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December 9th, Los Angeles: Heinecken and Feminism Panel Discussion

Robert-Heinecken

© 2014 The Robert Heinecken Trust

Hammer Museum
Panel Discussion: Heinecken and Feminism

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Free, available on first-come first-served basis 1 hour before event.

“Heralded as a feminist and denounced as misogynist, Robert Heinecken is a complex figure whose art raises urgent questions about the representation of women in a media saturated world. His use of found pornographic materials and images of female bodies taken from magazines, newspapers, and other found sources was, and still is, hotly debated among artists, scholars, and curators. This panel, held in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, will explore the various ways in which Heinecken’s work has been read, and continues to be relevant, in the dialogue about representations of women and gender in art.

Eva Respini, curator, Department of Photography, MoMA, moderates the panel discussion with A. L. Steiner, artist and visiting assistant professor and MFA program director at USC; Luke Batten, director, Robert Heinecken Trust; Richard Meyer, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, Stanford University; and Rebecca Morse, associate curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.”

This event is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, on view until January 18, 2015.

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California

 

August 13th, Los Angeles: “Copyright: Know It Or Blow It” with Debra Weiss & James Silverburg

ASMP-LA
Copyright: Know It Or Blow It
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 7:00-9:30 pm
Registration: Affiliate $15 | ASMP member $10 | non-member $20 | Student $5

“Creative Consultant Debra Weiss and Intellectual Property Attorney James Silverberg will take you through an informative and entertaining evening that will inspire and empower by discussing key topics that include:

  • Why copyright registration matters.
  • Putting copyright to work for you – We pay cash for gold!
  • What to do when your image has been infringed.
  • Fair Use – When is it really fair?
  • Social Media – Risk vs reward.

Understanding how to put copyright to work for you is crucial to your success as a photographer. Predatory image rights demands and widespread image theft can leave a photographer’s business in jeopardy. Knowing the facts about copyright protection and how to effectively exercise and monetize your rights is paramount. Lack of information, misinformation or carelessness can leave a photographer defenseless and unable to take action against infringers. Don’t let this happen to you.

Venice Arts
1702 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, California  [map]

March 10th, LA: Linda Alterwitz at L.A. Center for Digital Art

Linda Alterwitz: Discarded Dreams
At the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

Reception Thursday, March 10, 7-9 p.m.
Grand opening celebration at LACDA’s new expanded location at 102 West Fifth Street on the Southwest corner of Main and Spring (across the street).  [map]
In conjunction with the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk

The exhibition will be open from March 10 – April 2, 2011

Linda Alterwitz is the winner of the 2011 LACDA International Juried Competition, selected by Edward Robinson, curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

© 2011 Linda Alterwitz

Linda Alterwitz‘s philosophy addresses the constant challenge to keep a balance between the two sides of the brain: the logical and the creative. This duality is apparent throughout the body of her work, starting with her photographic equipment. Alterwitz uses both digital cameras and toy cameras. The high-tech digital cameras produce clear, factual images that are believable and acceptable in our right-brained world. In contrast, images shot on film by the low-tech, simple workings of plastic cameras capture a spontaneous altered world. Alterwitz’s inspiration, the inner workings of the human body and her external surrounding environment, plays with the dance of the two sides of the brain as well as the contradiction of fear and reassurance. Past personal struggles with medical issues were tempered by fond, childhood memories of playing in the sand dunes and forests of Gary, Indiana where Alterwitz grew up. It is this dichotomy that gives her work a comforting sense of familiarity while simultaneously creating tension.”


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