There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. People from all over the world came to L.A. for the opening of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) and the recent celebration of the 30th anniversary of MOCA, and are already planning for Pacific Standard Time in 2011. We are living in the city everyone is watching and visiting. Get engaged.
Every week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you Plan ForYourArt.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The closing reception for The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb's Book of Genesis, which is on view until February 7. Musical performance by Janet Klein and the Parlor Boys including Robert Armstrong and Tom Marion from The Cheap Suit Serenaders. The galleries are open late, and there is a cash bar.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Still Robot Exhibition Discussion: Alexis Rochas and Eric Owen Moss
Alexis Rochas and SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss discuss Still Robot. A new configuration of the installation using the OCTA.BOT building system is on view for the discussion. Exhibition on view until March 7.
Nate Page: Machine: Subject/Object/Project
Machine Project (Echo Park)
As research for this new installation, Nate Page spent two months following Machine Project's members as they went about their daily routines, exploring the connection between site and action. The resulting installation takes the objects from the Machine Project space and transforms them into narrative sculptural vignettes. Remaining objects are shrink-wrapped, and the staff will be forced to break through the plastic to retrieve needed materials during the project's one-month run. On view until March 5.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Public Displays of Art: Echo Park Art Walk
Various venues (Echo Park)
The Echo Park Art Walk begins at Blue Collar Pet Supplies (1533 Echo Park Ave.) and travels through to FIX coffee shop (2100 Echo Park Ave.) and includes chain link fence galleries, driveway theaters, bike racing, performance art, live music, film screenings, food trucks, sidewalk dancing, hands on workshops, sculptures, special store promotions and other various interactive public displays of art.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Artist collective Fallen Fruit kicks off a yearlong project, EATLACMA, with a fruit tree giveaway. Come pick up a free fruit tree along with planting instructions for your garden. This is the first in a series of events, which will include an exhibition, opening in June, and a series of food-related events throughout the year. The project is an investigation into food, art, culture and politics.