Mar 26 2015

Barbara T. Smith in 'Columbidae' opening at Cell Project Space

Barbara T. Smith is included in the group show 'Columbidae' curated by Laura McLean-Ferris at Cell Project Space in London. 

The exhibition runs March 26 - May 17, 2015. Other artists include Essex Olivares, Melanie Matranga, and Dena Yago. 


Find more informaiton HERE

Mar 6 2015

Simone Forti at Noise And The Possibility For A Future

March 6 & 7, 2015

Noise and the Possibility for a Future

A Conference Organized at the Goethe Institute Los Angeles

Curated by Warren Neidich


Participants: Victor Albarracin, Andrew Berandini, David Burrows, Luciano Chessa, Mathieu Copeland, Simone Forti, Paul Hegarty, J Scott Kelso , Sarah Kessler, Ulrich Krieger, Mattin, Daniel Munoz, Renee Petropoulis, David Schafer, Marcus Schmickler, Susan Silton, Dave Soldier, Gabie Strong Karen Tongson, Susanne Winterling


5750 Wilshire Blvd. 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-3388

Feb 13 2015

Judith Bernstein group show at Klaus Von Nichtssagend

Judith Bernstein is included in a group show at Klaus Von Nichtssagend gallery in New York. 

Flames on the Side of My Face
curated by David Gilbert

February 13 - March 15, 2015
Opening reception: Feb. 13, 6-8 pm

Judith Bernstein
Sam Contis
Tony Feher
Daniel Ingroff

Jan 29 2015

The Box presents the LAFMS at Paramount Ranch 1/31-2/1/15

The Box is excited to be a part of the second installment of Paramount Ranch, January 31 – February 1, 2015. The Box will be exhibiting work by members of The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS), which will be accompanied by LAFMS performances. Details on schedule times forthcoming. In the meantime, stay updated on The Box's Facebook page HERE.  Additionally, LAFMS founding member, Fredrik Nilsen, wrote an article about Extended Organ for The Enemy. Read the full article and listen to 'Frankenstein' (1999) HERE

January 31 – February 1, 2015
11am – 5pm
VIP Preview: Saturday January 31, 10 – 11 am

$5 admission (cash only)
free for students

Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Jan 28 2015

Barbara T. Smith in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist for 'Artist Books and Cookies'

Wednesday, January 28 at 7 PM

111 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Launched in 2012 by ForYourArt with Fundación Alumnos47 as an event series devoted to artist books, Artist Books and Cookies continues with activities at the LA Art Book Fair and Art Los Angeles Contemporary. Through these activities and conversations, Artist Books and Cookies provides a platform to discuss the medium of artist books within today’s contemporary art landscape.

On January 28th, in anticipation of Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, Hans Ulrich Obrist will interview Tauba Auerbach, Felipe Ehrenberg, and Barbara T. Smith about their bookmaking practices. 

Barbara T. Smith is recognized for her prolific self-published Xeroxed books, which document and explore her personal life by presenting a kind of material autobiography. She is also known for her performance work of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which was at the forefront of feminist, body, and performance art. 


Nov 27 2014

Closed for Thanksgiving holiday

The Box will be CLOSED on Thursday 11/27 and Friday 11/28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. However, the gallery will be open during our regular hours (12 noon to 6 pm) on Wednesday 11/26 and Saturday 11/29. 

Oct 25 2014

Simone Forti performing at Louvre

Oct 14 2014

The Box, LA awarded Frieze London Stand Prize Winner 2014

The Box is honored to be Frieze London's Stand Prize Winner 2014, showing Barbara T. Smith's xerox work from 1965-1966. 

Nov 1 2014

EXTENDED: Stan VanDerBeek 'Poemfield' will now close November 1, 2014

Oct 1 2014

John Altoon in MOCA's permanent collection

We're proud to announce that John Altoon's Untitled (F-16) is on view as part of MOCA's permanent collection. 

Sep 27 2014

Barbara T. Smith performing at MOCA

Barbara T. Smith will perform "Wrestling" this Saturday, September 27 at 6pm as part of MOCA's performance series Step and Repeat. Smith will "wrestle" anyone that comes into her room during the performance, one at a time. Preference to participants 60 and older. Don't miss this incredible opportunity!

Sep 21 2014

SASSAS: Simone Forti, Hedi El Kholti, Tashi Wada

The Society For The Activation Of Social Space Through Art And Sound is having a Listening Party with Simone Forti, Hedi El Kholti and Tashi Wada, hosted by Renee Petropoulos and Roger White in Venice on Sunday, Sepbember 21, 2014 from 4-8pm. 

Find more information and purchase tickets HERE

Sep 13 2014

Wolf Vostell

September 13 - November 1, 2014
Reception: Saturday, September 13, 6-9 PM

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Read more here

Sep 7 2014


Curated by Sterling Ruby and concurrent with his solo exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery Modern (Roppongi, Tokyo), SARAH CONAWAY and MELANIE SCHIFF is a two-person exhibition of photographic works. The show runs September 9 - October 4, 2014. 

Read more HERE

Sep 27 2014

Simone Forti in The Bridge Project 2014

Simone Forti is participating in The Bridge Project 2014, September 26-27 in San Francisco! 

In addition to curated performances, programing includes master classes and panel discussions centered around the West Coast post-podern dance lineage.

Purchase tickets and view the full programming schedule HERE

Aug 23 2014

Sarah Conaway in 'Trains' a group show curated by Sterling Ruby

August 23 - September 27 at Night Gallery

Details here

Nov 11 2014

Simone Forti 'Thinking With The Body: A Retrospective In Motion'

Simone Forti Thinking with the Body: A Retrospective in Motion is on view at the Museum de Moderne in Salzburg July 18 - November 9, 2014! Read more about the exhibition and the full press release here


Additionally, in conjunction with the retrospective, the catalog Simone Forti. Thinking with the Body will be published in German and English hardcover editions. It includes an interview with Simone Forti by Sabine Breitwieser, essays by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Fred Dewey, and Meredith Morse, a conversation between Liz Kotz and Tashi Wada, and texts by the artists Robert Morris, Steve Paxton, and Yvonne Rainer. 320 pp., many color and black-and-white illustrations. For more information and to purchase a catalog through The Box, please email 


Aug 1 2014

Mike Bouchet among exhibitors at Art Berlin Contemporary

details here

Jul 19 2014

James Nisbet lecture about new book, includes work by Simone Forti

Join Works Sited for a lecture from James Nisbet about his new book 'Ecologies, Environments, and Energy Systems in Art of the 1960s and 1970s', which includes an excerpt about Simone Forti's work. 

Saturday, July 19th at 2pm 
Mark Taper Auditorium

More information in the link below. Hope you can make it!

Jul 4 2014

Judith Bernstein: Rising at Studio Voltaire

View the image HERE.

