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.
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

PLAN ForYourArt Today: Saturday, June 28th


West Hollywood and Hollywood Events and Openings


Opening day of Steve McQueen: Drumroll at West Hollywood’s MOCA Pacific Design Center. The exhibition presents a selection of works by the British artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker and focuses on the 1998 video installation Drumroll, a 2004 partial and promised gift from MOCA life trustee Blake Byrne to MOCA’s permanent collection. Organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson, the exhibition also includes a selection of works from the 1998 work Barrage, McQueen’s series of fifty-six photographs of gutter barriers found along the streets of Paris. Read an Interview magazine piece on McQueen here. On view through September 21, 2014.

Nearby, SASSAS and the City of West Hollywood present sound. at the King’s Road Park Pavilion from 5-7pm. The event features a performance by cellist Charles Curtis, playing the music of Eliane Radigue and Alvin Lucier. Tickets are $12 and available online. In Hollywood, Thomas Duncan Gallery hosts an opening for Jesse Willenbring: Observation Location from 5-7pm. Exhibition on view through August 16, 2014

Groundswell: A+D 2014 Annual Gala

5900 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile) 7-11pm

A+D Architecture and Design Museum presents Groundswell, an annual gala bringing together an international collection of design leaders and creative thinkers. This year’s event celebrates local California beach communities and their function as a mecca for an inspiration to artists, craftspeople, designers, and architects. The evening includes food and drinks, a runway show with custom surfboards, boogie boards, and skateboards, as well as a silent auction. Tickets begin at $125 and are available online.

Eastside and Downtown Events and Openings

The Echo Park Film Center presents a screening of Paul Pescador’s Yellow and Turquoise at 8pm. The film examines the subject of social and physical dependence through four different storylines, and is presented as part of the Center’s ongoing New Works Salons. This series is a casual forum for the presentation and discussion of new works in film and video, with local and visiting artists introducing their work in person. The evening also includes works by Martine Syms, Eve LaFountain, and Vashti Harrison. The nearby Doll Factory, hosts TwentyWonder: A Carnival of the Mind, a celebration of Los Angeles culture through performances, music, food and more, from 6pm-12am.

In Chinatown, Human Resources presents Jeepneys OLINGLINGO: Experimental Opera and Video Installation from 8-10pm. The nearby Coagula Curatorial hosts The Queer Biennial, a group show curated by Ruben Esparza, from 7-11pm. X-TRA’s Artist’s Tag Sale, a cash only sale of items under $50, takes place at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock from 10am-3pm. This project by Julia Sherman is presented by Project X Foundation and will have Mills & Co Meat and Provisions, Hawaiian shaved ice by Lono’s Sweet Shop, an X-TRA Special Bake Sale, and a DJ set by Andres Renteria from Dublab. Downtown at François Ghebaly, Square(s) Performances, Talks and Screenings takes place from 12-7pm. The day long event is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Square(s), a group show focusing on public meeting places, and on view through July 12, 2014.

Artists’ Books and Cookies III

Ooga Twooga/356 S. Mission Rd. (Boyle Heights) 11am-6pm

Fundación Alumnos47ForYourArt and Ooga Booga present the third iteration of Artists’ Books and Cookies, an event series devoted to artists’ books and encouraging the collection of and community around them. This year’s two-day event features an exhibition of artist-made books and conversations around independent artist publishing, accompanied by cookies from SQIRL and programs with The Art Book Review, Fundación Alumnos47, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Moisés Cosio, Nikki Darling, Brian Kennon, Monica Majoli, and John Tain. Guests can also see the space’s current exhibitions by Alex Katz and Trevor Shimizu at The Vanity East. For information on previous iterations visit Artists’ Books & Cookies and Artists’ Books and Cookies II. This free event continues on Sunday, June 29 with a mimosa social at 11am and a zine swap from 4-6pm.

