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THURSDAY, MARCH 7
Art Center College of Design (Pasadena)
Opening reception for the first ever West Coast exhibition by M/M (Paris), the Paris-based art and design partnership created by Mathias Augustyniak and Michaël Amzalag in 1992. The exhibition includes a selection of more than 100 M/M posters displayed against the new work Double Agent. The evening begins with a conversation between Augustyniak, Amzalag and Art Center Illustration Associate Chair Aaron Smith and Illustration Instructor Nancy Reigelman at 7:30 p.m. A book signing and reception in the gallery to follow. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. On view through April 28, 2013.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
Elana Mann: Listening as (a) Movement
Side Street Projects (Pasadena)
Listening as (a) Movement is a new public work by artist Elana Mann that involves interactive sculpture and community based performance art events. Featuring three outdoor acoustic sculptures by Mann, the project investigates sound and the voice as physical entities that can move us emotionally and be agents of social change. For this opening event (part of ArtNight Pasadena), Listening as (a) Movement and Side Street Projects present Allison Johnson's Decay/Decode, which features ensemble playing and incorporates group communication. Events through April 27, 2013.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
TEDxCalArts: Performance, Body & Presence
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
This day long event is the first TEDxCalArts conference by the CalArts Center for New Performance. Created and curated with TED's "Ideas Worth Spreading" mission in mind, this program brings people together to share a TED-like experience centered on investigations in contemporary performance. This event gathers figures from across the performance landscape to discuss ideas in the live arts that are having an impact on the world. Speakers include Franco "Bifo" Berardi, Nora Chipaumire, Teddy Cruz, Peggy Deamer, Ricardo Dominguez, and more. Tickets are $90, available online, and include lunch, plus morning and late afternoon snacks and drinks.
Guido van der Werve: Nummer veertien, home
Marc Foxx (Miracle Mile)
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Opening day for Guido van der Werve's most recent video Nummer veertien, home. Created as a requiem in three movements with twelve acts, this film features van der Werve traveling from from Warsaw to Paris, retracing the reverse path of composer Frédéric Chopin's heart. Chopin, before his death in 1849, asked his sister to return his heart to his native Poland, which she did. To create this 56-minute work, van der Werve "swam, biked and ran from Warsaw to Paris, an equivalent of several triathlons," according to The New York Times. On view through April 20, 2013.