Category Archives: Martin Gantman

Martin Gantman (gantman.com)

The Tracker Manifesto

The Tracking Project investigates the recognition and gathering of trace – evidence that is perceived, sometimes even inadvertently and subconsciously, and that exposes the bias and direction of a culture’s migration. This dispassionate accumulation of trace invests a Tracker, as with a guide, in support of their unique temporal voyage that occurs within this mass movement.

The Tracker is not anxious but is aware, not suspect but attentive, is silent yet present. Simultaneously, a Tracker carries the acknowledgement – maybe blasé – of a regard for the inevitability of consciousness, of the impotence of control, and of the curiosity toward an objective. Not so much acquiescence, this acknowledgement proposes the acceptance of a question around the relative importance of one’s negotiation toward death. It begs the presence of the super real, extra-durational instant and broaches the internal dispute between ones appreciation of wonder and the enduring threat of its potential homicide.

* ICI Projects
Matchbook Project 1996
Manual of Lost Ideas 1998
Benjamin Blind Spot 2000
Cover for Aids Chronicles 2004

AIDS Chronicles 2001

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Status: COMPLETED Cover artist and binder: Martin Gantman This edition is comprised of a single reliquary which houses all articles that mention HIV or AIDS along with the charred remains of the rest of the 2001 edition.        Exhibition history: 2016—Original … Continue reading

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ICI Associate in Exhibition

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ICI Associate Martin Gantman, is featured in S/Election: DEMOCRACY, CITIZENSHIP, FREEDOM a new exhibition at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, opening October 20th.

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PRESS RELEASE: With Everything but the Monkey Head Iteration I

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With Everything but the Monkey Head: Theorizing Art’s Untheorizable Practices Iteration I: Martin Gantman (April 12 – May 8) Finissage: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7 – 9 pm The Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICI) is pleased to announce the launch of … Continue reading

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ICI Associate in Exhibition

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ICI Associate, Martin Gantman, is featured in a new outdoor group sculpture exhibition titled: Olly Olly Oxen Free II September 13 – October 11, 2015 at Offramp Gallery in West Hollywood, CA. Curated by Kristi Engle

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ICI Associate in new article

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  ICI Associate, Martin Gantman, is featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Art Habens Magazine. You can read the article online here.

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ICI Associate in Exhibition

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MARTIN GANTMAN WORLDVIEW April 1 – 30, 2015 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 1 – 4 PM another year in LA 4695 Marwood Drive Los Angeles, California 90065

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ICI Associate, Martin Gantman, in Exhibition

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  Martin Gantman Inconsequential Intersections Exhibition: January 8 – February 28, 2015 Reception: Saturday, January 10, 2015, 6 – 9pm Los Angeles Center for Digital Art 104 East Fourth Street Los Angeles, California 90013

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ICI Associate in Exhibition

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  ICI Associate, Martin Gantman is being featured in a new exhibition entitled Los Angeles Contraventions at Galerie Merkel (Baslerstrasse 2, 79639 Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany). “Contravention to perceived realities is a tried and true Los Angeles staple. It is a city that … Continue reading

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LIBRARY DISPLAY

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Geuen Hors  On display in the Library and Terri Valli Trotter Study Room September 30 2013 – January 31 2014   “Trojan Horse” “Gift-Horse” “Horseplay” “If wishes were horses…” “Straight from the horse’s mouth” Though they no longer function as an … Continue reading

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Press release

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The Ephemera(l) Institution An Evening with Visualist-in-Residence, Martin Gantman January 11, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. –Yogi Berra The Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICI) presents the … Continue reading

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