image of the artist in resident: FUTUREFARMERS. Man is in red ski cap, sitting in a hollowed out tree log with two oars in either hand. He appears to be rowing, but the tree is stump is stationary.Title. 2008 Pasadena City College Artist in ResidenceButton to Signup.
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Over the past few decades, artist collectives have garnered much attention with their activities, both in and outside of cultural institutions. Focusing on social, political, and environmental issues, these groups have proven themselves to be effective in engaging individuals and communities, working to solve real world problems rather than just commenting on them within the safety of a cultural space. A network of collaborative groups has spread around the globe, exchanging knowledge, entering into conversations, and expanding the range of communication usually associated with art production. The artist groups participating in 'Anytime, Anyplace' are some of the finest examples of 21st century collaborative efforts. Working not only to challenge the systems of power and the accepted strategies typically adopted by young artists, these cultural agents are aggressively pushing the boundaries of art, what it should do, what form it should take, and how it must interface with the struggles of our contemporary world.




7:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Grant Kester (art historian, author of Conversation Pieces).
7:45 PM Desert and Coffee Bar.
8:15 PM Guest Speakers: Brett Bloom and Salem Collo-Julin from Temporary Services.
9:00 AM
- 10:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast.
10:00 AM Session One: Futurefarmers.
11:00 AM Session Two: Temporary Services.
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Lunch/BBQ in Art Gallery Courtyard.
1:00 PM Session Three: The Temporary Travel Office and Sarah Ross.
2:30 PM
- 6:00 PM
Bus tour with Temporary Travel Office to 1984 Los Angeles Olympic sites.




The Temporary Travel Office
Grant Kester
Temporary Services


The Temporary Travel Office

image of sarah and ryan of the temporary travel office. Sarah is looking at the camera, has short brown hair and black plastic rimmed glasses. Ryan is looking down and to the right, he is wearing red safety headphones and circular wirerimmed glasses. The Temporary Travel Office produces a variety of services relating to tourism and technology aimed at exploring the non-rational connections existing between public and private spaces. The office's mission is to investigate the potential of tourism as a critical activity, i.e. one able to generate imaginative and analytical perspectives on our surroundings. Towards these ends, The Travel Office produces guided, and self-guided tours as well as research documents and proposals for rethinking monuments and parks. (top)

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the furture farmers logo. three trees holding hands, branches that crisscross and embrace.Futurefarmers is a group of practitioners aligned through an open practice of making work that is relevant to the time and space surrounding us. Through collaboration, they explore the relationship of concept and creative process between interdisciplinary artists. Since 1995, Futurefarmers has served as a design studio producing projects for clients including Adobe, Swatch, Hewlett Packard, Levi's, Autodesk, Nike, LucasFilm, Greenpeace, PBS, NEC and MSNBC. The group is known as being innovative within the new media art and design contexts. They have exhibited internationally at numerous galleries and museums, including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York Museum of Modern Art, the ZKM in Germany and at America's most prestigious art exhibition, The Whitney Biennale. (top)

a futurefarmers project. Two small platforms with wheels on either side and plants growing on top.


Grant Kester

A photo of grant kester. He is looking directly at the camera. The photo is black and white.Grant Kester is an art historian and critic whose research focuses on socially engaged art practice, the visual culture of American reform movements, and aesthetic theory. Prior to joining UCSD Kester taught at Arizona State University, Washington State University, and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He was previously scholar-in-residence and coordinator of the critical studies program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. His recent book, Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art (University of California Press, 2004) outlines a critical framework for recent art practices based on performative interactions with participants outside of normative art contexts. (top)


Temporary Services

the temporary services logo. A large T with the letter S crisscrossing the bar of the T.Temporary Services is a Chicago-based art collective that has been in operation since 1998. It is made up of Brett Bloom, Marc Fischer, and Salem Collo-Julin. Through numerous public actions, exhibitions, and interventions, the collective problematisizes such issues as authorship, public property, alternative distribution, and the like. Along with several other related initiatives, Temporary Services runs an experimental center in Chicago for visual culture, creative urbanism, social gatherings, and so on. Through the center, Temporary Services has helped create an independent network of similar initiatives both in Chicago and beyond. Temporary Services is primarily interested in ephemeral public projects that operate outside conventional or official categories of public expression. (top)


A future farmers project. A bicycle with a wheelbarrow attached to the front. Adjacent is another photo of two men planting in a garden.



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