ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.


MOCA (Downtown)
This collaborative performance by LA Dance Project and ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied features Millepied dancing with ballerina Amanda Wells to a soundtrack that includes narration by Mark Bradford. The performance takes place in the galleries at MOCA Grand Avenue where The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol is now on view. This free performance will last approximately 30 minutes.

Simone Forti Performance
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (Los Feliz)
Performance artist Simone Forti’s News Animation Improvisations method encompasses the translation of the imagery and language of newspaper reports and newscasts into improvised movement compositions. Listening to and reading the news throughout the past months, Forti has produced a series of writings and drawings that she will translate into this collaborative improvisational performance. This free event is presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012.

Made in L.A. Music
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The third of the Made in L.A. Music series will feature live sets by KCRW’s Chris Douridas and LA-based electro duo Poolside in the Hammer’s courtyard. This free event will feature extended gallery hours. Presented by the The Hammer and KCRW, the Made in L.A. Music series will take place at the Hammer every Thursday evening through August 9, 2012.

Film Screening: Psychohydrography and Tectonics
McCormick Screening Room at UC Irvine (Irvine)
This screening, presented in conjunction with the Laguna Art Museum’s current Peter Bo Rappmund exhibition ex·pose, will feature Bo Rappmund’s films Psychohydrography and Tectonics. The event will be preceded by a reception at 6:30pm and a question and answer discussion with the artist will follow the screenings.


New. Artisanal. Now.
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Saturday, July 29 | 12-6pm
Timed to coincide with Made in L.A. 2012 – the Hammer Museum’s first large-scale biennial survey of Los Angeles-based artists – ForYourArt presents New. Artisanal. Now., a one-day food biennial, on July 28, 2012. The pop-up shop at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. showcases some of the city’s finest food crafters selected by culinary insidersKrista Simmons (Top Chef Masters/LAist) along with Shawna Dawson (Artisanal LA) and Michaele Musel (The Secret Fork). The event features 12 local producers who will sell and sample their wares, libations presented by GreenBar Collective, special edition tote bags by Brian Roettinger to benefit local food charity Food Forward, a reading table filled with artisanal food publications, and a DJ. Information about Made in L.A. 2012 and how to vote for the Mohn Award is also available throughout the day.

Launch of John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné Volume 1: 1956-1974: 
Featuring a conversation between John Baldessari and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Art Catalogues at LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Sunday, July 29 | 4-6pm
Hans Ulrich Obrist will interview Baldessari to launch the L.A. pioneer’s John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné Volume 1: 1956-1974 (Yale University Press), with a book signing to follow. The interview is a continuation of decades-long conversations between the two men, many of which were published in Volume 18 of Obrist’s The Conversation Series (Walther König). To preorder signed copies of John BaldessariCatalogue Raisonné Volume 1: 1956-1974 email; only copies of the book purchased at Art Catalogues will be signed.

i21c presents Hans Ulrich Obrist in discussion with Danny Hillis
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Monday, July 30 | 7pm
The Institute of the 21st Century presents Danny Hillis, the creator of The Clock of the Long Now, in public conversation for the first time with Hans Ulrich Obrist at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. The event is free, but reservations on a first-come, first-served basis are required (RSVP at The Institute of the 21st Century was initiated in the spirit of historian Eric Hobsbawm’s call to “protest against forgetting” those who have forever changed the landscape of contemporary culture. The Institute’s long-term goal is to create a digital archive of curator Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Interview Project.

Simone Forti. Documentation of Open Form, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, March 25, 2008 (collaboration with Jeremiah Day). Courtesy Project Arts Centre, Dublin.