Friday, February 26, 2010

Your Social Life, Looking Up At Too Many Billboards

But be careful when you drive, OK?
This weekend is the opening of Too Many Billboards at the MAK/Schindler House, but really the exhibition is all over Los Angeles.

But before we get into that, tonight is also the kickoff of a 2-day event, 40 Years of Video Art: A Critical Reappraisal of an Art Form, at Cottage Home in Chinatown, a collaboration between Tom Solomon and the Goethe Institute. It's at 7.30 PM tonight, there are screenings and discussions, and you can download the complete program on the website of the Goethe Institute (link above).

Back to the billboards. The opening is tomorrow, with artists talks, a bus tour, etc. All the information you want is here. Most crucially, there is the map of the various billboards so you can do a self-driven tour. Just be very careful and don't hit any other driver or pedestrian.
But if you want to avoid driving (and who wouldn't want, in Los Angeles?), take the bus tour! The list of artists is mouth-watering, from Kenneth Anger to lauren woods, and includes FBC! gal pal Susan Silton (hi Susan!) as well as one of my favorite LA photographers/post-conceptual artists, Ken Gonzalez-Day (I picked up the picture from his website.)

Speaking of post-conceptualism, whatever that means, I've promised a few people I was going to write about my thoughts on the Valentine Day musings of Roberta Smith during the next few days. Stay tuned!

Lastly, I received an email form Suzanne Adelman letting me know about a group show she's in (and, no, I don't know her) at S1f Gallery. It's opening on Saturday, so if you are not running out of time go check it out, it's located at one of my favorite buildings in LA, the American Cement Building.

Have fun, and drive safely.

image: How Many Billboards, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, 2010.
Courtesy of Ken Gonzales-Day and The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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