UTA Artist Space is pleased to present In Cahoots: Artists and Curators at USC Roski, a virtual exhibition in partnership with USC Roski School of Art and Design’s recent and current candidates in the MFA Art and MA Curatorial Practices graduate programs. In the spirit of collaboration and cross-disciplinary practice that characterizes USC Roski’s graduate programs, this exhibition highlights rich and varied approaches to artmaking strengthened by fruitful dialogues between artists and curators.
The MA Curatorial Practice students were matched with the MFA Art students by the respective program directors, Karen Moss and Nao Bustamante. The students then had virtual studio visits to make decisions about the work. The MA teams created curatorial statements to be included in the online exhibit, but each student had a role to play in manifesting this exhibition. The show features 17 artists and is curated by 15 curators.
“Dean Haven and I met at a dinner and ended up discussing the cultural landscape of Los Angeles and the possibility of working together,” said Arthur Lewis, Partner & Creative Director of UTA Fine Arts and UTA Artist Space. “This exhibition is the fruit of that conversation. USC Roski’s Graduate Program will usher in a new generation of voices that will push the art world forward. What an amazing opportunity for us to play a small part in the careers of so many talented curators and artists. I hope this is the first in a series of collaborations with institutions that have dedicated themselves to excellence in the Arts.”
“I am grateful to UTA for this wonderful opportunity to share with their audiences the inspiring work and diverse practices of USC Roski School’s emerging artists and curators,” said Dean Haven Link-Kirk, USC Roski School of Art and Design.
About USC Roski School of Art and Design
As one of the oldest art schools in Southern California, the USC Gayle Garner Roski School of Art and Design boasts a noteworthy history, illustrious alumni, internationally renowned faculty and intelligent, talented students. The school is a unique, supportive environment for creativity, experimentation and collaboration in the visual arts and design. USC Roski features an open approach to art that allows for both the integration and overlap of a number of artistic fields, as well as opportunities for cross-discipline research and collaboration at 19 professional schools at USC, one of the world’s leading research institutions. This gives students the extraordinary ability to seek a wide range of paths and to customize their degree in a way that’s as individual as they are.