The Armory Center for the Arts presented Do you want the cosmetic version or the real deal? Los Angeles Poverty Department, 1985-2016, a survey exhibition with new work and performances by Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), the Los Angeles based performance group.
The exhibition was on view in the Armory’s Caldwell Gallery from January 24 through May 15, 2016. A reception took place on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 6-8pm. What Fuels Development? was performed on March 25, 26, April 1, 2 and 3, 2016. Exhibition, reception and performances were free and open to the public.
Do you want the cosmetic version or the real deal? Los Angeles Poverty Department, 1985-2016, organized and originally presented by the Queens Museum, is the group’s first survey exhibition and features extensive archival material, including photographs, texts, and ephemera, drawn from LAPD’s archives. The centerpiece of the Armory’s exhibition is the debut of a significant new installation and performance work entitled What Fuels Development?, which is newly commissioned by Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia, PA), in partnership with Pangea (Minneapolis, MN), Armory Center for the Arts, and National Performance Network.