PLAN ForYourArt THIS WEEK: L.A.

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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

THURSDAY, JULY 26

New Original Works Festival 2012
REDCAT (Downtown)
8:30pm
This year’s three-week festival launches nine new original works by Los Angeles dance, theater, music and multimedia performing artists. Week one includes Poor Dog Group’s The Murder Ballad, Opera Povera’s To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation, and Susan Simpson’s Exhibit A. Tickets cost $18 and are available online.

Art in the Parking Space
LA><ART (Culver City)
7pm
Organized by LA><ART Curator Amanda Hunt, the final installation of Art in the Parking Space will bring to a close this year long project initiated by artists Elena Bajo and Warren Neidich.  Over the course of the past year, artists have been invited to create temporary and ephemeral artworks in parking spaces across Los Angeles. For the final rendition, seven artists will create site-specific projects in the parking lot and environment surrounding the gallery.

In Conversation: Sam Durant and Liza Lou
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
7pm
Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition, Order and Disorder: Alighiero Boetti by Afghan Women, this event features a conversation between artists Sam Durant and Liza Lou. The discussion focuses on the nature of conceptualization and fabrication in each artist’s work. Alma Ruiz, guest curator of Order and Disorder and senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, moderates this free event. Order and Disorder closes on Sunday, July 29.

Made in L.A. Music
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
7pm
The fourth of the Made in L.A. Music series features a live sets by KCRW’s Valida 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.

Public Engagement Report
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm
Mark Allen and Allison Agsten reunite to discuss the collaborative Machine Project/Hammer Museum report that concluded Machine Project’s 2010 Public Engagement residency at the museum. The e-book offers a glimpse into the challenging first year of the museum’s program with a roadmap from the museum and reflections from artists and Hammer staff. The conversation is moderated by Charlotte Cotton.

Lecture: In Love with Painting – The Life and Art of Clarence Hinkle
Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach)
7pm
Janet Blake, the Curator of Collections at the Laguna Art Museum, presents this lecture on early twentieth-century artist Clarence Hinkle. Blake curated the Museum’s current Clarence Hinkle exhibition and wrote the main essay for the accompanying publication. She will lead a walk-through of the exhibition following the lecture, which is free with museum admission.

FRIDAY, JULY 27

Arlene Weinstock and Pat Blake
haleARTS Space (Santa Monica)
5pm
Opening reception for a show featuring works by artists Arlene Weinstock and Pat Blake. The exhibition includes a series of Weinstock’s colored pencil and watercolor works and a collection of Blake’s photographs. Both shows on view through August 8, 2012.

BOOM Los Angeles 2012
Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood)
5pm
Opening day of the 2012 Southern California MFA Invitational. This large-scale group show features works by over 90 recent graduates from Art Center, CalArts, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge, Claremont, Otis, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Riverside. On view through August 24, 2012.

Is There A World
Latned Atsär (Culver City)
8pm
Opening reception for Triptych Tripping, a project in three parts that explores the notion of exploration. Segments of this triptych to be displayed in New York, Los Angeles, and Vienna. Latned Atsär hosts the second segment of the piece.

New Original Works Festival 2012
REDCAT (Downtown)
8:30pm
This year’s three-week festival launches nine new original works by Los Angeles dance, theater, music and multimedia performing artists. Week one includes Poor Dog Group’s The Murder Ballad, Opera Povera’s To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation, and Susan Simpson’s Exhibit A. Tickets cost $18 and are available online.

Enchantments of Iberia
Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena)
7pm
This performance features music by the Odeum Guitar Duo, who explore the music of Iberia through the region’s traditional Spanish guitar. The show features works by composers including Scarlatti, Albéniz, Granados, Turina, and de Falla, thus reflecting the Museum’s collection of Spanish works from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

SATURDAY, JULY 28

Aquaculture
Aran Cravey (Venice)
5pm
Opening reception for Aquaculture, an exhibition of multimedia works by artists Jed Berk and Oliver McIrwin. This collaboration explores the concepts of organic and synthetic, using art and engineering to create works that challenge our perceived balance with nature. On view through September 9, 2012.

Venice Beach Fest
Venice Beach Boardwalk (Venice)
10-6pm
The 4th  annual Summer Fest in Venice Beach features more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, community organizations, multiple stages of music and entertainment, youth and family activities including rock climbing, and a variety of food and drinks along the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Amanda Ross-Ho: Teeny, Tiny Woman and Ellen Harvey: Bad Mirror
MOCA Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood)
3pm
Amanda Ross-Ho gives a private tour of her new exhibition, Amanda Ross-Ho: Teeny Tiny Woman at MOCA Pacific Design Center. This tour is followed by a viewing of Ellen Harvey’s Bad Mirror at the Pacific Design Center’s See Line Gallery at 4pm. Both artists participated in the Los Angeles Nomadic Division’s Barter Show honoring Ed Kienholz, and Harvey’s work, a Plexiglas mirror engraved from behind, was the result of one of the shows barters. Space is limited. RSVP to rsvp@nomadicdivision.org.

New. Artisanal. Now.
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
12-6pm
ForYourArt presents New. Artisanal. Now., a one-day food biennial. The pop-up shop showcases a variety of Los Angeles food crafters as selected by  Krista 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, Hand Held Heart to benefit local food charity Food Forward, a reading table filled with artisanal food publications, and a DJ.

