THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
Strange Notes and Nervous Breakdowns: Punk and Media Art, 1974-1981
MOCA Grand Avenue (Downtown)
Most scholarship on punk film and video has focused on works from New York and San Francisco, but Los Angeles was also home to a rich scene of such media. This screening includes a collection of rarely screened performances by punk bands of the 1970's, performance art, and D.I.Y. documentary. This event is free but reservations are required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011
Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)
The exhibition will take place at once across all of Gagosian Gallery's eleven worldwide locations beginning January 12. Included in the exhibition are more than 300 paintings from 1968-2011, most of which are being lent by private individuals and public institutions. On view through February 10, 2012.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
Rosa Loy: Convocation
Michael Kohn Gallery (West Hollywood)
An exhibition of paintings by German artist Rosa Loy. Working within an art movement in contemporary German painting referred to as the New Leipzig School, Loy's aesthetic relates to the post-reunification climate of modern Germany. On view through February 25, 2012.
Jeanine Olesen: The Shore is Still in the Sea
Commonwealth & Council (Korea Town)
A performance and exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Jeanine Oleson that integrates stones collected from Arctic climes. The elements of the stones reconfigure through Oleson's multi-media approach into image scrolls, photographs, cyanotypes, sculpture, and performance. On view through January 28, 2012.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14
Chris Burden: Metropolis II
BCAM at LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Metropolis II is a complex kinetic sculpture by Chris Burden, modeled after a fast-paced, frenetic modern city. Check the LACMA website for times when the sculpture will be in action. January 14, 2012-Ongoing.