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PictureThis #3: Joel Kyack and Robby Herbst

Robby Herbst is an interdisciplinary artist  who currently instigates the Llano Del Rio collective. The Llano Del Rio Collective will soon  be releasing their 4th free guide,  Utopia’s of SoCal, and will be the artists in residence at the Santa Monica Museum starting in May. 

Tag your answers #PictureThis.

1. You’re commissioned to write a Broadway musical about your work. What would it sound like?image

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2. You are flying three people over the Alps in a very small plane – a curator, a collector, and a critic. You are running out of fuel and have to make a tough decision on how to lighten your load… Who do you throw to the mountains first?


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3. Your art is a business and you need a corporate logo.


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4. What do you feel in destroying something that provides you comfort?


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5. This will be the last image you ever show anyone:


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This series is inspired by Hans Ulrich-Obrist and Hans Peter Feldmann: Interview, in which they play with the interview format and Feldmann responds to Obrists’ questions with images. ForYourArt invite artists to pose five questions we invite other artists and you to respond to. 

Plan ForYourArt Today- April 17th


Miracle Mile Events and Openings

A live reading of the script for The Graduate at LACMA at 8pm. This reading is directed by Jason Reitman and features a group of actors invited by the director. Tickets for this event are no longer available; a standby line will form at 6:30pm at LACMA’s Hammer Building Ticket Office. At the nearby Mackey Garage Top, The Eden’s Edge Project happens from 7-9pm. This fifth iteration of the MAK Center’s Garage Exchange Vienna-Los Angeles series features works by former artist-in-residence Gerhard Treml and artists Kaucyila Brooke and David Lamelas. On view through August 16, 2014.

Downtown Events and Openings

Curator Bennett Simpson gives a talk on the current Mike Kelley retrospective at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The event begins at 7pm and focuses on themes and key works in the exhibition while emphasizing Kelley’s importance to MOCA. At The Box, Painters of Modern Life, an exhibition of paintings by Dan Burkhart, E’wao Kagoshima, Jakub Julian Ziolkowski, Juanita McNeely
 and curated by Mitchell Algus, opens from 6-9pm. Cinespia presents The Films of Kenneth Anger at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel at 7:30pm. This event is sold out. At metro pcs in Chinatown, Eternal Om, an exhibition exploring ideas of memory displacement and other conceptual notions, opens from 7-10pm.

Matt Saunders: Neon in Daylight and Penny Slinger

Blum & Poe (Culver City) 6-8pm

Blum & Poe hosts an opening reception for two shows. Matt Saunders’ Neon In Daylight includes a new video installation and two bodies of work featuring a cameraless photographic technique in which light is passed through painted linen or Mylar. Read an Art In America interview with the Berlin-based artist here. An exhibition by British-born American author and artist Penny Slinger includes collages and never before seen film footage which unite various eras of Slinger’s four decade career. Both shows on view through May 24, 2014.

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 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.

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