“We offer LA as a case study in the designed domestic and urban environments that should give us clues about America at large. The cleansing effects and the nourishing and communal aspects of the pool may serve us well in the possibly stifling political climate of 2017.”
— Jennifer Bonner, excerpt from Guest Editor‘s Letter, ART PAPERS 41.01 (Spring 2017)
Join us for a celebration of ART PAPERS magazine’s recently-launched, special architecture and design issue, guest edited by Jennifer Bonner and guest designed by April Greiman. With a special focus on Los Angeles, the publication features 72 pages of playful and provocative contributions by local writers and designers looking at the current state of architecture and design through the lens of the city’s pools, the culture that surrounds them, and the broader landscape of water and hydrology.
The evening will feature a reading/performance by 30+ contributors — an exquis(wet) corpse — informal discussion, beverages, light refreshments, and other entertainment… all from the basin of the Pink Motel’s empty pool. The first 20 tickets sold will receive a complimentary copy of Art Papers 41.01. Additional copies will be available for purchase at the event.
Art Papers 41.01 features contributions from AAmp Studio (Andrew Ashey and Ann-Marie Armstrong), Andrea Dietz, Anna Hermann, April Greiman, BairBalliet (Kelly Bair and Kristy Balliet), Barbara Bestor, Besler & Sons, LLC (Erin and Ian Besler), Brooke Hodge, Bureau de Change (Katerina Dionysopoulou and Billy Mavropoulos), Claire Barliant, Danielle Rago, Dora Epstein Jones, Floria Sigismondi, Gracie DeVito, Jia Gu, Jennifer Bonner, Jennifer Piejko, Julie Zook, Katherine Harvey, Katya Tylevich, Laida Aguirre, Laurel Consuelo Broughton, Maura Lucking, Mimi Zeiger, Monica Nouwens, Nancy Lupo, Pita & Bloom (Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom), Sandra Yum and Joakim Dahlqvist, Sarah Cowles, Sharon Johnston, Veronika Kellndorfer, Victoria Camblin, and Wendy Gilmartin.
April Greiman is a designer and artist whose LA-based multidisciplinary practice, Made in Space, produces projects and public commissions, often in collaboration with researchers and architects.
Jennifer Bonner is director of MALL, assistant professor of architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and founder of A Guide to the Dirty South.
Founded in Atlanta, GA, in 1976, ART PAPERS is a nonprofit organization providing an accessible forum for examination, discussion, and documentation of contemporary art and culture, and the ways they affect and reflect our lives. We do so in print, online, and through public programming.