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.

Ongoing Exhibitions: L.A. Artists in New York City

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Andrea Longacre-White, Installation View, 2014. Image Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery.

Check out these shows featuring L.A. artists in New York City closing soon and more here:

Walead Beshty:Performances Under Working Conditions 
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Allan McCollum: The Shapes Project: Perfect Couples
 
Petzel (456 W 18th St.)

Sean Shim-Boyle: Sisyphus  
Signal (260 Johnson, Bushwick)

Andrea Longacre-White 
Beauchene (327 Broome)

Drew Heitzler: Paradies Amerika 
Marlborough Chelsea (545 West 25th Street) 

FYA’s Quick Guide to LA2050

Artists, organizations, schools, neighborhoods, and clubs throughout the city have submitted proposals to the My LA2050 Grant Challenge, describing how they would use $100,000 to make Los Angeles the healthiest place to live, work, create, connect, or play. Lend your voice by voting for one project in each of the five categories. Since there are so many great options to choose from, we’re featuring some of our favorite proposals. Also check out CurbedLA’s voting guide

Voting ends on Tuesday, September 16th at noon.

 

I LOVE LA

CONNECT Meet me in MacArthur Park
"In 2015, we will work to revitalize MacArthur Park into a vibrant hub for community connection."

LIVE Undevelopment One
"Wouldn’t it be good if streams that run from the mountains to the sea could again be connected to form a new river moving through our city?"

PLAY Play the LA River
"Play the LA River invites Angelenos to explore our 51-mile river through a year of riverside events, an online community, and a playable guide."

 

ALWAYS LEARNING

CREATE Los Angeles Review of Books
"To continue to build the infrastructure supporting LA’s creative economy with a weekly radio program and free print tabloid."

LEARN The Intern Project: The Transformative Power of Internships
"The Intern Project (TIP) transforms the lives of LAUSD youth by placing them in paid internships with high-profile businesses."

PLAY Check out our New Digs: The La Brea Tar Pits Improvement Project
"Our improvement project will reinvigorate the La Brea Tar Pits and provide a prehistoric playground where Angelenos can play and learn."

 

SUPPORTING WOMEN AND GIRLS

CREATE A Physical Space for the WCCW
"An all-female shared creative workspace & community site for workshops, events, & conversations about contemporary feminisms."

LEARN WriteGirl: The Write Place for Girls
"To provide a safe space for teen girls to write, create and connect in critical afterschool hours."

 

ART EVERYWHERE

CONNECT Arts LANDed: Connecting Resources, Educators, Artists, Students, and You
"Arts LANDed is an artist residency program for public schools and online resource mapping/connecting people to local art experiences."

CREATE HOPSCOTCH: A Mobile Opera and Pop-up Space
"HOPSCOTCH is an audacious operatic adventure that takes the audience on crisscrossing car journeys throughout LA."

CREATE Out the Window
"Freewaves will spearhead a multicultural, multi-aesthetic, county-wide coalition to bring a little media sunshine to all L.A. Metro buses."

LIVE Revitalizing La Tierra de la Culebra Community Art Park
"Explore urban permaculture concepts through a process of culturally relevant community outreach programming, hands-on learning, and more."

On July 26, artists and special guests will join ForYourArt and Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Million Dollar Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles for a Mini-Marathon. Participants will discuss Instagram, an online platform that collapses a vast variety of creative impulses into one specifically undefined, unbounded space. Guests will present photos from any Instagram feed, or their own, to illustrate approaches to using the app, and to discuss how it functions within their individual practices. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Program starts at 7:30 pm. 
Use code “FYAFRIEND” to reserve free tickets here. 
Read more about the Instagram Mini-Marathon with Hans Ulrich Obrist here.

On July 26, artists and special guests will join ForYourArt and Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Million Dollar Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles for a Mini-Marathon. Participants will discuss Instagram, an online platform that collapses a vast variety of creative impulses into one specifically undefined, unbounded space. Guests will present photos from any Instagram feed, or their own, to illustrate approaches to using the app, and to discuss how it functions within their individual practices. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Program starts at 7:30 pm

Use code “FYAFRIEND” to reserve free tickets here

Read more about the Instagram Mini-Marathon with Hans Ulrich Obrist here.

PLAN ForYourArt Today: June 29th


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Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910

LACMA (Miracle Mile) 10am-7pm

Opening day of an exhibition presenting more than 150 works from the time of the world’s longest-ruling Confucian dynasty, which lasted more than 500 years. This survey is organized around five key themes that together illuminate a period that continues to influence modern manners, norms and social attitudes. Themes include the role of the king and his royal court and their taste for simplicity, the strict hierarchies that defined class and gender, the production of metal and ceramic ritual implements used in ancestral worship, various religions practiced during this time, and the late influence of western civilizations. The show includes a variety of Korean national treasures never before been shown in the United States. On view through September 28, 2014.

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Mike Kelley Events

Various Locations

In a continuing celebration of the cinematic work of Mike Kelley, Los Angeles Filmforum presents two episodes from Kelley’s multi-part Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction series, along with Kappa, a 1986 collaborative piece with Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, in which Kelley also performs. Bruce Yonemoto to be in attendance at the event.  Screenings happen at the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 and available online.

Downtown at MOCA Grand Avenue, The Improper: Mike Kelley’s Dissent happens at2pm. For this symposium, art historians Thomas Crow, Amelia Jones and John C. Welchman examine how Kelley’s assumptions, methods and artistic decisions circulate around dissent and impropriety. This event is presented in conjunction with MOCA’s current Mike Kelley retrospective, on view through July 28, 2014. Admission to this show is free every Saturday in July. RSVP for the symposium here.

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Kentifrican Museum of Culture

Leimert Park Art Walk (Leimert Park) 12pm

Presented as part of the Leimert Park Art Walk, The Kentifrican Museum of Culture is a diasporic museum featuring complimentary Kentifrican food and mini workshops for families and youth. The Kentifrican Museum of Culture is supported by SPArt-LA a social practice foundation for artists working with communities in Los Angeles. Learn more about the Museum and its founder, Los Angeles-based artist Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, here

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