Alex Israel Talks with ForYourArt About His New Mural on Abbot Kinney Boulevard
This Friday marks the unveiling (and subsequent party, 7-11pm, ribbon cutting at 8pm) for a new mural created by native Angeleno Alex Israel. The commission has been spearheaded by Esther Kim, the proprietor of a recently opened gallery on Abbot Kinney in Venice called VARIOUS SMALL FIRES (the name comes from a 1964 book by Ed Ruscha, who also kept a studio in Venice). The mural features imagery iconic of Los Angeles, from the lifestyle and the ethos of the Venice neighborhood to city’s nearby beach culture, all of which are prominent and recurring in Israel’s work. (more…)
Glenn Kaino Will Represent the U.S. at the 13th International Cairo Biennale in December
Los Angeles-based artist Glenn Kaino was recently selected by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State to represent the United States at the 13th International Cairo Biennale. Cesar Garcia, Associate Director and Senior Curator at LA><ART, has been appointed U.S. Commissioner. (more…)
LEARN: Learning about art encompasses a lot. We know. But we’ve amassed a variety of resources to demystify it as much as possible. We talk to artists and curators, keep you up-to-date with Twitter sources and send along interesting articles, books, and thoughtful pieces of advice.
“How to Survive the Contemporary Art World” by A. Moret is just one example of the many articles and books that we highlight on ForYourArt. Be on the lookout for our Resource tag, which enables you to search the site for other useful material.
We all know Follow Friday (#ff) on Twitter. It’s an amazing way to find out about great Twitter handles. FYA has taken this as inspiration for our continuing feature that points you toward the best of the Twitosphere from great art news sources to the most engaging museums. FYA has also created lists on Twitter for easy navigation of museums, galleries, and worthwhile sources.
We’re culling all the must-know, must-go venues, galleries and artist-filled bars and restaurantsaround town. It’s the perfect way to help plan an art-focused outing from seeing an exhibition tograbbing nearby dinner and drinks afterward. The Directory FYA is launching in January 2012.
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As Part of the Citywide Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 Collaboration, the Getty Center has Recently Launched an Interactive Web Archive. ForYourArt Asked Claire de Dobay Rifelj to Help Navigate the Archive.
This dynamic site offers a digital snapshot of the art scene in Los Angeles from 1945–1980 via artworks, documentary images, video interviews with artists and a historical map related to its four exhibitions.