Each week, ForYourArt highlights select events to help you PLAN ForYourArt. SEE, KNOW, COLLECT, and ENJOY the best of Los Angeles art and culture.
THURSDAY, JULY 28
Christian Marclay's The Clock: 24-Hour Screening
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
LACMA presents another 24-hour screening of artist Christian Marclay's The Clock, Thursday, July 28th at 5pm through Friday, July 29th at 5pm. Recently awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at this year's Venice Biennale, The Clock is a 24-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time.
The Writings of Paul Thek Read by Thomas Jane
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
In conjunction with the exhibition Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective, actor Thomas Jane performs dramatic readings in the exhibition galleries.
FRIDAY, JULY 29
Transformer Display for Community Fundraising: Version 2
Outpost HQ (Highland Park)
Artists Andrea Bowers and Olga Koumoundouros, in collaboration with Outpost for Contemporary Art, announce the temporary installation of a politically engaged project focusing on the Highland Park, Eagle Rock, and Glassell Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Bring your spare change and non-perishable food items to donate at the opening. Andrea Bowers will also raffle a drawing where tickets are $1 each, and all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.
Sex Objects to Fetish Girls
PRISM (West Hollywood)
Sex Objects to Fetish Girls is a selection of work from two of Eric Kroll's publications. Published in 1977 with a grant from the New York State Council of the Arts, Sex Objects documents his travels across America photographing and interviewing the women who worked in massage parlors, strip clubs, and sex joints. Kroll's second book, Fetish Girls, was published in 1994 and contains photos of playful and surreal images that explore a multitude of sexual fantasies.
SATURDAY, JULY 30
Los Angeles Art Association's Annual Benefit Auction
Gallery 825 (West Hollywood)
Los Angeles Art Association's Annual Benefit Auction, will feature more than 100 works by emerging and mid-career artists, as well as noted artists including Lita Albuquerque, James Rosenquist, and Shepard Fairey. Attend the champagne VIP preview featuring food by NOBU, and the first 100 VIP ticket purchases will receive a signed print by celebrated artist Susan Bolles. VIP tickets are $100, and general admission is $25. Tickets may be purchased online.
July 30 and July 31
Perform Chinatown, where upwards of 40 performances will take place inside and outside the galleries of Chinatown from 6pm until midnight on Saturday, July 30. Also, Malibu Arts Festival 2011 is a two day event that will take place on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 from 10am-6pm, outside the Malibu Civic Center. And lastly, the Watts Street Festival is in celebration of the exhibition Possible Worlds. In collaboration with Slanguage Studio and the Watts House Project, join LACMA for an evening of art-making, poetry, music, and spinning by DJ Cheebo on Saturday, July 30.