09.26.2007

[LA] /// AN ATLAS INTRODUCTION ///

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Date/Time: 26/09/2007 12:00 am


An Atlas
September 26 – November 18, 2007
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
Organized by Lize Mogel and Alexis Bhagat

http://www.an-atlas.com/exhibition.htm

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, September 26, 7-10pm
Download “An Atlas” Press Release:

http://www.artleak.org/an_atlas_LACEpressrelease.pdf

/// AN ATLAS INTRODUCTION ///
An Atlas is a traveling exhibition of artists working with “radical
cartography” – a practice that uses maps and mapping to promote social
change. The 10 participating artists, architects, and collectives take
on issues from globalization to garbage and explore the map’s role as
a political agent. The exhibition and accompanying publication
contribute to a growing cultural movement that cuts across boundaries
of art, cartography, geography, and activism.
Works include Ashley Hunt’s intricate diagram of the social effects of
the global prison-industrial complex; the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s
mapping of the people who make and manage New York City’s “garbage
machine”; Jane Tsong’s drawing of how nature and culture clash in Los
Angeles’ watershed; and Trevor Paglen and John Emerson’s route map of
CIA rendition flights.
Participating artists are:
An Architektur
the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
Ashley Hunt
Institute for Applied Autonomy with Site-R
Pedro Lasch
Lize Mogel
Trevor Paglen & John Emerson
Brooke Singer
Jane Tsong
Unnayan
Organized by Lize Mogel and Alexis Bhagat.
The companion publication, “An Atlas of Radical Cartography,” will be
available in late October 2007 from the Journal of Aesthetics and
Protest Press, Los Angeles.
For more information, please visit

http://www.an-atlas.com

or email lize (at) an-atlas (dot) com
An Atlas is made possible in part by a grant from the LEF Foundation,
and is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts.
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6522 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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