PAST EVENT

Frogtown Futuro

A Notorious Possession: notes on the life of a house before and after the bubble

$5

PAST EVENT

Frogtown Futuro

A Notorious Possession: notes on the life of a house before and after the bubble

$5

Details

Friday

February 14, 2014

3:30–5:30am

Clockshop

2806 Clearwater St

Los Angeles, CA

Description

Artists York Chang and Olga Koumoundouros will discuss Koumoundouros’ 2012 site specific installation Notorious Possession, which takes on the issues of home ownership and the real estate bubble.

In 2012 Olga transformed an abandoned foreclosed home in her neighborhood, setting off a number of legal and emotional challenges as the banks and brokers tried to determine the true owner of the house.York served as one of Olga’s attorneys throughout the legal challenges that faced her as an artist, homeowner and squatter as a result of the piece.

York Chang is a conceptual artist and painter whose projects often involve issues of credibility, authorship, and forensics, and utilize his education and training as an attorney. He earned both his BFA (1996) and Juris Doctorate (2001) from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Recent exhibitions include a two-person exhibition with Mitchell Syrop as part of the Orange County Museum of Art’s California-Pacific Triennial, and solo exhibitions at Greene Exhibitions and Commonwealth & Council. He also worked as a poverty and tenant-side attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, and is currently a labor attorney for the Service Employees International Union. York Chang lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, and is represented by Greene Exhibitions.

Olga Koumoundouros makes installations, sculpture, photos, and social practice events that explore the psycho/social affects of the single family home and the idea of the American Dream. She uses the single-family home as rhetoric to discuss the frailty and ideological construction of home ownership and its relationship to human sustenance. Recent solo exhibitions include We made life here for a little while, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects Off-site, Altadena, CA (2013), Dream Home Resource Center, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2013) and Wall Works: CART-What Do We Need to Get By and How Do We Get There?, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (2011). She received her MFA from the California Institute for the Arts and is represented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Presented as part of Frogtown Futuro.

Image Courtesy of Olga Koumoundouros