Just got word from Thom Andersen about a couple screenings of his films (rare) next weekend. I'll be at both.
On Saturday, March 9, the UCLA Film and Television Archive will present, as part of its Festival of Preservation, the world premiere of its restoration of Eadweard Muybridge, Zooxagrapher. The film has been blown up to 35mm, it has been retimed so that the colors match more closely the tinting of Muybridge’s photographs and photogravures, and some sections have been digitally restored. For me, it’s a whole new film that finally fulfills my intentions. I even got caught up in the film while watching an answer print. After Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer, there will be a screening of films from 1900-1902 preserved from the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection. The screening will take place at the Billy Wilder Theater in the Hammer Museum at 10899 Wilshire Boulevard (at Westwood Boulevard). Parking is available under the museum for $3. To enter, drive north on Westwood just north of Wilshire.
On Sunday March 10, Los Angeles Filmforum will present my newest film Reconversão or Reconversion, about the work of the northern Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura. This screening will take place in the Spielberg theater at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard. Although Reconversão has screened in Los Angeles and elsewhere in 2012, this will be the first presentation of the movie with its final mix. The theater is small so the show may sell out if it receives any notice in the newspapers. So I would recommend buying tickets in advance through brownpapertickets.com/event/344310. I can’t make recommendations about parking. Probably the best you can do is a lot on Cherokee that charges $5.
I will be at both screenings. I hope to see you there.
- Thom Andersen
Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena is pleased to announce the first ever West-coast exhibition by M/M (Paris), the celebrated Paris-based art and design partnership created by Mathias Augustyniak and Michaël Amzalag in 1992.
M/M’s close associations with the art, music and fashion worlds have led to their becoming one of the most distinctive and acclaimed creative voices of their generation, within graphic design and beyond. As design historian and curator Alexandra Midal stated, “M/M (Paris) holds a unique position in the international landscape of graphic design. In addition to developing a subtle political analysis of everyday signs and practices, Augustyniak and Amzalag engage in self-reflective research into the capabilities of graphic design. Their work extends beyond conventional borders while re-imagining graphic design through their practice and their collaborations. M/M are ‘shifting experts’: they make graphic design shift from a mediation status to becoming a work of art in itself.”
The exhibition M/MANIFESTATION has been conceived as the first in a series of events to coincide with the U.S. release
of the 528-page monograph celebrating Amzalag and Augustyniak 20th anniversary, M to M of M/M (Paris), published by Rizzoli.
M/MANIFESTATION will feature a selection of more than 100 M/M posters uniquely displayed against the new “Double Agent” poster, creating a metaphoric representation of their practice, and will cover the walls of the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery from floor to ceiling.
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery
March 8 — April 28, 2013
Opening reception, presentation and book signing
thursday, march 7, 2013
Art Center College of Design (hillside campus)
1700 lida street — Pasadena, CA 91103
Gallery hours: tuesday through sunday, 12 —5pm
friday, 12—9pm | closed mondays and holidays
M/M (Paris) ‘M/MANIFESTATION’ at Art Center College of Design is partially funded by Ceci n’est pas…, a project initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States in collaboration with the Institut Français, with the support of the Alliance Française of Los Angeles, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the participation of many local institutions, held in cunjunction with the release of the 528-page monograph ‘M to M of M/M (Paris)’ edited by Emily King and published by Rizzolli.
General requests: Teri Bond | Art Center College of Design
+1 310 738 2077 | teri.bondartcenter.edu
International requests: Renate Janner | Janner+wagener
+49 40 533 083 46 | info jannerwagener.de
‘M to M of M/M (Paris)’ requests
Brisa Robinson | Rizzoli New York
+1 212 387 3425 | brobinson rizzoliusa.com
FAMILY, 436 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA
Andrew Jeffrey Wright
ForYourArt, 6020 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
An exhibition of art works and ephemera produced by or with the Colby Poster Printing Company
Two months after the closing of the Colby Poster Printing Company, ForYourArt announces "In the Good Name of the Company," an exhibition of works from the iconic LA print house curated by Jan Tumlir, with Christopher Michlig and Brian Roettinger.
With bold, black typography floating on top of washes of day-glow color, the Colby poster evinced a thrifty pragmatism for more than half a century. These posters were designed to catch the eye of passersby, in cars or on foot, and deliver messages to them as directly as possible.
Typically employed to promote neighborhood events such as street fairs, small-scale musical concerts and the like, they would find a new clientele when Ed Ruscha contracted a rival company in 1962 to produce the announcement for the exhibition "New Paintings of Common Objects" at the Pasadena Art Museum. Since then, the Colby Poster Printing Company has gone on to serve as an important resource to a broad range of LA-based artists, from Allen Ruppersberg (who transcribed Allen Ginsberg’s "Howl" onto Colby posters in 2003) to Eve Fowler (who did much the same with Gertrude Stein’s "Tender Buttons" in 2012).
Perhaps most significantly, the Colby poster has provided artists with a means to escape the confines of the studio or the white cube. Instead, through the poster medium, artists could engage the life of the street. As such, their posters became a form of public art perfectly suited to the LA context with its inherent transience and disposability. In one way or another, the artists featured in this exhibition have used the poster as a means to shape our experience of the street and the city.
In the Good Name of the Company will present works by Kathryn Andrews, Andy Beach, Scott Benzel, Anthony Burrill, Peter Coffin, Cali Thornhill DeWitt, Sam Durant, Daniel Eatock, Eve Fowler, Mathis Gasser, Emilie Halpern, Cody Hudson, Imprenta, Simon Johnston, Eric Junker, Jacob Kassay, Kevin Lyons, Euan Macdonald, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Christopher Michlig, Brian Roettinger, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Annie Shaw, and C. R. Stecyk III, III alongside a representative selection of posters from Colby’s own archive.
