Jennifer Bastian, Please Come Sit at Our Table, Installation view, 2007
Wight Biennial 2008

GROUP EFFORT: Collaboration as Process & Form

September 25 - October 9, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 25 at 5:00-8:00pm

UCLA New Wight Gallery
1100 Broad Art Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Featuring co-authored objects, public interventions and art collectives, Group Effort explores collaborative practices in the global art school. Fostering community and debate in a transnational context, the biennial addresses contemporary forms of collaboration in visual art schools with 18 projects by more than 30 artists.


Mayen Alcantara and Yuka Otani, Multipurpose Shelter—Personal Waterfall, metal, glass, water, pump, 24" x 24" x 48", 2008

Mariechen Danz and Alvaro Guillen, Un-Mapping the Americas, 9'x12', mixed media installation and performance, 2008

Mayen Alcantara and Yuka Otani, Video Project Demo: Utilizing the Multipurpose Shelter—Personal Waterfall, single-channel video, 2008

Jennifer Bastian, Please Come Sit at Our Table, installation view, 2007

Artists

Mayen Alcantara + Yuka Otani
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence


Ian Arenas + Justin Long
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia
Jennifer Bastian
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Michael Bizon + Rosalind Murray
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence


Maya Lujan
University of Southern California
Los Angeles
A.K. Burns
Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Leidy Churchman
Columbia University
New York


Mariechen Danz + Alvaro Guillen
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia
Dept of Ecological Authoring Tactics
University of Bologna
Italy
The Parallel Action
Leander Djønne +
Anders Dahl Monsen

Malmö Art Academy, Lund University
Sweden


Isil Egrikavuk
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Fine Art Union directed by
Synnøve G. Wetten and
Annette Stav Johanssen
Malmö Art Academy, Lund University
Sweden

Kate Hers
University of California
Irvine


Szu-Han Ho + Steffani Jemison
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Arendse Krabbe + Nina Wengel
Goldsmiths College, London /
The Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
Daniel Lavitt + Becky Snodgrass
School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Chuck Miller
University of California
San Diego
Raphael Taylor + Austin Willis
Hunter College
New York



Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Admission is free

All day parking permits ($9) or short-term parking (payable at pay stations) available in Lot 3.
For further information, call (310) 825-0557

About the Wight Biennial

Founded in 1997 by professor and artist Mary Kelly, then chair of the UCLA Department of Art, the Wight Biennial is curated and produced by a committee of graduate students in the art department, often in collaboration with students from other departments. The objective of the show is to exhibit this specific group of emerging artists as well as foster an investigative exchange between graduate programs at UCLA and other institutions.

Wight Biennial 2008 Curatorial Committee:
Jennifer Gradecki, Matthias Merkel Hess, Alexandro Segade, Wu Ingrid Tsang.

This exhibition was made possible with generous support from Dallas Price-Van Breda and the UCLA Art Council.



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