Apr 6 2024

Performances by Nathaniel Mellors & Linda Franke



The Box LA presents an evening of performances with current exhibiting artists Nathaniel Mellors and Linda Franke. 

Nathaniel Mellors will perform a selection of new music related to his ongoing exhibition Songs In the Key of Mard’ followed by the debut of a new work by Linda Franke with co-performers Matt Savitsky (@mintymedia) & Ryat Yezbick (@ryat_yezbick) alongside remote-controlled chairs and apparatuses. Doors will open at 6PM with performances beginning at 6:30PM,

May 9 2023

Artist Walkthrough with Barbara T. Smith, Nancy Buchanan, Hal Glicksman

Artist Walkthrough 
with Barbara T. Smith, Nancy Buchanan, and Hal Glicksman
featuring works by Chris Burden, James Rosenquist, Kim Jones, and more!
Thursday, May 11, 2023
6 PM 

at The Box LA


Please join us for the Final Week of Barbara T. Smith with Friends "Treasures". 


With the work of over 20 artists including Smith, "Treasures" offers a rare glimpse into an artist's practice of holding and discarding. With some works stored over 50 years, "Treasures" is a dedication to the safeguarding of Smith's work and her legacy as revealed through the exchanges, ephemera, and work of her friends such as Chris Burden, James Rosenquist, Kim Jones, and others part of this seminal exhibition. Vitrines in the space will be open for this intimate walkthrough. 


Please join us at 6PM, May 11. No RSVP necessary.  

Oct 1 2021

Pieter Parking Space

It is with much excitement that The Box announces our partnership with Pieter Performance Space! Our partnership with Pieter will allow them to host a year of new, in-person programming, including:


Residencies at Pieter Parking Space


Located outdoors in The Box’s gated and spacious parking lot, with design and construction by Pieter Community member John Emison, and a materials donation from NAVEL, Pieter is building a wheelchair-accessible, sprung wooden dance platform with multiple potential configurations called Pieter Parking Space.


The first two artists in residence will be our 2020 Pieter Dancemaker Grantees: Ana María Alvarez and Stacy Dawson Stearns.


The remaining four residency slots, which will each include public programming opportunities, will be open to local movement artists via a public application and committee-review process. Stay tuned next month for more information regarding what is included and how to apply for a residency at Pieter Parking Space!


Pieter Parking Space Resident Application


★ Applications are due by Friday, October 15 at 11:59pm PST ★
If you have any questions or access needs, please contact pieterpasd@gmail.com!


Knees, Schools, UrgesAn exhibition uplifting Los Angeles’s Dance History, Curated by Jennie MaryTai Liu


Opening June 2022


With support from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Los Angeles’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Pieter, in partnership with The Box gallery, is proud to present Knees, Schools, Urges opening in June, 2022. This exhibition will feature new works from local artists, lecture and panel events, and archival ephemera that address the entwined history of modern dance and settler colonialism, appropriative practices in American dance making from its origins, and the work that Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, Queer + Trans* + feminist dancers have done in the field. Visitors to the exhibition will have an opportunity to reflect on the embodied transmission of knowledge and the potentialities of dance in future-making/world-building.


Please stay in touch as we share more details on upcoming programs and artist opportunities hosted by our partnership with Pieter Performance Space!

Aug 1 2021

No appointment required

Appointments are no longer required to visit the gallery. We are open to the public Wednesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM.

Jul 1 2021

LA Poverty Department performance July 1 at The Box

Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) 
public conversation Compassion & Self-Deception
Thursday, July 1, 2021
6:30 PM – 8 PM

at The Box LA

The July 1 conversation with Pastor Cue Jn-Marie, Aryen Cohen, Matt Harper, and Robby Herbst, moderated by UCR Professor of religious studies, Michael Scott Alexander, will be an opportunity dialogue further about the moral crises of a city (ours) that votes to create housing for homeless people –and then doesn’t want any of it built anywhere near them: whether that be permanent housing, or temporary housing, and contradiction induced stasis --- what perpetuates it and how to undo it.

Read more here. 

Jun 15 2021

KCRW Art Insider: Naotaka Hiro 'Armor'

May 15 2021

Julien Bismuth Scene extended to May 15, 2021

Mar 15 2020

CLOSED in response to COVID-19

Following the recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, The Box will be temporarily closed to the public starting Sunday, March 15th. 

Julien Bismuth's forthcoming exhibition, Scene, scheduled to open March 28, is postponed until further notice. 

The gallery will be extending Johanna Went: Passion Container, open by appointment only, beginning Wednesday, March 18. Please be in touch via email (info@theboxla.com) if you would like to see the show and we will try to accommodate your request as best we can.

Stay healthy, stay safe, and we look forward to reconnecting with our creative community as soon as possible. 

Jan 30 2020

Melinda Ring: Strange Engagements at Danspace Project


Thursday, January 30, 8pm
Friday, January 31, 8pm
Saturday, February 1, 8pm

Choreographer Melinda Ring returns to Danspace Project with the all-new Strange Engagements, a highly physical, exuberant, and uninhibited work made for, and in collaboration with, an extraordinary group of dancers: Laurel Atwell, Talya EpsteinPaul Hamilton, Sam Kim, and Rainey White. Constructed from the dancers’ improvisations — research in which Ring asked them to act as a conduit channeling complex shared rhythms and inner music — this work is driven from within.

The dancers plunge into private combinations, often with separate agendas, while flashes of form and pattern illuminate the deliberateness of the polyrhythmic chaos. Like Ring’s X (2010), which premiered 10 years ago at Danspace Project, Strange Engagements is deeply musical, yet danced almost completely in silence — its unheard anthem loud and driving.

“The thrill of Strange Engagements is in watching the performers navigate its considerable performative demands,” writes Ring. “What I want to say is that this dance is going to be nuts, strong and rhythmic, monstrously intricate. They are going to dance the heck out of it.”