Jul 2 2014

'A Machinery for Living' featuring Barbara T. Smith opens tonight

See Barbara T. Smith in the stunning group exhibition A Machinery for Living, which opens tonight at Petzel Gallery in New York. The show is organized by Walead Beshty and runs July 2 - August 8, 2014. 

Find more information, view images and read the full press release HERE

Jul 4 2014


The Box will be closed on Friday, July 4 for the holiday. We will be open on Saturday, July 5 for the last day of the Men in LA exhibition. 

For questions please email 

Jun 18 2014


Jun 14 2014

Simone Forti's Huddle performed at Le Mouvement's Bienne 2014

Simone Forti's piece Huddle will be performed at the Le Mouvement festival Performing the City Biel/Bienne 2014. While Simone will not be there herself, Huddle will be a part of Mouvement II, August 26-31, 2014. 


Visit their website for more information here

Jun 6 2014

Koki Tanaka in 'Journal' at ICA, London

Koki Tanaka will be in Journal at the ICA, London. 

The show runs 25 June-7 September, 2014. 


For mor information and to read the press release, visit the ICA's website HERE


Jun 5 2014

Koki Tanaka: The Impossible Project

By Aimee Lin

ArtReview Asia


Read the full interview HERE

Jun 10 2014

Simone Forti in 'Moving, Speaking, Watching: Talk and Dance Performance

Simone Forti will be performing with Wendy Perron and Victoria Marks in Moving, Speaking, Watching: Talk and Dance Performance on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7 PM. The performance is part of the Los Angeles Central Library ALOUD program.


Details and tickets HERE

May 24 2014

LAST WEEK to see Painters of Modern Life

LAST WEEK to see Painters of Modern Life at The Box before it closes this Saturday, 5/24! 


Curated by Mitchell Algus, the show features four artists: Dan Burkhart, E'wao Kagoshima, Juanita McNeely, and Jakub Julian Ziolkowski. 


The Box is open Wednesday - Saturday, noon to 6 PM.

May 15 2014

Boris Lurie at Museo Vostell in Malpartida, Spain

Boris Lurie will be showing at the Vostell Museum in Malpartida, Spain. Lurie's solo show runs May to July, 2014. 

Find more information HERE

May 9 2014

Barbara T. Smith



More information can be found HERE

May 1 2014

Simone Forti, Jeremiah Day, and Fred Dewey performing at Santa Monica Museum of Art

"The Santa Monica Museum of Art presents two live performances, on May 1 and 3, by Jeremiah Day, Simone Forti, and Fred Dewey. The trio has been working together in various configurations since the 1990s, using art to represent the collision of personal, civic, and public life. Each performance consists of slideshow presentations by Day, dance solos by Forti, and forms of unscripted public address from Dewey.

Nonfictions: Jeremiah Day/Simone Forti/Fred Dewey is part of the trio’s ongoing public investigation of artistic collaboration and improvisation. The exhibition opens at SMMoA on Saturday, May 17."  

See SMMoA's full website HERE

May 12 2014

The Box at Frieze New York 2014

The Box is pleased to announce our participation in Frieze New York 2014. 

Stand C14

May 9 - 12, 2014

Randall's Island Park, Manhattan, New York


Friday, May 9 - 11am–7pm

Saturday, May 10 - 11am–7pm

Sunday, May 11 - 11am–7pm

Monday, May 12 - 11am–6pm


For more informaiton about The Box at Frieze NY, tickets and more, visit their website:

Apr 26 2014

Leigh Ledare at Paris Photo Los Angeles

Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 PM


Sound And Vision - The Conversations

The Conversations, organized by independent curator Douglas Fogle, will offer visitors multiple intellectual perspectives on the use of images by bringing together notable curators and contemporary artists for a discussion of the practice of image-making. Participants will include artists and curators: Walead Beshty, Simon Castets, Doryun Chong, Charlotte Cotton, Clara Kim, Florian Maier-Aichen, Jean-Luc Moulène, Leigh Ledare, Amanda Ross-Ho, Stephen Shore, Taryn Simon, Agnès Sire, Frances Stark, Kevin Tent, Kerry Tribe, Sara VanDerBeek, Philippe Vergne and Jeff Wall.


Click HERE for more information on Paris Photo Los Angeles

Apr 20 2014

Moon Struck: Simone Forti and Charlemagne Palestine


Review of Simone Forti and Charlemagne Palestine illlummminnnatttionnnsssss!!!!!!!, 2014.

Written by Catherine Damman

Read the full article HERE

Apr 15 2014

Italian Touch, With a Taste of Cognac, Simone Forti and Charlemagne Palestine Reunite at MoMA

New York Times

Written by Brian Seibert

Read the full article HERE

Apr 1 2014

Los Angeles Poverty Department

The Los Angeles Poverty Department's work at Queens Museum of Art is featured in the current issue of Artforum magazine. Written by Colby Chamberlain. 


Download the full article in the LAPD's "Press" section here:

Mar 4 2014

Under The Radar: Plastic Is Fantastic Again

Barbara T. Smith, Performance Audio 1969 - 1988

By Doug Harvey


March 2014 

Mar 6 2014

New York Times: The Independent, a Maverick Forum

"An Art Fair That Tries to Be Something Else: The Independent, a Maverick Forum"

By Martha Schwendener

New York Times

Mar 1 2014

The Box at Independent, NY

The Box is ecstatic to bring the work of Robert Mallary to the Independent, New York, located at 548 West 22nd Street, March 7-9.

Visit The Box on the second floor of the building.


Public fair hours:

Friday, March 7: 12-7pm

Saturday, March 8: 12-8pm 

Sunday, March 9: 12-6pm


For tickets, general information and inquiries please visit or


Hope to see you there!

Feb 28 2014

Last weekend of Renzo Martens: Episode III at The Box

Renzo Martens: Episode III closes this Saturday, March 1. Don't miss your last chance to see the show!

The 90-minute film 'Episode III' is shown daily during the exhibition at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm.


The Box is open Wednesday - Saturday, noon - 6 pm.

Feb 15 2014

Mike Bouchet & Paul McCarthy: Powered A-Hole Spanish Donkey Sport Dick Drink Donkey Dong Dongs Sunscreen Model

Opening at Portikus

February 15–April 20, 2014

Opening: February 14, 8pm




Alte Brücke 2 / Maininsel

60594 Frankfurt am Main

Jan 31 2014

Los Angeles Poverty Department Performs State of Incarceration at Queens Museum in New York

The Queens Museum in New York will host the first East Coast presentation of State of Incarceration (2010-ongoing) by LA performance group the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD).

Performance Dates: January 31st and February 1 at 7:30pm, and 5pm on Sunday, February 2, 2014. The Sunday performance will be preceded by a gallery talk with curator and artists beginning at 3pm.

All performances are free and unticketed.

