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Friday
Sep232011

possible worlds exhibit: los angeles

photo by: lavocado What: Possible Worlds: Mario Ybarra Jr., Karla Diaz, and Slanguage Studio Select from the Permanent Collections
Where: LACMA, Ahmanson Building, Level 2
When: now thru September 25

In collaboration with LACMA and the Watts House Project, an artist-driven urban revitalization project centered around the historic Watts Towers, Ybarra, Diaz, and Slanguage, the artist’s team of collaborators, participated in a residency at the home of longtime residents of Watts, the Garcia family.

Featuring assemblage, folk art, vernacular graphics, images of the Watts Towers and art from the LACMA collection selected by the artist which connect the art works from the Watts site to the LACMA campus.

The core of the exhibition takes its point of reference from the legacy of Simon Rodia, local folk artist and creator of the Watts Towers, and the impulse to create alternative or possible worlds out of unconventional materials and unorthodox impulses.

Friday
Sep162011

ostalgia: new york

photo by: shinya What: Ostalgia
When: extended thru October 2, 2011
Where: New Museum, New York

Twenty years ago—after the fall of the Berlin Wall—a process of dissolution led to the breakup of the Soviet Union and many other countries that had been united under Communist governments.

From the Baltic republics to the Balkans, from Central Europe to Central Asia, entire regions and nations were reconfigured, their constitutions rewritten, their borders redrawn.

From the German word ostalgie—a term that emerged in the 1990s to describe a sense of longing and nostalgia for the era before the collapse of the Communist Bloc—this exhibit highlights art created in and about countries most affected by the dissolution.

Extended through October 2, it’s an opportunity to peek inside the psychological landscape in which individuals and entire societies negotiated new relationships to history, geography, and ideology.

Friday
Aug262011

dieter rams exhibit: san francisco

photo by: xmattWhat: Less and More—The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams
When: August 27, 2011 thru February 20, 2012
Where: SFMOMA

Including more than 200 models and objects by Dieter Rams, as well as contemporary designs influenced by his Ten Principles of Good Design, this exhibit highlights one of the most influential industrial designers of all times.

For more than 40 years, Rams was the lead designer for Braun and an active designer for Vitsœ. During his career, Rams and his teams produced innovative ideas and projects that have become not only the basis for contemporary design—both industrial and graphic—but iconic mainstays as well.

photos by: nickwade

Tuesday
May172011

the feitelson fellowship, 2011

What: The Feitelson Arts Fellowship, 2011
When: May 19 thru July 3, 2011
Where: The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, LAMAG
Featuring: Artists early in their career—including CB2 team member, Nuttaphol Ma

photo by: Clinton Steeds The Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg Feitelson Arts Fellowship is awarded through the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates, LAMAGA, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that supports the Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park.

Conceived by the Feitelsons, seminal Los Angeles Modernist painters, and their friends, as a way to give encouragement to artists early in their careers by offering financial grants; it is issued in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles, C.O.L.A., Individual Artist Fellowships to twelve exemplary mid-career international artists.

Congratulations and good luck to all participating artists.

…for the 2011 Feitelson Arts Fellowship, multi-disciplinary artist—and CB2 Santa Monica team member—Nuttaphol Ma combined references to Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ with a performance where he, Ma, set sail with a boat over his head on May Day from Badwater Basin to the trailhead of Mt. Whitney.
…the approximately 130-mile personal odyssey meditates on the ebbs and flows of our existence, the power and the abuse of power subjected upon the powerless, the dreams of leaving and the dreams of roots.  Ma’s installation distills the performance to a two channel video projected onto sewn fabric walls. 
…to learn more about the installation, check out Ma’s website or experience it by visiting the gallery.
…thanks to julio, CB2 sample handler, for the heads up on this one.

Thursday
May122011

gertrude stein: san francisco

photo by: permanently scatterbrainedStarting today, the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco celebrates Gertrude Stein—specifically her tremendous influence on modern art, literature, and culture—with a variety of events, locations and collaborators.

If you don’t live nearby, book a flight, a train or bus and pack your bags—this is a rare series not to be missed.

What: Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories
When: May 12 thru September 6, 2011
Where: the Contemporary Jewish Museum

An art-filled biographical exploration of Gertrude Stein as a literary pioneer, transatlantic modernist, Jewish-American expatriate, American celebrity, art collector, and artists’ muse.

What: Words + Voices Free Outdoor Series
When: May 17, August 16, and September 20, 2011
Where: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Poets Litquake and TODCO will pay tribute to, and reflect on, the poet and writer Gertrude Stein.

What: The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde
When: May 21 thru September 6, 2011
Where: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA

As American expatriates in bohemian Paris when the 20th century was young, Gertrude Stein and her family were among the first to recognize the talents of avant-garde painters like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso—and collect their early works.

This landmark exhibition offers a rare, in-depth chance to view the artworks and learn more about these extraordinary people behind the birth of modern art.

What: UC Berkeley Extension Course on Gertrude Stein
When: June 2, 16, 23, and 30; July 7, 2011
Where: UC Berkeley Extension

An educational experience that will examine the way Stein presented herself—and how others depicted her throughout her life. Sessions will be held at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and SFMOMA.

What: Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation
When: August 18 (preview), 19 - 21, 2011
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

In association with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA presents Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s opera, ‘Four Saints in Three Acts’. An experimental milestone in 20th century music—and a Broadway hit in 1934—the chamber opera organization Ensemble Parallèle, composer Luciano Chessa, and video and performance artist Kalup Linzy are in on this new production.