SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Michel Auder and Giulia Piscitelli
Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by video artist and photographer Michel Auder and Neopolitan multi-disciplinary artist Giulia Piscitelli. Auder's work spans back to his time at Andy Warhol's Factory, and this event marks Piscitelli's first U.S. exhibition. On view through May 19, 2012.
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica)
INCOGNITO features original work by 500 contemporary artists including John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, and Judy Chicago, as well as a host of emerging talent. Each piece is signed on the back and the artists' identities are revealed after purchase. All artworks are 8"x10" and available for $350 excluding tax. Tickets and more information available online.
Leigh Ledare: Double Blind
The Box (Downtown)
To create the Double Blind show, Ledare and his recently remarried ex-wife went to a country house, where Ledare photographed her over the course of three nights. Two months later, his ex-wife returned to the same location with her current husband, the photographer Adam Fedderly. Fedderly documented her in the same settings for three days. The resulting 1,000 photographs are presented here in their entirety. On view through April 21, 2012.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
11:30am - 7pm
Commemorate Norwuz, the traditional Iranian celebration of the first day of spring and first day of the new year, at LACMA. The museum's collection of Iranian art will provide a backdrop for this day-long feast of Persian culture. The event will feature dance and musical performances, short film screenings, story readings, a Haft-Sîn, (the traditional centerpiece of Nowruz), and children's entertainment. Tickets available online.
Ooga Booga (Chinatown)
LA launch party for photographer Aubrey Mayer's 500+ page book, 6-10-17A, published by White Columns, that documents iconic painter Christopher Wool at work in his studio. The event also includes the unveiling of a new woodblock print installation by Mario Correa.