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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: Thursday, June 19th


A+D Museum (Miracle Mile) 7-9pm

Opening reception for an exhibition that uses Rem Koolhaus and Bruce Mau’s 1995 text S,M,L,XL as an organizing principle to explore the production and discourse of architecture and design happening currently in Los Angeles. More than 20 artists and collectives are represented in S,M,L,XLa, which includes works of architecture, graphic design, digital media, sound art, jewelry design, and more. Tickets for the reception are $10 and available online. Read a 1996 review of S,M,L, XL in The New York Times here. On view through August 31, 2014.

Grant Shumate: Extra Ordinary

Underground Museum (West Adams) 9pm

For this one-night-only event, artist Grant Shumate initiates a happening featuring performances by artists including Vex Ruffin, Nana Ghana, Chad Nelson, and DJ Heidi Lawden. RSVP to

PLAN ForYourArt Today: Thursday, June 5th

Public Faculty No. 8: Canvassing Desires of the Street

Corner of Yucca St. and Cahuenga Blvd. (Hollywood) 4-8pm

This event is the second installation of the four-day project Public Faculty No 8, Los Angeles. Presented by LACE, the project engages in informal conversations with passers-by on the desires and expectations for the future of the neighborhood and visually maps out a dialog in text and drawings about those who are affected by Hollywood’s redevelopment. Public Faculty No 8 continues at locations around Hollywood through Saturday, June 7, 2014. Previous Public Faculties have taken place in Macedonia, the Netherlands, Serbia, England, Denmark, Belgium, and Switzerland. Learn more about these previous projects here.

Plan ForYourArt Today: Thursday, May 22nd

UCLA Department of Art Lectures: David Wilson

Hammer Museum (Westwood) 7:30pm

David Wilson, founding director of the Museum of Jurassic Technology, presents a lecture on his work as a producer of independent films. The most recent project was created in conjunction with Kabinet, an arts-and science-based cultural institution in St. Petersburg, Russia and the latest offering from the Museum of Jurassic Technology’s Chain of Flowers film series is 2012’s Language of the Birds. Read about the museum in The New York Times here. This lecture is free and open to the public.

West Hollywood Performance and Openings

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture hosts AV: Performance by Vanessa Place from7-9pm. Place debuts Botched Execution, and Professor Michael Eng and Doctor Jamieson Webster then discuss Place’s work from the perspectives of sound art, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and metaphysics. At OHWOW, the exhibition Charlie Billingham: Tender 2 The Sunshine Room opens from 7-9pm. This show features a recent series of small-scale paintings and sculptural pieces inspired by silhouettes of boats, as well as several new, large-scale canvases depicting glass houses.

At ltd Los Angeles Leif Ritchey: Sun Tea and Beckett Flannery: Phelps Walk are both on view from 11am-5pmSun Tea features a series of new, large-scale paintings, and Phelps Walk integrates text, appropriated print media, and altered articles of clothing to create an installation about the Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.

Happening 2014: LACE Benefit Art Auction

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Hollywood) 7-10pm

The fundraiser includes live and silent auctions with works by more than 50 artists including Steve Roden and Edgar Arceneaux, as well as a performance by musical duo LA Fog, hors d’oeuvres by Tin Horn Flats, and drinks by Stone Brewing Co. and Tito’s Vodka. See an online preview of the works featured in the auction here, and read an LA Weekly piece on LACE here. Tickets begin at $75 and are available online.

Plan ForYourArt Tomorrow: Sunday, May 18th

Venice Art Walk Community Celebration

Google Headquarters (Venice) 12-6pm

The 2014 Venice Art Walk features a silent auction with 350 pieces by emerging and established Los Angeles artists, studio tours and a community celebration taking place outside Google’s headquarters on Hampton Drive, which is closed off for this day-long event. The celebration includes food trucks, live music, family activities, and art exhibitions. The Art Walk benefits the Venice Family Clinic and celebrates the establishment’s four decades of service. See an LA Weekly slideshow of the 2013 Venice Art Walk here.

5th Annual K.A.M.P. (Kids’ Art Museum Project)

Hammer Museum (Westwood) 10am-2pm

The Hammer Museum hosts its 5th annual K.A.M.P (Kids’ Art Museum Project), an event for which painters, sculptors, photographers, and other creative professionals lead workshops and experiences for kids of all ages. Also featuring readings by Conan O’Brien, Jessica Alba, Armie Hammer, and more. All K.A.M.P. proceeds support Hammer Kids public programming. Tickets cost $150 and available online. More info here.

