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SELF RELIANCE EXHIBITION AT NOWSPACE

SELF RELIANCE 2017, a group exhibition curated by Don Edler at NowSpace. The exhibition features eight Los Angeles-based artists who challenge dominant models around the value and exchange of art objects. SELF RELIANCE 2017 presents an eclectic selection of objects by each artist including traditional studio works such as sculpture, painting, and performance alongside artist-made objects meant for sale such as ceramics vessels, shirts, and magazines. All items will be available for purchase, their varying prices reflecting each object’s assumed value and position within the economic/aesthetic hierarchies of objects. Much of how we understand the value of objects and labor is determined by the availability of capital and its relationship to the production/consumption of surpluses. Many have argued capitalism has shaped the world we live in more than any other modern institution, defining our notions around value, our politics and our customs. As climate change and political and economic instability begin to test the limits of our world, might it be time to reconsider our understanding of value and our reliance on commodities?

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LARB Radio Hour: Natalie J. Graham, "Begin with a Failed Body"; Plus Russian Emigre Short Stories after October 1917

Cave Canem award winning poet Natalie J. Graham talks about her collection "Begin with a Failed Body."......

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