Boyle Heights art galleries have been the target of an anti-gentrification campaign by artist-activists. One gallery owner has offered to shut down, saying he has begun to “unpack the symbolism of the white cube.”
Pacific Standard Time LA/LA is still going on and now, as the weather is cooling, it’s a good moment to visit the shows in the desert. Architect Marisa Kurtzman heads to Palm Springs and Riverside to check out exhibitions about Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi, kinetic art and the birth of the Spanish Colonial style.
This week, you can: converge at the center of the creativity and innovation economy in Los Angeles; hear Thom Mayne talk about the most important buildings of the 20th century; party to support M&A’s creative experimentation made public; participate as audience in two site-specific performances; and hear fascinating speakers on what’s going on “Under LA.”
This week, you can: go downtown for Grand Avenue’s cultural open house; celebrate 30 years of “foruming”; explore the relationship between Disney and urban planning in Southern California; take a walking tour of classic buildings in K-Town; and see some iconic Street Pop Art before it goes on the auction block.
This week, you can: hear about the Chicago Architecture Biennial from its creative directors and architects; watch a Lawrence Halprin-designed park come alive with dance; sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Grand Central Market; learn about the plantings of Piet Oudolf on the High Line; and capture the light of DTLA with an expert photographer.