Blah blah blah – Conversations on contemporary art

|Blah blah blah – Conversations on contemporary art | Fallen Fruit and Laura Barreca on Art, People, Fruit & Public Spaces.
We are excited to announce the first in our series of online talks: Fallen Fruit, the art duo David Burns and Austin Young,   and Laura Barreca will be live on Wednesday 28 October  9:30 AM PST  ( at 5:30 pm (UCT+1) ) to talk about art, people, growing fruit for everyone to share and about shifting public participation and the function of urban spaces.
Laura Barreca is Director of Museo Civico Castelbuono (Palermo) and mudaC | Museo delle arti Carrara.
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All Inclusive – Upcoming exhibit at OPC, Puerto Vallarta

here is the link to the Fb event:
(english below)
¡Todos están invitados a participar! La exhibición “Todo Incluido” celebra a quienes conocen mejor la ciudad: los creadores de arte que viven en ella.
Respondiendo al interés de la comunidad, OPC se complace en presentar una nueva exposición anual que se centra únicamente en el nuevo trabajo de artistas locales. Queremos incluir a todos aquellos que participan en una práctica creativa en Vallarta. Cada año, OPC invitará a un curador o artista diferente para que se desempeñe como coordinador del proyecto, y nos sentimos honrados de que David Allen Burns y Austin Young, del colectivo Fallen Fruit, serán los curadores de este año.
“Nos interesa la idea del público, la ciudadanía, la comunidad y cómo las personas comunes son poetas, escritores, artistas y documentalistas, tanto como extraños, vecinos y amigos”, dicen los artistas de Fallen Fruit.
La exhibición se enfocará en arte relacionado con Puerto Vallarta: su historia, problemas y soluciones a problemas urbanos; sin embargo, cada pieza será recibida y exhibida, sin importar el tema y el discurso, siempre y cuando cumpla con las siguientes especificaciones:
a) El tema y la técnica de cada obra es completamente abierta.
b) Ser una obra de arte bidimensional.
c) El formato debe ser de tabloide horizontal (30,5 cm de alto x 45,7 cm de ancho)
d) Se deben incluir los detalles técnicos: Nombre del artista, título, fecha y medio
Participe entregando su trabajo a OPC antes del 15 de septiembre de 11:00 a 14:00 h.
OPC está ubicado en Juárez 598 en la esquina de Aldama en la colonia Centro.
**Consulta las bases y participa:
Everyone is invited to participate! The “All Inclusive” show celebrates those who know the city best—the art makers who live there.
Responding to community interest, OPC is excited to launch a new annual exhibition that solely focuses on new work by local artists. We want everyone that participates in a creative practice in Vallarta to be included in the exhibition. Each year OPC will invite a different curator or artist to serve as the project coordinator and we are honored that David Allen Burns and Austin Young of Fallen Fruit will serve as this year’s curators.
“We are interested in the idea of the public, citizenship, community, and how everyday people are poets and scribes and artists and documentarians as much as they are strangers, neighbors, and friends,” say the artists of Fallen Fruit.
The exhibition will focus on art related to Puerto Vallarta: it’s history, urban issues problems and solutions; nevertheless, every piece will be received and exhibited, no matter the theme and discourse, as long as it fits the following characteristics:
a) The theme and technique of every work is entirely open.
b) Be a two-dimensional artwork.
c) Format should be horizontal tabloid size (30.5 cm high x 45.7 cm width)
d) Technical details must be included: Artist name, title, date, and medium
Participate by delivering your work to OPC by September 15th from 11am to 2pm.
OPC is located at Juarez 598 at the corner of Aldama in Centro.
**Read the guidelines and participate:

CAUSEPLAY at Los Angeles State Historic Park



Join us this Sunday at 2pm. Come make tie dyed bandana fruit maps with Fallen Fruit at Los Angeles State Historic Park– and come see all the art in the park including our ‘Monument to Sharing.’ it’s free and there will be activities and all!

Come celebrate the Chinatown Yard Alliance by playing in the park they fought to establish! Along with games there will be opportunities to learn about art in the park, history, wild animals, and much more. The celebration concludes with a campfire!