Created by: Melinda Ring in collaboration with Performers: Laurel Atwell, Talya EpsteinPaul Hamilton, Sam Kim, and Rainey White

Jan 18 2020

Sarah Conaway - 100 Sculptures at No Gallery

Sarah Conaway is included in the traveling exhibition "100 Sculptures" 



January 18 - February 16, 2020

Opening: January 18, 2020, 6 - 9 pm

@ No Gallery - 1115 South La Brea Ave. - Los Angeles, CA 90036

Jan 8 2020

Judith Bernstein and Naotaka Hiro at MOCA Los Angeles

Judith Bernstein and Naotaka Hiro are featured in Seven Stations: Selections from MOCA's Collection on view at MOCA Los Angeles.


Seven Stations: Selections from MOCA's Collection is organized by Mia Locks and Bennett Simpson, with Karlyn Olvido. 

Dec 18 2019

Holiday hours 2019

The Box will be closed for the holidays December 22, 2019 – January 1, 2020 and will be open by appointment only during this time. To make an appointment, email info@theboxla.com. 

Regular gallery hours (Wed. to Sat., 12 PM to 6 PM) will resume on Friday, January 3, 2020.


Happy Holidays!

Dec 18 2019

Exhibition extended through January 11, 2020

Ursula Reuter Christiansen / Henning Christiansen THEY WON'T SURVIVE WITHOUT THE BIRD SONGS has been extended through January 11, 2020. 

Dec 14 2019


Join us for a walkthrough of Ursula Reuter Christiansen / Henning Christiansen 'THEY WON'T SURVIVE WITHOUT THE BIRD SONGS' with curator Chiara Giovando on Saturday, December 14 at 4 PM. Free and open to the public 

Nov 26 2019

Thanksgiving Hours 2019

The Box will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday 11/28 and Friday 11/29. 

Sep 20 2019

VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek at Black Mountain College Museum

VanDerBeek + VanDerBeek

September 20, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Curated by Sara VanDerBeek and Chelsea Spengemann

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Asheville, North Carolina


Sep 12 2019

Stan VanDerBeek in 5th Ural Biennale, Russia

Stan VanDerBeek participating in 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art

Septmeber 12 - December 1, 2019



Aug 31 2019

Judith Bernstein at Migros Museum

Judith Bernstein featured in 

August 31 – November 10, 2019

at Migros Museum Zurich, Switzerland

Sep 7 2019

Naotaka Hiro at Brennan & Griffin

Subterranean & Wanderer 

September 7 – October 13, 2019

Brennan & Griffin, New York


Aug 4 2019

Naotaka Hiro at The Pit

Naotaka Hiro is featured in the group exhibition The Flat Files on view at The Pit, Los Angeles. 

Open to the public August 4 - 10, and by appointment through August 25, 2019. 

Jun 13 2019

E'wao Kagoshima at Brennan & Griffin

Jun 8 2019

Judith Bernstein: Blue Balls

Judith Bernstein
Blue Balls
June 7 - July 13, 2019
Opening reception: Sat. June 8, 6PM-8PM

May 17 2019

Simone Forti at Kunsthausbaselland

Simone Forti

May 17 - July 7, 2019


Dec 31 1969

The Box at Frieze New York

Visit us at Frieze New York

Booth C35

May 2 - 5, preview May 1, 2019

May 11 2019

Howard Fried at Rumpelstiltskin in New York

Howard Fried has a video featured in
Master of Laurels 
May 10 - June 21, 2019
at Rumpelstiltskin, Brooklyn, NY

Apr 12 2019

Leigh Ledare at Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

Leigh Ledare is featured in the group exhibition Straying from the Line

April 13 – July 28, 2019

Opening: Friday, April 12 at 6pm

at Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany


details here

Apr 13 2019

Naotaka Hiro at Nonaka-Hill

Miho Dohi
Naotaka Hiro
Wataru Tominaga

April 13 – May 25, 2019
Reception: Saturday, April 13, 6 – 9 pm

details here

Mar 30 2019

Simone Forti at Walker Art Center

Simone Forti is in The Body Electric

March 30 - July 21, 2019

at the Walker Art Center

Mar 21 2019

Nathaniel Mellors & Erkka Nissinen at Borås Konstmuseum

The Aalto Natives

March 21 - August 11, 2019

Borås Konstmuseum, Sweeden

May 25 2019

Julien Bismuth included in osloBIENNALEN

more here

Feb 1 2019

Nathaniel Mellors & Erkka Nissinen at Matt's Gallery

Nathaniel Mellors & Erkka Nissinen

Bad Mantra

February 1 - 24, 2019

Matt's Gallery, London, UK

Jan 26 2019

Julien Bismuth at Galerie Emanuel Layr

Julien Bismuth


Jan. 26 - March 9, 2019

Galerie Emanuel Layr

Vienna, Austria

Jan 5 2019

Sarah Conaway 'Head of a Woman' extended through Sat. January 19

Sarah Conaway Head of a Woman has been extended through Saturday, January 19, 2019. 

Jan 12 2019

Howard Fried at Utah State University

Howard Fried is included in the group exhibition Collecting On The Edge at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art on the Utah State University campus in Logan, Utah. 


The exhibition is on view January 17 - May 4, 2019. 

more here

Dec 31 1969

Holiday hours

The Box will be closed December 23rd - 26th. 


We will resume our regular hours (Wednesday - Saturday, 12 PM - 6 PM) on Thursday, December 27th.

Jul 18 2018

Naotaka Hiro in Happy Mind - Natural High

Happy Mind - Natural High

Misako & Rosen

July 18 - August 26, 2018


Kaoru Arima / Cristina Tufiño / Naotaka Hiro / Lee Lozano / Stephen G Rhodes / Soshiro Matsubara

Jul 29 2018

Benjamin Weissman in Remote Castration at LAXART

Remote Castration

July 29—September 15, 2018

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 29, 2018, 3:00pm—6:00pm 

John Altoon
Nancy Buchanan
Kathryn Garcia
Daniel T Gaitor-Lomack
Jenny Holzer
Nova Jiang
Paul McCarthy
Jahni Moore
Sue Williams
Benjamin Weissman



Jul 15 2018

Simone Forti at LACMA

Simone Forti is featured in 3D: Double Vision at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

On view July 15 - March 31, 2019. 

