THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Joint Dialogue Book Launch
Ooga Booga (Chinatown)
The launch of the exhibition catalog for the show "Joint Dialogue," which features the works of Lee Lozano, Dan Graham, and Steven Kaltenbach. "Joint Dialogue" was curated by Sarah Lehrer Graiwer.
Urs Fischer: Beds & Problem Paintings
Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)
Urs Fischer's first exhibition with Gagosian Gallery will include sculptures and a series of large paintings on aluminum panels. Fischer is known for his works that combine formal adventures in space, scale, and material with a mordant sense of humor. On view through April 7, 2012.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Spencer Sweeney: Egyptian Violet and Sara Clendening: The Planets
Night Gallery (Downtown)
10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Night Gallery is present "Egyptian Violet," new works by Spencer Sweeney, and the galactic "The Planets" by Sara Clendening. On view through March 8, 2012.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Adam II, the Late Paul Cotton: Astral-Naught Rabb-Eye in the Reel World in Real Time, 2012
The Standard (West Hollywood)
Acting as a guest of The Standard, Hollywood, Adam II, the Late Paul Cotton will embody the persona of the "Astral-Naught Rabb-Eye" while interacting with the guests and staff of the hotel throughout his stay. A reception will follow the performance from 6-8 p.m. It is also the last day to view Adam II, the Late Paul Cotton's "Random House Converter/Trance-Former, 1966 -- eternalpresent" from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 8126 - 8132 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
Os Gemeos: Miss You
PRISM (West Hollywood)
An exhibition of new paintings and sculptures within an immersive installation by famed Brazilian artists Os Gemeos. Os Gemeos, the Brazilian twins Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, are best known for their fantastical and expansive large-scale installations and murals. On view through March 24, 2012.
Order and Disorder: Alighiero Boetti by Afghan Women
UCLA Fowler Museum (Westwood)
From 1971 to 1994, Italian artist Alighiero Boetti embarked on a series of projects with Afghan embroiderers, creating pieces that would become some of the artist's most iconic works. This exhibition features 29 works by Boetti along with documentary photographs of the Afghan embroiderers taken at Boetti's request by Randi Malkin Steinberger, as well as examples of the traditional styles of embroidery. Opening night events include a curators talk from 5-6 p.m., an opening party from 6-8:30 p.m., and an after-party from 8-11 p.m. (limited capacity). RSVP required for all events by February 16 to 310-206-7001 or fowlerRSVP@arts.ucla.edu. The exhibition will be on view through July 29, 2012.
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