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Posts tagged MOCA

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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 Tomorrow: Friday, June 6th


Dance Media Festival

Music Center (Downtown) 7:30pm

Opening day of Dance Media Festival, a four day film festival highlighting onscreen dance. Presented by arts organization Dance Camera West, the Festival happens at venues including MOCA, REDCAT, and Union Station and features hundreds of dance-related films from around the world. Programming begins this evening with the unveiling of a new sculpture by artist Gustavo Godoy and a performance by Body Traffic, and continues with outdoor performances, Q&As and the third annual La Bamba Dance-A-Long on Friday, June 13. Tickets begin at $12 and are available online.

 

PLAN ForYourArt Tomorrow: Sunday, June 1st

Doug Aitken in conversation with Philippe Vergne

LACMA (Miracle Mile) 4-6pm

For this discussion, artist Doug Aitken and MOCA director Philippe Vergne explore ideas and new models for working both within and outside of the museum structure. This book signing and reception celebrates the release of Rizzoli’s Doug Aitken: 100 Years, the most comprehensive book to date on Aitken’s work. Edited by Karen Marta, 100 Years includes contributions by Bice Curiger, Aaron Betsky, Francesco Bonami, Kerry Brougher, and Tim Griffin. This event is free and open to the public. Read a 2013 Smithsonian Magazine profile on Aitken here.

PLAN ForYourArt Tomorrow: Saturday, May 31st

Downtown and Chinatown Events and Openings

MOCA Grand Avenue hosts a book launch for FriendsWithYou from 3-6pm. This monograph, published this month by Rizzoli, features contributions from Pharrell Williams, Alejandro Jodorowksy and Peter Doroshenko. A launch party for The Thing Quarterly’s Issue 23 with David Korty takes place at Night Gallery from 7-10pm and includes a tournament starting with 25 players and concludes with a final showdown and a $200 cash prize for the winner.

Chinatown’s Coagula Curatorial presents Mid-City, a solo exhibition by LA-based artist Jonmarc Edwards, from 7-11pmSexus, a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles artist Josh Mannis, opens at the nearby Thomas Solomon Gallery from 6-8pmMaterial Object: Curated by Justin Cole and Luke Butler: In Color and Black and White both open at Charlie James Gallery from 7-10pm. At Redpipe Gallery, California Locos, a group show of works by Chaz Bojorquez, Dave Tourje, John Van Hamersveld, Norton Wisdom, and Gary Wong opens at 7pm.

Plan ForYourArt Tomorrow: Saturday, May 3rd

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Symposium: Mike Kelley in Los Angeles

Janm Tateuchi Democracy Forum (Downtown) 11:30am
This day-long symposium explores the mutual influence and impact of Mike Kelley and Los Angeles artists, organizations, and spaces over Kelley’s more than thirty years working in the city. Two panel discussions explore how the city received and influenced Mike Kelley during his early years in L.A. and examine how shifting local and international forces impacted his work. The symposium features artists, art historians, critics, and curators including George Baker, Diedrich Diederichsen, Paul McCarthy, John Miller, Jim Shaw, Joy Silverman, Howard Singerman, and Mary Clare Stevens, and is moderated by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp and MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson.

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Mark Ryden: The Gay 90s

Michael Kohn Gallery (Hollywood) 12-6pm

Opening reception for an exhibition by Pop-Surrealist artist Mark Ryden. The Gay 90s, includes paintings, works on paper, installations, and sculpture, all of which explore clichéd 1890s Americana nostalgia via neo-classical painting. This show is the inaugural exhibition at Michael Kohn’s new 12,000 foot gallery space. Designed by Malibu-based architect Lester Tobias, the building features 22-foot ceilings, a wall-spanning glass window along Highland Avenue, and extensive skylights. Read a 2003 Juxtapoz profile on Ryden hereThe Gay 90s is on view through June 28, 2014.

