Vlatka Horvat: 8-hour performance This Here and That There in the Los Angeles River
Outpost for Contemporary Art is extremely pleased to announce that Vlatka Horvat, an Outpost artist-in-residence in October 2008, will return to Los Angeles this July to execute her 8-hour performance, This Here and That There, in the Los Angeles River.
Location: The Los Angeles River under the Fletcher Bridge in Elysian Valley, near Ripple St, 90039. The Fletcher Bridge connects Silver Lake to Northeast Los Angeles and is near the intersection of the 5 and 2 Freeways. Limited street parking available on Ripple Street and nearby. Easy bike access via the L.A. River bike path - enter at Los Feliz or Glendale Blvds or at Riverside/Victory/Zoo. For bicycling directions, use Google "go by bike" directions. Easy access via Metro bus lines 96 and 603. Visit www.outpost-art.org for map and more details.
Date: Saturday, July 31, 9am - 5pm. Viewers are free to come and go as they please and are invited to observe the performance from the east bank (entrance through east bank gate off Fletcher) as well as from the Fletcher Bridge above the site.
Join us for the New Museum Block Party 2010, a day of art activities and performances in Sara D. Roosevelt Park! Enjoy a range of interactive projects with artists and educators, and programs related to the neighborhood and the New Museum—and receive a complementary guest pass to visit the New Museum on the day of the event.
The New Museum Block Party is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!
Toute la mémoire du monde (All the memory of the world), a 1956 film by Alain Resnais, is a portrait of the Bibliothéque Nationale in Paris. Artist Julieta Aranda and invited guests will lead a discussion following the film.
Museum as Hub is made possible by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts. Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.
Jul 18, 2010–Jan 02, 2011 at MCASD Downtown, Jacobs Building
For the first time in history, the majority of the world’s population lives in urban communities. The urban setting and its corresponding lifestyle are major sources of inspiration in contemporary culture. This is an historic revolution in visual culture, in which the codes and icons of the everyday—found on the streets in graffiti, signage, waste, tattoos, advertising, and graphic design—have been appropriated and used as an integral part of contemporary art-making. The urban landscape inspires and serves as both a platform for innovation and a vehicle for expression for many artists. The city itself, its buildings, vehicles, people, and advertisements, are not only the surface where the art is applied. The city fuels the practice.
Last month, Bushwick arts collective 3rd Ward opened the Goods food truck on Lorimer and Metropolitan, serving Pat LaFrieda burgers and Brooklyn Lager batter fish and chips. Now, Goods chef Alex McCrery is taking the party inside with two young spice-rubbed hogs and free Fire Island beer, not to mention performances from Dallas fruggers the Fieros, Brooklyn college-rockers In Cadeo, and others.
3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn. 2-9 p.m. Free.
At the Hammer Museum Saturday, July 17th 11am to 6pm FREE.
The Hammer invites the public to participate in everyone in a place, a day-long sound installation by Chris Kallmyer. The work is composed of the sound of visitors wearing bells issued to them upon arrival and walking through museum spaces. Bell related sound pieces will take place throughout the day, including circulating ice cream carts, an animatronic Bell Santa Gamelan in the museum’s coatroom, a solo amplified-bell performance, and an African bell ensemble.
Admission to the museum will be free of charge to all participants.
Australian artist Melissa Haslam has based her recent paintings on the relationship between humans and the natural world. Specifically focused on interrupted cycles of life, her figures surrender to nature and allow themselves to be overtaken by the wild and lush landscape that the artist so beautifully creates.
Natural world themes of Systema Naturae are explored further in the third installment titled Aeris.
As our atmosphere, air conducts the passage of light, acting as a medium that allows people to interpret the physical world in color. An indirect response to this exchange is the human perception of reality, and the creation of art to express these perceptions. Systema Naturae: Aeris takes inspiration from these naturally occuring systems, and the ideas drawn from air itself: flight, freedom, and infinite possibilities.
INVITES YOU TO THE PUBLIC OPENING FOR RYAN TRECARTIN ANY EVERFRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010, 8:30–10pm MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER 8687 MELROSE AVENUE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
Any Ever is the American premiere of artist Ryan Trecartin’s 2007–10 body of work, produced in Miami with collaborator Lizzie Fitch and contributors ranging from friends and artists to working child actors. The seven movies are structurally conceived as a diptych consisting of a trilogy and a quartet, all of which are interconnected spatially via networked viewing spaces and an ambient soundscape, and materially by overlapping threads of form and content.