Joan Quinn Captured Events

The Brand Library and Art Center (Glendale) 7-10pm

Opening reception for Joan Quinn Captured, a showcase of portraits by a collection of artists Jean Michel Basquait, Shepard Fairey, Frank Gehry, Robert Graham, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Beatrice Wood and photographers Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Mathew Ralston, and Arthur Tress. Programming in conjunction with this exhibition includes a discussion with Ed Ruscha; a panel discussion, Modern Art in Los Angeles: ‘Cool School’ Oral History Ed Moses; a public discussion, Los Angeles and the Contemporary Art Dawn; and more. Click here for a full schedule of events and to reserve tickets. Exhibition on view through August 1, 2014.

PLAN ForYourArt Today: Friday, June 27th

Friday Flights: Hosted by Ooga Booga

Getty Center (Brentwood) 6-9pm

This session of the Getty’s Friday Flights series highlights Ooga Booga, a storefront shop functioning as a platform for creators of alternative objects, design, fashion, artist books and editions, and more. Curated by Ooga Booga founder Wendy Yao, the evening features music by Nguzunguzu and Animal Collective’s Avey Tare, a performance by Mal Pais and a presentation by LA-based dancers Alexa Weir, Flora Wiegmann, Rikki Rothenberg, and Busy Gangnes. This event is free. Read a Rookie interview with Yao here.

Allora & Calzadilla: Apotomē

REDCAT (Downtown) 6pm

This event is the first Los Angeles presentation by American artist Jennifer Allora and Cuban artist Guillermo Calzadilla, who represented the U.S. in the 2011 Venice Biennale. Collaborating since 1995, the duo is known for their experimental and interdisciplinary practice. This exhibition features their 2013 video work Apotomē and a new commissioned performance where the artists continue their investigation into the emerging fields of biosemiotics and biomusicology. Allora and Calzadilla present a talk at 6pm and a performance at 8pm. Performances continue on Sunday, June 29 at 4:30pm. Exhibition on view through August 24, 2014. Read an Interview magazine piece on the artists here.

PLAN ForYourArt Today: Thursday, June 26th


West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Westwood Events and Openings

The Hammer hosts Modern Art Notes Podcast Live: Tyler Green & A.L. Steiner, a live audience recording for a podcast, from 7:30-9:30pm. Taschen Beverly Hills presents the Taschen bi-annual warehouse sale, featuring price reductions of up to 75 percent on a variety of Taschen books, from 10am-7pm. This sale continues through Sunday, June 29, 2014. In West Hollywood, M+B hosts an opening for Soft Target, a group show organized by Phil Chang and Matthew Porter, from 6-8pm. The exhibition is on view through August 30, 2014.

Gavlak Gallery Inaugural Exhibition

Gavlak Gallery (Hollywood) 6-8pm

Gavlak Gallery hosts the inaugural exhibition at its new, 5,000-square foot Los Angeles space. The show features works by more than twenty artists including Jose Alvarez, Bovey Lee, Simone Leigh, Keith Mayerson, McDermott & McGough, Alexis Marguerite Teplin, Betty Tompkins, T.J. Wilcox, Rob Wynne, and Bunny Yeager. This new gallery is the second location for Gavlak, whose flagship space is located in Palm Beach, Florida. At the nearby Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Joe Zorrilla presents a one-night-only installation, Untitled, at 6pm.

Petra Cortright: Tags for Likes

MOCA Grand Avenue (Downtown) 7pm

This event is the world premiere of Los Angeles-based internet artist Petra Cortright’s 2014 MOCAtv commission Tags for Likes. The presentation features Cortright’s entire collection of webcam works. Drinks to be served at 7pm, and the screening to start at 8pm. Read a 2013 Creator’s Project profile on Cortright here.

The thing is, most people most of the time are pretty blind. They move through the world scanning so as to make sure they don’t bump into anything, but not really looking.

David Hockney

A reminder to look at the world around us.

(via sfmoma)
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