PLAN ForYourArt THIS WEEK: L.A.

Posted on: July 24th, 2012

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

TUESDAY, JULY 24

Messerschmidt and Modernity
The Getty (Brentwood)
10am-5:30pm
Opening day of a new exhibition featuring the work of German Baroque artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. The series of head sculptures depicting various states of emotion and expression that Messerschmidt created during the last 13 years of his life will be presented alongside work of contemporary artists including Tony Bevan, Tony Cragg, Ken Gonzales-Day, Bruce Nauman, Pierre Picot, Arnulf Rainer, and Cindy Sherman. On view through October 14.

SAVE THE DATE

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 artcatalogues@lacma.org; 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 rsvp@foryourart.com). 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.

Image:
Character Head: Incapable Bassoonist, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Private collection