ForYourArt

ForYourArt is a fluid platform to produce and distribute artists’ work. ForYourArt (FYA) seeks to advance a spirit of patronage and a culture of dialogue by perceiving all media, sites, and relationships as potential for artistic transformation. Click here for project archive.
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. is an open platform for exploring “art related to life” through short-term and spontaneous activities in our storefront space at 6020 Wilshire Boulevard across from LACMA. The space functions as a conference room, program venue, and alternative space and is a collaborative effort between FYA and artists, writers, curators, collectives, publishers, and organizations in which to explore and encourage encounters with art in L.A. Click here for project archive.

Learn more at ForYourArt, Give Good Art or FYA founder Bettina Korek's website.

Plan ForYourArt Today, April 13th: Los Angeles


Open Studio Events

Open studio events today include the 2014 Graduate Open Studios at Otis College of Art & Design in Culver City, happening from 2-5pm. The show includes works by more than thirty students studying fine arts and public practice. In Valencia, California Institute of the Arts presents CalArts Open Studios from 1-6pm.

Meredith Monk
 Solo Performance and Alex Katz Opening

356 S. Mission Rd. (Downtown) 4pm

Opportunity to see Alex Katz’s new exhibition ​at the reception for vocalist and musician Meredith Monk before her solo performance at 5:30pm. RSVP for this free event at rsvp@356mission.com. Read an NPR profile on Monk here. At 7pm, 356 Mission hosts an opening reception for ​Katz’s exhibition of recent flower paintings. Refreshments will be served and DJ Jessica Espeleta spins. Watch a MOCAtv interview with Katz here

Plan ForYourArt Today, April 12: Los Angeles


Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

USC (Downtown) 10am-6pm

America’s largest book festival features live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists creating their work on-site, as well as appearances and readings by hundreds of authors. The free event, which offers exhibitors the opportunity to sell, sample, and display books and related products, also includes a photography exhibit, film screenings followed by Q&A’s and discussion panels. Continues on Sunday, April 13th from 10am-5pm. Read an L.A. Magazine preview of the event here.

The Social Self: Selfies, Self-documentation, and Self-Portraiture

LACMA (Miracle Mile) 1pm

This half-day symposium explores the history of self-portraiture alongside new technologies, social media, and contemporary art. In the first session, scholars and technologists discuss visual and written presentations of the self with a focus on online documentation and social media. The second session offers three back-to-back conversations, in which artists including Amanda Ross-Ho engage with a scholar or cultural critic to discuss self-portraiture in the context of contemporary art and culture. The event closes with a screening of the film I Am Comic. The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, which features numerous works of self-portraiture, provides the foundation for the event. Read an NPR piece on “selfie” being selected as Oxford Dictionary’s 2013 word of the year here.

Eleanor Antin: Passengers

Diane Rosenstein Fine Art (Hollywood) 6-8pm

Opening reception for a solo exhibition of drawings, photographs, and découpages by Conceptual art pioneer Eleanor Antin. Passengers is an installation that reflects recurring motifs and existential themes running through Antin’s historical narratives. This show includes a variety of rarely seen works. The accompanying catalogue includes an essay by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp. Read an Art21 interview with Antin here. On view through through May 31, 2014.

Elliott Hundley

Regen Projects (Hollywood) 6-8pm

Opening reception for an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Elliott Hundley. The show, the artist’s third solo presentation at the gallery, includes paintings and bronze sculptures. The exhibition also features a series of billboard-sized collages in which characters are “depicted amidst fragmented landscapes of strokes of color and flashes of neon.” Watch a video with Hundley here. On view through May 17, 2014.

PLAN ForYourArt Today, April 11th

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Venice and Marina Del Rey Opening and Events

Today on the Westside, the Marina del Rey Garden Center hosts Guidance in Acoustical Gardening by Sound Artist Chris Kallmyer at 5pm. Venice’s Marine Projects presents a performance by Alison O’Daniel at 7:30pm.

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Meredith Monk with Katie Geissinger

LACMA (Miracle Mile) 7:30pm

In conjunction with the current exhibition Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible, LACMA presents a concert by Meredith Monk, Musical America’s 2012 Composer of the Year. Monk is joined by vocalist Katie Geissinger in a program that covers more than forty years of music from Monk’s career. This event is presented as part of Art & Music, first-place winner of the ASCAP and Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music. See the full schedule of upcoming concerts here. Tickets for this performance are $25 and available online.

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