LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS IN LOS ANGELES

Everything Loose Will Land

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 opening reception; 6-7 PM: Exhibition walkthrough with curator Sylvia Lavin, 7-9 PM: Reception| Schindler House, 835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069 http://www.mak.at/en/program/event?article_id=1350932582333&event_id=1350932582350The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schinder House is pleased to present Everything Loose Will Land, an exhibition exploring the cross-pollination that took place between architects and artists in Los Angeles in the 1970s, a time when the autonomy of art forms yielded to convergences, collaborations, borrowings and more. Part of the Getty initiative, Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A, it is the only exhibition to explicitly connect the series’s current focus on architecture with last year’s emphasis on the other visual arts.

Thom Mayne and Bernard Tschumi in conversation

Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:30 PM | West Hollywood Public Library Council Chambers 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood 90069  Related to above exhibition.

Tree Planting at Trinity Elementary School

May 4, 2013 @ 9:00am – 12:00pm | South Los Angeles | http://www.treepeople.org/event/05/04/2013/campus-tree-care The organization Tree People will be at Trinity Elementary working on the Community School Park there. They are looking for volunteers. You would be involved in caring for trees and installing over 400 Dymondia plugs. If students are interested please go to link above. Register as a volunteer with username and password and come on out.

USC’s PELA (Policy Students for an Equitable Los Angeles) presents a poetry open mic night

April 26, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | The Last Bookstore | http://lastbookstorela.com/ai1ec_event/uscs-pela-policy-students-for-an-equitable-los-angeles-an-open-mic/?instance_id=24049  PELA hosts a poetry reading/slam at The Last Bookstore surrounding their mission of promoting social justice and helping to empower often marginalized community groups. PELA connects with on going community struggles to expand the learning environment beyond the classroom and learn from community members that are using planning as a social justice tool.

Smooth Matter Bernhard Sommer and Neil M. Denari

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7-9 PM (free)| Exhibition: April 19 – August 10, 2013 | Open Fridays and Saturdays, 11 AM-6 PM | http://www.makcenter.org/pdf/Smooth_Matter.pdf  Mackey Garage Top 1137 South Cochran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019 | Smooth Matter, the third exhibition in the MAK Center’s Garage Exchange Vienna – Los Angeles series, is created by architect, former MAK Center resident, and professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna Bernhard Sommer in collaboration with Los Angeles architect, professor and author Neil M. Denari. During his 2002 residency, Sommer explored the possibilities of “fluid” architecture with his Transformer series. Sommer’s interest in fluid forms and new fabrication technologies aligns with that of Denari, who has established an international career that rejects the Modernist machine aesthetic in favor of organic, free-form design.

Does Architecture Matter?

Sunday April 14, 2013, 2:00-6:30 pm | http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/?postId=46039 Today, architects are celebrities. Brad Pitt and Moby align themselves with architectural projects, and Frank Gehry appears in The Simpsons. Trophy architects are in demand to provide blueprints for stadiums, government buildings, museums, and billionaire homes. These trophy architects can name their price and branch out as artists and designers of everything from jewelry to gallery exhibitions. But does the work of architects really matter in our daily lives? Do all of the inventive flourishes found in the new wave of buildings dotting our cities change the livelihood of their inhabitants, or are they merely self-contained monuments to an era and its egos? As the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time presents “Modern Architecture in L.A.”, a wide-ranging look at the region’s modern architectural heritage and the contributions of L.A. architects to the world, Zócalo and the Getty Museum present a half-day conference exploring the impact of architecture on the present and future.

Social Practice in Question Stephen Wright

Tue. April 9, 7-9 pm, Otis 18th Street Studio, 1657 18th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 | http://18thstreet.org/events/stephen-wright-event Inversions, Insertions, Implications: A conversation with theorist Stephen Wright. Theorist Stephen Wright lectures on issues of how art is used  – its use value, or its “usology”. Trying to reposition art away from formats that impede its growth, Wright proposes an “escape” from constrictive paradigms. His lecture will reframe art’s usology with in an “epistemology of the south” with primary focus on work from Argentina and the community driven practices that emerged out of the financial crisis of 2001. Followed by open conversation.

Stephan Koplowitz: Red Line Time
A durational site-specific performance for LA Metro’s Red Line

Friday-Saturday, April 5th & 6th 2013 / Red Line Metro Stations | http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/ver/en10753319v.htm. The first performance work sanctioned by the LA Metro to take place inside the metro system.  . Affiliated with the re:street conference that Cal Poly ENV is co-hosting. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/ver/en10753319v.htm

Trisha Brown: Floor of the Forest

March 30, 2013 – April 21, 2013 | Hammer Museum (free) | http://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/detail/exhibition_id/233. Thursdays and Fridays: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm / Saturdays and Sundays: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm. Each performance runs for 20 minutes. First performed in 1970 in New York City’s downtown Soho neighborhood by Trisha Brown and Carmen Beuchat, “Floor of the Forest” consists of a sculptural steel frame holding up a web of ropes that have been threaded with colorful used clothing. Placed at eye-level, this horizontal plane becomes a soft platform for two dancers to negotiate.

CICLAVIA

Sunday April 21, 2013 – 10 am -3 pm | Downtown LA to the Sea | xhttp://www.ciclavia.org/  CicLAvia removes cars of LA streets temporarily for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. The next round of CicLAvia events in 2013: CicLAvia – To the Sea on April 21; CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard on June 23; and CicLAvia – Heart of LA on October 6.

[de]-lusions of Grandeur, a Performance Project by Liz Glynn

Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:30 pm | LACMA Bing Theater (free) | http://www.lacma.org/event/liz-glynn/ Glynn’s works consider the process of creating, moving, and erecting large-scale sculptures and the frequently Herculean human efforts necessary to do so. Centered on fundamental questions of human ambition and why we build, Glynn’s performances grapple with the relationship between human scale and monumental form in sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Alexander Calder, Donald Judd, and Richard Serra, among others.

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