Friday, January 4
An Evening With Christopher Nolan
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
A screening of Christopher Nolan's 1998 debut film Following followed by a discussion with the director moderated by Film Independent at LACMA curator, Elvis Mitchell. This event is presented as part of the Film Independent at LACMA film series. Tickets are $20.
Saturday, January 5
Del Aire Public Fruit Tree Orchard Dedication
12601 S. Isis Ave. (Hawthorne)
Public dedication of the The Del Aire Fruit Park, is a civic art commission designed to provide the community with an urban orchard that will be sustained, nurtured and harvested by the public. The Fruit Park was planted and by artist collective Fallen Fruit. It is a project of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program and the first of its kind in California.
Akina Cox: When We Arrive at Home and Matt Wardell: Hair On My Tongue (No Seas Cabrón)
Commonwealth & Council (Koreatown)
Opening reception for two exhibitions. Akina Cox's When We Arrive at Home includes a new video work, Amazon Solitaire, and writings. Matt Wardell's Hair On My Tongue (No Seas Cabrón) archives and surveys a collection of personal and collective images. Both shows on view through January 19, 2012.
Sunday, January 6
Last Chance: Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Closing day of the retrospective exhibition featuring over 100 works by the prolific Los Angeles ceramics artist Kenneth Price (1935-2012). Designed by architect Frank O. Gehry, the exhibition traces the development of Price's sculptural practice from his luminously glazed ovoid forms to his suggestive, molten-like slumps, positioning him within the larger narrative of modern American sculpture.
Wednesday, January 9
Engagement Party Book Launch
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
This book launch event celebrates Engagement Party: Social Practice at MOCA, 2008-2010, a fully illustrated examination of works created during the run of program. It is the first museum publication to take an in depth look at the emerging discipline of social practice in the visual arts. The 240-page catalogue is available for $30.