Curate LA And ICA LA Hit The Road With Ceci N'est Pas Un Bus Tour

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Curate LA is hitting the road with the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA LA) to present Ceci n'est pas un Bus Tour - an exclusive artist and comedian-led open-air bus tour through Hollywood on Saturday, February 16

On the occasion of the inaugural Frieze LA art fair, Curate LA and ICA LA are celebrating all the city’s nuances and stereotype at the metaphorical junction of art and entertainment. Nothing says L.A. more than a celebrity bus tour… or does it?

Limited tickets are available, reserve yours today to join them for a surreal journey with special hosts and a cocktail reception pitstop at a private residence in the Hollywood Hills. 

Proceeds will benefit ICA LA’s free community programs and exhibitions. Sponsored by Madre Mezcal and Old Pal

B. Wurtz: "This Has No Name" @ ICALA

This Has No Name is the first major U.S. museum survey of New York-based sculptor B. Wurtz (b. 1948). For over forty years, Wurtz has developed a visual language that subverts the industrial austerity of Minimalism and centers the minutiae from daily life in ways poetic and whimsical. B. Wurtz’s idiosyncratic work in sculpture and assemblage revolves around the use of objects that refer, directly or indirectly, to the “acts of eating, sleeping and keeping warm,” inspired by an early drawing. By incorporating recognizable, everyday materials he has personally handled, Wurtz creates self portraits through materials, and peels away some of the mystery of artistic production to establish more intimacy between artist and viewer. This Has No Name will be on view through February 3, 2019 at ICALA 1717 E 7th St, Los Angeles. photographs by Oliver Kupper


Adrian Piper's 'Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016' Opens @ Hammer Museum in Los Angeles

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016 is the most comprehensive West Coast exhibition to date of the work of Adrian Piper (b. 1948, New York). It is also the first West Coast museum presentation of Piper’s works in more than a decade, and her first since receiving the Golden Lion Award for Best Artist at the 56th Venice Biennale of 2015 and Germany’s Käthe Kollwitz Prize in 2018. Organized by The Museum of Modern Art, this expansive retrospective features more than 270 works gathered from public and private collections from around the world, and encompasses a wide range of mediums that Piper has explored for over 50 years: drawing, photography, works on paper, video, multimedia installations, performance, painting, sculpture, and sound. 

Piper’s groundbreaking, transformative work has profoundly shaped the form and content of Conceptual art since the 1960s, exerting an incalculable influence on artists working today. Her investigations into the political, social, and spiritual potential of Conceptual art frequently address gender, race, and xenophobia through incisive humor and wit, and draw on her long-standing involvement with philosophy and yoga.

For this exhibition, the Hammer is partnering with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) to present Piper’s work What It’s Like, What It Is #3, a large-scale mixed-media installation addressing racial stereotypes. Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016 in on view through January 6 at Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. photographs by Summer Bowie


Third Magazine Celebrates Launch With TRIO @ ICALA

TRIO showcases three modalities of performance in music, art, and dance that reflect the diversity of POC and queer voices championed by Third—a magazine and public programming initiative that fosters conversations and collaborations among experimental artists. TRIO is the inaugural event for Third Presents, a series of live events at various partner sites.

  • AKUA is a musician, singer, songwriter, and producer based in Los Angeles. Canada-born with Ghanaian roots, AKUA has moved beyond the experience as Solange’s former background singer to establish her own hypnotic sound. Her new record Them Spirits will be released this Fall.
  • Samantha Blake Goodman is an interdisciplinary choreographer and community organizer. She is the founder of MAPS (Movement Arts Performance Space) dedicated to cultivating the contemporary and traditional arts of the Afro-Latinx and Caribbean diaspora in Los Angeles.
  • Sebastian Hernandez is a multidisciplinary artist whose works range from drawings to video to performance. They cultivate an embedded connection to their indigenous Aztec/Mexica heritage and the history of the brown body in relation to the U.S.–Mexico borderland. Sebastian’s latest work Hypanthium will be featured in the upcoming NOW Festival at REDCAT.

photographs by Lani Trock