L.A. Must-see Exhibition in Winter 2017 (4)

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 (Hammer Museum)

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In a way that no other exhibition has done previously, Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 will give visibility to the artistic practices of women artists working in Latin America and US-born women artists of Latino heritage between 1960 and 1985—a key period in Latin American history and in the development of contemporary art.

Exhibition Date: Sep 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Exhibition Location: 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

James Turrell: Skyspace

A Turrell Skyspace is a specifically proportioned chamber with an aperture in the ceiling open to the sky. Skyspaces can be autonomous structures or integrated into existing architecture. The aperture can be round, ovular or square. The following is a skyspace on the campus of University of Washington, Seattle. 

Image courtesy of Anqi Li.

Image courtesy of Anqi Li.

Salk Institute, San Diego CA

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent, non-profit, scientific research institute located in La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States. 

Address: 10010 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Founder: Jonas Salk
Architect: Louis Kahn

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Image courtesy of Anqi Li.

Image courtesy of Anqi Li.

L.A. Must-see Exhibition in Winter 2017 (3)

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors (The Broad)

Image courtesy of the artist and the Broad.

Image courtesy of the artist and the Broad.

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will provide visitors with the unique opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s infinity rooms—the artist’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments—alongside large-scale installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present, which contextualize the foundational role the concept of infinity has played in the artist’s work over many decades and through diverse media. The traveling exhibition marks the North American debut of numerous new works by the 88-year-old artist, who is still actively creating in her Tokyo studio. These include large-scale, vibrantly colored paintings and her most recent infinity room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016.

Exhibition Date: Oct 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018

Exhibition Location: 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

L.A. Must-see Exhibition in Winter 2017 (2)

"Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011" (Hauser & Wirth Gallery)

Image Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth. 

Image Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth. 

Organized in collaboration with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, ‘Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999 – 2011’ will be the first comprehensive survey of the Kandors series. These visually opulent, technically ambitious sculptures, along with videos and large-scale installations, rework the imagery and mythology of the popular American comic book superhero Superman in a meditation on loss, power, and memory.

Exhibition Location: 901 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Exhibition Dates: Oct 21 2017 - Jan 21 2018

Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance

“Adrián Villar Rojas: 消失剧场” 模糊了时间在过去、现在、和未来的样子,又像是挖掘出了某一个平时世界里的时间积层。艺术家只为具体的环境设计唯一的雕塑装置方案,几乎不在第二个地点重复某一视觉效果。Villar Rojas对洛杉矶的全面研究将他引向好莱坞工业里的电影科技,所以在MOCA Geffen设置了永远保持在零下10度的冰柜,里面装置着带有隐晦赛博朋克色彩的人类遗迹。这和同期在纽约大都会顶楼花园的同名作品看起来是大相径庭,但都融会贯通了作品所在地的特点、历史、以及人文风貌,将不同场地转化为一间间剧场,上演时间无所遁形和烟消云散的定格剧。

"Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance" blurs the appearance of time from the past, at the present, and in the future, or it seems to have excavated layers of time from a parallel world. The artist only make specific proposals of sculptural installations and never repeats the same idea at different locations. Villar Rojas became interested in technology used in the Hollywood industry during his local research, so he set up freezers with a mixture of organic and high-tech objects that are seemingly discarded by human beings, which somehow reflect a flavor of cyber punk. The whole exhibition is dramatically different from Villar Rojas's other installation currently showing on the rooftop garden at the MET in NYC (under the same exhibition title), but both of them embody its physical locations' characteristics, history, and cultural landscapes. These sculptures turn exhibition spaces into theaters, opening up silent shows of the appearance and disappearance of time. 

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Image courtsey of Anqi Li. 

Image courtsey of Anqi Li. 

L.A. Must-see Exhibition in Winter 2017 (1)

Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance (MOCA Geffen)

Image courtesy of MOCA Geffen.

Image courtesy of MOCA Geffen.

"What happens at the end of art?" This is a question artist Villar Rojas posits with his post-human artworks. Opened right before Halloween, exhibition The Theater of Disappearance invites you to a raw, mysterious, and thrilling experience. 

Exhibition Location: 152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Exhibition Dates: Oct 22 2017 -  May 13 2018