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September 9, 2017: 18th Street Arts

Please join 18th Street Arts Center for an art and dance party on Saturday, 
September 9, 2017 from 
5-8pm. "A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity" opens in the main gallery. The event is presented in collaboration with LACMA as part of the Getty-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Artists will read selections of Jorge Luis Borges' masterwork that influenced the exhibition, followed by an opening celebration and dance party.

+Music by Chulita Vinyl Club

+Complimentary Taco Bar by Rancho's

+DIY Micheladas
Sept9-2017-18th-StreetArtsA Universal History of Infamy is presented as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, and curated by Rita Gonzalez, José Luis Blondet, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas. The group exhibition features contemporary discipline-defying artists from Latin America and the United States. Over the past two years, the majority of the artists conducted research residencies at 18th Street Arts Center, conceptualizing new work for the show.

Ángela Bonadíes (Venezuela), Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico/Germany), Carolina Caycedo (Los Angeles), Josefina Guilisasti (Chile),Tamar Guimarães (Brazil/Denmark) and Kasper Akhøj (Denmark), Runo Lagomarsino (Sweden/Brazil), Fernanda Laguna (Argentina), Michael Linares (Puerto Rico), Mapa Teatro (Colombia), Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa (Guatemala), NuMu [Stefan Benchoam, Jessica Kairé] (Guatemala) Gala Porras-Kim (Colombia/Los Angeles), Vincent Ramos (Los Angeles), Oscar Santillán (Ecuador/The Netherlands), Carla Zaccagnini (Argentina/Brazil), and Zinny-Maidagan (Argentina/Germany).

On view: September 9 - December 15, 2017

What: Opening reception
Where: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00am - 8:00pm
Phone: (310) 453-3711
Website: http://18thstreet.org/