Thursday, June 17, 2010

Your Social Life - This week with No Content, Bourgeois Problems, and Departures

In LA this time, though if you are in Santa Fe this weekend you're in for a treat.

There are a few things in Los Angeles to attend this weekend, starting tonight with the book launch of Too Many Billboards at the MAK/Schindler House (scroll down to the bottom of the page for tonight's event information)
This Saturday, don't miss Shana Lutker at Susanne Vielmetter, as well as Andrea Bowers.
Another show with a hoot of a title this time, Bourgeois Problems, at Fran├žois Ghebaly, curated by Catherine Taft. Right in the same vicinity, do not miss The Mystics Circle at Human Resources.
On Monday, don't miss the kick-off of No Content at LACE, a series of text-events with international writers organized by Les Figues Press, in the context of Public Interest that also includes HollywoodMerchmART! . The latter features work by such luminaries as French artist Matthieu Laurette, Brian Bress or Zoe Crosher. There are tons of things going on at LACE, so please check their website for more complete info.

Closing at Richard Telles this Saturday, Richard Hawkins. Continuing at Michael Maloney, a series of Donald Judd drawings.

Lastly, if you are feeling lazy or not too social this weekend, I recommend you check the new internet documentary series created by KCET, "Departures" with the Venice episode about Ed Ruscha, Ed Moses, Robert Irwin, etc. The entire series more or less retraces the cultural history of Los Angeles' neighborhoods. This is not restricted to visual artists as it includes anybody from a marine biologist, a street peddler, some architects, etc. The producer Justin Cram told me more episodes will be forthcoming, including the Los Angeles River, Watts, Little Tokyo, Silverlake, etc.
And, in this series, to whet your appetite before the John Baldessari retrospective at LACMA, please check this interview the Departures team did with him.

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