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, APRIL 7
Ana Prvacki: Greeting Committee
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Visitors are invited to enjoy free admission Thursday, April 7-Sunday, April 10 on the occasion of Ana Prvacki's artist-in-residence program, Greeting Committee. Prvacki's project magnifies and zooms in on the protocols and customs of basic hospitality routines, such as greetings, salutations, and welcoming. Visitors may observe or participate in interventions encouraging gestures of welcoming in the Wilshire lobby from 12-4pm.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
Neighborhood Public Radio: In Your Ear
MOCA Grand Avenue (Downtown)
MOCA presents the artist-run radio project Neighborhood Public Radio (NPR) as the spring 2011 collective for the ongoing Engagement Party series of events. For their first project, NPR will transmit a collection of radio programs on local frequencies. MOCA visitors may tune in via hand-held personal transistor radios they either bring or buy at the event. For FMemory, NPR will broadcast interviews with downtown Los Angeles' communities of residents, workers, and art professionals and patrons about their most memorable MOCA experiences. Small Audience (for Large Ensemble), a large-scale polyphonic voice ensemble, will provide an unexpected space for museum-goers to perform on-air together. For Silent Disco Party, NPR will transmit live performances of original music and remixed dance classes for those who feel like dancing.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
Culver City Openings
Various Locations (Culver City)
Opening receptions for new exhibitions at Culver City's galleries include: Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Israel at Roberts & Tilton; Florian Maier-Aichen at Blum and Poe; Taylor De Cordoba: 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition; Dewey Ambrosino: Sound Stove and Fugitive Insides at Las Cienegas Projects; Rebecca Bird: Interiors and Lukas Roth: Re-construction at Kopeiken Gallery; and Robert Levine: Paintings at Maloney Fine Art.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy
OCMA (Orange County)
The opening day of Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy, an extensive reexamination of Calder and a generation of contemporary artists inspired by his work. From monumental mobiles to more delicate works, the exhibition will present approximately 30 sculptures by Calder and major works by seven young artists who embrace the forms and materials used by the modernist master. Artists include: Alexander Calder, Martin Boyce, Nathan Carter, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Aaron Curry, Kristi Lippire, Jason Meadows, and Jason Middlebrook.
MONDAY, APRIL 11
Artist Talk: Lari Pittman and Paul Schimmel
Art Catalogues at LACMA (Mid-Wilshire)
To celebrate the publication of Lari Pittman, the first monograph on the artist, Pittman will join Museum of Contemporary Art Curator Paul Schimmel in conversation. Schimmel, who gave Pittman his first significant exhibition almost thirty years ago, and included him in the landmark Helter Skelter show, will talk to the artist about love, violence, and desire in his work.
SAVE THE DATE
When in Rome
Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Westwood)
The opening reception for the exhibition When in Rome, organized by the DEPART foundation. The exhibition presents, together for the first time, works by some of the most interesting artists associated with the city of Rome and its environs. A performance by Luigi Ontani at the Hammer Museum (5pm), as well as a billboard project by LAXART will take place in conjunction with the exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute, and precedes a large exhibition on young art in Los Angeles that DEPART will bring to Rome. The exhibition remains on view at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura through May 21st.