Oct 26, 06:46 PM
9800 presented by 501(c)(3) Foundation, opening October 29th, Los Angeles
OPENING OCTOBER 29TH
7 PM – 12 AM
9800 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Presented by 501©(3) Foundation
October 29 – November 15, 2015
9800 transforms the entirety of the vacant, historically emblematic 9800 S. Sepulveda building into a generative space of multiple exhibitions and events, all of which take the particular location as their orienting force, their impetus. The show, massive in scale, is neither a biennial, symposium nor performance space, but somewhere in between, perhaps more in the realm of the experimental, temperamental, fleeting, emerging.
Six curators, each occupying a different floor of the building, will present the work of nearly 100 artists from over 15 countries, many works having been created specifically for this exhibition. Each curator has been tasked with maintaining a sensitivity to the (past) functions of the building, to consider the site not only at a contextual, historical or microscopic level, but also through a rich and dense scale of connectivity. By way of various means, material, layers, or strata, constellations of ideas and levels of enframement, the goal at hand has been to create a heterogeneous set of discourses activated by this particular site, all of which bear witness to the question of how can we experiment with or theorize different rates of connectivity on different chronological scales, in different parts of the world, all the while informed by a conception of the global in terms of its unevenness and ungraspability.