There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. People from all over the world came to LA 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.
Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you Plan ForYourArt.
THURSDAY, MARCH 25
Design Loves Art
Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood)
The opening reception for new exhibitions at the Pacific Design Center as a part of the ongoing Design Loves Art series, in which artists, galleries and curators occupy empty storefronts for temporary pop-up shows. Openings include Piero Golio: Relational Aesthetics, Works by MFA Candidates at CSU Long Beach, DARKmatter, Neha Choksi: Recent Video Works and Keramik; coinciding with the PDC's Westweek 2010: Design Revolution, which includes special programming throughout the day. For more information click here.
SATURDAY, MARCH 27
Water: Our Thirsty World
Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City)
An exhibit examining the precarious state of the world's fresh water, mounted to coincide with National Geographic's special issue "Water: Our Thirsty World." Featuring the work of photographers looking at the world's most precious resource from environmental, social, political and cultural perspectives. On view until June 13.
Justin Beal: Hot Hot House; Martin Kersels: Untitled (Floor-Marker), 1997
ACME (Miracle Mile)
The opening reception for two new solo exhibitions by artists Justin Beal and Martin Kersels. Exhibitions on view until April 24.
TUESDAY, MARCH 30
Critical Conversations: Julia Bryan Wilson
Graduate Fine Arts Building (USC)
Julia Bryan Wilson partakes in the Roski School of Fine Art's Critical Conversation series, which invites artists and other cultural figures to give a lecture on their work and engage in rigorous conversation with graduate students and other visitors. Free and open to the public.
LAXART (Culver City)
A special screening of Project 35, a program of single-channel videos. Instigated by Independent Curators International (ICI), 35 international curators each chose one work from an artist deemed important for international audiences. The resulting selection unfolds in four chapters over a period of a year, and is presented simultaneously in an ever-expanding number of international venues.