Details here.

Jul 14 2018

Barbara T. Smith at The Gallery @ Michael's

Pond and Waterfall, co-organized with Julia Trotta

Opening Saturday, July 14, 6PM - 8PM

The Gallery @ Micahel's 

Santa Monica, CA

Fia Backström, Lea Cetera, Xavier Cha, Jay DeFeo, Violet Dennison, R. M. Fischer, Ray Hamilton, Barbara Hammer, Maren Hassinger, Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Madeline Hollander, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Zoe Leonard, Nancy Lupo, Gloria Maximo, K.r.m. Mooney, Ulrike Müller, Barbara T. Smith, Patrick Staff, Carrie Yamaoka, and Amy Yao

Jul 20 2018

Barbara T. Smith & Andrea Bowers in conversation at Getty Research Institute

A Conversation on Artists' Books: Barbara T. Smith and Andrea Bowers

Getty Center

Friday, July 20, 2018 at 7 PM

Museum Lecture Hall

Free - tickets & information here

Jun 30 2018

Julien Bismuth in Ambient synonymy

Ambient synonymy

June 30 - October 14, 2018

FRAC (Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain)

details here

Jun 26 2018

Julien Bismuth at Mendes Wood DM New York

Natura Naturans
June 26 - August 20, 2018
Lucas Arruda, Alvaro Barrington, Julien Bismuth, Paloma Bosquê,
Adriano Costa, Sonia Gomes, Lorenzato, Daniel Steegmann Marangané,
Solange Pessoa, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Kishio Suga

Mendes Wood DM New York
60 East 66th Street, 2nd floor
New York, United States

Dec 31 1969

Zillionaires against Humanity at Skid Row History Museum and Archive

Zillionaires Against Humanity: Sabotaging the Skid Row Neighborhood Council on view through June 30 at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive.

More info here.

Dec 31 1969

Sarah Conaway in Fictive Kin

Sarah Conaway is featured in Fictive Kin with Annette Kelm and Kim Schoen, curated by Kathryn Poindexter. The exhibition is on view at the Culver Center of the Arts, UC Riverside February 24 - May 6, 2018.


More info here.

Feb 13 2018

Naotaka Hiro participating artist in Made in L.A.

Congratulations to Naotaka Hiro & the 31 other artists participating in The Hammer Museum’s fourth iteration of Made in L.A. 2018!

The exhibition will be on view June 3 - September 2, 2018

Feb 16 2018

Wally Hedrick at Greene Naftali Gallery

Wally Hedrick is featured in the group exhibition Walking Point on view at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York February 16 - March 10, 2018. 

More info here

Jan 18 2018

Barbara T. Smith at Andrew Kreps Gallery

Opening Thursday, January 18, 2018

more here

Jan 5 2018

Naotaka Hiro at Van Doren Waxter in New York

Alan Shields Project

January 5 - February 17, 2018

Lisa Alvarado, Cheryl Donegan, Aiko Hachisuka, Channing Hansen, Naotaka Hiro, Alan Shields, Martha Tuttle, B. Wurtz

more here

Jan 5 2018

Nathaniel Mellors 'Escape from Neolithic' at MONITOR in Rome

On view through Saturday, January 20, 2018. 

more here. 

Nov 17 2017

Barbara T. Smith at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Barbara T. Smith is in the group exhibition Experiments in Electrostatics: Photocopy Art from the Whitney’s Collection, 1966 – 1986 at the Whitney Museum of American Art opening November 17, 2017.

details here

Feb 6 2018

Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks at New Museum

Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks

February 6 - April 15, 2018

New Museum

New York

details here

Nov 1 2017

Robert Mallary at The Mayor Gallery

Robert Mallary

Reliefs 1957 - 1961

November 1 - December 1, 2017

The Mayor Gallery

Dec 15 2017

Nathaniel Mellors in National Gallery of Victoria Triennial

December 15, 2017 - April 15, 2018

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

Nov 30 2017

Nathaniel Mellors 'Ourhouse Ep. -1: 'Time'' screening at mother's tankstation limited

Nathaniel Mellors Ourhouse Ep. -1: 'Time'  will screen at mother's tankstation limited on November 30, December 1 & 2 at 5 pm. The screenings are part of Being Infrastructural curated by Maeve Connolly, November 2 - December 16, 2017. 

details here

Sep 9 2017

Leigh Ledare: The Plot opening at Art Institute Chicago September 9

September 9 - December 31, 2017

Ruttenberg Contemporary Photography Series

Art Institute Chicago

Gallery 188


Sep 21 2017

Simone Forti: To Play the Flute at Museo del Novecento

September 21-23, 2017
FURLA Series #01
Sala Fontana, Museo del Novecento, Milan

Sep 22 2017

BORIS LURIE in Habana at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Cuba

BORIS LURIE in Habana is a survey of work by Boris Lurie, curated by Joan Guaita and organized by Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Boris Lurie Foundation. The exhibition is on view from September 22 - November 19, 2017. 

Jul 15 2017

Judith Bernstein at Venus, Los Angeles

Judith Bernstein is featured in the group exhibition CUNT at Venus Over Los Angeles. The exhibition is on view July 15 - September 2, 2017. 

Jun 28 2017

Judith Bernstein at Pilar Corrias Gallery, London

Adult Swim 

curated by Gerasimos Floratos

June 28 - August 4, 2017

Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, UK

details here

Jun 7 2017

The Continued Expansion of Art Basel

Apollo Magazine

By Ben Eastham

details here

Apr 27 2017

Julien Bismuth at carriage trade, NY

Julien Bismuth is featured in the group exhibition at carriage trade, New York:

American Interior

April 27 - June 3, 2017

Richard Artschwager
David Baskin
Lawrence Berzon
Julien Bismuth
Richard Bosman
Barbara Ess
Terence Gower
Dorothea Lange
Louise Lawler
Sherrie Levine
Paul McCarthy
Gordon Parks
Heidi Schlatter
Claudia Sohrens
Steel Stillman



Apr 21 2017

Judith Bernstein at Karma International, Los Angeles

Karma International, Los Angeles

April 20 - May 20, 2017

Apr 21 2017

Barbara T. Smith in '56 Artillery Lane'

56 Artillery Lane

April 21 - June 11, 2017

at Raven Row, London, UK

Apr 15 2017

Julien Bismuth at Societe in Brussels

Modus Operandi

April 15 - July 15, 2017

Société in Brussels, Belgium 

Apr 7 2017

Simone Forti at Centre Pompidou

A Different Way To Move: Minimalists, New York, 1960-1980

Featuring Simone Forti

April 7 - September 17, 2017

Carre D'Art-Musee D'Art Contemporain, Nimes, France

details here.

