THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
Downtown Art Walk
Various Venues (Downtown)
Taking place on the second Thursday of each month, the Downtown Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of the many art spaces in Downtown Los Angeles - commercial art galleries, museums, and nonprofit arts venues. The Art Walk will also feature Project: Remember, where five groups of volunteers will release over 1600 balloons from the rooftops of downtown LA -- each lit and tagged with the name of a fallen solider from Afghanistan.
Black Gold Fever
Ulysses Jenkins' multi-media performance ritual utilizing video projections, dance, music and spoken word is a reinvention of Columbus Day: a doggerel, which was originally performed at LACE in 1980. In this re-staging, Jenkins will collaborate with artists Anna B. Scott, Michael Delgado, Najete Agindotan, Matthew Thomas, David Strother Lena Hovanes and Babalade Olamina to continue measuring the toll placed upon the environment and indigenous peoples.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14
Various Locations (Pasadena)
A free evening of art, music, and entertainment from Pasadena's arts and cultural institutions as they stay open for the night. Participants include Armory Center for the Arts, Art Center College of Design, Kidspace Museum, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, and Side Street Projects among others.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
High Desert Test Sites
High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree)
This Saturday and Sunday marks High Desert Test Sites, a weekend of new experimental art, architecture, and design projects sited in the Southern California high desert communities of Joshua Tree, Pioneertown, Wonder Valley, Yucca Valley, and 29 Palms. You can pick up a map that will chart out and give you directions to the works' locations from HDTS headquarters. This year will include works by Ball-Nogues Studio, Bob Carr, Claude Collins-Stracensky, Sid M. Duenas, Naotaka Hiro, Shari Elf, Dawn Kasper, ROLU and WELCOME PROJECTS, Scout Regalia, Adam Silverman LeRoy Stevens, and Von Tundra among others.
Less is More
Subliminal Projects (Echo Park)
Minimalist group show featuring Edith Baumann, Larry Bell, Sol LeWitt, Bertil Petersson, Anthony Sneed, Samuel Stabler, and more. "Works in the exhibition date from the 1970s to the present day, and include a 1972 wall drawing that LeWitt created in a class taught by John Baldessari at the California Institute of the Arts," according to an article in The Art Newspaper.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
Conversation with the Artist: Glenn Ligon
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Glenn Ligon will converse with curators Scott Rothkopf of the Whitney Museum of American Art and Franklin Sirmans of LACMA about the aritst's upcoming midcareer retrospective exhibition.
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