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Alternative Art Incubators: Cultivating collaboration and innovation in Los Angeles public art practices


2008 2008

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This manuscript will examine how the creation and production of innovative public art in Los Angeles (LA) might be cultivated through the concept of an "Alternative Arts Incubator" that blends the collaboration, experimentation and multi-disciplined practice of alternative spaces with the strategic paradigm for sustainability and artist exposure at the core of arts incubators. The research methodology includes an analysis of three LA-based non-profit arts organizations: LACE, 18th Street Arts Center, and LA>< ART. A comprehensive exploration of public art is contextually grounded by critics Miwon Kwon and Claire Bishop and a detailed dissection and examination of the complex and provocative arts ecology of LA is viewed through the lens of critic Mike Davis. From these analyses, a new approach with the capacity to foster and support inventive and vibrantly active public art practices is proposed.

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Subject
Fine arts;
Social structure;
Organizational behavior;
Organization theory
Classification
0357: Fine arts
0700: Social structure
0703: Organizational behavior
0703: Organization theory
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Social sciences; Alternative spaces; Art incubators; Art organizations; California; Collaboration; Los Angeles; Public art
Title
Alternative Art Incubators: Cultivating collaboration and innovation in Los Angeles public art practices
Author
Gordillo, Nicole
Number of pages
98
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0208
Source
MAI 46/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549609285
Advisor
Gray, Susan
Committee member
Barklie, Corbett; Decter, Joshua
University/institution
University of Southern California
Department
Fine Arts
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1454118
ProQuest document ID
193726669
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/193726669
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