Events

ArtRx LA

by Hrag Vartanian on July 29, 2014

Still from "Centro Historico," (2012) (via criticsroundup.com)

Still from “Centro Historico,” (2012) (via criticsroundup.com)

We’ve moved our ArtRx LA listing to Tuesdays so that Angelenos have enough time to plan their weeks. So, starting today, expect ArtRx NYC at 7am ET, while the LA listing will appear at 10am PT the same day.

This week, there are a couple of new exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, an intimate dance performance that runs through the month, and more. This is also your last chance to catch a group show at Night Gallery and a Chicago-centric exhibition at Mark Moore Gallery. Here’s your guide to some of LA’s upcoming must-do events.

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 Made in LA Music

When: Thursday July 31, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Where: The Hammer Museum (10899 Wilshire Blvd, Westwood, Los Angeles)

DEEP’s iconic LA dance-music party is moving to the Hammer Museum courtyard. Four weekly nights of live music at the Hammer Museum, inspired by the musical traditions of the city, wrap up this Thursday with DEEP featuring Marques Wyatt, Doc Martin, and public radio station KCRW DJ Raul Campos. Leave your cocktail at the door and peruse the Made in LA galleries, which are open late for the event. — AT

 Art Inspired by the Glamor of Perfume Ads

When: Closes Saturday, August 2, 12–7pm
Where: Night Gallery (2276 E 16th St, Downtown, Los Angeles)

The famous ’90s advertisements for the fragrance ck one set the standards for Calvin Klein’s subdued color palate and androgynous look. While these advertisements provoke nostalgia, ck one daily, presented by Night Gallery, dissects the glamorization of the iconic look that ck one created. The group exhibition includes the work of Jaya Howey, Julia Kennedy, Shawn Kuruneru, Nevine Mahmoud, Rose Marcus, Shimon Minamikawa, Chadwick Rantanen, Anna Rosen, Kathleen Ryan, and Carter Seddon. — KS

 homeLA at the Brewery Arts Complex

When: Sunday, August 3, 6pm
Where: Brewery Arts Complex (1920 N Main St, Downtown, Los Angeles)

Performance group homeLA seeks to make each of its pieces intimate by presenting them in small spaces owned by anyone interested in playing host, thus “combining site-sensitive dance with salon-style performance.” In this latest work hosted by Brewery Arts Complex, seven dancers will perform for a small audience an experimental dance they’ve worked on during three months of collaboration. The performance will be held twice more, on August 10 and 17, and tickets may be purchased here. —CV

 Marsden Hartley and Sam Durant Open

Sam Durant, "Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C." (2005) (image via LACMA.org)

Sam Durant, “Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C.” (2005) (via LACMA.org)

When: Opens Sunday, August 3
Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (5905 Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile, Los Angeles)

This weekend, LACMA welcomes two new shows to its second floor. Twenty-five paintings by American modernist painter Marsden Hartley created during his stay in Berlin in the early 1900s reveal his attitudes vis-à-vis the war and combine symbols borrowed both from the military as well as Native American imagery. Taking over the remainder of the floor with a variety of obelisks is Sam Durant’s Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C., which invites viewers to question the historical treatment of Native Americans by early white settlers. Modeled on memorials that commemorate those massacred in the American-Indian wars that lasted over 200 years, the works are part of Durant’s greater project, a proposal to relocate 30 monuments from their current sites to a more prominent area on the National Mall. —CV

 Centro Historico Screening

When: Sunday, August 3, 7:30pm
Where: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, Los Angeles)

Catch Los Angeles Film Forum’s screening of Centro Historico this Saturday. The omnibus film is a compilation of work by four renowned filmmakers — Aki Kaurismäki, Pedro Costa,Victor Erice, and Manoel de Oliveira — each inspired by the historic Portuguese town of Guimaraes—AT

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Installation view, ‘Chain Reaction’ at Mark Moore Gallery (via markmooregallery.com)

 A Chicago Chain Reaction in LA

When: Closes Friday, August 8, 11–6pm
Where: Mark Moore Gallery (5790 Washington Blvd, Culver City, Los Angeles)

Chicago is known for its wind, the Bean, and Midwestern attitude, yet Cheryl Pope confronts the less-acknowledged facts, like the city’s high murder rate and its racial tensions. Since her latest project “Yell” in 2013, Pope has continued to investigate the racial identity and complications of authority in Chicago. In Chain Reaction, she looks into issues of community and the lack of communication within segregated neighborhoods. — KS

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With contributions by Kimberly Seto, Alix Taylor, and Claire Voon

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