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Sunday, February 16 • 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Audience Vs. Community: What Are You Building

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Conversation with Daniel DeSure, Lauren Halsey, Megan Steinman, Six Sev examining definitions of audience and community, terms that are often used interchangeably yet hold meaningful difference, especially in relation to understandings of race, class, and reach. Participants will differentiate between the terms, discussing if and how they identify and sustain each one. They will share strategies, tools, and goals related to exposure, inclusion, participation, engagement, and expansion. Emphasis will be placed on how these approaches can be applied to an artist's studio, grassroots initiatives, and institutions. 

Moderators
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Megan Steinman

Curator, Director, The Underground Museum

Speakers
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Lauren Halsey

Artist
Lauren Halsey is an artist born and raised in Los Angeles. Her new work is currently on view in a solo exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery. In 2019,  she was the subject of a solo exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris. She  has exhibited at institutions including The Hammer... Read More →
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Daniel Desure

Creative Director, Entrepreneur, Commonwealth Projects
Daniel Desure is a creative director and entrepreneur who runs Commonwealth Projects, a creative agency that develops installations, books, and re-imagines brands for companies and organizations such as Nike, Saint Laurent, MOCA, and USC. In 2014, with collaborator Hassan Rahim, he... Read More →
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Six Sev

Artist, Entrepreneur
Artist and entrepreneur Six Sev (born Elijah Simmons) hails from the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles. Inspired by the late Nipsey Hussle—who featured Sev’s designs in his Marathon store—Sev continues to work in and support the Crenshaw and Leimert Park communities. His musical... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Skirball Cultural Center: Theater 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049