Monday, March 19, 2012


Chinatown: the sequel
10 February – 31 March 2012

Opening reception: Friday, 10 February 2012 7pm–9pm

Body Sharp
Saturday, 11 February 2012 10 pm - late

ltd los angeles is pleased to present Chinatown: the sequel, an exhibition featuring the work of Hany Armanious, Damiano Bertoli, Fiona Connor and Tahi Moore, Simon Denny, James Deutsher, Marco Fusinato, Matt Hinkley, Leah Jackson, Helen Johnson, Raimundas Malašauskas, Joshua Petherick, A Constructed World, Frances Scholz and Mark von Schlegell; curated by Liv Barrett.

A judgement upon an object of our delight may be wholly disinterested but withal very interesting, i.e., it relies on no interest, but it produces one. Only in society is it interesting to have taste — a point which will be explained in the sequel.    — from a translation of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Aesthetic Judgement

In making Chinatown: the sequel there is a gentle acknowledgement of the narrative forces, or the social personality and scripted economy, that contribute to the compositions and constructions that end up in contemporary art galleries. The exhibition locates its place within cultural production as a sequel — a work that is complete in itself but continues the narrative of a preceding work (in this instance, what is being presented is the second and deeply altered incarnation of an exhibition Chinatown, which was never realized). The trace, the restructure is what is being given to contemplate.

Works in the exhibition arrange themselves in different proximities to the notion of the sequel — they elaborate on narratives, films, titles, casting, characters; often extracting new plots from an existing work or re-placing narratives or shifting composition and optics. Each work points towards another work that preceded it. Together in exhibition they propose that production has no end-point and a sequel is always receiving an invitation, whether or not it comes into being, where the suppleness and exuberance of culture allows artists to produce interest, without relying on an interest already in existence.

ltd los angeles is located at 7561 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. ltd los angeles is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 11 am until 5 pm and by appointment.

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