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Flux and the Hammer Museum present a celebration of short films, music videos and the people who make them. This free event is part of the Hammer's Public Programs series.
The February program kicks off the 6th year of Flux Screenings at the Hammer and will feature the World Premiere of Stefan Nadelman’s new short film Wild Bichons, AG Rojas’ powerful short film Crown, new work from Edouard Salier, Fernando Ventura and so much more.
Special guest filmmakers in attendance include Ryan Hope, AG Rojas, and Keith Schofield. Filmmaker presentations and a courtyard after-party will follow the screening.
See photos from our last screening:
Doors open at 6:30pm and Screening starts promptly at 7:30pm
Young Art, 418 Bamboo Lane Unit B, Los Angeles, CA
Real-Time and Outer Life
organized by Paul Forney
Whitney Claflin, Paul Heyer, Michael Rey, Min Song
February 9 - March 9, 2013
February 9, 6 - 9 pm
This two-part group exhibition insists on the potential for inimitably unmanageable artworks to confirm themselves in the world in real-time. High-risk in nature, this work necessitates the employment of horizontal strategies in order to mobilize ideas and styles, picking up speed and becoming more complex as it moves across the landscape. Resistant to alleviating its own effects - the work is characteristically seditious; making it a poor candidate for vertical integration and, accordingly, an ideal agency for change.
The tendency is to misbehave and to drift outward instead of upward. The essence of this motion is urgency. The consequence is a forward tilt. The theme is speed, not elevation. In order to sustain this momentum - desires are edified; while any desire for order is uniformly left behind. This distinction is important only to the extent that an artwork deals in the mystery of the visible - constantly reordering it's well built details as we get closer, exuberantly changing shape as a serviceable tactic to close the gap between where we are and where we would like to go.
Real-Time and Outer Life - Part 2 opens March 23, 2013 and will include the work of Stephen Aldahl, Patrick Hill, Eli Langer, Asher Penn, and Jessica Williams.
Young Art is located in Chinatown at 418 Bamboo Lane Unit B, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
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3001 S. Flower Street (entrance on 30th)
Saturday, February 2, 2013
USC Roski School of Fine Arts
2013 MFA Open Studios
USC Graduate Fine Arts Building
3001 South Flower Street
Entrance on 30th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
5pm - 10pm
The faculty and students of the USC Roski School of Fine Arts invite you to the 2013 MFA Open Studios. The fifteen students will have their studios on display, offering a look into each individual’s practice, as well as a group show to highlight the common concerns and interactions within the program. The USC MFA program is small, but includes a wide range of contemporary art practice. The studios will be open from 6-10pm, followed by music and performances at 10pm.
10pm ON: AFTERPARTY in THE KITCHEN
DJ COLLECTIVE DEAN
The USC MFA program is:
Lila De Magalhaes
Young Joon Kwak
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Printed Matter presents the first annual LA ART BOOK FAIR, from February 1-3, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, with a free Opening on the evening of Thursday, January 31, from 6 to 9 pm..
Free and open to the public, the LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by 210 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty countries.
Featured projects include a Tribute to Mike Kelley presented by Gagosian, a Larry Clark Pop-Up Shop by BOO-HOORAY, and a stunning new installation by John Armleder with Three Star Books. Fulton Ryder will present publications by John Dogg and Howard Johnson; unique books and Untitled Originals by Richard Prince, and naughty pulp paperbacks.
Zine World is a super-sized subsection of the LA Art Book Fair, featuring zinesters from home and abroad, together with three zine exhibitions. 'GSD: Skate Fate till Today' begins from Gary Scott Davis’ early, ground-breaking zine publishing of the 80s. 'Zine Masters of the Universe' features zines by Mark Gonzales, Ari Marcopoulos, Ray Pettibon, and Dash Snow. 'Bedwetter and Beyond' is a survey of the artist books and zines of Los Angeles-based artist Christopher Russell.
The LA Art Book Fair is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair, held every fall in New York. Over 20,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2012.
Hours and Location
The L.A. Art Book Fair is free and open to the public.
Preview: Thursday, January 31, 6-9pm
Friday, February 1, 11am-5pm
Saturday, February 2, 11am-6pm
Sunday, February 3, 11am-6pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MoCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
356 S. Mission Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Grand Opening of 356 S. Mission. An open studio of paintings by Laura Owens, and the debut of Ooga Booga #2.
Tacos from Guisados at 7pm
Open Wed-Sun. 11am-6pm
On Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 PM EST / 23:30 GMT:
Al Jazeera will partner with Google+ to premiere the first film in our new Viewfinder documentary series, "Acting Lessons." This will be the first, exclusive screening and will stream live only on Al Jazeera Witness' Google+ page: http://bit.ly/AJWitness
"Acting Lessons" tells the story of Maria, an HIV-positive, ex-prostitute and mother who uses theatre to tell the story of Colombia's women today.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for the film screening and a Q&A with the filmmaker and executive producer immediately afterwards. Participate in the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #AJViewfinder.
Watch the trailer here: http://ow.ly/gFWdm
You are invited to an online premiere of my new short film!
I'll post a link to the vimeo page early Wednesday morning, and it will be up for the day! Please feel free to share the invite if you'd like! I hope you enjoy it, and happy new year!
Strangers Here is short film based on nightmares, realizations, conversations, and the deep sadness that comes from loving.
"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."
Directed by: Jessica Nicole Collins
DOP: Matthew Boman & Jessica Nicole Collins
Special Effects: Liz Garner
With: Emily Ratajkowski & Andrew Dryden