Apr 6 2017

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Awards 2017

The Box would like to congratulate Leigh Ledare and Melinda Ring on receiving the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 2017 Fellowship Awards. 

Details here

Mar 20 2017

SASSAS sound. event featuring Simone Forti's

Watch the youtube video of Huddle here, and details of the full event on their website

Mar 20 2017

Judith Bernstein 'Cock in the Box' exhibition walkthrough

Check our Vimeo page to view past panel discussions, events, and exhibition walkthroughs, including the recently-closed Judith Bernstein exhibition 'Cock in the Box' here.

Mar 4 2017

Rick Potts at Greenspon in New York

Rick Potts has a solo exhibition at Greenspon gallery in New York. 

March 4 - April 15, 2017

Feb 18 2017

Anatomy of Subversion videos

Watch the full Anatomy of Subversion discussion led by Donatien Grau on our vimeo page

Featuring Judith Bernstein, Samara Golden, Sylvere Lotringer, Paul McCarthy, Vanessa Place, Barbara T. Smith, Jeffrey Spier, & Kaari Upson. 

Apr 1 2017

Wally Hedrick at Air de Paris

Wally Hedrick and Bruno Serralongue

April 1 - May 13, 2017

Air de Paris


Apr 27 2017

Wally Hedrick at Susan Inglett Gallery in NY

Wally Hedrick is featured in the group exhibition The Rat Bastard Protective Association, curated by Anastasia Aukemen. 

April 27 - 3 June, 2017

Susan Inglett Gallery

New York

Feb 15 2017

Art Basel 2017

The Box will present work by Stan VanDerBeek at Art Basel June 15 - 18, 2017. In addition to our booth, we will show VanDerBeek's "Movie Mural" as part of Basel's Unlimited section. 

Read the Art News Art Basel 2017 exhibitor list here.


Feb 15 2017

Sarah Conaway at Charlie James Gallery

A Mere Sum of Parts
organized by Sydney Croskery

February 25 - April 1, 2017
Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles

Jan 24 2017

Judith Bernstein: Dicks of Death book launch

The Swiss Institute


Please join us for a conversation between Judith Bernstein and Thomas Micchelli to mark the publication of Judith Bernstein: Dicks of Death, published by Edition Patrick Frey.

Please RSVP to rsvp@swissinstitute.net.


Jan 17 2017

Simone Forti at Radical Bodies at UCSB

January 27, 2017

as part of Radical Bodies at the AD&A Museum at UC Santa Barbara

details and tickets here: http://www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu/news/announcement/539

Jan 29 2017

Naotaka Hiro at Armory Center for the Arts

Naotaka Hiro is included in the upcoming group exhibition Between Words and Silence: The Work of Translation curated by Irene Tsatsos and Daniela Lieja at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. 

Opening Reception Saturday, January 28, 7 - 9 PM. 

Exhibition on view January 29 - April 2, 2017. 

Jan 12 2017

Boris Lurie 'Life After Death' at Westwood Gallery

Life After Death

curated by James Cavello

January 12 - February 18, 2017

Opening reception: Thursday, Jan. 12, 6 - 8 PM

Westwood Gallery, NYC

Jan 5 2017

Stan VanDerBeek at Spruth Magers LA

Jon Rafman / Stan VanDerBeek

curated by Johannes Fricke Waldthausen / GOODROOM

reception: Thursday, Jan. 19, 6-8 PM

January 20 - March 4, 2017

Jan 5 2017

Julien Bismuth in 'Variable Dimensions' at MAAT

Variable Dimensions

February 8 - March 21, 2017

Museum Art Architecture Technology, Lisbon, Portugal

Jan 5 2017

Naotaka Hiro in 'The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley' at LACE

The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley

curated by Virginia Broersma, Nick Brown and Kio Griffith

January 5 - February 12, 2017

at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Nov 13 2016

LAFMS BOX BOX record release celebration

Oct 22 2016

LAPD 7th annual Festival for Skid Row Artists

The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) presents the 7th annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, from 1–5pm each day. 

Gladys Park - Skid Row 

808 east 6th street, Los Angeles, California 90021


Oct 21 2016

Stan VanDerBeek at the Whitney

Stan VanDerBeek is featured in the Whitney's upcoming exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, on view October 28, 2016 - February 5, 2017. 


Oct 21 2016

LAFMS free performance, film screening & more

Free! Friday, October 21, 2016 in Pasadena. 

LAFMS walking tour, performance, films, & more.



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Oct 14 2016

Extended Hours this weekend

The Box will have extended hours this weekend:

Friday, Oct. 14: noon - 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 15: noon - 7pm
Sunday, Oct. 16: noon - 5pm

Dec 1 2016

Art Basel Miami Beach

The Box is thrilled to be showing Barbara T. Smith at Art Basel Miami Beach, December 1-4.

Stop by The Box's booth at S12. 

Oct 15 2016

Nathaniel Mellors in The National or the Skip

Nathaniel Mellors is featured in The National or the Skip with Slate Projects currently on view at The Averard Hotel in London through October 23rd

Sep 28 2016

Judith Bernstein at Whitney Museum of American Art

Judith Bernstein is featured in Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art April 27, 2016 - February 12, 2017.