Conversations at LACMA

LACMA hosts two discussion events today. “The New Frontiers of Design: Lecture by Paola Antonelli" begins at 12pm. For this talk, Antonelli, senior curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, discusses design and its place in the world. RSVP for this free event at At 4pm at Art Catalogues at LACMA, Paul McCarthy and Laura Owens discuss books, installations, performances, and other topics.

At the nearby Craft and Folk Art Museum, A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar and Empire of Love Shack open from 12-6pm. A Sense of Balance is a retrospective of Lamar’s works in wood and presents over 30 pieces made between 1987 to the present. In Empire of Love Shack, installation artist Shrine constructs a shack from an array of found objects in the museum lobby space. Both shows on view through August 24, 2014.

Plan ForYourArt Tomorrow: Saturday, May 17th

Robert Swain: The Form of Color

Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica) 4-6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by New York-based artist Robert Swain. The Form Of Color features explores 4,896 chromatic units and their effects on perception. This event includes “Color, Light, and Consciousness,” a conversation with Swain, Elsa Longhauser, and Jeffrey Uslip from 4-5 pm. Watch an interview with Swain here Nonfictions: Jeremiah Day, Simone Forti and Fred DeweyAndrew Cannon: Chemical Computer, and Park Studio: Tree House also open this evening at the museum. The Form of Color on view through August 23, 2014.
Other events at Bergamot Station include Yuko Someya at Richard Heller Gallery 5-7pmand Chair as Art, Back to Our Roots, along with Tim Prythero: On the Road at the Gallery of Functional Art/Lois Lambert Gallery from 6-9pm.

Santa Monica and Venice Events and Openings

Norm Laich opens at Paradise Garage from 7-9pm. At 18th Street Arts Center, EZTV, Hacking the Timeline v3.0: Digilantism and the LA Digital Art Movement (1985-2005), an exhibition exploring the evolution of digital art in Los Angeles over two decades of recent history, and Patricia Fernandez, Points of Departure (between Spain and France), in which the artist explores narratives from her land of origin through a series of walks over the Pyrenees, open from 6-9pm.

MAK Architecture Tour Weekend 2014

How Hous (Silverlake) 5-7pm

The MAK Center celebrates its 20th anniversary with a programming series that begins at the 1925-built How House. The night includes a cocktail reception and a talk with Judith Sheine. This event is the first of a series that opens houses by architect R.M. Schindler to the public. Tickets for this reception are $50 and available online. The tour of homes including the How House, the Elliot House, and the Bubeshko Apartments happens on Sunday, May 18 between 11am  and 5pm. Tickets for this event are $75 and available online. Read a tour preview in the Los Angeles Times here.

The Oldest Living Things in the World: Panel + Launch Party

Culture Brain Academy at Maker City LA (Downtown) 5:30-8pm
ArtsTechLA and ForYourArt present a panel discussion and launch party celebrating Rachel Sussman’s new book The Oldest Living Things In the World. Sussman will be joined by Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA Paula Antonelli, research scientist Michael Russell, and Professor Woodward Fischer for a discussion about deep time, the focus of Sussman’s book. Drinks, food, and limited edition signed copies are available during the event. Tickets are $10 and available online. Read a preview of The Oldest Living Things In the World from here.

Downtown and Chinatown Events and Openings

Create:Fixate Presents: Serendipity at 613 Imperial Street takes place from 7pm-2am. This one night art exhibit features more than 40 emerging artists, designers, DJs and musicians. Fellows of Contemporary Art in Chinatown present The Third Earan exhibition of works exploring the visual elements of sound, from 6-9pm. At KesselsKramer, The Jangs X Los Angeles, featuring the photography of Michael Jang, opens from 7-10pm. Downtown’s Wilding Cran Gallery hosts an opening for Inaugural Show #2a group exhibition, from 6-8pm. The Music Center presents performances by Daughters of the Purple Sage at 11am and 12:30pm. This female trio sings music of the American West as portrayed in Hollywood’s films of the 1930s and ‘40s. At Papillion in Leimert Park, solo exhibition of new works by Noah Davis opens from 6-9pm.

