Llano Community Bookstore

Llano Del Rio

Llano Community Bookstore
CalArts Library and IKO IKO Space
Two-part temporary bookstore
April 5 — April 20, 2012
Organized by Textfield, Inc.

CalArts Library: Microfilm Room
24700 McBean Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91355
Thursday, April 5, 1-6pm

931 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Friday, April 6 — Friday, April 20, 12-7pm (Closed Mondays)

Llano Community Bookstore is a two-part temporary bookstore, hosted for one day (Thursday, April 5, 1-6pm) at the CalArts Library, and for fifteen days (Friday, April 6 to Friday, April 20) at IKO IKO in Los Angeles.

CalArts graduate students have selected titles from the Textfield Distribution Catalog, to be included in both parts, and will install/deinstall and work as Shopkeepers during PART I of the temporary bookstore, located in the CalArts Library Microfilm Room. PART II of the temporary bookstore will be hosted by IKO IKO in Los Angeles, and includes furniture, used for both parts, designed by WAKA WAKA.

The (fictional) bookstore is based upon, and takes its name from, Llano Del Rio, which was organized under the Llano Del Rio Company and was a corporate-run socialist Utopian society initiated by Job Harriman, following his narrow defeat in a runoff election for the mayorship of Los Angeles. Harriman believed that the success of socialism depended not only on politics, but also on the realization of socialist principles. Harriman did not attempt to reform all of society, but rather, he believed that by creating a functioning socialist community within the larger society of capitalism, the larger society would gradually convert to socialism.



Jason Brown and Zoe Crosher, NTNTNT
Softcover, 396 pp., offset 1/1, 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Edition of 1000
ISBN 0-9727045-0-7
Published by CalArts School of Art

$20.00 ·

NTNTNT is a convoluted history of art and activism on the net, based on disjointed fragments, historical artifacts, and half-forgotten conversations among the participants of Natalie Bookchin’s conference.

The threads and fragments from the original conversations were woven together with techno-utopian ruins and associatively cross-indexed with fragments from the distant age of “Browser Wars,” creating a stuttering, paper-based constellation.

The resulting book is not so much a document as an artifact — a puzzled, puzzling, mnemonic object marked by passage of a particular time.

Afterall 13

Afterall 13

Afterall 13
Softcover, 150 pp., offset 4/1, 190 x 297 cm
Edition of 2000
ISSN 1465-4254
ISBN 1-84638-024-3
Published by Central Saint Martins and CalArts

$16.00 ·

Afterall is a research and publishing organisation based in London and Los Angeles.

Founded in 1998, Afterall Journal offers surprising, thoughtful and in-depth analysis of artists’ work, along with essays that broaden the context in which to understand it. The journal focuses on contemporary art, always considering its relation to different artistic, social and political contexts. Afterall is co-published by Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London and the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, in collaboration with MuHKA, Antwerp.