Chinatown Design Night went off with such a bang last year that it’s back again in 2013. The annual design street party will be rounding out two weeks of citywide celebrations and serve as the official closing party for LADF 2013. Continue reading
Historical Perspectives on the Furniture We Make, a lecture by Alf Sharp, will be hosted at MorYork Gallery. The lecture will be followed by a trip to the Getty Center (transportation included).There will be a $50 fee for transportation and lecture (open to Furniture Society members).
Please see website for details.
What are the collisions and intersections between visual language and the public sphere? How does visual language operate within community and layered histories? What are the rich and vibrant manifestations of this in the multi-layered fabric of Los Angeles?This panel will feature leading designers, community artists, publishers, and historians in exploring and defining some of these key questions dealing with design, history, identity, and community.
Panelists to be announced.
Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project that encourages cross-disciplinary explorations and exchanges between various creative disciplines. Through symposiums, forums, exhibitions, and special events it provides access to forward-thinking creative projects that are situated at the intersection of creative knowledge making and social engagement. It promotes the arts, design, architecture, and urbanism as powerful tools for community and civic transformation by bringing together creative visionaries that are actively engaged in social change and engagement. Big City Forum aims to build a platform for collaboration and partnership that brings together the creative community around a shared sense of cultural vitality and transformation.
Cocktail reception and more! Stay tuned for more information!
ABOUT THE GUEST
The Guest is an ongoing project which invites cutting-edge artists from around the world to create a distinctive personality for an original porcelain character conceived by Jaime Hayon for Lladró Atelier. With this exciting and fascinating concept the Spanish brand is going for the most ground-breaking design. The Guest becomes a kind of platform where artists from various different disciplines work alongside the world’s leading brand in the creation and commercialization of art porcelain, which puts all its potential at the service of creativity. The first pieces in this collection were launched in 2012 at Maison et Objet, three Guests each one in two sizes, the large in a limited edition of 250 units and the small in a numbered series. Six spectacular creations reflecting the personal universe of each collaborating artist: Jaime Hayon, the American Tim Biskup and the Japanese Studio Devilrobots.
ABOUT GARY BASEMAN
Gary Baseman (Los Angeles, 1960) crosses many lines of art as a painter, illustrator, video and performance artist, animador, TV/movie producer, curator and toy designer. His work has been Published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Time and Rolling Stone; and he designed the best-selling game “Cranium”. He created also the three-time Emma and BAFTA award-winning animation series, “Teacher’s Pet”, earning him credit as one of the Most Creative People named by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. The Los Angeles Times has described his art as “adorably perverse”, humorously playful and dark, childlike but often with adult themes. His fine art has been displayed in galleries and museums in Brazil, Germany, Israel, Italy, Russia and all over the United States.
Ludovic Balland, Basel / http://www.ludovic-balland.ch/
Hugo Puttaert of vision and factory, Brussels / http://www.visionandfactory.com/index.php/Home
James Goggin of Practise, Chicago/ UK / http://www.practise.co.uk/
Hanjse van Halem, Amsterdam/ http://hansje.net/
Boy Vereecken, Brussels/ http://www.boyvereecken.com/
Peter Bil’ak, The Hague / http://www.peterbilak.com/
Jan en Randoald, Ardooie; Gent / http://www.janenrandoald.be/
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The symposium was made possible in part by a generous grant from The Consulate General of the Netherlands.
The 3rd Annual LA Design Festival returns June 13 to June 30, 2013 for two full weeks of citywide design celebrations of varying size, scope, and splendor. With a creative economy that generates over $230.7 billion per year and $3.3 billion in state and local taxes, Los Angeles is without doubt a global design capital. Continue reading
Cast: Enrico Maria Salerno, Annie Girardot, Renato Salvatori. Soundtrack by Piero Ulmani with Chet Baker. Presented in Italian dialogue with English subtitles.
Introduction by Rani Singh, Senior Research Associate Getty Research Institute and co-curator of Overdrive: LA Constructs the Future 1940 – 1990
Harold M. Williams Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Reservations required.
17 June, 2013
The Getty Center
26 June, 2013
The Getty Center