L.A. Must-see Exhibition in Winter 2017 (8)

Latin American Artists in the Marciano Collection (Marciano Art Foundation

 Courtesy of Marciano Art Foundation.

Courtesy of Marciano Art Foundation.

Joining the Getty and the arts organizations across the region for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American art in dialogue with Los Angeles, the Marciano Art Foundation welcomes the opportunity to highlight Latin American artists in the Marciano Collection, reinforcing the Foundation’s focus on revealing an active global dialogue and drawing connections amongst a diverse group of international and Los Angeles-based artists.

Exhibition Date: Oct 19 2017 - Jan 13 2018

Exhibition Location: 4357 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90010

L.A. Must-see Exhibition in Winter 2017 (7)

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 (LACMA)

 Image Courtesy of LACMA.

Image Courtesy of LACMA.

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 is a groundbreaking exhibition about design dialogues between California and Mexico. Its four main themes—Spanish Colonial Inspiration, Pre-Hispanic Revivals, Folk Art and Craft Traditions, and Modernism—explore how modern and anti-modern design movements defined both locales throughout the twentieth century. 

Exhibition Date: Sep 17 2017 - April 1 2018

Exhibition Location:5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain is a visionary environment covering a hill in the Colorado Desert, north of Calipatria, northeast of Niland near Slab City, several miles from the Salton Sea, created by local resident Leonard Knight (1931–2014).

Address: Beal Rd, Niland, CA 92257

 Image courtesy of Anqi Li.

Image courtesy of Anqi Li.

L.A. Must-see Exhibition in Winter 2017 (6)

Video Art in Latin America (LAXART)

 Image Courtesy of LAXART.

Image Courtesy of LAXART.

Video Art in Latin America is the first major U.S. survey of the subject from the late 1960s until today, featuring works rarely if ever seen in the U.S. and introducing audiences to groundbreaking achievements throughout Latin America. The exhibition begins with the earliest experiments in South America, where video became an important medium for expressing dissent during an era dominated by repressive military regimes, and follows themes that emerged in multiple artistic centers throughout Latin America, from labor, ecology, and migration to borders, memory, and consumption. The exhibition also highlights the ways in which contemporary video artists in Latin America continue to pursue the sociopolitical commitment of earlier work, exploring themes related to identity and the consequences of social inequality, without shying away from humor and irony. 

Exhibition Date: Sep 17 2017 - Dec 16 2017

Exhibition Location:7000 California State Route 2, West Hollywood, CA 90038

Seven Magic Mountains

Renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s colorful large-scale, public artwork Seven Magic Mountains is a two-year exhibition located in the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring seven thirty to thirty-five-foot high dayglow totems comprised of painted, locally-sourced boulders.

Address: S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89054

 Image courtesy of Anqi Li.

Image courtesy of Anqi Li.

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