Doors will open at 11:30am. The 45-minute screening will begin at 12pm.
The screening will be followed by a post-film discussion with ABOG Fellow Pablo Helguera and Allison Agsten, Director of The Main Museum in Los Angeles.
Free and open to the public, but space is limited! Click here to RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t make it on Thursday? Join us on Friday, Dec. 4th!
FIELDWORKS is a short documentary series presented by A Blade of Grass that explores the beauty, rigor, and impact of socially engaged art through its ABOG Fellow initiatives. FIELDWORKS: Season One, produced by RAVA Films and One Hundred Seconds, will spotlight ABOG’s Distinguished Fellow, Mel Chin, and 2014 ABOG Fellows: Brett Cook, Pablo Helguera, Fran Ilich, Norene Leddy & Liz Slagus, Jan Mun and Jody Wood. The films will be screened on our website, as well as through partnering media channels and at live screenings throughout the country. Learn more about FIELDWORKS.
Allison Agsten is Director of The Main Museum, a new institution slated for downtown Los Angeles that will present contemporary art with a Los Angeles focus. Previously, Agsten was Curator of Public Engagement at the Hammer Museum, leading an innovative program devoted to creating an exchange between visitors and the museum through works of art. Additionally, Agsten oversaw the museum’s artist board, initiated the Hammer’s visitor services department, and organized a major offsite partnership with Art + Practice, an art and social services non-profit in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Previously, as Director of Communications at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Agsten spearheaded a number of projects related to accessibility including Reading Room, a first-of-its kind program to make rare LACMA publications available for free online. She also developed the museum world’s first bilingual (Spanish and English) Twitter accounts. Prior to joining LACMA, Agsten covered the visual and performing arts as a producer in CNN’s Los Angeles bureau.
2014 ABOG Fellow Pablo Helguera is a pioneer of socially engaged artistic practice. His work often takes a pedagogic approach to exploring the relationship between art and language, as well as the social dynamics of contemporary art in our daily lives. In addition to his art and music practice, Helguera is the Director of Adult and Academic Programs at MoMA. His ABOG Fellowship supported the installation of Librería Donceles, a non-profit itinerant bookstore of￼￼ twenty thousand used Spanish-language books and accompanying programming, in Red Hook, Brooklyn in 2015. Learn more about Librería Donceles.