Sep 27 2016

Naotaka Hiro in PLACEBOUND at Nan Rae

Naotaka Hiro is featured in PLACEBOUND, a group exhibit curated by Bia Gayotto, on view at Woodbury University's Nan Rae Gallery. Details here

Sep 22 2016

Barbara T. Smith leading exhibition walkthrough of 'Words, Sentences & Signs'

Barbara T. Smith will lead a walkthrough of her current exhibition Words, Sentences & Signs Saturday, September 24 at 4pm. 

Sep 17 2016

Naotaka Hiro at LAXART

Naotaka Hiro is featured in the group exhibition Protuberances

Curated by Catherine Taft and Jess Arndt

September 17 - October 29, 2016

Sep 6 2016

Julien Bismuth interview with Keen On Magazine

Julien interviewed by Noam Segal for Keen On Magazine

Click here to read

Jul 1 2016

Julien Bismuth at Guggenheim Museum in New York

Julien Bismuth's ongoing installation is on view now through Fall 2016

Details here

Jun 7 2016

LAPD performing at Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum and Los Angeles Poverty Department co-present

Chasing Monsters from under the Bed

Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30pm

details here

May 26 2016

Mike Bouchet 'Bounty' at Peres Projects

Jun 4 2016

Paul McCarthy conversation and book signing

Jun 23 2016

Naotaka Hiro in 'A Modest Proposal' at Hauser & Wirth in NY

A Modest Proposal
Lucas Blalock, Naotaka Hiro, Sanya Kantarovsky, Nicola L, Tala Madani, and Jakub Julian Ziolkowski

June 23 - July 29, 2016
Opening: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6-8pm


Hauser & Wirth New York, 18th Street

more here

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May 24 2016

Howard Fried at New Museum

Howard Fried will be part of the group exhibition The Keeper at the New Museum in New York. 

The exhibition is on view July 20 - September 25, 2016. 

May 21 2016

Olaymai Dabls: Flags Erotic Rights

Olyami Dabls: Flags Erotic Rights

Henry Taylor's 810 East 3rd Street, #41 
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Opening Reception:
Sat, May 21, 2016, 5-10pm

Public Conversation:
Sun, May 22, 2016, 2pm
Dabls, Henry Taylor, & Lorcan O’Herlihy

Henry Taylor’s is pleased to present the first Los Angeles exhibition of Olayami Dabls. One of the founders of the contemporary Detroit art scene, for over three decades Dabls has worked as an artist, historian and curator, lecturing extensively on African material culture to international audiences. In 2000 he opened the African Bead Museum on the corner of Grand River and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. Here, Dabls houses his renowned collection of African beads, textiles and cultural objects. Surrounded by a sprawling sculpture garden comprised of eighteen outdoor installations that reference the different aspects of colonization through the metaphor of “Iron Teaching Rocks to Rust,” the museum attracts visitors from around the world. Occupying almost an entire city block, Dabls’ African Bead Museum is a tool through which communities come to understand the deep African roots in Detroit.

Curated by Corazon del Sol and Yael Lipschutz, Flags Erotic Rights represents three distinct bodies of work created by Dabls over a thirty-year period. A meditation on the contradictory nature of the United States as a symbol of both oppression and freedom, Flags (1985) is comprised of fourteen paintings of the United States flag seen from various angles. Erotic refers to the African Kama Sutra (2005-2009), a series of drawings, paintings and collages Dabls created in order to reclaim the humanity and beauty of African sexuality. Rights (1985) is a group of paintings and paper cutout collages about the Civil Rights Movement, made while Dabls was working as a curator and artist-in-residence at Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 

In addition to these three bodies of work, a selection of beads from the African Bead Museum will be on view. Rarely seen outside of Detroit, Dabls’ work recently received the attention of the Knight Foundation, who awarded him a $100,000 grant to cover renovations of the African Bead Museum, a project that will be spearheaded by the LA-based firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA). All profits from Dabls’ exhibition at Henry Taylor’s go towards the goal of matching the Knight Foundation’s award. The exhibition will be accompanied by a public conversation between Dabls, Henry Taylor and Lorcan O’Herlihy, moderated by Corazon del Sol and Yael Lipschutz.

May 19 2016

SASSAS Blast! [13] & Bootleg LP Auction

We are thrilled to announce that Blast! [13], our annual garden party and fundraiser, returns to the beautiful home of the Hillenburg Family in San Marino on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Blast! [13] features a glam musical tribute to David Bowie and Prince with Mannequins with Kill Appeal, plus Bowie/Prince Karaoke with special guests, along with great food and drink, a reprise of our popular Bootleg LP Art Auction and the return of MC Tom Stern (Freaked, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Man Show). Dublab impresario Ale Cohen spins tunes throughout the afternoon.

More than 80 artists are contributing to a reprise of our Bootleg LP Auction including 
Aaron CurryKatie GrinninAlice Könitz, Friedrich Kunath and Chris Martin. 1301PE is hosting a pop up preview May 19-21, with an artist reception Thursday, May 19 from 6-9pm.

All proceeds from Blast! [13] support SASSAS’s experimental art and sound programming.


details here

May 15 2016

SASSAS presents Simone Forti and more May 15, 2016

The Society for the Activation of Social Space Through Art and Sound (SASSAS) presents sound. a free public concert at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook on Sunday, May 15 4-7pm. 

Simone Forti will be doing a double Huddle performance with performers from the MOCA Education Program for teens. 

More information at www.sassas.org


May 7 2016

Naotaka Hiro 'Big Question' at Brennan & Griffin

on view May 3 - June 5, 2016

details here

May 5 2016

Frieze New York, a Visual Circus Under the Big Top

New York Times

by Holland Cotter

link here

May 3 2016

Frieze New York

The Box is thrilled to be showing Howard Fried at Frieze New York at Randall's Island Park May 5-8, 2016

Main Section, Stand D38

Apr 17 2016

Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen to represent Finland at the 2017 Venice Biennale

Congratulations to Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen, who have been selected to represent Finland at the 57th Venice Biennale with their proposal â€‹The Aalto Natives. The exhibition is curated by Xander Karskens.

Read the full announcement here.

