Dangerous dreaming 

Thursday, Aug 9 2012
"Learn to Dream," written across John Baldessari's new print five times in five different colors, sounds cliche -- not as bad as "dare to dream," maybe, but something an after-school program might have on a banner over its doorway. But repeat the words in your head as you move from 1301PE's downstairs gallery, where Baldessari's print hangs, to the upstairs space. There, Rirkrit Tiravanija's slick enamel-on-steel text pieces say things like "All You Need Is Dynamite" or "Up Against the Wall Motherfucker," and the dreaming Baldessari alluded to doesn't seem so cute and catchy anymore. 6150 Wilshire Blvd.; through Sept. 15. (323) 938-5822, 1301pe.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: July 28. Continues through Sept. 15, 2012
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