More information here:


Stay tuned for more details on the LAPD coming to The Box, Los Angeles in March 2014.




Jan 30 2014

The Box Crew at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2014

Don't miss some of The Box crew at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2014! 


Thursday, January 30  ---  LAFMS performing

The Box and East of Borneo present: The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) performing live on the KCHUNG Radio Stage, 6 - 8 pm

6pm: John Wiese + Ted Byrnes

7pm: Extended Organ




Sunday, February 2  --- Simone Forti reading for Artists Read Baldessari

1 - 3 pm, RSVP required due to limited space.


Artists and special surprise guests will read from More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari (eds. Meg Cranston and Hans Ulrich Obrist, JRP|Ringier), two new volumes from the publisher’s complete Baldessari writings project. Featuring previously unpublished texts, notes to students, course handouts, texts on other artists and portions of his notebooks,the volumes are an experiment in how a literary genre might encompass artists’ writings, having them stand alone in a book without images. 


Ongoing Exhibition  --- Leigh Ledare

Check out this collaborative project created exclusively for the LA Art Book Fair by Leigh Ledareand Nicolas Guagnini, presented by Andrew Roth and PPP Editions. It consists of an intervention into 100 books on the social sciences: Marxism, psychoanalysis, linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, literary and art criticism, cultural studies, and literature. The intervention consists of circular holes filled with a variation of positions and possibilities within human sexual interaction.



For more information on these and other events, please visit:

Jan 30 2014

LAFMS performing at LA Book Fair on Thursday, January 30th

The Box is thrilled to announce The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) is performing at the KCHUNG stage at Los Angeles Art Book Fair on Thursday, January 30th at the KCHUNG stage at 6-8pm. 


The KCHUNG stage is located in the Courtyard. Here is the schedule for the evening:

Curated by East of Borneo and The Box
The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS)
6:00 pm John Wiese + Ted Byrnes
7:00 pm Extended Organ
8:00 pm Airway 


For more information, please visit the LA Book Fair's website:

For more on KCHUNG, check out their website:

Jan 22 2014

Renzo Martens lecture at USC Roski Graduate lecture series

Renzo Martens will be speaking at USC Roski School of Art and Design's Graduate Lecture Series.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

12noon - 2 pm

Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
Lecture Forum
3001 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Renzo Martens: 'Episode III' opens at The Box on Saturday, January 25. 
More information on the lecture series here.
Jan 16 2014

Julien Bismuth: 'An image as the _____ of a surface' at Simone Subal Gallery in New York

We are pleased to share Julien Bismuth: 'An image as the ______ of a surface' will be showing at the Simone Subal Gallery in New York from January 12 - February 16, 2014.


More information here.

Jan 14 2014

Koki Tanaka

Koki Tanaka featured in Gallerist article, "Frieze New York Announces Seven Projects for 2014" by Zoe Lescaze. 


Read the full article here


More informaiton about The Box at Frieze New York here

Dec 22 2013

Wolf Vostell's 'Endogen Depression/Back in LA' extended until January 5, 2014

We're happy to announce that Wolf Vostell's exhibition, Endogen Depression/Back in LA, has been extended thru Sunday, January 5th.
We will be open normal gallery hours until Sunday, December 22; afterwards our holiday hours will be: Saturday, December 28th & Sunday, December 29, 12-6pm.

January 3 - January 5th, 12-6pm.

The Box wishes you a happy holiday season! We hope you can come celebrate with the turkeys!

Jan 15 2014

Barbara T. Smith participating in 'Looking Back: The 8th White Columns Annual'

Barbara T. Smith is a participating artist in 'Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual' running January 16 - February 22, 2014. 

Work is selected by Pati Hertling and includes a full program of performances and events that will take place during the run of the exhibition. For more information on dates and times of these performances, please visit


Dec 13 2013

Barbara T. Smith in show at Essex Street in New York

If you are in New York from now until December 22, 2013, do not miss Barbara T. Smith's work at Essex Street gallery, alongside work from John Armleder and Jessica Warboys. 


114 Eldridge Street, New York, New York 10012


Find more information on the Essex Street website: here

Dec 12 2013

Barbara T. Smith featured in Saatchi Gallery Magazine

Barbara T. Smith's Feed Me was featured in a piece for Saatchi Gallery Magazine, entitled "Recipes for Reform" written by Susannah Worth. A great read about the use of food in art "interrupts and intervenes in fundamental aspects of life and society," later becoming a crucial invitation to critical discussion men and women's models of behavior. 


Published in issue 24 of Saatchi Gallery's Art & Music Magazine, Winter 2013. PDF available here

Dec 5 2013

The Box heads to New York in 2014 for Frieze and Independent

The Box is tremendously proud to be a part of two upcoming art fairs in New York in 2014. 


Independent New York

March 6-9, 2014


Frieze New York

May 9-12, 2014


Details to come!


Nov 26 2013


Gallery hours for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday:


Wednesday, 11/27 - Noon-6 pm

Thursday, 11/28 - Closed

Friday, 11/29 - Closed

Saturday, 11/30 - Noon-6 pm

Sunday, 12/1 - Noon-6 pm


After the weekend, we will resume the extended gallery hours for this exhibit: Wednesday through Sunday from Noon to 6 pm.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24 2013


WOLF VOSTELL has arrived! 

Endogen Depression/Back in LA

Opening Sunday, November 24 (noon-8pm)

Opening reception 5-8pm


Please join us on Sunday, November 24 to celebrate the opening of WOLF VOSTELL: Endogen Depression/Back in LA at The Box, LA.  Refreshments will be provided.  Hope to see you there! 


*Extra gallery hours will be added for this exhibition. The Box will be open Wednesday-Sunday from noon-6pm, including opening day on November 24. 

Nov 16 2013





Oct 4 2013

Judith Bernstein Black Light Tour


Please join us Friday, October 4 to hear Judith Bernstein give a black light tour of BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE: 18 NEW PAINTINGS.  Bernstein's magnificent paintings are explosive under black light (see example to the left) and we are thrilled to host this special event.  Delicious barbecue will be provided courtesy of our friends UGLY DRUM BBQ! 

Starts at 8pm, through 10pm.

BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE runs through October 26 at The Box.

Ugly Drum: 
Twitter: @uglydrum

Sep 30 2013

Judith Bernstein's 'Birth of the Universe' reviewed in ArtForum

Judith Bernstein's 'Birth of the Universe' was listed as a Critics' Pick in ArtForum. 

Click here to read the full review by Travis Diehl. 

Sep 16 2013

Judith Bernstein Review, L.A. Times

Check out Judith Bernstein's review of her exhibition 'Birth of the Universe' in the Los Angeles Times, by Sharon Mizota.

Click here to read the review.

Sep 8 2013

Naotaka Hiro Solo Exhibition at Brennan & Griffin, New York

For more information, please visit Brennan & Griffin's website.