Wyatt Kahn and Jennifer Guidi: Field Paintings

LA><ART (Culver City) 6-8pm

Opening reception for exhibitions by Wyatt Kahn and Jennifer Guidi. Both shows on view through June 28, 2014. The large-scale abstractions by Los Angeles-based painter Jennifer Guidi are a break from her recent work. Inspired by woven patterns, she makes small marks across the surface that have an optical, undulating effect. A selection of the paintings use sand to build up the canvas that she then carves into to create distinct markings. Calling them ‘field paintings,’ the works have a meditative, minimal effect at a distance that becomes organic on closer inspection. Also in Culver City, Sub-verbal: Mike Kelley, Raymond Pettibon, and Ed Ruscha opens at Maloney Fine Art.

Surface to Air: 12 Los Angeles Artists of the ’60s and the Materials That They Used

Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Mid-City) 7-9pm

Curated by Robert Dean, this exhibition features pieces by artists working Los Angeles in the 1960s who shared similarities in their use of materials and fabrication techniques. Surface to Air examines parallels between these works, particularly as they relate to Southern California, but also their divergence from one another. Featured artists include Peter Alexander, Hobie Alter, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, Ken Price, Ed Roth, and Ed Ruscha. On view through July 5, 2014Also check out Frances Stark: Bobby Jesus’s Alma Mater from 6-8pm at Marc Foxx.

Plan ForYourArt Today: Thursday, April 15th

Events and Openings

At LACMA, the Art + Technology Lab Project Series: Augmented Reality takes place at 7pm. Reservations are no longer available for a demonstration and discussion of emerging augmented reality technology; a standby line will form at 6:30pm outside of the Art + Technology Lab in the Director’s Roundtable Garden. Jason Burgess and Páll Haukur: There Is Nothing Happening Above Us opens at 7pm at Werkartz. Grand Central Market hosts LA’s Weekly’s Artopia from 7-11pm. Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot, this event celebrates the local arts scene and features food, music, drinks, fashion, film, and live installations. Superchief Gallery L.A. makes its West Coast debut with an opening celebration and group show from 6pm-12am. The exhibition features works by more than forty artists including Dennis McNett, Coby Kennedy, and Brock Fetch. Read about Superchief New York at Paper Magazine here.

PictureThis #5: Micol Hebron and Kio Griffith

Micol Hebron is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and curator based in Los Angeles. She is an associate professor of New Genres at Chapman University in Orange, CA, and is the founder of the Gallery Tally project, the LA Art Girls, and co-founder of the Fontbron Academy (with Robert Fontenot).  She has written and/or edited for X-Tra magazine, Artforum, Arte Contexto, Flash Art, and Art Pulse. Her collaborative project (en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project, featuring nearly 300 artist-designed posters that highlight gender inequity in contemporary galleries, was recently on view at ForYourArt on Wilshire, in Los Angeles.   This series of #PictureThis  features questions by Micol answered by five of the artists whose posters are featured in the show. 

This weeks answers come from Kio Griffith is a Los Angeles‑based visual and sound artist, independent curator, and producer. His work includes drawing, painting, sound, video, performance, electronics, language, sculpture and installation. He has exhibited in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Turkey, Belgium and the U.S.  Griffith's work is based in his research into the visual and sonic possibilities of the mysteries, myths, and materials embedded within modern life. His compositional process mimics the writing of music and is inspired by the sources of everyday matters of consciousness. In this process, interrelated references of time and space are coordinated into the periphery of mass culture. Generating references from hypermedia and their resonating signals, Griffith's “scores” comprise visual and auditory transcriptions.

1. How do you define your sexual identity? 

2. There are so many mysteries in the universe: Why is there no u-turn signal on cars? How do umbilical cords work when a cat or dog is pregnant with a litter?  And, for that matter, to where do our belly buttons lead?  Why do the “Three R”s stand for “Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic”?  What is a mystery that haunts your thoughts?

3. What anxiety dream do you have over and over again?

4. How do you know when you have an idea worth pursuing (as an artwork)?

5. What can we do to destroy the patriarchal, capitalist culture that is making things so hard for women and people of color?

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. 

Find out more about Micol’s work at and view Gallery Tally posters at



Plan ForYourArt Tomorrow: Saturday, May 3rd


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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

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