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Art Talk Tuesday is a monthly conversation that invites contemporary artists to discuss their work and the issues surrounding it, followed by a moderated Q&A with artist and writer Jennifer Remenchik. Art Talk Tuesday artists are selected to reflect the diversity of the art scene of the greater Los Angeles area.

Sponsored by the Brand Associates

Michael Ned Holte: Notes on Barbara & Marcia & Nancy


Date: Tuesday April 4, 2023

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Brand Library Recital Hall

Michael Ned Holte is a writer and independent curator based in Los Angeles. His areas of inquiry include the history, theory, and criticism of contemporary art; Southern California art history; exhibition making and history; microinstitutions and alternative spaces; performance; experimental music and sound. He teaches at the California Institute of the Arts, where he is currently Associate Dean in the School of Art. His CalArts courses have included “The Contemporary Exhibition,” “Performing Life,” “Modes and Forms of Criticism,” “Pieces,” “Routine Pleasures,” “Resistance to Work,” “Pauline Oliveros for Artists,” and “What’s Up with the L-Shape?”


He recently organized the exhibition “how we are in time and space: Nancy Buchanan, Marcia Hafif, Barbara T. Smith” at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, along with a parallel program of performances, screenings, and conversations. Previous curatorial projects include “Routine Pleasures” at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, Los Angeles; “TL;DR” at Artspace NZ, Auckland; and “Made in L.A. 2014” (with Connie Butler) at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, all with accompanying publications. He has also organized solo exhibitions by Candice Lin and Aram Saroyan.


His critical essays have appeared in periodicals such as Afterall, Artforum, Art Journal, East of Borneo, Frieze, Poetry, and X-TRA; he has written monographic essays on artists including Charles Gaines, Richard Hawkins, Alice Könitz, Shio Kusaka, Roy McMakin, Steve Roden, Clarissa Tossin, and Shirley Tse, among others. Bog Time, a pamphlet on the tape and electronic music of Pauline Oliveros, is forthcoming. He is a recipient of the Creative Capital Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant.ers Grant.

Image: "how we are in time and space: Nancy Buchanan, Marcia Hafif, Barbara T. Smith," installation view, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, 2022. Photo by Ian Byers-Gamber.

Jennifer Remenchik is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles, CA, with an MFA in Art from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. a number of institutions and galleries, including No Gallery, VIVO Media Arts Centre, HILDE, basement projects, Industry Lab, and The Contemporary Austin, among others. Remenchik has been selected for residencies at the Performing Arts Forum in St. Erme, France, Toni Areal in Zurich, Switzerland, the Banff Centre in Alberta, CA, the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and the Arquetopia Foundation in Cusco, Peru. She is a regular contributor to Hyperallergic, and has written for CurateLA, BOMB Magazine and Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, amongst others. 

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