Press Release:


September 8 - October 20, 2013

Pit & Log
Brennan & Griffin is pleased to present Pit & Log an exhibition of new works by Naotaka Hiro.  Throughout Hiro's practice, the artist's body has served as the foundation for his exploration of the unknown.  The artist's body parts, only viewable through a mediated form such as a mirror or camera, become the impetus for investigation.  In previous works, the skull, intestines, and anus have been transmuted in various process and performance-based sculpture and video works.  For this exhibition, the artist's skin becomes the subject of interrelated drawings, sculptures, and video.
In the video The Pit (Dancer with Golden Lips), (all works 2013), Hiro uses a latex cast of his head with a split through the face and a hole cut through the occiput. Worn as a mask with his gold-painted mouth fitting into the hole, the artist's lips move in an improvised sequence where the void within his mouth evokes the uncanny nature of a black hole.  Hiro's visceral performance combines an experience with stress-induced alopecia with the futakuchi-onna, a two-mouthed woman from Japanese folklore.  The artist manipulates his body, mask, and camera to create a composite image in order to merge the seen and unseen, human and synthetic.  
The Log is a bronze cast of half of the artist's body from left hand to right foot.  Here, the limitations of Hiro's reach serve as a topological map by which the artist records the "exploration" of a territorial path in attempting to replicate his body with his right hand.  While the bronze resembles a peeled or flattened skin, the process, time, and labor of its creation are imbued within the distortion and fragmentation of the finished work.  
Two Mouths, a latex, burlap, and steel sculpture, utilizes materials and props from The Pit (Dancer with Golden Lips), including the latex cast of Hiro's head, to create a loose, wraith-like form.  This shell or stand-in for the artist is illuminated through the ambient light of the video projection where the shadow image completes the figuration.  Groups of pencil and acrylic works on paper further illustrates the artist's process, serving as fragmented narratives and storyboards for his video and sculpture.  

Naotaka Hiro was born in Osaka, Japan and lives and works in Los Angeles.  He has previously mounted Solo Exhibitions at The Box, Los Angeles, Misako & Rosen and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, and has participated in Screenings and Group Exhibitions at The Tate Modern, London, Prague Biennial 1, Prague, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo among others.  This is Hiro's first Solo Exhibition with Brennan & Griffin.  

Sep 14 2013

Barbara T. Smith: Performance Audio 1969-1988 Record Launch at Ooga Booga #2

Thursday, September 12th from 7-9 PM

Barbara T. Smith: Performance Audio 1969-1988 

Where: Ooga Booga #2, 356 S. Mission Road, LA, CA 90033

Small World is proud to announce the release of Performance Audio 1969-1988 by artist Barbara T. Smith.  Please join usThursday, September 12th from 7-9 PM at Ooga Booga #2 for a listening.   In addition, we will be screening the film Starbiker, 1971 by Mallary Slate, starring Dick Kilgroe and Barbara T. Smith at 7:30 sharp!

For More information please visit:
Performance Audio:  (Performance Audio)
Small World MFG:

Sep 7 2013

Artforum Must See: Judith Bernstein

Judith Bernstein on 'Must See: Los Angeles,' September 7, 2013. Click here to see the listing.

Aug 24 2013

Mike Bouchet in '356 Sculptures'

Mike Bouchet has 2 Diet Cola Works featured '356 Sculptures,' currently on view at 356 Mission. The show runs through September 14th. 

Go to for more information.


Jun 13 2013

Three Prophets Extended

The Box is pleased to announce that The Three Prophets: Stanley Fisher, Sam Goodman, Boris Lurie, is extended through June 22. 

Mar 25 2013

Three Prophets catalogue

In addition to the Three Prophets exhibition on view, an accompanying catalogue will be available at The Box. Access a copy of Benjamin Weissman's essay contribution Forzen orgy here.

Exhibition curated and accompanying catalogue commissioned by Mara McCarthy, with generous support from the Boris Lurie Art Foundation. 

Frozen Orgy
By Benjamin Weissman
April 2013

Apr 8 2013

Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405 opens April 13 at OTIS

Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405, an exhibition at Otis College of Art and Design’s Ben Maltz Gallery, begins an extensive survey of the neighborhoods and networks of Los Angeles artists. Opening Saturday, April 13, the exhibition features the work of 33 contemporary artists, including the piece Hot Peppers by Barbara T. Smith. 

The impetus for this curatorial endeavor was and continues to be an effort to survey, one studio at a time, the neighborhoods and networks of artists working in Los Angeles. Featuring the work of 33 contemporary artists, including Hot Peppers by Barbara T. Smith.

For further information, please go here

Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405
13 April to 1 June, 2013
Opening Reception: April 13, 4pm-6pm

Ben Maltz Gallery
9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Hours: Tue-Fri 10-5 / Thu 10-9 / Sat-Sun 12-4

Apr 1 2013

Purple Diary visits Judith Bernstein's studio

purple DIARY —
Photo: Elise Gallant

A behind the scene's look at Judith's studio space and current paintings, including the BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE series which will be on view at The Box Fall 2013.

Mar 29 2013

Natasha Ginwala in conversation with Simone Forti

Access an edited post of a conversation between Natasha Ginwala and Simone Forti, interspersed with images from Simone's show 'Sounding' here

Feb 22 2013

Extension of XEROX: Barbara T Smith through March 30th

The Box is pleased to announce we are extending XEROX: Barbara T Smith 1965-66 through March 30, 2013. We invite you to come see Barbara's Xerox books, collectively on view for the first time in over forty years, in the shows' last week at The Box, LA. 

Mar 19 2013

Barbara T. Smith's Xerox Poetry set

Courtesy of Danielle McCullough for Art: 21 Blog, copies of Barbara T. Smith's poetry-Xerox works are available to download. All works remain copyright of Barbara T. Smith, and are intended for research purposes only.

Download Barbara T Smith: Xerox Poetry set here

Danielle's review of Barabara's exhibition, 'Looking at Los Angeles | Barbara T. Smith: Cheek To Glass, Electric Impressions of the Material Body' can be accessed here

Mar 6 2013

Simone Forti for Concrete Escort I, II, III, IV

Concrete Escort I, II, III, IV
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Friday, March 22
6 pm and 8 pm

New York based Japanese performance artist Ei Arakawa invites a select group of painters, sculptors, dancers, filmmakers, and archivists to form a temporal group addressing Gutai today. The result will see the participants leading performative exhibiton tours determined by their interpretations on the power dynamic within Gutai, women and men; singularity and plurality; performance and painting. 

Participants include Ei Arakawa, Simone Forti, Jutta Koether, Andrew Lampert, and Caitlin MacBride.

