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Robby Herbst
About Me:
Robby Herbst is an interdisciplinarian broadly interested in socio-political formations; behavioral architecture, languages of dissent and counter cultures. He is a writer, artist, teacher, and something other. He co-founded, and is former editor, of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest, and currently instigates the Llano Del Rio Collective’s guides to Los Angeles. He has history involved in alternative media. He is the co-editor, with Nicole Antebi and Colin Dickey, of “Failure! Experiments in Social and Aesthetic Practices”. He’s contributed to catalog essays for artist Katie Grinnan and Fritz Haeg, and entries in other arts and activist publications including: Afterall, Proximity, Clamor, Artus, and Arthur. He has lectured widely and taught contemporary art at USC, Otis College of Art, and Goddard College. He is a recipient of a Warhol Foundation Arts Writer’s Grant for essays exploring the phenomenology of social practice art and protest.
My KCET.org Activities
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    Katie Grinnan is fascinated by sciences of consciousness. Her artwork has explored a potpourri of experiments in subjectivity, particularly her time-traveling projection "Mirage."
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    David Evans Frantz, curator of exhibitions and projects at the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, discusses the value of a queer archive for contemporary artists and community.
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    L.A.'s clay artists are using the medium to create astounding new contemporary works.
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    A collection of Southern California artists are addressing climate change through art.
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    What can art do besides sit on a wall? Robby Herbst interviews the directors of two Los Angeles artist-run spaces.
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    "Six Twelve One By One," performed entirely by pregnant women, examines aspects of pregnancy including the comic, inane, mundane, and grotesque.
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    The almighty Opp, a traveling puppet performance that unfolds from a bicycle trailer, has been entertaining at bus stops and street corners for seven years.
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    Artist Olga Koumoundouros' social sculpture "Notorious Possession" involves occupying an L.A. residence with gold paint, sculptural installations, and diner-theater.
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    The Eternal Telethon is an online, artist-run telethon whose goal is to raise funds to build a convalescent home for retired artists located at the Salton Sea.
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    L.A. based graphic designers Brian Roettinger, Jessica Fleischmann, Tanya Rubbak, and Kimberly Varella talk about their collaborations and their inspirations.
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    The Nation Wide Museum Mascot Project, or NWMMP, attempts to transfigure our every day relationship with art institutions by way of Allan Kaprow and Sid and Marty Krofft.
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    The Workers' Rug/La Alfombra Del Trabajador is an art done by day laborers in collaboration with artists, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, and the Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California. It codifies the experiences of workers woven together with their t-shirts.
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    The Hog Farm was a commune located in the hills above Sunland, a town in the far north of the San Fernando Valley in the late 1960s. Robby Herbst and archaeologist Annie Danis visit the former site to excavate the remnants of this hilltop hippiedom.
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    To trace the trajectory of Southern California art, Artbound is creating a collective timeline comprised of the decisive events that shaped artists' creative development. Today, we talk to Los Angeles artist Robby Herbst.
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    KChung Radio broadcasts an eclectic array of music, experimental shows, performance artists, and even on air meditations.
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    A union. The image has two meanings, one of them significantly warmer than the next. As of late 2011, some members of L.A.'s art community have been meeting twice monthly to plan out the form of what a union could look like.
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    In downtown L.A., communion, of the hot tub variety, happens in an egg. A steam egg. Artist Michael Parker offers his home-studio as a steam bath for friends, and friends-of-friends-of-friends.
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