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LEROY STEVENS AND BERNHARD SCHREINER

This weekend, Ooga Booga and Small World launch LOBED COMB JELLY LOOPS / FORTUNATE ISLES, the new 7-inch by LeRoy Stevens and Bernhard Schreiner.

LEROY STEVENS and BERNHARD SCHREINER record launch

Sunday, December 2, at 2 pm.

Ooga Booga, 943 North Broadway, #203, Chinatown, Los Angeles.

Top: Thomas Bayrle (left), Bernhard Schreiner, and LeRoy Stevens.

Image credit: Small World.

SOUTH OF NO NORTH

“Building on the legacy of radical independent publishing in Mexico, Gato Negro Ediciones—led by activist designer León Muñoz Santini—creates and produces uniquely identifiable books across genres including art, photography, poetry, political discourse, and new editions of classic texts of resistance.”

For their first Los Angeles exhibition, the house presents SOUTH OF NO NORTH, “a dynamic installation of Risograph prints based on their books,” curated by Sebastian Clough.*

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Through December 9

Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles.

Tomorrow night in Chinatown, visit Ooga Booga for a Gato Negro Ediciones and Biquini Wax book launch of the text from the Human Resources exhibition Una obsesión peligrosa.

 

UNA OBSESIÓN PELIGROSA book launch

Thursday, October 18th, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Ooga Booga,943 North Broadway, #203, Chinatown, Los Angeles.

Book cover and content images courtesy Gato Negro Ediciones.

Book launch image courtesy Ooga Booga.

L.A. PAGES BOOK FAIR

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This weekend Ooga Booga, 8-Ball Community, and Bunny Jr. present L.A. PAGES, a book fair for independent publishers on the West Coast. This edition of the fair is dedicated to the late Shannon Michael Cane of Printed Matter.

“Shannon was a dedicated organizer and huge supporter of the publishing community, and his devotion inspired us to keep his hard work and legacy alive. [L.A. PAGES will] celebrate the West Coast independent publishing and art books community in an all-inclusive, non-commercial way. It will be entirely run by volunteers, music and food by local Los Angeles vendors, no brand sponsorships, and drop-off tables free of commissions run by us.” – Jezenia Romero, of Bunny Jr.*

Yanga will perform at the opening night fundraiser dinner/dance on Thursday, and musical events will continue throughout the weekend with appearances by The Black CongressÉ Arenas, and Jazzy Romero.

Friday night will feature a festival of shorts curated by 8-Ball TV.

See Printed Matter link below for full list of participating publishers and information on new fundraising editions by Sonya Sombreuil, Milano Chow, Devin Troy Strother, Jeffrey Cheung, Cali Dewitt, Barry McGee, Kate Hall, Jen Shear, and Kandis Williams.

 

L.A. PAGES, Thursday through Sunday, May 17, 18, 19, and 20.

MAYRA’S BANQUET HALL, 6075 Normandie Avenue, Harvard Park, Los Angeles.

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*hyperallergic.com/los-angeless-art-book-fair-scene

Image credit: L.A. Pages.

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356 MISSION — THE LAST SHOW

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356 Mission, the non-profit artists’ space founded by Laura Owens and Wendy Yao, will close its doors next month. The last show is VICTOR ROSAS – ARTIFICIAL MASK, opening Friday night.

From the statement by Owens and Yao:

“After more than five years of public programming, 356 Mission’s final exhibitions are Alake Shilling’s MONSOON LAGOON, and an installation by Victor Rosas. Ooga Booga’s location at this address will close, but its original store in Chinatown will remain open.

356 Mission was an experiment in showing art and sharing space. We collaborated with over a thousand individuals and groups, hosted events and programs that were free and open to all, and worked to produce an alternative to the conventional gallery system in order to support and realize the visions of a wide range of artists. It was a labor of love, with finite resources, and never intended to last forever. We still believe that art can make a difference, that art spaces are vital to the cultural empowerment of all people, and that artists can be allies of vulnerable communities.

“Some took issue with our impact on the neighborhood – although we don’t agree with their perspective, we respected it, and attempted to bridge that divide while working toward proactive solutions to the best of our abilities. For both personal and practical reasons, we have decided that 356 Mission is no longer sustainable, but we will continue to support open access to arts programming and the health of existing local economies. We are deeply grateful to everyone who has supported us along the way, and look forward to continuing to engage the incredible communities of people who came through these doors.”*

 

VICTOR ROSAS – ARTIFICIAL MASK, opens Friday, April 20. Through May 13.

ALAKE SHILLING – MONSOON LAGOON, through April 29.

356 MISSION, 356 South Mission Road, Los Angeles.

356mission.com/filter/exhibition

356mission.com/alake-shilling-Interview

See: hyperallergic.com/356-mission-closing-reactions/

356mission.com/356-mission-will-end-its-5-year-run-in-may-2018/

Above: Artwork by Alake Shilling.

Below: The last opening flyer. Image credit: 356 Mission.

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ANIMAL SHELTER

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The fifth and final issue of ANIMAL SHELTER—edited by Hedi El Kholti, Chris Kraus, and Janique Vigier—includes a story by Colm Tóibín, poems by Ariana Reines, and essays by Bruce Hainley (on Hervé Guibert), Masha Tupitsyn (on Ingmar Bergman), Jean-Louis Schefer (on Hitchcock’s Vertigo), and Natasha Stagg (“Alone at Safeway”).

 

ANIMAL SHELTER 5, available at Stories in Echo Park, and Oooga Booga in Chinatown.

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Image credit: Animal Shelter.

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