Concrete Escort I, II, III, IV will take place over the course of two days: March 22nd and April 26th, with tours at 6 and 8 pm respectively. Simone's tour will be on March 22, 2013
Buy tickets here

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
5th Ave at 89th Street
Box office 212.423.3587


Mar 1 2013

Review: Barbara T. Smith's photocopies reveal artist in transition

A thoughtful review of XEROX: Barbara T. Smith 1965-66 by Sharon Mizota for The Los Angeles Times.

Read the online version here.

Mar 1 2013

Simone Forti premieres King's Fool at MoMA on March 6-8, 2013

Simone Forti: King's Fool

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
The Michael Ovitz Family Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 23, fourth floor

In this new work, premiering at MoMA, Forti draws on one of her ongoing projects, News Animations, which was initially developed in the 1980s. Simone Forti's King Fool is part of a series of performances in conjunction with the exhibition Performing Histories: Live Artworks Examining the Past

For more information on MoMA's performance program, please go here





Feb 27 2013

Sarah Conaway solo exhibition at Barbara Seiler Galerie

Sarah Conaway's upcoming solo exhibition at Barbara Seiler Galerie opens next week, as part of LINIE 31, a joint project of galleries and off-spaces in Zurich Aussersihl.

March 02 - April 13, 2013
Preview: Saturday, March 02, 2013 from 12 - 5 pm

Barbara Seiler
Anwandstrasse 67
8004 Zuerich

T: +41 43 317 1042

Feb 26 2013

Must See:

"XEROX: Barbara T. Smith 1965 - 1966" at The Box is currently featured on's "Must-See Shows" list, artforum editors' selection of essential exhibitions worldwide.

Feb 20 2013

Graduate Lecture Series: Mara McCarthy

20 February 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Graduate Lecture Series: Mara McCarthy

The USC Roski School Graduate Lecture Series, or Visiting Artist Forum, is open to the public and consists of a two-hour, in-depth presentation by a prominent artist, writer, or curator, followed by a group discussion that allows students and faculty to raise questions, ideas, and problems

For more information on this event, please go here.
See all upcoming lectures here

USC University Park Campus
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
Lecture Forum
3001 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Jan 29 2013

USC Graduate Lecture Series: Simone Forti

30 January 30 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Graduate Lecture Series: Simone Forti

The USC Roski School Graduate Lecture Series, or Visiting Artist Forum, is open to the public and consists of a two-hour, in-depth presentation by a prominent artist, writer, or curator, followed by a group discussion that allows students and faculty to raise questions, ideas, and problems

For more information on this event, please go here. 
See all upcoming lectures here

USC University Park Campus
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
Lecture Forum
3001 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Jan 25 2013

Sinister Pop: Judith Bernstein

In this video, artist Judith Bernstein discusses her works Vietnam Garden (1967) and L.B.J. (1967), both on view in the exhibition Sinister Pop at the Whitney, NYC.

15 November 2012 - 31 March 2013
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

Video courtesy of WhitneyFocus

Jan 23 2013

Painting extended through February 2, 2013

The Box is pleased to announce we are extending the exhibition Painting until February 2nd to coincide with the LA Art Book Fair. 

Our next show featuring artist Barbara T Smith's Xerox Books opens February 16, 2013.

For further information on Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen MOCA, please go here

Jan 20 2013

Rachel Kheedori at Capitain Petzel

The Feverish Library (continued)
January 19 - February 23, 2013

Opening Saturday, January 19, 6-8.30pm

Rachel Kheedori's Untitled (Iraq Book Project), 2008-2010, will be on view at Capitain Petzel as part of The Feverish Library (continued).
This group exhibition features the work John Baldessari, Erica Baum, Barbara Bloom, Jonathan Callan, Clegg & Guttmann, Eli Cortiñas, Natalie Czech, Kajsa Dahlberg, Diango Hernández, Candida Höfer, Hervé Humbert, Margarete Jakschik, Martin Kippenberger, Rachel Khedoori, Anouk Kruithof, Oliver Laric, John Latham, Robert Longo, Sara MacKillop, Olaf Nicolai, Oehlen / Goetz, Michalis Pichler, Peter Piller, Stephen Prina, Amy Sillman, John Stezaker, Jeff Wall, Christopher Williams.

For further information, please go here

Jan 19 2013

Elke Krystufek at Michael Benevento, LA

Opening tonight at Michael Benevento, LA is the exhibition Reckless Head.

Featuring the work of Elke Krystufek, HeadYuji Agematsu, Michaela Eichwald, Candy Jernigan, Mathieu Malouf, Lucy McKenzie, Jeanette Mundt, Jean-Fréderic Schnyder, Rosemarie Trockel, Andra Ursuta, and Erik van Lieshout 

Reckless Head
Curated by: Jeanette Mundt
January 19th - March 2nd
Opening:  January 19th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Michael Benevento
7578/7556 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Jan 18 2012

Cast Recording opens at PRISM, featuring the work of Sarah Conaway

Cast Recording
January 18, 2013 — February 16, 2013
Opening Reception: February 18, 7-9 pm

Cast Recording draws together works that employ two distinct methods of casting ― the casting of objects and casting of characters. One is in the aid of transfiguration and the other in pursuit of personification, yet both share the intention of filling a form with a substance malleable enough to assume a given shape.

Artists in Cast Recording include Lucie Stahl, Marie Lund, Ryan Gander, Matt Hinkley, Hany Armanious, Math Bass, Sarah Conaway, Pierre Bismuth, Olga Balema, Pascual Sisto and Jayson Musson.

Cast Recording is curated by Liv Barrett and will be accompanied by a catalogue, published online, available from upon the opening of the exhibition.


8746 W. Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
T 310 289 1301
F 310 289 1302


Jan 16 2013

Julien Bismuth for Ceci n'est pas

LA Existancial is a group show curated Curated by Marie de Brugerolle in conjunction with Ceci n'est pas. The exhibition features more than 15 artists from Los Angeles, France and the rest of the world.

Artists include: John Baldessari, Julien Bismuth, Emily Mast, Sophie Bonnet-Pourpet, Guy de Cointet,JP Flavien, Andrea Fraser, Dora Garcia, Clara Gensburger, Elsa Bourdot, Brennan Gerard & Ryan Kelly,Jimmy Robert, Michaël Salvi, Benjamin Seror, Lucille Uhlrich, Simon Bergala, Jessica Warboys, Morten Halvorsen, Veridiana Zurita.

LA Existancial
Jan 17 - Mar 3, 2013
Opening Reception: Janurary 16, 2013

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
6522 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Jan 8 2013

Carolee Schneemann Videos presented by Los Angeles Filmforum

In response to the exhibition Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-62, the Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents an international program of radical films that puncture the image, three-dimensionalize the film surface, or otherwise challenge the traditional cinematic experience. 
Carolee Schneemann's seminal work “Fuses” will be on view. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:00 pm 
Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents: Breaking the Plane
MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012 

In addition to her appearance at The Box's panel discussion on Painting this Saturday, Carolee will be presenting her new video works in person at the Spielberg Theatre, Egyptian on Sunday.