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Rey Akdogan

Hannah Hoffman Gallery (Hollywood) 3-6pm

Opening of an exhibition by New York-based artist Rey Akdogan. This show continues Akdogan’s work with plastics, lighting gels, correction filters, Cinefoils, light diffusers, and other commercial packaging. These pieces explore the use of the vernacular and its influence on the perceptual, spatial, and material. On view through June 21, 2014.

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Joshua Decter Discussion and LA book launch of Art is a Problem

LA><ART (Culver City) 3-4:30pm

New York-based writer, curator, and art historian Joshua Decter discusses his new book, Art is a Problem: Selected Criticism, Essays, Interviews and Curatorial Projects (1986-2012). This work examines contemporary art in its various ideological, public, discursive, and social contexts and recognizes the notion that art is intrinsically a problem. Decter has contributed to publications including Artforum, Afterall, Texte zur Kunst, Flash Art, The Exhibitionist, and Mousse and has curated exhibitions at institutions including MoMA PS1, The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Read a Guernica interview with Decter here, and RSVP for this free event at rsvp@laxart.org.

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Nathan Mabry: GOODGOD

Cherry and Martin (Culver City) 4-7pm

Opening reception for an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Nathan Mabry. GOODGOD serves as an exploration of ancient signs and symbols combined with references to popular culture, spiritual, and mythological belief systems, and art history. The show includes large-scale sculptures and smaller, wall-bound sculptures. Read a KCET profile on Mabry by Shana Nys Dambrot here. On view through June 28, 2014.

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Renée Petropoulos: Proposal for a Pavilion 2014

LAMOA (Eagle Rock) 4-7pm
The Los Angeles Museum Of Art presents Proposal for a Pavilion 2014, an exhibition by Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Renée Petropoulos that features a musical collaboration with Greg Lenczycki. The LAMOA is a 13 foot structure located in Alice Könitz’s backyard. Read a T Magazine profile on the space here. On view through June 30, 2014.

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Paul Winstanley: Art School

1301PE (Miracle Mile) 6-8pm

Opening of an exhibition by British painter Paul Winstanley. The paintings in Art School are inspired by a series of photographs Winstanley took of vacant art studios throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. These works continue Winstanley’s three decade exploration of vacant spaces, the commonplace, the dystopic, and painting’s ability to transform such settings. Read a 2012 Dazed interview with Winstanley here. On view through June 28, 2014.

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A Seance With Andy Warhol

The Underground Museum (West Adams) 7-10pm

Presented by artist Jeffrey Vallance in conjunction with the current exhibition Veils, the Underground Museum hosts a seance for late artist Andy Warhol, channeled by the psychic medium Joseph Ross. A Q&A is open to the audience during the seance. Read Warhol’s 1987 obituary in The New York Times here, and read a T Magazine review of Veils here. RSVP to laexhibitions@gmail.com.

Plan ForYourArt This Week: May 3-6

SATURDAY, MAY 3   

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Symposium: Mike Kelley in Los Angeles

Janm Tateuchi Democracy Forum (Downtown) 11:30am
This day-long symposium explores the mutual influence and impact of Mike Kelley and Los Angeles artists, organizations, and spaces over Kelley’s more than thirty years working in the city. Two panel discussions explore how the city received and influenced Mike Kelley during his early years in L.A. and examine how shifting local and international forces impacted his work. The symposium features artists, art historians, critics, and curators including George Baker, Diedrich Diederichsen, Paul McCarthy, John Miller, Jim Shaw, Joy Silverman, Howard Singerman, and Mary Clare Stevens, and is moderated by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp and MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson.

