Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival
Continuing through the 29th, this festival celebrates Los Angeles' postwar history of performance art through a contemporary lens, with a series of adaptations, re-inventions, and commissions that are inspired by the installation and performance artists working in Los Angeles between 1945 and 1980. Each night from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Black Box will be the place to meet, drink, talk, and enjoy different surprise performances. Download the official guide here. Also, check out all of the itineraries that ForYourArt has compiled to help you get the most out of the festival.
Events this week include "Cave Out (In Three Parts, All At Once)" by Ojo at LACE on January 26, "Storying Rape: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation at the Top of City Hall" with live feed online on January 27, "Three Weeks in January: Candlelight Ceremony" at LAPD on January 27, "RE:COMPOSITION" at SCI-Arc on January 27 and January 28, "HR IN JAN by Dawn Kasper" at Human Resources on January 27 and January 28, "X with The Dead Kennedys and The Avengers" at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on January 28, "Welcome Inn Time Machine" at Welcome Inn Eagle Rock on January 29, "My Pussy Is Still in Los Angeles (I Only Live in Berlin) by Vaginal Davis" at Southwestern Law School on January 29, and more.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26
Pacific Design Center Roundup
Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood)
Exhibition openings include "Niki de Saint Phalle & the West Coast" at Pacific Standard Time Participating Gallery Here is Elsewhere Gallery, presenting works by the late artist Niki de Saint Phalle as well as contemporary artists who took inspiration from her. Other openings: "Painting (Los Angeles)" at Another Year in LA, "Antonio Pio Saracino: Nature and Design" at Industry, "10 Years L.A. at Foundation Kaus Australis" at The Prospectus, "Space/Adversity/Motion" at D.E.N. Contemporary, "Monica Nouwens: Martin Luther King Bullet Wound Boulevard and Jason Trucco: Exhibit A" at Annie Wharton Los Angeles, and "Lesley Moon: Framed For Life" at See Line Gallery.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27
Three Weeks in January Candlelight Ceremony
Deaton Auditorium, Los Angeles Police Department (Downtown)
Suzanne Lacy's "Three Weeks in January" culminates with a candle-lighting ceremony and participatory performance at the site of Lacy's Los Angeles Rape Map -- a large map installed in downtown L.A. with daily markings of LAPD rape reports. Follow @meredithahudson for live tweets from the ceremony.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
On January 28 and January 29, participating museums in Southern California will open their doors and invite visitors in free of charge. A list of museums and further information is available online.
SUNDAY, JANURARY 29
Thomas Demand and Alex McDowell at Art Catalogues
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Artist Thomas Demand and filmmaker Alex McDowell discuss models as tools and interpretations of worlds and what makes a surrounding not only convincing but also a reality. This event is free but seating is limited.
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