey in Rhoades’ adopted city. Julien Bismuth was born in Paris in 1973. He received his BFA in studio art from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1994, and his MA in fine art from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 1997. Working in the mediums of video, collage, installation, and performance, Bismuth’s practice intertwines language and image to examine the interplay of various cultural sign systems. Bismuth’s work has been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015), the Kunsthalle Vienna (2012) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2016). He has also been included in a number of group exhibitions, such as LA Existancial, LACE, Los Angeles (2013); Unlooped-Kino, Manifesta 10, Saint Petersburg, Russia (2014); The Language of Things: Material Hi/Stories from the Collection, Belvedere Museum, Vienna (2016); and Economie de la tension, Centre d’Art Contemporain Parc St. Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France (2016). Bismuth has received numerous honors including the Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant for Multimedia (2012) and the FNAGP Grant, France (2015). He lives and works in New York. This event is free, but reservation is required.

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