Apr 6 2016

LAPD Announced a Recipient of Mike Kelley Foundation 2016 Artist Project Grant

Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD)

The Back 9: Golf and Zoning Policy in Los Angeles with Rosten Woo

LAPD and artist Rosten Woo will collaborate on the exhibition, The Back 9, a playable miniature golf course addressing current and historic zoning issues, from the origins of the SRO housing model that underpins Skid Row, to the potential endangering of the area’s affordable housing through the city’s new re:code LA initiative. To inform the exhibition’s content and design, Woo will lead free workshops with the public and LAPD company members—artists who work and live on Skid Row—and company members will also create a major theatrical performance using the golf course as their stage. The project is set to open in early 2017 at LAPD’s Skid Row History Museum & Archive.

Apr 19 2016


Watch the Los Angeles Poverty Department perform Abolition and the Radical Imagination in 5 parts on Youtube, as part of the event presented by the LAPD and Critical Resistance in Los Angeles on Feb. 20, 2016. 

Video here

Apr 6 2016

Judith Bernstein Guggenheim Fellow 2016

Judith Bernstein announced as a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow 2016.


View the full list and official announcement from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation here and the announcement in the New York Times here.

Apr 16 2016

'Prequel Dump' extended one week, now closing Saturday, April 16


Now closing Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Apr 1 2016

LAFMS documentary

The documentary "LAFMS: how low can you go?" can be viewed online in its entirety!
Directed and edited by Holly Thompson & Mark "Frosty" McNeill, the short film features members of the Los Angeles Free Music Society, an expansive experimental music collective that has been active since 1973.
View the film here
Mar 21 2016

The Art of Boris Lurie film premiere at Jewish Museum Berlin

"Accompanying our current exhibition, “No Compromises! The Art of Boris Lurie,” Rudij Bergmann’s film about the artist will premiere on 21 March 2016 (additional information available on our event calendar). In this guest entry, the filmmaker tells us how this very personal documentary came about."

See the film trailer here

Mar 17 2016

Barbara T. Smith at Hammer Museum

Barbara T. Smith's Black Glass Painting Photograph (1965) is featured in the Hammer Museum's current exhibition Still Life with Fish: Photography from the Collection, on view February 13 - May 15, 2016.


Mar 10 2016

Julien Bismuth at Frac ile-de-France

Julien Bismuth is in L'Homme aux cent yeux in Paris. 

Details here

Mar 11 2016

Simone Forti & Oguri Duet

Simone Forti & Oguri 
Journey Dream Flower

Friday, March 18, 8 PM
Saturday, March 19, 8 PM
Sunday, March 20, 4 PM
$17 (presale) 
$22 (at the door) Students, Seniors $17


Body Mind World
Workshop with Simone Forti

Sunday, March 13, 12:30pm-3:30 pm

$30/class RSVP: bodyweather@gmail.com

1416 Electric Ave. 
Venice CA 90291

Free parking at Electric Lodge

Mar 8 2016

NO COMPROMISES! The Art of Boris Lurie at The Jewish Museum in Berlin

Boris Lurie's major retrospecitve NO COMPROMISES! The Art of Boris Lurie is on view February 26 - July 31, 2016 at the Jewish Museum Berlin. 

Mar 15 2016

Julien Bismuth 'Zitat' at Lira Gallery in Rome

Exhibition on view March 16 - April 30, 2016
Opening reception Tuesday, March 15, 7pm

at Lira Gallery Rome

Mar 13 2016

Open Sunday, March 13

The gallery will be open Sunday, March 13 from noon to 6pm during the grand opening of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

Mar 4 2016

The Box booth Top Ten of Independent

"The Top 10 Booths at Independent New York 2016"

Artnet News

By Brian Boucher

Feb 20 2016

Profiles of Abolition benefit for Los Angeles Poverty Department and Critical Resistance

FEBRUARY 20TH in Los Angeles
5pm Doors, 6pm Event


A fundraiser event to benefit Critical Resistance and Los Angeles Poverty Department

Critical Resistance and Los Angeles Poverty Department invite you to join us forProfiles of Abolition: Abolition and the Radical Imagination. We are excited to host acclaimed poet Fred Moten and renowned printmaker Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad Rebelde in conversation with Angela Y. Davis.

Abolition and the Radical Imagination will encourage audience members to reinvigorate a critical understanding of prison industrial complex abolition and inspire us to take creative and practical steps to build this liberated future. Moten, Cervantes and Davis will be joined by performances by the Los Angeles Poverty Department to spark our radical imagination and lift up the spirit of liberation. All proceeds with benefit Critical Resistance and Los Angeles Poverty Department. This event will also mark a special celebration of the Los Angeles Poverty Department’s 30-year anniversary.

TICKETS ON SALE @ http://abolition2016.brownpapertickets.com/

SPONSORSHIP: To make this inspiring event accessible to as many people in the Los Angeles community as possible, we are asking for your support. Sponsoring this event helps subsidize tickets for formerly imprisoned people, youth, and low-income communities. Sponsorship also helps demonstrate community support for creative movement building and rigorous, left analysis in these hopeful yet troubling times. For more info on sponsorship: http://criticalresistance.org/abolition/

About the Speakers

DR. ANGELA Y. DAVIS is Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Davis came to national attention after being removed from her teaching position at UCLA because of her activism and membership in the Communist Party, USA. In 1970 she was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List on false charges. During her sixteen-month incarceration, a massive international “Free Angela Davis” campaign was organized, leading to her acquittal in 1972. Today Prof. Davis remains an advocate of prison abolition and has developed a powerful critique of racism in the criminal justice system. She is the author of many books, including her most recent collection, The Meaning of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues (City Lights Open Media).

FRED MOTEN is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition,Hughson’s Tavern, B. Jenkins, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (with Stefano Harney), The Feel Trio and The Little Edges. A new poetry collection, The Service Porch and a new collection of essays, consent not to be a single being are forthcoming. Moten lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the University of California, Riverside.

