Each week, ForYourArt highlights select events to help you PLAN ForYourArt. SEE, KNOW, COLLECT, and ENJOY the best of Los Angeles art and culture.
FRIDAY, MAY 13
Questioning The Standard: New Narratives of Art in Los Angeles
Getty Center (Brentwood)
A one-day workshop bringing together curators, scholars, and educators working on the Pacific Standard time region-wide research initiative. Thematic group conversations will address some of the myths and stereotypes that pervade accounts of Los Angeles art in the postwar period.
SATURDAY, MAY 14
L&M Arts (Venice)
The opening reception for an exhibition featuring new work by Barbara Kruger. The exhibition includes The Globe Shrinks (2010), a multichannel video installation that continues Kruger’s engagement with the kindness and brutality of the everyday, the duet of pictures and words, and the resonance of direct address. A room “wrap” in the West Gallery will visualize the artist’s ideas about money and power. On the exterior of the gallery, Kruger will also create a projection using two recent works, You Want it and In Violence, combining images and text that address wanting and needing, winning and losing.
Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas, Clayton Brothers: Inside Out and Getting Upper: Graphic Designers and Artists Reconsider the Alphabet
Pasadena Museum of California Art (Pasadena)
The opening reception for three new exhibitions at PMCA. Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas features the work of Los Angeles graffiti artists and writers, and examines the ways in which street work informs canvas work. Clayton Brothers: Inside Out features the work of Rob and Christian Clayton, surveying their edgy aesthetic, inspired by California skateboard and surf culture, punk rock, folk art, cartoons, and street art. Getting Upper: Graphic Designers and Artists Reconsider the Alphabet charges twenty-six designers with re-imagining a letter from the alphabet, using the illegibility and deconstructive nature of graffiti as their starting point. Each of the 26 letters has been published as a limited edition run of 100 silk-screened posters, available for sale at the museum store and online.
SUNDAY, MAY 15
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The Hammer Museum hosts its second annual K.A.M.P. (Kids’ Art Museum Project), an event imagined by artists for kids. Painters, sculptors, photographers, and other creative pros will lead inventive workshops and experiences for kids of all ages in the carefree atmosphere of the Hammer courtyard. All K.A.M.P. proceeds support the Museum’s growing Hammer Kids public programming. Participating artists include: Jedediah Caesar, Mari Eastman, Kirsten Everberg, Katie Grinnan, Karl Haendel, Julian Hoeber, Stanya Kahn, Mimi Lauter, Charles Long, Dianna Molzan, Kristen Morgin, Kori Newkirk, Jorge Pardo, Gregory Parkinson, Marmol Radziner, Analia Saban, Mindy Shapero, and Joel Tauber. Children’s book readings by: Jason Bateman, Jack Black, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Shue, and Rainn Wilson. Tickets may be purchased online.
MONDAY, MAY 16
Christian Marclay: The Clock 24-Hour Screening
LACMA presents a 24-hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010), a recent acquisition. The Clock, a 24-hour single-channel montage, is constructed from thousands of moments in cinema and television history depicting the passage of time; scenes in which clocks and references to time appear. Marclay excerpted each of these moments and edited them together to create a functioning timepiece, marking the exact time in real time for the viewer for 24 consecutive hours. The screening is free, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.