FRIDAY, APRIL 20
Transmission LA: AV Club
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
12 p.m.-10 p.m.
Mike D of The Beastie Boys will curate this 17-day multi-disciplinary festival celebrating and presenting contemporary art, design, music, film, and food. Hosted by online interview magazine "The Avant/Garde Diaries, Transmission LA: AV CLUB" will feature work by artists including Peter Coffin, Will Fowler, Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Public Fiction, Sage Vaughn, and Tom Sachs and food by Roy Choi. This free event will also feature concerts, DJ sets, and a pop up restaurant. Open through May 6, 2012.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The 17th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will feature two days of readings, panel discussions, author signings, musical performances, cooking demonstrations, poetry readings and lectures. This event is free. The Festival of Books continues on Sunday, April 22.
Radio Break - Presented by USC Roski School of Fine Art's MA Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere Program, class of 2012
"Radio Break" is an exhibition on the air, presenting twelve artworks in locations throughout Los Angeles conveyed through low-power radio transmissions during two weeks and live events held on two consecutive weekends. "Radio Break" connects participants with the ambient sounds of the city, inviting them to tune in to its history, noise, narratives, and music. A way-finding map and interactive website accompany the exhibition and provide details about the projects and their locations. "Radio Break" continues on Sunday, April 22 from 2-9 p.m. at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd., which will have a listening station through the April 27.
Carroll Dunham: A Drawing Survey
Blum & Poe (Culver City)
Opening reception for a thirty-year survey of works by New York-based artist Carroll Dunham. Comprised of almost 400 works on paper executed between 1982 and 2012, this exhibition serves as the most comprehensive evaluation of Dunham's drawing practice to date. On view through May 26, 2012.
Coagula Curatorial Gallery Launch
Coagula Curatorial (Chinatown)
Mat Gleason, the founder and publisher of Los Angeles' "Coagula Art Journal", marks the 20th anniversary of this periodical with the launch of Coagula Curatorial. This new gallery will open with two shows: Coney Island of the Mind, a solo show of works by Tim Youd, and Beuys in the Basement, an exhibition of Michael Montfort's photographs of artist Josef Beuys. Both shows will be on view through June 3, 3012.