PRESS RELEASE: Anthropologist Announces Three-Part Bi-Coastal Installation:
URBAN LAND PROJECT
September 15th | Space FifteenTwenty
The Anthropologist proudly announces its newest commission—Urban Land Project by UK-based photographic artist Tim Simmons. The three-part, bi-coastal installation will launch Sept 12 and include murals, in collaboration with non-profit urban renewal public art program The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, billboards and multimedia projection in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. The series subverts public commercial spaces by transforming them into photographic experiences of nature. Monumental in scale as well as message, viewers will stop and consider the relationships they have with our fragile planet.
Simmons’ images compel passersby to consider the notion of “landscape” in a different way. Focusing closely on the innate texture and detail of the land, he sets out to draw us deeper into the natural environment, sharpening our senses and inviting us to consider our experience of it.
About Urban Land Project
Urban Land Project sees Simmons continuing to challenge and alter the viewer’s perception. Using billboards and outdoor murals—media most commonly reserved for advertising—he will infiltrate various public spaces throughout Philadelphia and Los Angeles. With each city and site affording a unique experience to his work, this project is intended to stimulate awareness through its framed representations of the natural world within the wider urban context. In Philadelphia, Mural Arts is proud to lend their expertise in public art and community engagement to this exciting new project.
Urban Land Project will be brought to life by two outdoor private events featuring Tim Simmons personal execution the projection piece. The influencer attended events, hosted at Space 1520, Los Angeles (Sept 15) and URBN at the Naval Yard, Philadelphia (Sept 13) will be designed to immerse the viewer as they watch natural images within an urban setting, bringing the juxtaposition represented in the Urban Land Project to life. In Philadelphia Mural Arts will conduct tours of the mural installations (muralarts.org).
Space FifteenTwenty | 1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90028 | (323) 465-1893
CUBA: A Revolutionary Project from Walker Evans to Now
Exhibition Available until October 2, 2011
Cuba’s attempt to forge an independent state has been a project under development for more than 100 years and a source of fascination for nations, intellectuals, and artists alike.
A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now looks at three critical periods in the nation’s history as witnessed by photographers before, during, and after the country’s 1959 Revolution. The exhibition juxtaposes Walker Evans’s 1933 images from the end of the Machado dictatorship with views by contemporary foreign photographers Virginia Beahan, Alex Harris, and Alexey Titarenko, who have explored Cuba since the withdrawal of Soviet support in the 1990s.
The Getty Center, Los Angeles | 1200 Getty Center Drive |Los Angeles, California 90049 | 310-440-7300
With a Collection that takes you on a rather whimsical and thought-provoking adventure, Obsolete is a Gallery in Santa Monica that beckons anyone with the ability to imagine.
Opening reception September 24, 2011
CHRISTINA BOTHWELL – “SCULPTURES”
MARIANNE KOLB – “PAINTINGS”
Obsolete Gallery | 222 Main Street | Venice, CA 90291-2522
Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave Suite C2 | Santa Monica, CA 90404
Resnick Pavilion | May 29-October 31, 2011
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents a major retrospective exploring the full range of Tim Burton’s creative work, both as a film director and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer.
Tim Burton has an exhibition featuring an unbelievable array of scultpures, sketches, art, paintings, costumes, characters, poetry, etc. Don’t miss it. It will change you, I promise.
LACMA | 5905 Wilshire Blvd.| Los Angeles, CA 90036 | (323) 857-6000
In addition to the Exhibition now Showing NOW through November 27th, Lauren Greenfield will be speaking on TWO days to discuss, in great depth, the motivations behind CULTure.
Wednesday, October 5th at 12pm | Thursday, October 6th at 9:30am
Online registration for this event begins Wednesday, October 5 at 12pm PT and Thursday, October 6 at 9:30am PT.
Photographer/filmmaker Lauren Greenfield is renowned for her remarkable insights into youth culture, body image and the effects of consumerism. Author of the books Fast Forward, Girl Culture and Thin, her work is widely published and exhibited in many museum collections including the Getty, LACMA, SFMOMA and the Art Institute of Chicago. American PHOTO named Greenfield one of the 25 most influential photographers of our time. Greenfield’s Emmy-nominated documentary film Thin (HBO, 2006) provided an unprecedented window into the psychology of eating disorders. It premiered at Sundance and won the Best Documentary Award at the London Film Festival.
Lauren Greenfield will screen and discuss the digital feature she directed as part of the BEAUTY CULTURE exhibit. The 30-minute documentary explores our cultural and historical obsession with beauty and the way beauty has been defined and sought after in contemporary culture. This film and Greenfield’s work look at the universally intoxicating quality of beauty, as well as its oppressive effects on female body image. In addition to the film, Greenfield will also show new photography as well as relevant works from her career.
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MOCA, Los Angeles
The MOCA is offering some incredible classes FREE of charge. Here is what’s happening this week:
- This weekend
- , a montage of quintessentially Southern California images taken from artist C.R. Stecyk’s archive, dating back to 1965. Here is a peak at Craig R. Stecyk III (b. 1950, Santa Monica; lives and works in Ocean Park Heights)
A montage of film and photographic images taken from the artist’s archive dating back to 1965. Cinematograpy by the artist, Susanne Melanie Berry, Felipe Lima, Jon Humphries & Greg Hunt. Edited by Lenny Mesina. Sound design by Eddie Kim. Original score by Money Mark.
In addition there is an amazing exhibit called “Art in the Streets” that will be be available for viewing through August 8th.