The Lost and Found is an archive by default, a place to find your mother, a record of absence through presence, and an “anonymous museum” of unrelated items.
—Soo Kim and Anne Walsh in “Editors Notes,” X-TRA Vol. 2. no. 1
Project X Forum 8: Lost and Found takes Soo Kim and Anne Walsh’s definition as a cue. Invited guests Nao Bustamante and Soo Kim will converse on the subject of “Lost and Found” and giving presence to the absent. Bustamante’s recent exhibition at Vincent Price Museum is one avenue of inquiry, but who knows where our journey to the “Lost and Found” will lead us?
HK Zamani will begin the program with a presentation on the associated Project X exhibition, Lost and Found, at PØST in Fall 1998 curated by Soo Kim and Anne Walsh, including a history of PØST, founded by Zamani in 1995.
Lost and Found
Artists: Lori Koop, Marcos Rosales, Jeannie Simms, Marnie Weber
October 22-November 19, 1998
Wednesday October 14
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
18th Street Arts Center, Curator’s Lounge,
1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
This is the eighth in a series of public forums investigating the exhibitions Project X produced in the 90s at 18th Street Arts Center, with a focus on the conditions facing Los Angeles artists at that time, and the way they shaped artist-run organizations, alternative exhibitions and publications.