Center for Tactical Magic
Emily Noelle Lambert
Katrina del Mar
The Unseen is a group show that focuses on the use of esoteric symbols and contemporary visual uses of what has been described as 'magick' by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Cities: visionary places is based on the cult expressionist film Fritz Lang's 1927 set in a futuristic urban dystopia in which cities like Los Angeles and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi (Norman Foster) are the urban model of high - density compact city.
September 17 - October 29
Curated by Adela Leibowitz
Noah Becker, Michelle Blade, Jonathan Cammisa and Nathan Caswell, Walt Cassidy, Center for Tactical Magic, Martha Colburn, VALIE EXPORT, Francesca Gabbiani, Sayre Gomez, Frank Haines, Michelle Handelman, Emily Noelle Lambert, Adela Leibowitz, Kirt Markle, Josh Peters, Kembra Pfahler & Katrina del Mar, Shalo P, Breyer P-Orridge, Yuval Pudik, David Ratcliff, Carolyn Salas, Kristen Schiele, Harry Smith
The Unseen, gonzo curated by New York artist Adela Leibowitz from a crowdsourcing project instigated by the TAM, is an exhibition that focuses on the use of esoteric symbols and contemporary visual uses of what has been described as "magick" by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, "Control disintegrates. Magick integrates. The idea is to apply the cut-up principle to behavior. The method is a contemporary, non-mystical interpretation of magick. Thee aim is reclamation of self-determination, conscious and unconscious, to the Individual. Thee result is to neutralize and challenge the essence of social control." Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, London, 1987. Excerpt from Thee Psychick Bible The term Gonzo, originating in relation to an article by Hunter S Thompson in 1970, can be used to describe any creative endeavor that privileges emotional responses, tone and style over facticity to achieve the flavor of something, rather than objectivity through factual information, for an edgier and more personalized report. TAM crowdsourced the request for an innovative exhibition theme through social media and selected the proposal that we felt introduced a new idea from a new voice - Adela Leibowitz 's The Unseen.
CITIES: visionary places
September 17 – November 5
curated by Camilla Boemio
The exhibition is entitled CITIES: visionary places and will run September 17 – November 5, 2011, and is being organized by Italian curator Camilla Boemio.
The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday 17 September 2011, 6-9pm.
This opening will be in conjunction with the Season Opening exhibition, ‘ The Unseen: Blood Sabbath ‘, curated by Adela Leibowitz. Although each show will be presented in a different gallery space they will share a catalog which we will publish to mark the exhibition.
CITIES is based on the cult expressionist film Fritz Lang ‘ s 1927 set in a futuristic urban dystopia in which cities like Los Angeles and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi (Norman Foster) are the urban model of high – density compact city , a city in which absolutist lost in the vortex of a metropolis visceral perfect model of a new company .
Surreal Landscape architecture built with speed as not being able to predict changes .
Metropolis City is a labyrinth in which the cities of the world converge, until they merge, sublimating: Rome, London, Budapest, Paris, Berlin , Chicago , Mexico City , Los Angeles…
A travel in the contemplation and the city exploration .
A participating collective of some of the most interesting European and California based artists who have dedicated to own artistic search to the industrial landscape and the city areas .
The international artists of the group show are : Shaun Gladwell, Johanna Laitanen , Aitor Lajarin , Dmitry Gutov, Kiel Johnson, Jeremy Kidd, Susan Logerici, Brian Cooper , Damir Ocko, Isidro Ramirez, Spencer Tunick and Michael Wolf .
This date is Los Angeles’ big season opener weekend and we have placed great trust in both exhibitions by making them the standard bearers for the new season.
Collaborating galleries include: Nina Lumer - Milan, Tiziana di Caro Gallery, Salerno – Robert Koch Gallery – San Francisco .
Opening reception Saturday, Sept 17, 6 - 9
Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center - Torrance, CA 90509
Tuesday - Saturday From 11 am - 5 pm