A member of the Oakland-based arts collaboration, Dignidad Rebelde, MELANIE CERVANTES is a Xicana activist-artist whose work includes black and white illustrations, paintings, installations and paper stencils. She is best known, however, for her prolific political screen prints and posters which have been used by movements across the globe. Employing vibrant colors and hand-drawn illustrations, her work moves those viewed as marginal to the center — featuring powerful youth, elders, women, and queer and indigenous peoples.

Jan 26 2016

LAFMS documentary screening and performance in Los Angeles

Tuesday, January 26
Hyperion Tavern


LAFMS: how low can you go?

A short film portrait of the Los Angeles Free Music Society in which members of the long running experimental music collective shine light on their fearless exploration of sound.

Film screens promptly at 10pm. 
¡¡¡ Music all night by LAFMS !!!

Live performances by:
Dinosaurs With Horns 
Joe Potts & Vetza (duet debut) 
+ the unveiling of DAFT (Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford & Fredrik NilsenTrio)

DJ sets by Nanny Cantaloupe & Frosty

Film directed by Holly Thompson & Mark "Frosty" McNeill

FREE / 21+


Jan 20 2016

Melinda Ring awarded grant from Foundation of Contemporary Arts

Dec 11 2016

Los Angeles Poverty Department at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

December 11, 2015 - August 7, 2016

Jan 23 2016

Los Angeles Poverty Department at Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena

January 24 - May 15, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 23, 6-8PM

Performances: March 25, 26 and April 1-3, 2016

Feb 4 2016

Judith Bernstein at Kunsthall Stavanger

February 4 - April 10, 2016

Jan 9 2016

Judith Bernstein at Mary Boone

Judith Bernstein
Dicks of Death
January 9 - February 27, 2016

at Mary Boone Gallery in New York

Feb 1 2016

Simone Forti at Northwestern University

Conversation and Performance with Simone Forti "Thinking with the Body"

Monday, February 1, 2016

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
more infomation HERE

Dec 10 2015

Holiday Hours

The Box will be open the following days during the holiday:

Wednesday, December 23 - open
December 24-25 - closed
Saturday, December 26 - open

Wednesday, December 30 - open
December 31- January 1 - closed
Saturday, January 2 - open


Jan 26 2016

Stan VanDerBeek in 'Electronic Superhighway' at Whitechapel Gallery

on view January 29 - May 15, 2016

Whitechapel Gallery


Dec 2 2015

Paramount Ranch III

The Box is thrilled to be participating in the third installment of Paramount Ranch

January 30-31, 2016

Nov 24 2015

Thanksgiving Hours

The Box will be CLOSED this Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

We will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 28 during our regular business hours of 12 to 6pm.

Nov 10 2015

Simone Forti 'ON AN IRON POST' mentioned in Hyperallergic

mentioned as a part of ArtRx LA 

by Matt Stromberg

Nov 8 2015

Naotaka Hiro in group exhibition at Brennan & Griffin

on view November 8 - December 20, 2015


Guy Goodwin, Heather Guertin, Naotaka Hiro, Dave McDermott, Jason Meadows

Nov 5 2015

Double Bind book launch & conversation with Leigh Ledare, Rhea Anastas, Andrew Freeman & Liz Kotz

Thursday, November 5 at 7pm at The Box


We are thrilled to invite you to join us and A.R.T. Press to celebrate the Los Angeles release of Double Bind by Leigh Ledare and Rhea Anastas at The Box on Thursday, November 5 at 7pm. 

The event is free and will feature a conversation between the authors, Andrew Freeman and Liz Kotz, followed by book signing and refreshments. Copies of Double Bind will be available for purchase.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis so please arrive 5 minutes early. 


Facebook event HERE

Nov 2 2015

Simone Forti recipient of Anonymous Was A Woman Award for 2015

"Anonymous Was A Woman today announced the ten artists selected to receive their twentieth annual awards. All the recipients are women over forty years of age who have significantly contributed to their fields, with the grants meant to support and sustain mature female artists. The winners this year are Donna Dennis, Wendy Ewald, Simone Forti, Rachel Harrison, Pam Lins, Jennifer Montgomery, Dona Nelson, Lisa Sanditz, Lisa Sigal, and Julianne Swartz. Each recipient will receive an unrestricted grant of $25,000 each."

Read the full Artforum news article HERE

Oct 29 2015

Simone Forti 'Slant Board' at Untitled Art Fair Miami

Where Sculpture & Dance Meet: Minimalism 1961 - 1979 will be shown at the Untiled Art Fiar in Miami Beach as part of a curated special presentation from December 1 - 7, 2015. 

Details on Untitled HERE

Oct 18 2015

Julien Bismuth & Naotaka Hiro in group show at La Ferme Du Buisson

Alfred Jarry Archipelago: La Valse Des Pantins - Act II

October 18, 2015 - February 14, 2015

William Anastasi, Julien Bismuth, Paul Chan, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Rainer Ganahl, Dora Garcia, Naotaka Hiro, Mike Kelley, Tala Madani, Nathaniel Mellors, Henrik Olesen



Oct 31 2015

Simone Forti in 'Where Sculpture and Dance Meet: Minimalism from 1961 to 1979'

'Where Sculptures and Dance Meet: Minimalism from 1961 to 1979' is on view at Loretta Howard Gallery through October 31.

Curated by Wendy Perron, this exhibition includes work by Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown, Robert Morris and many more. 


Oct 3 2015

Barbara T. Smith in group show 'A Performative Trigger: Radicals of Irvine'

Curated by Juli Carson and Marilyn Nix

October 3 - December 12, 2015
University Art Gallery (UAG) at UC Irvine
Opening Reception: Sat. October 3, 2-5pm


More information here: http://www.arts.uci.edu/event/performative-trigger-radicals-irvine

Oct 24 2015

Simone Forti at Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Simone Forti will have work exhibited in the next collection show at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. 'Setting Things in Motion' will be open to the public on October 24. 

More informaiton to come:

Oct 14 2015

Frieze London 2015

The Box will be returning to Frieze London 

October 14 − 17, 2015

Stand G04


We will be exhibiting work by Naotaka Hiro, Paul McCarthy, and Benjamin Weissman from The Box's 2014 exhibition Men in LA as well as new individual and collaborative drawings.

