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Interior Forest Book Release Party

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18th Street Arts Center

1639 18th St

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Party to celebrate the publication of the
Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest Catalog

+ Support 18th Street's #WeTheArtists Campaign here!

Sunday, December 4th, 2016
2-5pm
18th Street Arts Center


You are invited to come celebrate the release of the Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest Catalog.

Published in 2016 by 18th Street Arts Center and designed by Jessica Fleischmann, the catalog documents the Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest, a multi-faceted participatory project organized by Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Grant in collaboration with the French writer and philosopher Hélène Cixous.

Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest took place in 2013 at 18th Street Arts Center and Mains d'Œuvres in Saint-Ouen, France. Structured as a residency and an exhibition at each venue, Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest extended Grant’s studio practice into the arena of public engagement. The exhibitions included public drawing sessions to translate Cixous's novel "Phillipines" into a large-scale work the scale of each gallery, reading groups, artist collaborations, lectures and performances. The twin exhibitions were co-curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Isabelle Le Normand, and Ann Stouvenel. The Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest catalog includes essays by Alexandra Grant, Robert Nashak, Pilar Tompkins Rivas, and a public conversation by Alexandra Grant and Hélène Cixous.
In addition we will be screening Michael Barnard's film “Interior Forest by Alexandra Grant," a 13 minute film that documents the creation of this unusual communal artwork over the period of several months at the 18th Street Arts Center Main Gallery. The film includes an in-depth interview with Alexandra Grant, the creator and lead artist of the project. It also includes interviews with several of the participating artists, including Steve Roden, Rene Petropoulos, Channing Hansen, and Annelie KcKenzie/Tina Linville.

“Interior Forest" is one of the latest in an extensive series of films about artists and their work by Barnard which includes
films about I.M. Pei, Dale Chihuly and many others.

As a participant and/or a supporter of the Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest and it's catalog, we'd like to give you your copy of the catalog and thank you in person.



Image by: Jessica Fleischmann

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