Jason Bailer Losh

Jason Bailer Losh is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. He started Seeing is Forgetting in March of 2016. The interviews and conversations taking place are an extension of studio visits and bar conversations. The dialogue is intended to help navigate all things art related.

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The first episode of Seeing is Forgetting! I speak with John about his studio practice, his family influencing the work he makes, and how success can complicate friendships.

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In the second episode of Seeing is Forgetting, Aaron Moulton and I discuss how repressive logic inhibits freedom of expression, participatory anthropology, recursive exhibition making, and the power of dark magic. “…the last place you’ll have an avant-garde experience is the art gallery, because you’re so prepared to potentially have one, and for that reason not have one” A.M.

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Alison O’Daniel discusses her recent exhibitions and her on going work in video, performance, sound, and installation.

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Dan Cameron discusses critical writing becoming a function of the market, approaches to curating, the legacy of Marcia Tucker, and issues of gay and lesbian identity in contemporary art. “…your identity can be the source of your work…today, not only is that accepted, it’s cliché. That wasn’t always the case.” D.C.

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Shana Lutker discusses her body of work called The History of the Fistfights of the Surrealists, performance work, writing, and her role as Executive Director of Project X for X-TRA contemporary art journal.

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Justine Kurland discusses the Pictures Generation and the mediated reality of photography, gender-based assumptions we place on artists, modes of art education, and the change of course in her own artwork.

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Maurice Carlin discusses the founding and continued growth of the Islington Mill art center and school, growing up in Ireland, arts funding, and his own artistic practice.

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Adam D. Miller, co-founder of The Pit, discusses how the gallery started and their approach to programing and running a successful business while being an artist. We talk about horror films, his music career, and his work for PETA and the misconceptions regarding activism and the ethical treatment of animals.

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Kibum Kim, owner of the gallery Skibum MacArthur, is a lawyer, a teacher, and co-founder of the NEWD Art fair. We discuss his many endeavors, as well as the future of the Korean art market and the resurgence of the Dansaekhwa movement.

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Kitao Sakurai speaks about growing up as a child actor, working as a cinematographer, the Dogme 95 film movement, and his current role as a the director and executive producer of the Eric Andre show on Adult Swim.

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Neha Choksi discusses living in Bombay and Los Angeles, issues of labeling artists and their work, and the role of comedy, tragedy, and the absurd within her practice. Her work explores how we seek, experience and acknowledge absence and loss in material, temporal and psychological terms.

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Yaron discusses how his studio practice has been influenced through family relationships and a nomadic adolescence. Performance, painting, video, and sculpture are all outlets for his artistic practice.

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Ian and Matt discuss running a gallery space as artists, and how they sustain individually vibrant art practices while providing opportunities for other artists at Metro PCS. They also reflect on the city of Los Angeles and how it propels and restricts creativity.

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Max speaks about artists shedding ideas of ideology in their work and the importance of Socratic conversations on social media. We also discuss his successful show “Riffin” on KCHUNG Radio, and the challenges of an interviewer in todays media landscape.

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Jennifer breaks down the Canadian arts community in geographic and economic terms.  We discus alternative funding models and artist run centers, as well the balance between being a parent and an artist.

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Colleen discusses equal representation of sex and gender within the arts; also taking measure of sexism and class structures, and the value of loving what you do on a daily basis.

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Claire delves into the focus of her dissertation, collage and narrative in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, and its relationship to contemporary art, as well as her work as a curator and writer. As an accomplished musician, she regularly performs throughout Los Angeles, and we discuss her participation earlier this year as a singer in Yael Salomonowitz’s performance project at Paramount Ranch III.

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LA based artist duo Chris Adler and Ali Edmark are the co-directors and curators behind the collaborative exhibition space VACANCY. Chris discusses the balancing act of maintaining an art practice and running a gallery, having a full time job to pay the bills, and his relationship with Ali, his partner in life and work.

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Khalil speaks about racism in the art world, his life as an artist and poet, microaggressions within society, and creating opportunity for people of color within the arts.

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Jake speaks about his studio practice and the role of fear in the modern psyche, his mistrust of corporate media, manifest destiny, and his love for the city of Los Angeles.

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Nancy details the process of running her business, from the initial clothing design, production of samples and final garments, quality control, and sales and distribution. She discusses her inspirations and what drives her to make the work.

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Ragen talks about the friction between text and sculpture, commitment to ones craft, and the perception and realities of an artists life.

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John discusses how he creates questions within his artwork for the viewer, when his sculpture informs his paintings, and asks the question of why what we make matters beyond the art world.

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Adam, Timo, and Thomas discuss the logistics of opening a gallery, how the gallery programming reflects their studio practices, and the difficult choices that are made for their own artistic endeavors.

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