Thursday, May 22, 2008

Your Social Life At Home And Abroad, Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Hello hello, dear devoted, beloved readership!
I hope you are all doing well, and apologies for being AWOL since last week, I had a few non-FBC! deadlines to meet. I'm also working on a non-art post, about How May 1968 Ruined Our Lives, so you can a) avoid to buy that issue of Artforum and b) enjoy a bit of fun while forgetting about art for a few minutes.
But before that, FBC! has thought about how to help you enjoy your social life this weekend!
First of all, for those of you in Europe, I'd recommend you go to the Saturday opening of Legend (see picture above and click on it to see it better) , curated by the non less legendary (and FBC! pal) Alexis Vaillant in a fairy tale fantasy castle outside of Paris in the Domaine de Chamarande. Local boy (and FBC! neighbor) Chris Lipomi is in the show, as well as Jason Meadows and Pae White and many, many other artists. FBC! hopes to see the show in June and come back with many pix for your viewing pleasure.
Closer to us, Philip-Lorca di Corcia's polaroid retrospective, curated by fab' Charlotte Cotton, opens at LACMA tonight, and to the public tomorrow. It's of special interest since he's known for photography that looks rather staged , and because of the dying medium.
While at LACMA, enjoy a tour of Phantom Sightings, and also the Ensor show, which I'll review next week. All in all, LACMA presents 3 excellent shows that will likely refresh those amongst us suffering from BCAM fatigue.
And tomorrow Friday, the Santa Monica Museum of Art opens the Ingrid Schaffner and Carin Kuoni-curated Puppet Show. Both are great curators, and the SMMOA a great gem in th LA landscape, I just wish they wouldn't be in Santa Monica. FBC! will be unable to attend that opening because of a scheduling snafu and regrets it bitterly, so if you go please say hi to Ingrid and Carin for me.

There's also Andrea Zittel at Regen Projects, and Pat O'Neill at the Museum of Jurassic Technology. I'll link to these tomorrow as I have to get going now.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend all, and enjoy the BBQ, the beer, and the art.

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