John Baldessari and Rirkrit Tiravanija
1301PE (Miracle Mile)
6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by John Baldessari and Rirkrit Tiravanija. Baldessari’s contributes a screenprint featuring the phrase “learn to dream.” Tiravanija’s work includes a series of enamel paintings composed of text on monochrome backgrounds. On view through September 15, 2012.

Los Angeles Art Association Benefit Auction
Gallery 825 (West Hollywood)
7pm
This auction event features more than 100 works by emerging, mid-career, and well-known artists. The annual benefit includes food and refreshments, and all proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Art Association and Los Angeles’ emerging artist community. Tickets are $25-$100 and available online.

Latent Images
ONE Archives Gallery & Museum (West Hollywood)
5pm
Opening reception for Latent Images. This exhibition features contemporary queer photography by Leah DeVun alongside a range of photography and personal photo albums from the LGBTQ archive collection at ONE Archives. On view through September 30, 2012.

Sublime: Nature, Science and the Divine in Contemporary Art
Koplin del Rio (Culver City)
5pm
Opening reception for Sublime: Nature, Science and the Divine in Contemporary Art, the first of three shows celebrating the 30th anniversary of Koplin del Rio. Participating artists include Eric Beltz, Shay Bredimus, Darlene Campbell, Josh Dorman, Mineko Grimmer, David Hines, and Joshua Levine. On view through September 1, 2012.

Grand Park Opening
Grand Park (Downtown)
10am
Day one of this Inaugural Opening Weekend celebration for downtown’s new Grand Park coincides with National Dance Day. The celebration will feature outdoor dancing with Nigel Lythgoe of So You Think You Can Dance in addition to a performance by Cirque de Soleil, community dance classes, food trucks and more. The celebration continues on Sunday, July 29.

New Original Works Festival 2012
REDCAT (Downtown)
8:30pm
This year’s three-week festival launches nine new original works by Los Angeles dance, theater, music and multimedia performing artists. Week one includes Poor Dog Group’s The Murder Ballad, Opera Povera’s To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation, and Susan Simpson’s Exhibit A. Tickets cost $18 and are available online.

Discussion: Deep Thoughts
CB1 Gallery (Downtown)
2pm
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Wet and Wild, this free event features a discussion on the symbiosis of art and science with painter Lily Simonson and scientists Lisa Levin, Regina Wetzer, and Dean Pentcheff.

Patrick Staff: Mirror Machines
Monte Vista (Highland Park)
7pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by London-based artist Patrick Staff. Mirror Machines will feature recent and new video works, writings and prints. On view through August 26, 2012.

Matt Lipps: Horizon/s
UCR California Museum of Photography (Riverside)
6pm
Opening reception for a solo show by artist Matt Lipps. Horizon/s features a series of works assembled through collage and photography. This show is the first time the entire Horizon/s body of work has been exhibited. On view through October 27, 2012.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

Venice Beach Fest
Venice Beach Boardwalk (Venice)
10-6pm
The 4th  annual Summer Fest in Venice Beach features more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, community organizations, multiple stages of music and entertainment, youth and family activities including rock climbing, and a variety of food and drinks along the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Grand Park Opening
Grand Park (Downtown)
11:30am
This Inaugural Opening Weekend celebration for downtown’s Grand Park will feature a variety of musical performances. Individuals and families are invited to bring a picnic to celebrate LA County’s newest park.

Hans Ulrich Obrist In Conversation With John Baldessari
Art Catalogues at LACMA (Miracle Mile)
4pm
Hans Ulrich Obrist will interview Baldessari to launch the L.A. artist’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 Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné Volume 1: 1956-1974 email artcatalogues@lacma.org; only copies of the book purchased at Art Catalogues will be signed.

Closing Day: Order and Disorder: Alighiero Boetti by Afghan Women
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
12pm
The final day of the Fowler’s exhibit Order and Disorder: Alighiero Boetti by Afghan Women features extended gallery hours from 12-6pm, a children’s scavenger hunt in the museum’s courtyard at 1pm, and a concert by Afghan-American percussionist Salar Nader.

Eating Our Words: Sugar Social
Taylor de Cordoba (Culver City)
7pm
This is the second Summer Session of the Eating Our Words, a reading series which features literary and culinary artists sharing words and food. The series’ Sugar Social will feature author Cheryl Strayed and desserts by I Heart Pies and Carmela Ice Cream.  Space is limited. RSVP to RSVP@taylordecordoba by Friday, July 27, 2012.

MONDAY, JULY 30

i21c presents Hans Ulrich Obrist in discussion with Danny Hillis
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. The event is free, but reservations on a first-come, first-served basis are required (RSVP atrsvp@foryourart.com).

Performance Art Camp
LAMAG at Barnsdall Park (Los Feliz)
11am
Presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012, this camp teaches participants performance basics including set creation, dance, costuming, and art. Enrollment for this free workshop is limited to ten children, ages 6 -10. For reservations contact 323-644-6269.

TUESDAY, JULY 31

Performance Art Camp
LAMAG at Barnsdall Park (Los Feliz)
11am
Presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012, this camp teaches participants performance basics including set creation, dance, costuming, and art. Enrollment for this free workshop is limited to ten children, ages 6 -10. For reservations contact 323-644-6269.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

Performance Art Camp
LAMAG at Barnsdall Park (Los Feliz)
11am
Presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012, this camp teaches participants performance basics including set creation, dance, costuming, and art. Enrollment for this free event is limited to ten children, ages 6 -10. For reservations contact 323-644-6269.

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Dance Here, Here Dance, 2011, by Anita Pace. Photo: Warren Neidich