Reception for “Let Your Body In” on April 21st!

Let Your Body In

Reception: April 21, 2012, 5-8pm

ONE Archives Gallery & Museum

626 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Please join us for the opening reception of Let Your Body In, an exhibition of work by contemporary queer artists alongside artworks and objects from the collections at ONE Archives. Participating artists include EMR (Math Bass & Dylan Mira), Maya Bookbinder, Laurel Frank, Aimee Goguen, Kim Kelly, and Lee Relvas. Additional pieces from the archives include works by Roger Campbell, Harold L. Dittmer, G.N., Olaf Odegaard, Tomata du Plenty, John Quitman, and James Snodgrass. The exhibition explores creative approaches to activating the body and playful ways of engaging with queer histories and culture. As a follow-up to Cruising the Archive, this exhibition looks at artworks outside a strictly historical context, allowing for new interpretations for queerness to emerge between the contemporary and archival.

More information on the exhibition can be found here. Make sure to RSVP on Facebook here!

The ONE Archives Gallery & Museum is located at 626 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Enter the gallery on El Tovar Place. Parking is free for the first hour before 6pm at a parking garage located at the end of El Tovar Place. Gallery hours are Friday, 4:30 – 8:30pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00pm.

Image: Tomata du Plenty, The Many Loves of G.I. Joe, c. 1980. Acrylic on board, 27 x 42 inches. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

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“To Whom It May Concern” on view through May 31st!

Catherine Lord’s installation at ONE Archives, To Whom It May Concern, will remain on view through May 31, 2012. The installation presents several hundred photographs of book dedications, considerably enlarged, on the walls of the mezzanine space at ONE Archives, encircling the closed stacks of the library from which they were culled. Do not miss this work!

Cruising the Archive: Rare Looks will also be on view at ONE Archives through May 31st. ONE Archives’ address and hours can be found here.

Walkthrough and Extended Hours at ONE, Sunday, March 4th

In conjunction with the Pacific Standard Time Downtown/Exposition Park Regional Weekend, ONE Archives will host a curators walkthrough of Cruising the Archive: Rare Looks at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives from 1-2pm on Sunday, March 4th. Additionally, ONE Archives will be open from 11-5pm on Sunday, in addition to regular Saturday hours of 11-5pm. Information on the PST Downtown/Exposition Park Regional Weekend can be found here (links to PDF).

Walk-through with the Curator of Cruising the Archive: Rare Looks

Sunday, March 4, 2012, 1-2pm

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Join Guest Curator David Frantz for an informal walk-through of the exhibition Cruising the Archive: Rare Looks at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives.

This Thursday! “Transactivation: Revealing Queer Histories in the Archive”

Transactivation: Revealing Queer Histories in the Archive

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 6-9pm

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

909 West Adams Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90007

 

Do not miss this amazing event! In conjunction with Cruising the Archive, artists Heather Cassils, Zackary Drucker, Wu Tsang and Chris Vargas will present a series of live performances and video projects inspired by the collections at ONE Archives. These artists explore trans content in their multidisciplinary work and are interested in a discussion about LGBTQ archives and the “Ts” and “Qs” often missing from historical records. The performance will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dean Spade, assistant professor at the Seattle University School of Law.

 

Also come to see Catherine Lord’s To Whom It May Concern, in its last week on view at ONE Archives.

 

Presented by Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative

Organized by Onya Hogan-Finlay, David Frantz and Mia Locks. co-sponsored by LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)

Holiday Hours for “Cruising the Archive”

Happy Holidays from ONE Archives! Below are the holiday hours for both the main archive and gallery. If you haven’t already seen Cruising the Archive or To Whom It May Concern, we hope you get to the shows in 2012. The image above is from Robert Opel’s Fuck You Santa Claus, on view in Cruising the Archive: Wink Wink.

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

909 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007

CLOSED December 23, 2011 – January 3, 2012

 

ONE Archives Gallery & Museum

626 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

CLOSED December 23-25, 2011 and January 1, 2012

 

Above: Still from Fuck You Santa Claus, c. 1978. Digital transfer of 16mm film, 19
minutes. Produced and directed by Robert Opel, Fey Way Productions, Los Angeles. ONE Archives Collection of Film and Video at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, Los Angeles. Donated by the Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

 

See “Cruising the Archive” Thanksgiving weekend!

If you haven’t seen Cruising the Archive, two-parts of the exhibition will be open this Thanksgiving weekend. Be sure to check out the shows! ONE Archives’ Thanksgiving weekend hours are below:

Cruising the Archive: Wink Wink at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum in West Hollywood will be open during normal hours this weekend: Friday, 4:30-8:30pm and Saturday/Sunday, 1-5pm. More info here.

Cruising the Archive: Rare Looks at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th, but will be open Saturday, November 26th, from 11-5pm. More info here. If you stop by the archive, be sure to see Catherine Lord’s installation To Whom It May Concern.

Above: John Quitman, Unknown (Four legs, two arms), c. 1960s. Ink, charcoal, pencil, and chalk on paper, 25 x 19 inches. John Quitman Lynch Collection. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives