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Night Gallery, Museum of Public Fiction and L.A.'s New Wave of Alternative Spaces

Jason Manley's scupture appeared in the Museum of Public Fiction's project called the Free Church of Public Fiction earlier this year
Jason Manley's scupture appeared in the Museum of Public Fiction's project called the Free Church of Public Fiction earlier this year
Courtesy of the Museum of Public Fiction

In this week's art feature, Andrew Berardini takes a look at L.A.'s new wave of alternative, artist-run spaces, especially Night Gallery and the Museum of Public Fiction.

Night Gallery distinguishes itself by its hours -- 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday -- which are inconvenient to some, but serve to turn the place into an ongoing party. Public Fiction is built around a quarterly journal, whose content is inspired by what happens in the space.

But how long will or can these places survive? Berardini writes:

They are by their very experimental nature meant to effervesce briefly and disappear, leaving behind only a legend.

Check out our full story: Night Gallery, Museum of Public Fiction and Other Eastside Experiments


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