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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COLLECTIVE SHOW LAUNCHES LOS ANGELES EXHIBITION
Los Angeles, CA – January 11, 2011 – Collective Show is pleased to present “Collective Show Los
Angeles 2011,” an artist-organized exhibition of contemporary art groups recently established in Los
Angeles. This collaboratively curated “group show of group shows” features artist-run spaces and projects
formed in the past five years.
Previously realized in New York in 2009 and 2010, Collective Show exhibits local art groups that work in
a growing space between established non-profit organizations and commercial galleries. These groups
explore a wide range of collaborative approaches and missions, often in flexible and adaptive conditions
with an emphasis on communities and conversations.
Over 30 groups will exhibit artwork, publications and posters during the show at a newly renovated space
in Chinatown. In addition, screenings, performances and talks will take place during the exhibition. A
catalogue will accompany the exhibition and will be available at www.collectiveshow.org/LA
Participating groups include: 323 Projects, Actual Size Los Angeles, Adrian Piper Gallery, Art 2102 of
Los Angeles, ACP (Artist Curated Projects), CANAL, Commonwealth and Council, CUBO, Dan Graham,
Darin Klein & Friends, Eighteen Thirty Collaborations (ETC), Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0 *particle
group* b.a.n.g. lab, Elephant, The Elysian Park Museum of Art, Eternal Telethon, Human Resources, J
Moca (Justin’s Museum of Contemporary Art), LA Pedestrians, Los Angeles Road Concerts, MATERIAL,
Monte Vista, [Name], NIGHT GALLERY, Open Arms, Public Address, Public Fiction, The Public School,
Silvershed, Statler Waldorf Gallery, Summercamp's ProjectProject, Workspace, WPA, and upcoming Collective Show hosts: Ditch Projects (Oregon) GIBSMIR-Family (Zurich) and Secondhome Projects (Berlin).
Collective Show Los Angeles 2011 is organized by artist groups ACP (Artist Curated Projects), Human
Resources, [Name], Night Gallery, Public Fiction, The Public School, Silvershed, Statler Waldorf Gallery
and Workspace. Collective Show was founded by collaborators from New York and Los Angeles, and
aims to further creative relationships by providing an open-source format for locally organized shows.
Collective Show is not-for-profit, volunteer organized, and is free and open to the public. To learn more
about Collective Show, please visit us online at www.collectiveshow.org
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Opening Reception: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6-9pm
Exhibition Hours: Friday, January 21 to Sunday, January 23, 2011, 12-6 pm
and Thursday, January 27 through Sunday, January 30, 2011, 12-6 pm
Location 995, 997 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Please see the calendar at www.collectiveshow.org/LA for listings of screenings, performances and talks.
About Collective Show
Previously realized in New York at Participant Inc (www.participantinc.org) in September 2010, Collective
Show is an artist-organized exhibition of contemporary art groups. This collaboratively-curated "group show
of group shows" features local artist-run projects and spaces, independent curatorial initiatives, not-for-profit
endeavors and web-based groups established in the past five years. Collective Show is an open-source
project organized by Silvershed, an artist-run project space in New York and Los Angeles. Collective Show
organizers are currently developing the next Collective Show in Berlin.
Silvershed is an artist-run contemporary art project space in Chelsea. Collaborating on exhibitions,
publications and events in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin, Silvershed explores contemporary art values,
ethics and aesthetics of the early 21st century. Started in 2008 by Patrick Meagher, Yunhee Min and Oliver
Lanz, Silvershed is volunteer organized and accepts tax-deductible contributions as a sponsored project of
Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. www.thesilvershed.org
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