Jan Albers Artist Talk
When: Tuesday, November 15, 7–8pm
Where: 1301PE (6150 Wilshire Boulevard, Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles)
Inhabiting the space between painting and sculpture, the wall works of German artist Jan Albers offer a way out of dead-end formalism. Incorporating wood, polystyrene, concrete, and bronze, his spray-painted constructions reflect both slick, industrial processes, as well as violent ones with chainsaws. On the occasion of his second solo US show, flOtatiOn, Albers will lead a walkthrough and discussion about his work. Open to the public, but space is limited, please RSVP.
When: Opens Wednesday, November 16, 6–9pm
Where: LA Louver (45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, Los Angeles)
Curated by Gajin Fujita, Roll Call brings together 11 influential Los Angeles-based street artists, presenting a multi-generational survey of the city’s graffiti scene. Many of these artists, including Fujita, incorporate graffiti writing into their paintings, bridging the aesthetic worlds of the street and the gallery. Featured artists include Chaz Bojorquez, Big Sleeps, Defer, Patrick Martinez, Retna, Prime, and others.
Video Art by Women
When: Friday, November 18, 6pm–Sunday, November 20, 11pm
Where: Human Resources (410 Cottage Home, Chinatown, Los Angeles)
Femmebit is a weekend-long series of screenings, talks, workshops, and performances exploring video art created by women in Los Angeles. Featuring the work of nearly 40 artists, the event kicks off with a VR exhibition and demo presented by Casey Kauffmann (UncannySFValley), and continues for three days with contributions from Ann Hirsch, JJ Stratford, Julieta Gil, Julie Weitz, Kate Parsons, Rachel Mason, Sarah Manuwal, and many others.
Tea for Three
When: Friday, November 18, 7:30pm & Saturday, November 19, 7:30pm
Where: The Box (805 Traction Avenue, Downtown, Los Angeles)
In the world of avant-garde choreography and dance, it would be hard to find three living artists more influential than Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer, and Steven Paxton. For decades, each one has pushed the boundaries of movement-based art in their own uncompromising practices. This weekend, The Box offers an opportunity to see all three legends with two collaborative performances titled Tea for Three. Space is very limited, so an RSVP with preferred date is required.
Hammocks for Public Spaces
When: Saturday, November 19, 1–4pm
Where: John Muir High School (1905 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, California)
For the past few weeks, artist Nancy Popp has been hosting knitting workshops at Side Street Projects, where the community can help create mason line hammocks that will be hung in public areas. This Saturday is the first of several community events utilizing these hammocks as sites for discussion and engagement. Located on the lawn of John Muir High School, the event will feature a poetry reading and conversation about “networks, support, and restoration/rejuvenation.”
When: Saturday, November 19, 6pm–Sunday, November 20, 6am
Where: LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) (6522 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles)
Inspired by the works of ambient and experimental artists including LaMonte Young’s Dream House, LACE is hosting Tonalism, an all-night audio-visual happening. Presented in conjunction with dublab, the event features performances from musicians, DJs, and video artists, from sundown on Saturday to sunrise on Sunday. Audience members are encouraged to bring pillows, cushions, and sleeping bags. Tickets are $20, available online and at the door.
Memories So Fair and Bright
Kimetha Vanderveen’s paintings are about the interaction of materiality and light, the bond between the palpable and ephemeral world in which we live.
Artists Contemplate Sovereignty in Santa Fe
The Santa Fe Art Institute’s 2024 International Thematic Residency focuses on what sovereignty means for artists from across the world.
When I Am Empty Please Dispose of Me Properly
Ayanna Dozier, Ilana Harris-Babou, Meena Hasan, Lucia Hierro, Catherine Opie, Chuck Ramirez, and Pacifico Silano explore the myths of the American Dream at Brooklyn’s BRIC House.
How Did Early Modern European Craftspeople Pass On Their Knowledge?
A new book about object making critically examines a written history of working with materials.
Dual Portrait of Old Master Rachel Ruysch Holds a Trove of Secrets
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just acquired the rare painting, which depicts the Dutch artist at work surrounded by her signature flora.
Pratt’s 2023 Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition Is On View in Brooklyn
The two-part exhibition features the work of 41 graduating artists across disciplines, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and integrated practices.
Did Van Gogh’s Disdain for the Eiffel Tower Inspire “Starry Night”?
Art historian James Hall argues that van Gogh replaced the Eiffel Tower with a towering cypress tree and its inaugural light shows with the night sky.
Greek Museum Welcomes Dogs For World Stray Animal Day
Furry friends and their pawrents can visit Athens’s National Museum of Contemporary Art for free this weekend.
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation Presents The Feminine in Abstract Painting
Curated by Jennifer Samet and Andrea Belag, this group exhibition in NYC explores the feminine through aesthetics, as opposed to identity or gender.
Ai Weiwei Recreates Monet’s “Water Lilies” Using 650,000 LEGOS
It’s the artist’s largest LEGO artwork to date.
Did a Simpsons Episode Predict the Florida “David” Outrage?
The episode, which aired 30 years ago, made a dark prediction about conservative politics in 2023.
NYU Steinhardt Opens 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Taking place at 80WSE Gallery in New York’s Greenwich Village, Part I is on view from late March through April while Part II opens in May.
Coasting the Topography of South Asian Futurisms
As part of Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, Sadaf Padder presents an exhibition to offer insight into her curatorial process.
I’m a Florida Drag Queen and I’m Scared
I’m truly at a loss for what to do for work and what kind of life I can expect to live.