Sunday, January 13, 2013, 7:30 pm 
Los Angeles Filmforum presents: Carolee Schneemann: New videos of the Performing Artist
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028

For further information, please go here.


Jan 1 2013

Panel Discussion for Painting on January 12th

Panel Discussion for Painting
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Admission is free

Please join us for what will surely shape up as a interesting discussion amongst strong voices around the topic of painting.

This panel will bring together some of the voices of this exhibition including: Barbara T. Smith, Carolee Schneemann, Judith Bernstein, Theo Altenburg (artist and long time friend of Otto Muehl) and Paul McCarthy. Moderated by Principal/Curator of The Box, Mara McCarthy, the panel will be located at The Box gallery in the downtown arts district, Los Angeles.

This panel will give opportunity to discuss how these artists, many of whom are known for other forms of work including performance and drawings, have used painting in their practice. How they approach and define the medium of painting will be used a main focus.

We recommend you arrive early to view the exhibition prior to the panel discussion. 

Jan 7 2013

Two reviews on Painting at The Box

A few choice words on our current exhibition Painting, still on view at The Box. Painting is currently featured on's "Must-See Shows" list


Critics' Picks: Painting

By Julian Friedman
Published on
January 7, 2013

Review: Paint's Primal Power at The Box

By Leah Ollman
Published in The Los Angeles Times
December 27, 2012

Dec 21 2012

Best Wishes from The Box

The Box, LA will be closed for the holidays starting December 23, 2012.

We will reopen on January 2, 2012.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!

Dec 15 2012

Two reviews on Judith Bernstein in

Two wonderful reviews on Judith Bernstein by writer Thomas Micchelli: A comprehensive review of Judith's first institutional show at the New Museum and a look at the Whitney Museum’s exhibition Sinister Pop, featuring Judith's "L.B.J." (1967). 
By Thomas Micchelli 
Published on, December 15, 2012
By Thomas Micchelli 
Published on, December 1, 2012
Jan 15 2013

Judith Bernstein and Paul McCarthy in Conversation

Judith Bernstein and Paul McCarthy in Conversation at the New Museum
18 January 2013
Friday at 7pm
On the occasion of her first solo museum exhibition, Judith Bernstein will be joined by artist Paul McCarthy to discuss the themes of violence and sexuality apparent in both of their work. Margot Norton, Curatorial Associate and curator of “Judith Bernstein: HARD,” will moderate the discussion.
General Public $8
Members Free
The museum is offering ½ Gallery Admission with same day event ticket purchase.
To further information, please go here
To purchase tickets.
Dec 8 2012

Barbara T Smith interview for Bomb Magazine

By Mary Jones 
Published in Bomb Magazine, 7 December 2012
Barbara T. Smith takes us on a journey through her life—from 1950s housewife to 1970s radical feminist, and on to her current work at age 81 in this fantastic interview with artist Mary Jones.
Read the interview here
Dec 7 2012

Sarah Conaway in Pure Smoke Culture at Anthony Greany

December 7, 2012 - January 19, 2013
Anthony Greaney proudly presents PURE SMOKE CULTURE, organized by artist Nick Kramer. This exhibition gathers diverse works by seven New York- and Los Angeles-based artists whose pieces bear the marks of process yet retain their essential form—the results of a refinement solid as particulate smog yet fanciful as smoke. A text by Sarah Conaway accompanies the exhibitio
By Sarah Conaway
Anthony Greany
450 Harrison Avenue 
Boston MA 02118
For further information, please go here.
Dec 1 2012

Judith Bernstein installation video at the New Museum, NY

A look at Judith Bernstein, the artist and her process, as she creates a new site-specific rendition of Signature (1986-2012) for her New Museum show, Judith Bernstein: Hard.

Published on October 19, 2012
Filmed by Kings in the Back Row
Judith Bernstein: HARD
10 October 2012 - 20 January 2013
The New Museum
Nov 20 2012

Simone's That Fish Is Broke and accompanying catalogue

Reviews for Simone's That Fish Is Broke with Brennan Gerard and Terrence Luke Johnson, performed on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Judson Dance Theater. Performed over the course of three nights at Danspace Project in New York, The Fish Is Broke was an exploration of improvised dance and performance. 
No Mistakes: Simone Forti
By Andrew Boynton
Published in The New Yorker on November 15, 2012
Please go here
Portaging the ’60s into 2012
By Deborah Jowitt 
Published in on November 13, 2012
Please go here
For those who missed the performances, Danspace has published a fascinating catalogue related to the series, Danspace Project Platform 2012: JudsoNOW. It includes letters, photos, essays. And—most interestingly—dialogues between present day writers and choreographers and prominent dancemakers active in the 1960s. 
Available for purchase here
Nov 7 2012

Simone Forti's That Fish is Broke at Danspace Project, NYC

Simone Forti & Friends
That Fish Is Broke
November 8-10, 2012
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00PM
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Judson Dance Theater, the group of artists who set the course for postmodernism in dance. Major member Simone Forti will premiere her latest work, That Fish Is Broke, at Danspace Project in New York, November 8–10. 
This event, part of Platform 2012: Judson Now, is one of many events scheduled featuring performances, lectures, and artist talks. 
Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
131 E 10th St
For further information, please go here
Artforum Interview with Simone Forti, as part of of’s ongoing commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Judson. 
In this segment of Artforum's 500 words, Forti recalls her transition from Halprin’s studio to Robert Dunn’s music composition class in 1959.
Oct 29 2012

Leigh Ledare, et al. at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre

The exhibition Leigh Ledare, et al. has been extended through January 2, 2012 due to positive reviews. A selection of texts, and a preview of the exhibition are below. 
WIELS presents the first institutional solo exhibition of Ledare’s work, a survey of over 100 pieces, with examples from nearly all of his series to date, along with video works, text-based pieces, as well as a number of new pieces. 
354 avenue Van Volxem, 1190 Brussels
For further information, please go here
Oct 29 2012

Opening Party: Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955-65

Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955-65
Opening at the di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery
Saturday November 10 6-8 pm
Join us for a celebration of art from an enormously important era in Bay Area history. This exhibition includes work by Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick, and others who made up a group of pioneering artists who either lived and worked in the building at 2322 Fillmore or were active in the neighborhood’s pioneering art galleries, such as the 6 Gallery, King Ubu, and Batman Gallery. 
Free admission. 
di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery 
5200 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559 
For further information, please go here
Oct 30 2012

Judith Bernstein in Purple Diary

Purple Diary
JUDITH BERNSTEIN: HARD at The New Museum, New York
By Olivier Zahm
Published in Purple Diary: Art on 27 October 2012
Review of Judith Bernstein's HARD and subsequent artistic practice, with detailed images by Editor in Chief Olivier Zahm
For further information, please go here
Oct 25 2012

Judith Bernstein: HARD

The Box is pleased to announce the opening of Judith Bernstein: HARD at the New Museum, NYC. 
The exhibition at the New Museum will include a selection of works ranging from the ’60s through the present, including a new site-specific rendition of Bernstein’s SIGNATURE PIECE (1986/2012), painted in explosive gestural strokes directly onto the Lobby Gallery windows. Pick up a free poster of the show at The Box, LA.
Judith Bernstein: HARD
October 10, 2012 - January 20, 2013
Curated by Margot Norton, Curatorial Associate.
The New Museum
235 Bowery 
New York, NY 10002 
For further information, please go here
Oct 18 2012

Must See: Simone Forti Sounding at The Box

Simone Forti's Sounding at The Box is currently featured on's "Must-See
Shows" list, a selection by ArtForum editors of essential exhibitions worldwide.
For further information, please go here
Oct 11 2012

Sounding extended through October 27.

