BEUYS IN THE BASEMENT
|Place:||Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012|
|Start date:||Saturday 21, April 2012|
|End date:||Sunday 03, June 2012|
|Times:||The gallery is open Wednesday thru Saturday, Noon - 5 PM and by appointment.|
BEUYS IN THE BASEMENT is an exhibition of never before seen photographs of artist Joseph Beuys taken in the 1960s by the late German emigre photographer Michael Montfort. Most noted for his collaborations with the poet Charles Bukowski, Montfort was a midcentury documenter of rogue creative genius on two continents, following and photographing eccentric greats as diverse as actor Klaus Kinski, writer William S. Burroughs and singer/poet Jim Morrison.
To celebrate twenty years of publishing Coagula Art Journal, acclaimed editor, art critic and curator Mat Gleason will open Coagula Curatorial on April 21 as a premiere exhibition space of contemporary art.
COAGULA CURATORIAL is located in the historic Chung King Road of contemporary art galleries in Downtown L.A.'s Chinatown, the gallery affirms Downtown as a viable location for the creative industries that drive the Los Angeles economy.
Coagula Art Journal was first published in April, 1992, brainchild of Los Angeles writer Mat Gleason. The bimonthly print journal quickly gained notoriety as a no-holds critique of contemporary art and the art world. Championing Los Angeles and mocking New York when the notion of the Big Apple playing second fiddle to "LaLa Land" was considered delusional, the art world as it exists now was envisioned as obvious on the pages of Coagula a generation ago. With over 100 published issues, it is the autonomous companion to the rise of the Los Angeles art scene. The publication continues now as a regular catalogue of Coagula Curatorial shows with Gleason helming publisher and curator duties. Online there is Coagula.com - a daily resource of top art news, criticism, entertainment, information and links. Coagulacuratorial.com is dedicated to the gallery's exhibition and events calendar.