Aaron Rose in person!
Join us for an evening of short films by Aaron Rose, an artist well known as one of the cornerstones of the modern urban art movement. This program will include work commissioned by MoCA, Opening Ceremony, and The Decemberists, spanning subjects and tropes including Sister Corita, Warhal’s Superstars, and “artspeak,” among many others.
Bio: For ten years Aaron Rose was owner/director of the Alleged Gallery in New York. In 2006, Rose was co-curator of the museum exhibition Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art & Street Culture which toured the world through 2009. Rose was also director of the feature documentary film Beautiful Losers (Arthouse Films/Oscilloscope). In 2011 he co-curated (with Roger Gastman and Jeffrey Deitch) a large-scale exhibition titled “Art In The Streets”, which opened to record crowds at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA). Rose is represented as a director by the Los Angeles production company, who also represents Mike Mills, Patrick Daughters and Sofia Coppola. His publishing imprint, Alleged Press releases hardcover books by contemporary artists including Ari Marcopoulos, Ed Templeton, Mike Mills, Barry McGee and Chris Johanson. Rose is also co-editor of ANP Quarterly, an arts and culture magazine published by skate/surf brand RVCA. Besides, he is the founder of Make Something!!, a nationwide art education program for teens which partners world-renowned creative personalities with young aspiring artists.