The exhibition by Simone Forti, Sounding,  now on display at The Box, LA, has been extended through Saturday, October 27th. 
The gallery will be open for visitors Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 6 pm. 
Sep 20 2012

Schedule of Simone Forti performances

Simone Forti Full Night of Performances 
September 28 + 29
8 pm at The Box
805 Traction Avenue
The Box and Simone Forti are happy to present live performances selected from Forti's exhibition Sounding September 28th and September 29th at 8pm. 
FRIDAY, 28 September 2012
Projections on Elevation Tunes by Douglas Wadle, after Simone Forti's Elevation Tunes. Performed by Douglas Wadle and Jonathan Piper.
Platforms performed by Carmela Hermann and Aaron Valenzuela
Hippie Gospel Songs by Simone Forti
Improvisation performed by Simone Forti, Terrence Luke Johnson, Brennan Gerard
Accompaniment for La Monte's "2 sounds" and La Monte's "2 sounds" performed by Brennan Gerard
SATURDAY, 29 September 2012
Cloths performed by Simone Forti, Terrance Luke Johnson, Emily Mast
Platforms performed by Carmela Hermann and Aaron Valenzuela
Hippie Gospel Songs by Simone Forti
Improvisation performed by Simone Forti, Terrence Luke Johnson, Brennan Gerard
Accompaniment for La Monte's "2 sounds" and La Monte's "2 sounds" performed by Brennan Gerard
Performances will start promptly at 8pm. Admission is always free. Capacity for performances is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Additionally, Accompaniment for La Monte's "2 sounds" and La Monte's "2 sounds," a twelve-minute recording by Minimalist composer La Monte Young, will play at The Box at 4 pm, Wednesday through Saturday throughout the duration of the exhibition Sounding.
Sep 20 2012

Clarinda Mac Low and Simone Forti Recall Judson Dance Era

A ’60s Landmark in the Eyes of Children: Clarinda Mac Low and Simone Forti Recall Judson Dance Era 

Review of Platform 2012: Judson Now, a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of that 1960s landmark the Judson Dance Theater. With nearly 20 pieces and almost as many participants,  performances was based on Mr. Mac Low’s book of performance-instruction poems, “The Pronouns: A Collection of 40 Dances for the Dancers.” and developed from his earlier “Nuclei for Simone Forti.” 

Written by Gia Kourlas for the New York Times.  
For further information, please go here
Aug 23 2012

Fix-It-Up Too: exhibition and silent auction supporting SASSAS

Fix-It-Up Too 
a exhibition and silent auction supporting SASSAS
Based on the 1981 exhibition, The Fix-It-Up Show by Jeffrey Vallance and Michael Uhlenkott.
Work by more than 100 Artists altered by Barbara Bloom, Meg Cranston, Lisa Lapinski, Dave Muller, Stephen Prina, Jim Shaw, Alexis Smith, Mungo Thomson, Michael Uhlenkott, Jeffrey Vallance and Christopher Williams.
Contributing artists include LAFMS members Mike Kelley, Rick Potts, Joe Potts, and Tom Recchion.
7 October - 8 November 2012
Opening Reception
7 October 2012, 8-10 pm
Saturday, September 15, 2012, 11am - 6pm
Blum and Poe
2727 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034
For further information, please go here.
Aug 21 2012

Simone Forti Final Performance AUG 30, 2012

News Animation Improvisations 
AUG 30, 2012 at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
Developed in the mid-1980s, Simone Forti’s News Animation Improvisations encompasses the translation of the imagery and language of newspaper reports and newscasts into improvised movement compositions. Listening to and reading the news in the months leading up to Made in L.A. 2012, Forti has produced a series of writings and drawings that she will translate into collaborative improvisational performances done throughout the duration of the exhibition at all three venues.
Capacity for this performance is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
Admission is free. 
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre at the Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90027
For further information, please go here.
Aug 14 2012

Simone Forti Performance AUG 16, 2012 at the HAMMER

News Animation Improvisations 
AUG 16, 2012 at the HAMMER
Developed in the mid-1980s, Simone Forti’s News Animation Improvisations encompasses the translation of the imagery and language of newspaper reports and newscasts into improvised movement compositions. Listening to and reading the news in the months leading up to Made in L.A. 2012, Forti has produced a series of writings and drawings that she will translate into collaborative improvisational performances done throughout the duration of the exhibition at all three venues.
Capacity for this performance is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
Admission is free. 
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024
Jul 6 2012

Stan VanDerBeek’s Movie-Drome and more in NYC

Opening at the New Museum on July 18, 2012,Ghosts in the Machine surveys the constantly shifting relationship between humans, machines, and art. On view will be a reconstruction of Stan VanDerBeek’s Movie-Drome (1963–65), an immersive cinematic environment where the viewer is bathed in a constant stream of moving images, anticipating the fusion of information and the body, typical of the digital era. To coincide with the re-staging of VanDerBeek's Movie-Drome, American Contemporary will be exhibiting a series of writing, drawings and collages, curated in collaboration with Sara and Johannes VanDerBeek. 



Ghosts in the Machine

18 July 2012 - 30 Septemeber 2012

New Museum

235 Bowery  New York, NY 10002


For further information, please go here



Stan VanDerBeek 

July 12 – August 17, 2012 

Opening reception July 18, 2012 6 – 8pm 

American Contemporary

4 East 2nd Street New York, NY


For further information, please go here

Jul 5 2012

Rebel Dabble Babble extended through 21 July 2012

The Box is pleased to announce the extension of Paul and Damon McCarthy's Rebel Dabble Babble through Saturday, 21 July 2012. The decision to extend the installation was made in response to both the overwhelming public and critical reception of the exhibition, and to coincide with Bloomfest 2012 in the Downtown Arts District. 
Gallery hours on Saturday, July 21 will be from noon until 10 pm.
Now there are more opportunities for you to visit the exhibition. Thank you all for your support!
Jul 3 2012

The Box closed for July 4th.

