LA Art Weekend

  • 03 Apr 2009
  • Events

For those of you in LA (or nearby), ForYourArt has organized the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Art Weekend, a four-day event highlighting the city’s vast array of art, architecture, design and performance… which actually started yesterday but there are still lots of events to attend today, saturday and sunday:

Dante’s Inferno
Farmlab, 12pm
Screening of Dante’s Inferno and discussion with artist, director, writer and producer Sandow Birk

Jessica D’Elena: Graphitecture
SCI-Arc, 1pm
Join Los Angeles-based graphic designer / graphic design specialist for Morphosis Architects Jessica D’Elena as she speaks on the topic Graphitecture: The Graphic Designer Draws Lines in the Architect’s Sandbox

Postopolis! LA
The Standard, Downtown LA, 5–11pm
Day four of LA!’s five-day blog-a-thon. Join tonight’s programming on the rooftop at The Standard Downtown

Culver City Gallery Walk, 6–8pm
Participating galleries include Blum & Poe, David Kordansky, Honor Fraser, Kim Light, LA><ART, Susanne Vielmetter, Taylor de Cordoba, Peres Projects and Western Project.
Hosted by ForYourArt, LA><ART Regroup and X-Tra with several exhibition walkthroughs and food available via trucks: Green Truck, Kogi BBQ and Taco Bevida, as well as a special prix-fixe dinner at Royal/T

Exhibition walkthrough with Dave Muller
Blum & Poe, 6:30pm
Join artist Dave Muller as he describes the large-scale paintings in his current exhibition iamthewalrus

Exhibition walkthrough with Walead Beshty
LA><ART, 7:30pm
Join artist Walead Beshty as he walks viewers through his current installation Passages featuring site-specific installation, photography and moving-image work

I am so Excited to be Talking to You!
Denizen Design Gallery, 6–9m
Curated by Lauren McCaffrey and Allyson Spellacy, featuring numerous artists including Alejandro Artigas, Jim Bauer, Sarah Beadle, Heather Bennett, Kristin Calabrese, Peter Contigliozzi, Sian Foulkes, Patrick Lakey, Tim Laun and Robert Levine, among others

Los Angeles Art Weekend After Party
Royal/T, 9pm
DJ/Artist Dave Muller spins from his impressively extensive library of records at Royal/T. On view is I Can’t Feel My Face curated by KAWS (who is also a MAP FYA contributor) Jardine’s Alphabet, a pop-up shop by artist Carrie Jardine. Please RSVP to

Resonant Forms
LACE, 7pm (continuing through the weekend, April 3-5)
LACE and VOLUME team up to bring Resonant Forms – a three day festival showcasing new voices in the fields of electronic music, live cinema and sound art. Please visit the website for a full, hourly schedule

Valentino: The Last Emperor
Laemmle Sunset 5, various times
Documentary on the legendary fashion icon. Read an interview with Mr. V and Matt Tyrnauer here

Evolving Skyline Walking Tour, Los Angeles Conservancy
Pershing Square, 10am–12pm
Hosted by the Los Angeles Conservancy, meet at Pershing Square to explore the architecture, history, art and policies that have shaped Downtown Los Angeles. Advanced tickets required $10/$5

Los Angeles Central Library, 11am–4pm
Join the panel discussion on preserving Los Angeles, hosted by MYhistoricLA

Bob Nickas Booksigning and Reception
MOCA at the PDC, 3pm
Art Catalogues presents New York critic and curator Bob Nickas, founder of Index magazine. He will read from Theft Is Vision (2008) a collection of essays and interviews. Artist David Ratcliff will also be present to sign copies of his first exhibition catalogue defect’s mirror (2008) and interviewing Nickas

Postopolis! LA Closing Party
The Standard, Downtown LA, 4–9pm
Hosted by ForYourArt and the Storefront for Art and Architecture, Postopolis! LA’s five-day blogging convention comes to a close. Celebrate the final night of the journey on the rooftop of The Standard

Henry Taylor
Mesler&Hug, 6–8pm
Presenting the opening reception of painter Henry Taylor. On view until May 9

Kehinde Wiley
Roberts & Tilton, 6–8pm
As a part of Wiley’s ambitious World Stage series, he presents his latest The World Stage: Brazil exhibition featuring his portrait painting of contemporary culture from his residency in Rio de Janeiro. His past segments have included China and Africa

Late Night Art of Berlin, 1945–2009
LACMA, 8pm–12am
Join for an evening of art, video and music with Berlin’s DJ/VJ Safy Sniper and Christine Lang. Tickets $10

LACMA Events on Sunday
Join LACMA at 12:30 for Art Chats: Modern Arts, 1:00pm Tour: Understanding Abstract Expressionism, 1:30pm Tour: Construction for Nobel Ladies by Kurt Schwitters, 2:00pm Tour: Arts of Japan, 3:00pm Tour: The Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures, 6:00pm Music Program: Sundays Live–Haydn Celebration Concert

Equator Books, 2–4pm
Hosted by
Equator Books, Goodreads and ForYourArt. Bring books to swap and enjoy Equator’s current exhibition Mi Buenos Aires Querido: The Peso and the People

Los Angeles Art Weekend Closing Party
Mandrake, 9pm
Celebrate the final moments of LA Art Weekend with ForYourArt, collaborators and friends at Mandrake Bar

Architecture, Design, Art: Strategies for Survival
USC, Roski School of Fine Arts, 7–9pm
In conjunction with the USC lecture series moderated by Joshua Dector Visions and Voices will feature Teddy Cruz, Marjetica Potrč, and Krzysztof Wodiczko

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