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SWAP/MEET is the culmination of a ten-week residency at HOLA by Los Angeles based artists Onya Hogan-Finlay & Mariah Garnett. Inspired by the Westlake Swapmeet, the students and the public traded what they have made at a simulated swap meet at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park. Throughout the residency HOLA art students activated public spaces in the neighborhood surrounding HOLA and examined the role of commerce and the public sphere in art. The students considered the definition of art, who an artist is and what role the artist has in society. Through a series of workshops led by visiting artists Fiona Connor, Andy Byers, Ramak Fazel, Karla Diaz and Mario Ybarra of Slanguage and Sonia Romero, the students explored a wide range of media and artistic approaches.

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