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Mark Ryden: The Gay 90s

Michael Kohn Gallery (Hollywood) 12-6pm

Opening reception for an exhibition by Pop-Surrealist artist Mark Ryden. The Gay 90s, includes paintings, works on paper, installations, and sculpture, all of which explore clichéd 1890s Americana nostalgia via neo-classical painting. This show is the inaugural exhibition at Michael Kohn’s new 12,000 foot gallery space. Designed by Malibu-based architect Lester Tobias, the building features 22-foot ceilings, a wall-spanning glass window along Highland Avenue, and extensive skylights. Read a 2003 Juxtapoz profile on Ryden hereThe Gay 90s is on view through June 28, 2014.

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Rey Akdogan

Hannah Hoffman Gallery (Hollywood) 3-6pm

Opening of an exhibition by New York-based artist Rey Akdogan. This show continues Akdogan’s work with plastics, lighting gels, correction filters, Cinefoils, light diffusers, and other commercial packaging. These pieces explore the use of the vernacular and its influence on the perceptual, spatial, and material. On view through June 21, 2014.

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Joshua Decter Discussion and LA book launch of Art is a Problem

LA><ART (Culver City) 3-4:30pm

New York-based writer, curator, and art historian Joshua Decter discusses his new book, Art is a Problem: Selected Criticism, Essays, Interviews and Curatorial Projects (1986-2012). This work examines contemporary art in its various ideological, public, discursive, and social contexts and recognizes the notion that art is intrinsically a problem. Decter has contributed to publications including Artforum, Afterall, Texte zur Kunst, Flash Art, The Exhibitionist, and Mousse and has curated exhibitions at institutions including MoMA PS1, The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Read a Guernica interview with Decter here, and RSVP for this free event at rsvp@laxart.org.

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Nathan Mabry: GOODGOD

Cherry and Martin (Culver City) 4-7pm

Opening reception for an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Nathan Mabry. GOODGOD serves as an exploration of ancient signs and symbols combined with references to popular culture, spiritual, and mythological belief systems, and art history. The show includes large-scale sculptures and smaller, wall-bound sculptures. Read a KCET profile on Mabry by Shana Nys Dambrot here. On view through June 28, 2014.

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Renée Petropoulos: Proposal for a Pavilion 2014

LAMOA (Eagle Rock) 4-7pm
The Los Angeles Museum Of Art presents Proposal for a Pavilion 2014, an exhibition by Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Renée Petropoulos that features a musical collaboration with Greg Lenczycki. The LAMOA is a 13 foot structure located in Alice Könitz’s backyard. Read a T Magazine profile on the space here. On view through June 30, 2014.

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Paul Winstanley: Art School

1301PE (Miracle Mile) 6-8pm

Opening of an exhibition by British painter Paul Winstanley. The paintings in Art School are inspired by a series of photographs Winstanley took of vacant art studios throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. These works continue Winstanley’s three decade exploration of vacant spaces, the commonplace, the dystopic, and painting’s ability to transform such settings. Read a 2012 Dazed interview with Winstanley here. On view through June 28, 2014.

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A Seance With Andy Warhol

The Underground Museum (West Adams) 7-10pm

Presented by artist Jeffrey Vallance in conjunction with the current exhibition Veils, the Underground Museum hosts a seance for late artist Andy Warhol, channeled by the psychic medium Joseph Ross. A Q&A is open to the audience during the seance. Read Warhol’s 1987 obituary in The New York Times here, and read a T Magazine review of Veils here. RSVP to laexhibitions@gmail.com.

 TUESDAY, MAY 6             

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Hammer Lectures: Fred Wilson

Through the Glass Darkly: The Silent Message of the Museum

Hammer Museum (Westwood) 7:30pm

For this lecture, conceptual artist Fred Wilson discusses his recent bronze and glass works, which investigate the symbolism and meaning of the color black. Inspired by historic design, art, and literature, these works are both baroque and minimal and speak to contemporary issues. In the 1990s, Wilson became internationally known for his interventions into museum collections and modes of display. His work has examined questions of representation as it relates to art history and cultural institutions. Watch a PBS segment on Wilson here. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, on view at the Hammer through May 18, 2014.

Plan ForYourArt Today- April 17th

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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.

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