Curated Itinerary: Oeuvres

ForYourArt Curates Focused Itineraries for You Around Particular Themes And Interests.

This week, we’ve pulled Los Angeles exhibitions, programs, and events that are centered around the career spans of artists. What are you interested in? Tell us! Email with ideas.


Art Lecture: Allen Ruppersberg
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Free lecture by conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg, whose work includes paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, installations, and books. Ruppersberg is recognized as an early practitioner of installation art, having produced such works as Al’s Cafe, Al’s Grand Hotel, and The Novel That Writes Itself. Since the late 1960s, his work has been the subject of over 80 solo exhibitions and nearly 200 group exhibitions. Ruppersberg lives in L.A. and New York.

Screening: Art21
Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach)
The Orange County Museum of Art presents a free screening of “Change,” the first episode of the sixth season of Art in the Twentieth-First Century, the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art. This episode features OCMA permanent collection artist Catherine Opie.


Cy Twombly: The Last Paintings
Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)
Opening reception for a tribute exhibit to the late artist Cy Twombly. This show includes Twombly’s last paintings and one hundred of his photographs, ranging from early studio impressions from the 1950s to a group of landscape subjects taken in St Barths last year. On view through June 9, 2012.


Reading: Alain Mabanckou
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
One of Africa’s major writers, Alain Mabanckou is the author of six volumes of poetry and nine novels. He received the Sub-Saharan African Literature Prize for Blue-White-Red and the Prix Renaudot for Memoirs of a Porcupine. He was selected by the French journal Lire as one of the 50 writers to watch out for this coming century. He currently teaches literature at UCLA. A book signing will follow the reading.

7th MOCA Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts: Annie Leibovitz
Beverly Wilshire (Beverly Hills)
Photographer Annie Leibovitz, recipient of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2012 Distinguished Woman in the Arts award, will be honored during this luncheon. Hosted by The MOCA Projects Council, one of the museum’s major support organizations, the event will benefit MOCA’s education programming and will feature a fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue. Maria Shriver will present the award. Ticket are $300 – $1,000.


SEPTEMBER – self-portrait by Annie Leibovitz courtesy of Lavazza