Public Programs

Public Programs include individual artists’ talks, panels, film screenings, and live performances. Programs are organized on the occasion of museum-curated exhibitions on view at Art + Practice.


February 24, 2018

2 PM - 3 PM

Exhibition Walkthrough: The Spirit of Things

Join Art + Practice for a walkthrough of Maren Hassinger: The Spirit of Things, led by artist Maren Hassinger and The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman. Comprised of Hassinger’s sculptures, performance documentation and videos, this exhibition constitutes a long overdue retrospective of the artist’s work in her hometown of Los Angeles. Hassinger and Hileman will engage in a discussion about how the works explore the emotional dynamics of relationships amongst different communities of people and the environments in which they live.

March 6, 2018

7 PM - 8 PM

Points of Access: Artists in Conversation

Co-organized by the California African American Museum (CAAM) and Art + Practice (A+P), this is the first in a series of panels offering meaningful dialogues about access to and our understanding of contemporary art. Los Angeles-based artists Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Ramsess, and Mark Steven Greenfield will engage in a discussion about diverse paths and how they’ve navigated the art world at various points in their careers. The conversation will be moderated by Isabelle Lutterodt, Director, Barnsdall Park. This program will take place at A+P’s public programs space, located at 4334 Degnan Boulevard.

Point of Access is designed for individuals at all levels of understanding about contemporary art; no prior knowledge is required and all are welcome.

March 14, 2018

7 PM - 8 PM

Artist Talk: EJ Hill

Los Angeles-based artist EJ Hill will present his recent works and projects, and share the impetuses for his creative practice. He will discuss his journey from a primarily performance-based practice to an installation and object-based output. Hill will also provide insight into his desires to move beyond representations of pain, violence, and struggle and closer to more rounded, complex presentations of Our experience—representations which do not deny the aforementioned, but ones that also allow room for excellence, beauty, and bliss.

Barbara McCullough is a director and producer whose work seeks to “tap the spirit and richness of her community by exposing its magic, touching its textures and trampling old stereotypes while revealing the untold stories reflective of African American Life.” Join Art + Practice for a conversation between Ms. McCullough and Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art Thomas J. Lax. On the occasion of Maren Hassinger: The Spirit of Things, Lax and McCullough will discuss Hassinger’s exhibition as well as where Ms. McCullough is situated within contemporary art, performance art, film and ritual practices.

April 25, 2018

7 PM - 8 PM

Artist Talk: Ulysses Jenkins

In his practice, Los Angeles-based video/performance artist Ulysses Jenkins uses storytelling as a tool to examine questions of race, history and power. On the occasion of the exhibition Maren Hassinger: The Spirit of Things, Jenkins will discuss his diverse body of video and performance work and historical past collaborating with artist Maren Hassinger, as part of Jenkins involvement in Studio Z, a collective of artists that included Hassinger, Barbara McCullough, Franklin Parker, David Hammons and Senga Nengudi, and others in the 1970s.

Join Art + Practice for a conversation between multidisciplinary artists and educators Taisha Paggett and Ashley Hunt. Paggett and Hunt will discuss their individual projects as well as their ongoing collaboration entitled, On Movement, Thought and Politics. Paggett and Hunt will address how they use performance, performance documentation and the body to engage in social movements.