Since 1975, the Fellows of Contemporary Art has been active in funding and promoting contemporary artists, exhibitions, and publications by California artists, as well as in organizing local, national, and international tours of collections and exhibitions.
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 1-3pm
WETLAB: Pimp Your Divining Rod
A special workshop by Finishing School
Fellows of Contemporary Art
970 N. Broadway, Suite 208, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Since 1980, there has been extensive political change, environmental degradation, technological advancement and economic turmoil. The current generation describes a world that has gotten smaller and time is perceived to have sped up. The exponential ripple effects of all these factors have left many with a deep unshakeable feeling that the world may not experience the dawn of a new century; and yet, artists still have to answer to the need to create and leave a mark in whatever ways possible, while still sustaining their existence.
As part of the current exhibition Itch Scratch Scar, curated by Kohl King and Aleve Mei Loh, on view at Fellows of Contemporary Art until November 21, the interdisciplinary artist collective, Finishing School (www.finishing-school.net), will conduct this special public, site specific and interactive workshop, WETLAB: Pimp Your Divining Rod,
on November 8th from 1-3 pm.
Finishing School’s WETLAB (2009+) is a multi-initiative project investigating the growing concern of peak water through intervention, praxis, coalition, and activism. The various participatory initiatives engage audiences with critical water issues exploring politics, power, science, consumption, access, sustainability, and innovation.
Workshop participants will learn to make and use their own water divining rods and use them to help Finishing School create a speculative water source map of Chinatown, Los Angeles.
Please join us for this one time event on SATURDAY, November 8th, 1-3 pm.
All are welcome!
Itch Scratch Scar surveys current artists who are actively engaged in capturing the relevant narratives of the epoch either through subject matter, choice of materials or genre.
Featuring artists Peter Wu, Christian Tedeschi, Kiki Seror, Christine Nguyen, York Chang, Shiva Aliabadi, Mariel Carranza, Marc Horowitz, Cody Trepte, Yoshie Sakai, Emmett Walsh, Patricia Valencia, Finishing School, Alevé Mei Loh and Kohl King.
FOCA Normal Exhibition Space Hours: Tuesday- Friday 10-5pm, 213-808-1008