Sep 26 2015

LAFMS & Simone Forti performing at Hammer Museum

This weekend ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE at the Hammer Musuem will feature over 25 international artists, including Simone Forti & the LAFMS Shoe (Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Joseph Hammer, Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, & Vetza)

Saturday, September 29 during the 12-4pm time slot

Oct 10 2015

Barbara T. Smith in 'Mommy' at Yale Union


A group show that considers the mother, with work by Lutz Bacher, Susan Cianciolo, Sonya Hamilton, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eliot Porter, Aura Rosenberg, Diane Simpson, Barbara T. Smith, Frances Stark, and Rosemarie Trockel. It will also include new site-specific works by Cathy Wilkes and Anicka Yi, and a performance by Karin Schneider.

October 10–December 20, 2015
Thursday–Sunday, 3–6pm

Saturday, October 10, 4–6pm

Oct 29 2015

Stan VanDerBeek at ICA Boston

at ICA Boston
7 PM


Jun 28 2015

Sarah Conaway at Team Gallery in NYC

Sarah Conaway is part of Bad Boy Bail Bonds Adopt A Highway (curated by Amanda Ross-Ho) at Team Gallery in New York. 

Scott Marvel Cassidy, Sara Clendening, Sarah Conaway, Liz Craft, Erik Frydenborg, Michael Henry Hayden, Norm Laich, Anthony Lepore, Josh Mannis, Pentti Monkkonen, Lawrence Pollman, Melanie Schiff, Kristen Van Deventer, and Robert Wedemeyer
June 28 – July 31, 2015
Details here


Jul 3 2015

Gallery CLOSED July 3rd & 4th for Independence Day

The Box will be closed Friday, July 3 & Saturday, July 4.

We will resume our regular hours of noon to 6pm Wednesday, July 8. 

Jun 17 2015

LAST WEEK to see Mirror Effect

May 29 2015

Book launch for 'The Experience Machine: Stan VanDerBeek's Movie-Drome and Expanded Cinema' by Gloria Sutton

Announcing the Los Angeles book launch for The Experience Machine: Stan VanDerBeek’s Movie-Drome and Expanded Cinema by Gloria Sutton (2015, MIT Press) 

With a screening of Stan VanDerBeek: The Computer Generation (1972, dir. John Musilli) followed by a discussion between Gloria Sutton and Kerry Tribe.

Friday, May 29 at 7 PM
at Ooga Booga #2, 356 S. Mission Road

May 9 2015

X-TRA Spring Launch: The Conversation Saturday May 9th

Come celebrate the newest issue of X-TRA, Spring, and Women!
Co-presented with the Women’s Center for Creative Work

Teasing out and expanding on ideas from her essay The Conversation: The Young Female Artist as HistorianCatherine Wagley will moderate a conversational panel with Sarah Lehrer-GraiwerYael Lipschutz, and Corazon del Sol.

Saturday May 9th, 2015
at 3 pm

Hosted by
The Box Gallery
805 Traction Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

May 6 2015

Simone Forti performance and dance workshop

Body Weather Laboratory/Lightning Shadow present
Flower of the Season 2015 Spring 


Simone Forti
Roxanne Steinberg

Friday May 29, 8:00PM
Saturday May 30, 8:00PM
Sunday May 31, 4:00PM
$17 (presale) 
$22 (at the door) Students, Seniors $17


Body Mind world
Workshop with Simone Forti
Wednesday May 6, 10am-1pm
Sunday May 10, 12:30pm-3:30pm
Registration: bodyweather@gmail.com
Fee: $30/class

1416 Electric Ave.
Venice CA 90291

Free parking at Electric Lodge

Apr 11 2015

LAPD Skid Row History Museum & Archive

Exhibition: Blue Book / Silver Book

April 11 - June 27, 2015

Opening reception: Saturday, April 11, 6-9 PM


Skid Row History Museum & Archive
440 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

open Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 2-5 PM
and Friday 3-6 PM

May 2 2015

Renzo Martens & IHA

2 May - 6 Jun 2015
Opening Saturday 2 May, 5-7pm

Renzo Martens and The Institute for Human Activities
"A New Settlement"

Galerie Fons Welters
Bloemstraat 140
1016 LJ Amsterdam


Apr 7 2015

Barbara T. Smith in 'In Search of an Exit (or Eight Characters in a Parlor)'

USC Roski School of Art and Design and the MA in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere program present In Search of an Exit (or Eight Characters in a Parlor), a group exhibition of time-based artworks about the human condition at the Heritage Square Museum.

In Search of an Exit (or Eight Characters in a Parlor)
Exhibition dates: April 10 – May 3, 2015
Opening reception: Tuesday April 7, 6-9pm

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 rc drones for sale 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. 

RSVP to rsvp@foryourart.com

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 info@theboxla.com. 


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 info@theboxla.com. 

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: http://exhibitors.friezenewyork.com/index.php?r=artwork/viewer

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: http://theboxla.com/artist.php?id=4623

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 

http://independentnewyork.com/ or http://theboxla.com/


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: http://www.queensmuseum.org/events/performance-state-of-incarceration-by-los-angeles-poverty-department/


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: http://laartbookfair.net/events#KCHUNGSTAGE

For more on KCHUNG, check out their website: http://www.kchungradio.org/

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 www.whitecolumns.org.


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: 
Facebook: facebook.com/uglydrum
Twitter: @uglydrum
Email: erik@uglydrum.com

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: http://www.smallworldmfg.info/projects/performance-audio/  (Performance Audio)
Small World MFG: http://www.smallworldmfg.info/

Sep 7 2013

Artforum Must See: Judith Bernstein

Judith Bernstein on Artforum.com '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 356mission.com 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 artforum.com'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 prismla.com 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 artforum.com's "Must-See Shows" list


Critics' Picks: Painting

By Julian Friedman
Published on Artforum.com
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 Hyperallergic.com

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 Hyperallergic.com, December 15, 2012
By Thomas Micchelli 
Published on Hyperallergic.com, 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 http://www.artsjournal.com 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 artforum.com’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 artforum.com'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