Tentative schedule:
2pm: Event starts with Yoga, DJ, and games
3pm: Lion Dancers
4pm: Artist Panel moderated by Tom Carroll (of Tom Explores Los Angeles). Participating artists: Lauren Bon, Rosten Woo, Debra Scacco, Anna Sew Hoy, and Fallen Fruit.
5pm: “Here and Then: A walk through the Los Angeles history gateway” with UCLA Prof. Fabian Wagmister
6pm: Nature of Wildworks: come see and learn about wild animals
7pm: Campfire + free s’mores

“Monument to Sharing” (2017) by Fallen Fruit organizaton

This day we will unveil the final phase of Rosten Woo’s piece, A Park is Made by People. This is an oral history of the grassroots effort to save this land as much needed open-space. Find him, and many of our other inspiring artists, at the artist panel discussion!

Tentative activities and games: large beach balls, cooking demo, tree giveaways, rock wall, tie dyeing, giant chess and connect four, knot making, and much more!

Please join us in celebrating the power of the people to cause positive change through collective action.

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The day will honor the original Chinatown Yard Alliance with the unveiling of the final phase of Rosten Woo’s, A Park is Made by People, an oral history of the grassroots effort to save this land as much needed open-space. The park will host a panel discussion with all the artists who have contributed work to the park and why these site specific installations are meaningful in the larger context of the local community, park vision, and city as a whole. Other activities will include Ranger led walks, hands on workshops, and activations at each of our public art sites.  Please join us in celebrating the victory of the Chinatown Yard Alliance and the power of the people to cause positive change through collective action.


EMPIRE- opening reception April 13

Join us for the opening reception celebrating  Fallen Fruit’s upcoming exhibition EMPIRE!  at Newcomb Art Museum
Celebrating the New Orleans tricentennial, EMPIRE is an art installation by LA-based artists Fallen Fruit, David Allen Burns and Austin Young, commissioned and presented by Newcomb Art Museum, A Studio in the Woods and Pelican Bomb. Through this assembly of over 300 objects, the artists will transform the entire museum into one immersive artwork that explores the history of people and place in terms of cultural legacy, historical narrative, and social constructs.
The project uses objects culled from the diverse archives and collections across campus, including art, sound, documents of record, material culture, and artifacts. It activates objects held by the Amistad Research Center, Hogan Jazz Archive, Latin American Library, Louisiana Research Collection, Middle American Research Institute, Newcomb Art Museum, Newcomb College Institute, Royal D. Suttkus Fish Collection / Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute, and Southeastern Architectural Archive, among other campus collections, shifting the lexicon of historical meanings into one work of art.

EMPIRE critically examines the principles of archives and anthropology to interrogate the ways histories are told, remembered, and revised. The immersive artwork considers the historical and contemporary effects that colonialism, slavery, trade, and tourism have had on the movement of culture across and beyond borders to better understand the geographic and cultural position of New Orleans in relationship to Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. EMPIRE invites viewers to creatively interpret the displayed objects, their connections, and their juxtapositions to generate new meanings.

EMPIRE at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University is part of “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” a suite of site-specific projects taking place throughout New Orleans from June 2017 through June 2018, commissioned and presented by Newcomb Art Museum, A Studio in the Woods, and Pelican Bomb. “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” was initiated by Pelican Bomb in 2015.

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work.

5:30 pm – Private VIP/members reception featuring New Orleans themed catering, desserts by Salt & Light Pastry Co., a garden-style mixologist, and live entertainment

6:30 pm – Talk with David Allen Burns and Austin Young of artist collective Fallen Fruit

7:30-9 pm – Public reception


GOMA Talks Harvest | Thurs 17 July


6.30–7.30pm (1:30 AM PST)
Thursday 17 July
Cinema A, GOMA
Free, no bookings required
Food can express our identities and cultivate communities, but how does it really shape who we are?

Join ABC Radio National’s Weekend Arts host Sarah Kanowski and guests as they discuss how food has played a vital role in shaping cultural identities.

Held in conjunction with ‘Harvest: Art, Film + Food’ at GOMA until 21 September.

Missed a past GOMA Talks session?
Catch up online on QAGOMA TV.


Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young)
LA-Based artist collective and exhibiting ‘Harvest’ artists
Joining the session live via Skype
Dr Diane Kirkby
Reader in History, La Trobe University
Joanna Savill
Editor, Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide
Paul West
Chef and host of River Cottage Australia

take a tour of Pineapple Express! at QAGOMA HERE.



Join Fallen Fruit at the Smart Museum in Chicago on Sat  May 5th for SYMPOSIUM: OF HOSPITALITY.  We’ll be digging deep into the questions of radical hospitality during the day and in the evening we’ll debut the latest vintages of Neighborhood Infusions, vodkas with the essence of various neighborhoods infused inside them.