LIVE ART NOW A TALK BY AARON WRIGHT FROM LONDON'S LIVE ART DEVELOPMENT AGENCY!
ON THE UK LIVE ART SCENE AND THE WORK OF LADA
The Live Art Development Agency, London (LADA) are presenting their first public programmes in the USA - Access All Areas: Live Art & Disability (NYC Edition) at Abrons Arts Centre on Saturday March 29th (10am to 6pm)
And Live Art Now, a talk by LADA's Aaron Wright on the UK Live Art scene and the work of LADA at Grace Exhibition Space on Friday April 4th (8pm).
LIVE ART DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
LADA provides Resources, Opportunities, Projects and Publishing for the support and development of artists, audiences, students, writers, presenters and researchers in the UK and internationally. We work with some of the most challenging artists, practices and ideas of our times, and create the conditions in which difficulty, diversity, innovation and risk in contemporary culture can thrive. For the last 15 years LADA and produced a range of significant programmes including Live Culture at Tate Modern (2003), Performance Matters (2010-2014) and published books such as Out of Now: The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh (2006) and Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performance of Ron Athey (2013). LADA also houses the world's largest open access Study Room of Live Art related books and documentation.
Live Art Development Agency:
UNBOUND - PUBLISHING AT LADA
The Live Art Development Agency is one of the world’s leading Live Art publishers, specialising in critical titles on influential ideas and practitioners; artist-led publications and Editions; Box Set artworks, resources and tools; free online publications; and on-demand DVDs. All the Agency’s titles can be purchased on Unbound.
We have worked with Common Practice Video Network on this short video to showcase some of the titles we have published in recent years. Below is some more about how we think about our publishing activities and how you can get involved.
How LADA Publishing Works
LADA’s publishing policy is diverse, spanning partnerships with major publishers on key critical titles; publishing our own books, DVDs and online content; and co-publishing artists’ books, editions DVDs, including works made for the web.
The Agency specialises in artist-led publications and editions such as Marcia Farquhar’s 12 Shooters and Tim Etchells' Heroes & Heroines of Live Art T-Shirts. We collaborate with artists on innovative print & DVD ‘box sets’ that function as artworks, resources and critical tools. These include Joshua Sofaer’s Performance Pack and The Many Headed Monster, Documenting Live, Access All Areas: Live Art and Disability, and M21: From the Medieval to the 21st Century.
LADA also partners with major publishers on key critical titles including Out of Now - The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh, a co-publication with The MIT Press; Live: Art and Performance with Tate Publishing, Programme Notes: Case studies for locating experimental theatre and The Live Art Almanac Volume 3, both co-published with Oberon Books; and Perform, Record, Repeat with Intellect Books.
In 2013, the Agency and Intellect Books launched Intellect Live, a new series of publications on influential artists working at the edges of performance. The series is characterized by lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed books, created through close collaborations between artists and writers, each of which is the first substantial publication dedicated to an artists’ work. The first two Intellect Live books are Throwing the Body Into The Fight, a portrait of Raimund Hoghe, edited by Mary Kate Connolly, and Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey, edited by Dominic Johnson.
Get involved with LADA Publishing
Live Online Open Call - The Agency issues an annual open call for proposals from artists to create online video content representative of their practice, featuring works made for camera and/or documentation of performances. Three artists a year are offered honorariums to produce digital content that the Agency will publish and distribute through our website. This opportunity has superseded our on Demand DVD call. Look out for the call in the coming months!
The Live Art Almanac - The Agency issues open calls for proposals for submissions for the Live Art Almanac, a biennial international co-publication which draws together a wide range of writing on and around Live Art ranging from more traditional forms such as newspaper, journal and magazine articles, and lectures to blogs, Facebook pages and emails. Editions of the Live Art Almanac have been published in partnership with Oberon Books, Live Art UK, PS 122 (New York, USA), Performance Space (Sydney, Australia), La Pocha Nostra (San Francisco, USA), and Maska (Ljubljana, Slovenia). Look out for the call for submission for Almanac Volume 4 soon.
Get in Touch - The Agency is always open to proposals for collaborations on distinctive publications and video content and other publishing ideas. Please contact us if you wish to make a proposal.
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ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
Grace Exhibition Space opened in 2006 and is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging performance works by the current generation of international performance artists, whether emerging, mid career or established. Being a Brooklyn loft, our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer.
Grace Exhibition Space is run by Jill & Erik with Vincent Tiley. Jamie is our bartender and Leah runs the door.
Please also support PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LAB [Brooklyn] GLASSHOUSE GALLERY [Brooklyn], MOBIUS [Boston] DFBRL8R GALLERY [Chicago] and EAMES ARMSTRONG [Washington, DC] - when you want to see more Performance Art!
"I have found Grace Space to be a breath of fresh air, and a new way to see and experience feelings you may have not faced in a long time. It’s a place to let yourself be exposed, amused, delighted, and terrified all at the same time, and I can say I haven’t experienced this combination of emotions at any gallery or theater I have ever stepped into, and that’s a wonderful thing.
The space provides a refreshing perspective on an art scene that has been somewhat shackled and restrained for quite a bit of time now. Grace Exhibition Space is a brave pioneer as it puts Bushwick, as well as New York City, on the forefront of exploration and exposure into the minds and bodies of artists who are truly gifted, fearless, and unique." Terri Ciccone. Bushwick Daily January, 2013
"On each night, and in each performance, the human body is redeemed from the mundane and made anew." David Lagaccia, Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Art (June, 2012)Read the Article: