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.
MOCA presents X, the Dead Kennedys, and the Avengers, The Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, January 28, 2012