Friday, April 30, 2010
Your Social Life - In Activist Mode
Hello, hello beloved, adored readership,
Sorry for posting late. I was sick as a dog last week, better this week but wiped out. So I haven't really paid attention to your social life yet.
Which should be greatly enriched if you attend the opening at Las Cienegas tomorrow with CANNON HUDSON / ALEX KLEIN / VISHAL JUGDEO. Where you will see the Frenchy, likely on the early side. I'm a big fan of Vish and Alex work, don't know Cannon Hudson but I'm happy to discover the work.
Tomorrow too, not too far on Miracle Mile, Uta Barth has a show at 1301 PE. And Acme has no less than 3 openings, including a group show with, among others, Kim Fisher and Mary Weatherford, and still at 6150, Daniel Weinberg also has an opening, Chris Martin.
In Chinatown, François Ghebaly also has an opening at his two gallery spaces. I'll let you click here for all the info. While you're in Chinatown, you can also attend the May Day event at Human Resources, and I'm sprecifically linking to the Facebook page because their website is just a placeholder (that's bad PR, Human Resources). Music and Performance art will take place, on what is EVERYWHERE BUT IN THE US the International Labour Day, or whatever you call it in English. Probably too "socialist" for you, the Tea Baggers-Douchebaggers-with-no-culture-nor-education-but-tto-much-fear-in-your-hearts.
Here in LA we're having an immigration rally, starting at 11 AM on Olympic & Broadway.
And, to keep up with what's wrong with SoCal and what's wrong in this country, students at UCI will do a performance/political event on Monday with a 24 hour reading of California 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education, because you know how everything is wrong in the UC system and at Cal State right now. Do you know Cal Poly Pomona is planning to eradicate its art program? And, so does Chapman University (which, I think, is private.). Meanwhile, Los Angeles non-profits are in trouble, with the city planning to repel the $1/year leases conceded to many arts organizations. Make your voice heard and protest here.
Have a great arty and activist weekends, beloved readers, and remember: half of the art shown in NYC on a daily basis is made here, and the other is made in Europe. With art institutions in vulnerable in SoCal, a large part of the art economy risks tanking. Well, no, that's not true, but it risks becoming more and more dull, corporate and boring.
C'est la lutte finale, groupons-nous dès demain!