A People’s Art History of Los Angeles with Nicholas Lampert 3/16

23 02 2014

The Llano Del Rio Collective is pleased to host author/historian/artist Nicolas Lampert for two events in relationship to his new book A People’s Art History of The United States. First will be a public gathering, mapping, and preliminary creation of A People’s Art History of Los Angeles; second a reading by Lampert from his new book. The events will occur at 6 then 7 pm at the Public School In Los Angeles (951 Chung King Road 90012), Sunday the 16th of March.


With the gathering and mapping of A People’s Art History of Los Angeles we will collect and share historic sites and  art projects that can constitute a shared people’s art history of LA. Lampert’s book discusses projects of ASCO, SPARC/Judith Baca, Women House, and In Morning And In Rage. But what other art projects constitute our shared progressive/radical/vangardist public art history here in LA? Certainly Tongva petroglyphs, Watts Towers, The Peace Tower, and Tierra De Culebra Park; perhaps placas in the Arroyo, Not A Cornfield, the DIY bike lanes that appeared on Glendale Blvd a few years back, the Peace And Justice Center, Art In Action, or what else? Come to the Public School at 6:00 pm and contribute to our creation of a map/guide of some sorts (TBD) of  A Peoples Art History of Los Angeles with Nicholas Lampert- to be followed by a reading by Nicolas at 7:00.


Back and Print and Available, Map For An Other LA

7 02 2014

The full-color  two-sided map sites and describes locations that support, dream, act and aid in the creation of an other Los Angeles. Beekeepers, greywater operators, hacker spaces, cooperatives, collectives, art spaces, radical places, gardens, swimming holes, cooking collectives, think tanks etc…


The Map For An Other LA, which we put together in 2010, is happily back in print. You can get a copy through Half Letter Press.

Radical Geographers & Anticapitalist Politics: a show & tell of research and action

4 04 2013


Saturday April, 13th
The Public School Los Angeles
4:00 pm

A series of short presentations by international members of the Creative Resistance Research Network, The Protest Camps Research Collective, Scapegoat, Occupy Research Collective, and the AAG Subconference. A reception will follow.

co-presented with Colectivo Acratas Los Angeles.

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An Antagonists Guide To The Assholes Of Los Angeles is out

29 01 2013

Free Guide #3, Available Now–  Co-produced with Content-Object.
Cultivate a position.

Click to download a pdf of the guide LlanoAntagGuide though the real is much finer and free to (read on to learn how to get free print copy).

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Asshole Festival: A Self-Initiated Performance Festival & Celebration of Antagonists

1 01 2013

March 3
1 – 3 PM
Human Resources, Chinatown LA

To celebrate the  release of An Antagonist’s Guide to The Assholes Of Los Angeles, the Llano Del Rio Collective will be hosting this celebration and self-initiated performance festival to take place on the street corner in front of Human Resources.

We ask, if you can, bring an image of someone (you, your big mouth, those shits in the Geo Group, your buddy Stanky flipping off the Mayor, Bank of America, Donald Trump) being some kind of antagonist or douche bag (this is the self-initiated performance festival part). Then bring it down to Human Resources and scotch tape it to the wall out front (we’ll bring the tape).

At 2:00 Lisa Anne Auerbach, Jen Hofer, Janet Sarbanes, and Stephen Van Dyke will read some vitriol. Then we’ll drink prune juice.


Llano Del Rio / Content Object

Update (3/6/13): nice report about this weekend’s events from the LA Weekly

Agonism and Antagonism in LA’s Cultural Sphere

20 08 2012

 An abandoned shoe, a rotten tooth, a snub nose, the cook spitting in the soup of his masters are to love what a battle flag is to nationality.

An umbrella, a sexagenarian, a seminarian, the smell of rotten eggs, the hollow eyes of judges are the roots that nourish love.

A dog devouring the stomach of a goose, a drunken vomiting woman, a slobbering accountant, a jar of mustard represent the confusion that serves as the vehicle of love.

A man who finds himself among others is irritated because he does not know why he is not one of the others.

Georges Bataille, excerpts from The Solar Anus[1]


This guide frames for users sites worthy of creative exploration in Los Angeles. We hope your practice benefits from it. The guide was sketched out asking L.A. citizens where jerks and assholes dwell. The responses locate banks and businesses, politicians and polluters, war contractors and museums. Here also is a neighborhood troll and a crappy teacher. The hobo folk singer Utah Phillips said “The earth is not dying it is being killed, and the people who are killing it have names and addresses”. If Phillips is correct we aim to locate these spaces as sights for arts in the expansive field.

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A Guidebook Of Alternative Nows

27 07 2012

The Llano Del Rio Collective has contributed to this excellent anthology edited by Amber Hickey.

34 visionary creative thinkers and makers contributed to this book which illuminates ways of devising more socially, economically, and ecologically just versions of now.

In Los Angeles this Saturday the 28th, there will be a launch event at the Last Bookstore