Opening Day | Dora De Larios: Other Worlds + Rigo 23: Ripples Become Waves
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Day | Dora De Larios: Other Worlds + Rigo 23: Ripples Become Waves

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Sunday, February 25, 2018
2–5pm

Tongva blessing begins at 2:30pm.

All Beta Main programs are free.
114 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Join us for the opening of Dora De Larios: Other Worlds and Rigo 23: Ripples Become Waves. The afternoon will begin with a ceremonial blessing by Tongva Elder Michael Whitehorse Aviles.

Enjoy DJ sets by Vinyl Frontier Club, a LA-based DJ collective spinning oldies, cumbia, funk, and disco, as well as a hosted bar featuring Fort Point Beer Company.

This event is free to the public, but RSVP is required.


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Louder than Words: Dismantling Rape Culture
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Louder than Words: Dismantling Rape Culture

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
6:30–7:30pm

All Beta Main programs are free.
114 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Facilitated by artists S.A. Bachman and Neda Moridpour, this interactive workshop will examine how our society subtly and overtly supports sexual violence and will provide participants with a framework to challenge rape culture in their own lives. 

The workshop will:

  • Examine rape culture
  • Analyze representations of femininity and masculinity
  • Define harassment, victim blaming, and misogyny
  • Develop language that helps us handle situations when they arise
  • Begin building the capacity and confidence to have healthy boundaries, relationships, and communications
  • Explain how not to be a bystander
  • Discuss things men and boys (and all of us) can do to support survivors and prevent sexual violence and harassment

RSVP is required. This workshop is designed for female-identified participants ages 14 to 19. RSVP here by March 17

Join us earlier in the day for an additional lineup of speakers and more. A full schedule for the day's events can be found here: Louder than Words: WOMEN ON THE MOVE. 

This workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rigo 23: Ripples Become Waves. The exhibition will be open during the program. All Beta Main exhibitions and programs are FREE.


ABOUT

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LOUDER THAN WORDS (S.A. Bachman+Neda Moridpour) is a cross-cultural, intergenerational art collective that targets sexual assault, harassment, domestic violence, women's reproductive health, and homophobia by combining activism with courageous art interventions. WOMEN ON THE MOVE is also collaborating with Ione Wells, founder of #NOTGUILTY.

 

S.A. Bachman recruits art in the service of public address while examining the ways capitalism and misogyny conspire to jeopardize women and the outnumbered. Her socio-political critique exposes the insidiousness of sexism, white privilege and conformity. Her practice resides at the intersection of art and social justice and focuses on the nexus between political power, public policy and social discipline. 

Bachman’s photographs and interventionist projects have been exhibited in the United States, Australia, Spain, China, and The Czech Republic and has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Center for Cultural Innovation and Massachusetts Cultural Council. Bachman’s artwork is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, The Rose Art Museum and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.

 

Neda Moridpour is a socially engaged feminist artist, advocate and educator. Born and raised in Iran, a strong awareness of gender discrimination, inequality and censorship permeates Moridpour’s methods and philosophy. She approaches art as a social practice, crossing disciplines and boundaries to explore social issues while establishing dialogue and mobilizing communities. Her art reorders entrenched cultural gridlock via bold round-table talks, visual and performative interventions and lens-based practices.  

Her collaboration with A Window Between Worlds, I CAN WE CAN, engaged more than 20,000 participants globally and her work with the [P]Art Collective brings together artists and professionals to exchange ideas about social issues in Iran via artmaking. Moridpour’s work is in the collection of the L.A. County Museum of Art and was recently exhibited in Islamic Art Now, Part 2: Contemporary Art of the Middle East.

 

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as·sem·ble: a performative reading
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

as·sem·ble: a performative reading

Join us for a performance and reading incorporating Senator Elizabeth Warren’s full remarks on then Senator Jeff Session's nomination as attorney general, Coretta Scott King’s letter, poetry, music from Arash Saedinia, and Alice Könitz’s Circle Chairs and Triangle Chairs, currently on view at Beta Main. 

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Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

UNDEFEATED: Difference, Bias, and Dialogue

Saturday, December 10, 2016
2–4:30 pm
Free

We are waking up post election, some scared, some angry, some moved towards change. Artist Dorit Cypis will guide participants through activities to help us confront discord together. We are undefeated if we are willing to move beyond fixed positions, explore skills to deeply recognize our differences, assess our bias, ask questions of one another and dialogue towards embodied change.

This workshop will explore:

  • Somatic reflection to ground
  • Movement through space to locate
  • Dynamic listening to hear difference
  • Bias awareness to recognize resistance
  • Dialogue to explore possibility

About Dorit Cypis

Dorit Cypis's work explores history, identity, and social relations through performance, photography, text, and social sculpture at diverse cultural contexts internationally. Her conflict engagement services and programs are offered for civic, cultural, and education groups.

Current projects include: The Sighted See the Surface, an artwork honoring artist Michael Asher; North East Youth Council, guiding local youth as leaders of community enhancement projects and expansion of police relations; The Future of Policing, dialogues between communities and police across Los Angeles; Race Talk, facilitated dialogues on race identity. Dorit is a Founding Member of Mediators Beyond Borders, and past Chair, Middle East Initiative. She founded Kulture Klub Collaborative partnering artists and homeless youth to build expressions bridging survival and inspiration, and directed FAR, Foundation for Art Resources, partnering with private and public organizations to support cultural production in urban settings across LA.

Her essays have been published in art and mediation publications including most recently The Space of Conflict, Routledge Press. Dorit was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rauschenberg Foundation Residency in 2014 as well as many previous awards. She earned a Masters of Fine Art, California Institute for the Arts, and Masters of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University.

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