The Center for Ongoing Research & Projects

Shana Lutker

New Research Concerning Fistfights of the Surrealists

October 20th - December 3rd, 2012

For the past year, Shana Lutker has been compiling a detailed history of the fistfights of the surrealists. She spent last summer in Paris visiting the sites of the fights, and collecting news reports and first-hand accounts of the altercations. She will expand the narrative history into a book this coming year, and the research will form the foundation for installations and performance works in the coming years.

At The Center, Lutker will continue and display her research, comprised of video and photographic documentation of the sites, notes and citations from the memoirs, newspapers, and historical documents she has accessed, alongside objects and mementos from her research.

During visiting hours she will lead tours of the exhibition and welcomes additions to her collection of anecdotes of contemporary expressions of artistic aggression.

Visiting Hours

M - TH: 5 - 7 PM
SAT: 12 - 3 PM

About the Artist

Shana Lutker lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BA from Brown University and MFA from UCLA in the area of Interdisciplinary Studio. Solo exhibitions include Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Barbara Seiler Galerie in Zurich, the Suburban in Oak Park IL, the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco, Artists Space in New York; performances at SOMA, Mexico City, Performa 09, New York; and group exhibitions at Orange County Museum of Art, Mass MOCA and Lisa Cooley, D’Amelio Terras and Harris Lieberman galleries in New York, among others. She was included in the 2006 and 2008 California Biennials. Her work has been written about in publications such as Frieze, Artforum, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, ArtUS, and Art Papers. She is Managing Editor of X-TRA, an LA-based contemporary art quarterly.

This project is made possible in part by Behal | Sampson | Dietz.