Up the stairs of 422 Ord Street in Los Angeles’ Chinatown lies artist-run space metro pcs. Inside, the small three-piece exhibition, “Out at the Elbows,” occupies the fluorescent former Cambodian Consulate interior.
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Over the next several months we are engaging the legacy of institutional critique, ongoing institutional and organizational experiments, and Gerald Raunig’s notion of ‘instituent practices’ understood as artistic and curatorial practices that “invent new forms of instituting.” Question include: How do artists and independent projects challenge, comply with, and sometimes imitate traditional institutional forms? Further, how should (self-initiated) organizations consider their own operational mechanisms in order to responsibly address the social, political and cultural fabric in which they operate?