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ASAP Events at Sea and Space Office/Studio
Saturday April 25, 1-4 pm

The After School Arts Program (ASAP) presents
Mathew Timmons and Robert Summers on Relational Aesthetics and Continental Philosophy

The first of a series of conversations asking "What's wrong with Relational Aesthetics?"

Come early for coffee and snacks and stay late and chat.

Mathew Timmons is a writer, curator and critic in Los Angeles. He directs General Projects at various locations including Outpost for Contemporary Art and The Ups & Downs, an installation series, at workspace. He also co-edits/curates Insert Press (w/ Stan Apps), LA-Lit (w/ Stephanie Rioux), Late Night Snack (w/ Harold Abramowitz) and he is the Los Angeles editor of Joyland. A chapbook, Lip Service is recently out from Slack Buddha Press. His first full length book, The New Poetics (Les Figues Press), his micro-book collaboration with Marcus Civin, a particular vocabulary (P S Books), and a chapbook,  Lip Music (By the Skin of Me Teeth), are forthcoming. His work may be found in various journals, including: P-Queue, Holy Beep!, Flim Forum, The Physical Poets, N?D, PRECIPICe, Or, Moonlit, aslongasittakes, eohippus labs, Area Sneaks, Artweek, The Magazine and The Encyclopedia Project.

Robert Summers   is completing his PhD in art history at UCLA, where he was a Cota Robles, Dickson, and UCLA Graduate Research Fellow. He has chaired and presented at conferences nationally and internationally, and he has an essay titled "Shame/less: A Queer Warholian Spectacle," in  Art and Shame: An Anthology (Ashgate Press, 2009) and "Vaginal Davis Does Art History," in Dead History, Live Art (University of Chicago Press, 2008). He teaches art history and visual culture at Otis College of Art and Design.


After School Arts Program (ASAP) provides innovative and experimental arts programming for artists, curators, historians and critics interested in continuing their education in the visual arts.

ASAP is a not-for-profit community service offering lectures, salons, workshops, critiques, exhibitions, film screenings and publications. Dedicated to producing an educational and creative space outside of the university system, ASAP is a bridge between the rigors of academia and the plasticity of the natural world. Supporting programs/curricula that might not exist with in a university setting, ASAP is committed to experimentation and the ideology that the current status quo for arts education is not the most effective method for engaging contemporary audiences. ASAP does not advocate a superior method for communicating ideas visually but rather promotes alternative modes of understanding.

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