The Box will be closed for Independence Day, and reopen Thursday with our normal hours. 

Jun 27 2012

L.A. Unified: Learning with Simone Forti and Zachary Sharrin

L.A. Unified: Learning with Simone Forti + Zachary Sharrin 
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. 
27 June 2012 at 3pm

Join Simone Forti as she delivers a talk today about learning accompanied by some exercises in movement. The talk will be moderated by Zachary Sharrin. The event will take place at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd in the Miracle Mile, and is free to attend.
L.A. Unified is an inter-institutional group exhibition of selected graduating BFA art students from Los Angeles area art schools and universities with art programs. The project consists of panel discussions amongst faculty from Art Center, CalArts, UCLA, and UCR, events programming, and a group exhibition of LA area students from the BFA class of 2012
For further information, please go here
Jun 23 2012

KCRW podcast of Rebel Dabble Babble

The KCRW podcast deftly maneuvers between the underlying themes from the classic Nicholas Ray film Rebel Without A Cause in the video installationRebel hosted by MOCA and further expanded by Paul McCarthy's Rebel Dabble Babble at The Box. Host Hunter Drohojowska-Philp dissects the rebel, dabble, babble of Paul and Damon McCarthy, with James Franco as patron. 

Listen to and/or watch the entire show here
Jun 8 2012

Schedule of Simone Forti's performances for Made In LA 2012

Simone Forti's contribution to the exhibit Made in LA 2012 in the Barnsdall gallery will include a new series of drawings, early and ongoing News Animation videos, and an audio recording of Simone reading from her journals. 
Simone's News Animation performances are scheduled for the following dates:
Tue, 6/12/12 at LA><ART 7pm (solo) 

Thu, 7/19/12 at Barnsdall  7pm (with guest artists Luke Johnson & Brennan Gerard)

Thu, 7/20/12 at LA><ART 7 pm (solo as part of Slangfest, 7pm - 10pm)

Thu, 7/26/12 at Hammer   7pm  (with guest artist Batyah Schachter)

Thu, 8/16/12 at Hammer   7pm  (solo)

Thu, 8/30/12 at Barnsdall  7pm  (with guest artist Fred Dewey)
All events are free
2640 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034 
Barnsdall Gallery Theater 
4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90027 
Hammer Museum 
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
For further information, please go here
Jun 1 2012

Inside Rebel by filmmaker Matt Black

Filmmaker Matt Black’s two-part exposé Inside Rebel reveals the genesis of the visceral art-film crossover exhibition REBEL, envisioned by MOCA and James Franco. 
Inspired by the mythology surrounding Nicholas Ray’s pioneering 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause, the show at LA’s MOCA includes collaborations with a stellar cast of leading contemporary artists, including Paul and Damon McCarthy, Aaron Young, Harmony Korine, Ed Ruscha, Terry Richardson and Douglas Gordon. Working closely with Franco, the artists reinterpreted and remixed the main themes, scenes and tragic events of the original—from the automotive death of lead actor James Dean to the rumored affair between the 44-year-old Ray and 16-year-old starlet Natalie Wood—all set inside a replica of LA’s iconic Chateau Marmont. 
Inside Rebel: Part One
Inside Rebel: Part Two
Jun 1 2012

Artists X Architects

Artists   X   Architects 
curated by Tibby Rothman
Opening Reception Tuesday June 5, 6-8 pm
Joe's Restaurant
1023 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice 90291
Barbara T. Smith   X   John Frane/Hadrian Predock     
Larry Bell   X   Lorcan O’Herlihy                     
Billy Al Bengston   X   Neil M. Denari                       
Casper Brindle   X   Andreas Froech                       
Huguette Caland   X   Mark Mack                             
Laddie John Dill   X   Kulapat Yantrasast                   
Ned Evans   X   David Hertz                          
Alexis Smith   X   Lawrence Scarpa                              
Laurie Steelink   X   Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir / Tyggvi Thorsteinsson                
De Wain Valentine   X   Patrick Tighe                        
Jennifer Wolf   X   Dwayne Oyler/Jenny Wu                
The affinity between the disciplines of art and architecture dates back through millennia. In Artists X Architects, writer Tibby Rothman pairs eleven artists and architects, both emerging and established, as a way to create a unique visual dialogue between the two.
The exhibition is sponsored by The Architect’s Newspaper, Joe’s, and V-SCAPE.
For further information, please go here
May 18 2012

The Box-exhibited artists featured in Made in L.A. 2012

Current listing of Box-exhibited artists participating in the first Los Angeles biennial, Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum.
Sarah Conaway
Simone Forti
Koki Tanaka
Lisa Williamson
Made in LA will be presented at the Hammer Museum, LAXART, and the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park.
June 2, 2012 - September 2, 2012
For further information, please go here.
May 18 2012

The Historical Box, curated by Mara McCarthy, opens at Hauser & Wirth London, Piccadilly

The Historical Box at Hauser & Wirth London
Curated by Mara McCarthy
23 May – 28 July 2012
Opening: Tuesday 22 May 6 – 8 pm
Hauser & Wirth London, Piccadilly
196A Piccadilly  London W1J 9DY, United Kingdom
020 7287 2300
On 23 May, Hauser & Wirth opens ‘The Historical Box’ in its Piccadilly gallery in London, following the exhibition’s critically acclaimed presentation in Zurich. Curated by Mara McCarthy, director of The Box, Los Angeles, this exhibition showcases key pieces by influential American artists including John Altoon, Judith Bernstein, Simone Forti, Wally Hedrick, Robert Mallary, Barbara T. Smith and Stan VanDerBeek, many of which have never been exhibited in the UK. ‘The Historical Box’ brings together a collection of important performance, film, dance, drawings and sculpture created during the political and social turmoil of the Sixties and Seventies in the USA. It aims not only to broaden the canon of art history, but also to highlight the contemporary relevance of the issues which these artists confronted over three decades ago.
For further information, please go here
May 18 2012


Please join artists Simone Forti and Eleanor Antin for an evening of readings at Blum & Poe
Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 6pm
Blum & Poe 
2727 S La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034
Simone will be reading poetry selections from Handbook in Motion, Oh, Tongue; her upcoming book The Bear in the Mirror; and new unpublished material. 
Admission is free, and guests will be accommodated on a first come basis. 
Special thanks to Patrick Steffen, who was instrumental in organizing this event.
For further information, please go here
Oct 1 2009

Mike Bouchet: Selected Works 1989-2009 available for purchase

Mike Bouchet: Selected Works 1989-2009 now available on Sternberg Press.
Texts by Lucas Ajemian and Colin Gardner. Conversation with Daniel Birnbaum.

2009, English
21.5 x 28 cm, 216 pages, 171 color ill., hardcover
ISBN 978-1-933128-73-3


Apr 28 2012

New Box Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Box Gallery's new site