AFTERMARKET: WORKING OUTSIDE THE WHITE CUBE
With José Ruiz, artist and curator
Wednesday, January 29, from 6-8pm
Cost: Free for current Keyholder Residency recipients
$12 for LESP Studio Renters and current Members
$15 for all other artists
Join us for an illuminating evening that will address processes of contributing to contemporary art without direct reliance on the art market, and how artists are breaking down hierarchies in ways they could not before. This talk will focus on self-initiated approaches in building artistic communities, i.e. artist collectives & collaborations, artist-run curatorial projects & exhibition spaces, and alternative approaches to producing and presenting art.
Josť Ruiz is a Peruvian-born artist and curator. He received his MFA in 2004 from the San Francisco Art Institute's New Genres program and soon after moved to New York City. During the past 10 years, he has shown his work in US cities such as New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC; and internationally in countries such as Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, Japan, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, South Korea, and the Netherlands. His projects have been featured in museums such as El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo de Arte de El Salvador, and the Van Abbe Museum. Ruiz's practice has been the subject of various publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Arte al Dia, Artnet, and the Washington Post. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at George Washington University and Moore College of Art & Design. Additionally, he is the founder of Furthermore, a research, production and development lab in Washington, DC; and co-founder of Present Company, a Brooklyn-based exhibition, performance and social space.