Farmlab Public Salon
Cara Baldwin
Friday, October 5, 2007 @ Noon


About this week's presentation

Join Cara Baldwin for "a belligerent celebration of the ways artists and activists endlessly consume and reclaim ourselves, one another and our environment." Hot punk transcendentalists, ecstatic environmentalists and sticky precisionists will talk and take a walk about cultural constructions of / responses to notions of waste, excess, surplus, transformation and reclamation, particularly in western post-industrial society.

About the presenter

Cara Baldwin is a queer feminist artist, editor, media activist, educator and author. A 2001 graduate of CalArts MFA program and recipient of the Soros Foundation Open Society Grant for the establishment of the Los Angeles Independent Media Center, Ms. Baldwin is also a founding member and co-editor of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest editorial collective whose activities include the a print and online publication, Journal Press, a public lecture series, curatorial work, public art projects, and activist organization. Its serial publications are distributed internationally and are available online. With the editorial collective of the Journal, Baldwin has contributed to Civic Matters, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles; Fine Print: Alternative Media, P.S.1, New York; Atlas Project, Pist Prota, Copenhagen, Denmark; and the documenta 12 Magazine Project Archive, Kassel, Germany. She has also presented work in museums, universities, art colleges, and recently in the international Mexico City Book Fair, A Los Angeles Llegaron y por Hollywood se Pasearon. In 2007 she participated in The Performing Archive-Restricted Access, an exhibition by Suzanne Lacy and Leslie Labowitz. Her work was published in the periodicals Bedwetter, InterReview, and MAKE_shift, as well as exhibition catalogues for Poetics of the Handmade, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. 45 years of Art and Feminism, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Through her work in MOCA's Curatorial department she contributed to the realization of several exhibitions of contemporary art with explicit political content including: WACK! Art and The Feminist Revolution, Poetics of the Handmade, and the upcoming Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas. Links to selected collective and community-based art and media projects include:

Photo by Mandy Becker



At 2:42 PM , Blogger Gonzalo said...

Hi Cara, I read you biography, is really great.I have a question. Are you work with the Salem Art ASS, in Oregon?


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