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PLAN ForYourArt: October 4-10

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ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

"Artists + Institutions: What Is the Common Ground?"
MAK Center at the Schindler House (West Hollywood)
7-9 p.m.
This free interactive event, produced as of part of SOCiAL: Art + People, features salon-style discussions hosted by guest artists and representatives from various Los Angeles art institutions. Anonymous dialog prompts will be presented to the public for an evening of critical conversation and debate regarding the common ground between artists and art institutions. Click here for a full schedule of SOC(i)AL: Art + People.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void 1949-1962
MOCA (Downtown)
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Opening day of a new exhibition exploring the artistic tendency of canvas mutilation during the rise of abstraction in the 20th-century. Painting the Void features more than 85 works created between the late 1940s and the early 1960s by artists from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Curated by Paul Schimmel. On view through January 14, 2013.

Art + Architecture Focus on Malibu Tour
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University (Malibu)
12 p.m.
LACMA's Art Museum Council presents its inaugural Art + Architecture Focus Tour. Since 1956, the Tour has provided behind-the-scenes tours of architecturally significant homes with significant art collections. This event begins with a lecture on the Weisman Museum's current Pop Culture exhibition. Attendees then tour two Malibu properties, one of which is constructed with the recycled parts of a decommissioned Boeing 747-200 aircraft. Tickets are $350; for tickets and more information email amc@lacma.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

Volume 8 - William Leavitt presents Habitat
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
7:30 p.m.
This theatrical event creates a dialog environment for two groups of neighbors, who engage each other in adjoining suburban backyards of a small mid-western town. A full production of the play will be presented in April 2013 at The Kitchen in New York City. This performance is part of X-TRA's 15 Years in 15 Days; click here for a full schedule.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

Volume 9 - 1 Image 1 Minute
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
7:30 p.m.
This free event is based on Micol Hebron's 1 Image 1 Minute, a column and live event in which participants selected a significant photograph to discuss for one minute. In this live version for X-TRA's 15th anniversary celebration, 30 Angelenos from various facets of the art world discuss a variety of chosen images. Participants include Jerri Allyn, Sarah Beadle, Cassandra Coblentz, Michael Dahan, and Corazon del Sol. This event is part of  X-TRA's 15 Years in 15 Days; click here for a full schedule.

Alika Cooper: Upbraid
Night Gallery (Lincoln Heights)
10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Alika Cooper. Upbraid features a series fabric works that explore gender roles. Anna Mayer's Vatic Link is in the space's Annex Gallery. Both shows on view through November 8, 2012.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

Los Angeles Antiques, Art and Design Show Gala
Barker Hangar (Santa Monica)
6 p.m.
Opening night gala for the 17th annual Los Angeles Antiques, Art and Design Show, which features works by more than 60 artists from around the world. The  four day show honors antiquarian Joel Chen with the 2012 Design Leadership Award and benefits the LACMA Decorative Arts and Design Council. Gala tickets begin at $150 and are available online.