Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present PING PONG, a multi-destination, cross-cultural collaboration featuring artists from Los Angeles, Miami and Basel during the 2019 LA Art Show.
PING PONG is an independent exhibition project for contemporary art founded in 2007 to cultivate artistic exchange between Basel, Miami and Los Angeles. This allows collaboration between the Artists, as well as the realization of site specific works in the actual location. The project documents, explores and stimulates the artistic endeavors of the cities. PING PONG will showcase artistsPam Douglas, Jerry Haenggli, Cathy Immordino, Sue Irion, Dan Künzler and Sungjae Lee. This iteration of PING PONG will launch at the LA Art Show and travel to Basel during Art Basel in June and later to Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2019.
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street, West Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90015
VIP RED CARD SPECIAL COLLECTORS' PREVIEW:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6pm onwards
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7pm - 11pm
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 11am - 7pm
Friday, January 25, 2019, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019, 11am - 5pm
In addition to Ping Pong, LAAA will present a powerful and timely performance by artist Elizabeth Tobias: Survivor! Share Your 98 Second Story on Sunday January 27 at 2pm outside the West Hall entrance to the LA Art Show. This performance will last approximately 1 hour.
Artists who have been victimized by violence often lack the support and resources needed to come forward. For artists who have been affected by the trauma of sexual assault, rarely, if ever, are there adequate opportunities to create work that addresses their stories within and beyond the larger art community.
Los Angeles artist and expressive arts therapist, Elizabeth Tobias, will amplify her fusion of social practice, performance and sound to debut Survivor! Share your 98 Second Story at 2019 The Los Angeles Art Show. This immersive project addresses the sexual assault epidemic, one of the most pervasive, yet most under reported crimes. Survivor! addresses the staggering statistic that every 98 seconds, there is a sexual assault in America.
Weaving together spoken word and improvised sound, Elizabeth Tobias will perform with an ensemble of artist survivors to collectively promote needed awareness and advocacy for sexual assault survivors in the art community and throughout the public sphere.
Top Images Cathy Immordino, Elizabeth Tobias and Pam Douglas