Hotel Theory
Artist(s)/Author(s): Various Artists
Format: Book
Number of Pages: 25
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8
Publisher: REDCAT
Date Published/Produced: 2015
City Produced/Published: Los Angeles
Reference Number: OS.31842.Va
Location: Oversized Stacks
Acquisition Date: 11/13/2020
Copies: 1
Collection: John Burtle
Donated By: John Burtle
Description:

The Gallery at REDCAT becomes a platform for performances, screenings, concerts, philosophical meditations, conversations and other events throughout the three-month exhibition Hotel Theory, which explores the possibilities of theory as an art form.
 
Over twenty artists participate with performances or performance documentation and video, audio, photographs, posters or other related ephemera that contextualize the time-based events. Borrowing its title from Wayne Koestenbaum’s blissfully confusing book of the same name, the exhibition and series of events features a wide range of artistic disciplines, practices and points of departure.
 
With new work by emerging artists, and seminal works by influential, established artists, Hotel Theory suggests a historical overview — however limited—of artists and practices that question how art spaces contribute to theoretical debates.
 
With contributions by:
David Antin, Art & Language, Erick Beltrán and Bernardo Ortíz, José León Cerrillo and Sara Lunden, Chto Delat, Charles Gaines, Liam Gillick, Hanns Eisler Nail Salon (H.E.N.S.), Jackson Pollock Bar, Ian James, Steve Kado, Devin Kenny, Wayne Koestenbaum, Chris Kraus, David Levine, Snejanka Mihaylova and Lisa Holmqvist, Hila Peleg, The Red Krayola, Pedro Reyes, Bartholomew Ryan, Cally Spooner, Danna Vajda, V-Girls, Anton Vidokle, Claude Wampler, Ian Wilson and Tirdad Zolghadr.
 
Hotel Theory is curated by Sohrab Mohebbi in collaboration with Ruth Estévez.

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