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Arts, Public Spectacle Our Diary of the Getty's Architecture Project: 'A New Sculpturalism,' Is That You?

Our Diary of the Getty's Architecture Project: 'A New Sculpturalism,' Is That You?

This is the sixth and final installment of our Pacific Standard Time Presents diary, tracking modern architecture happenings all over the city during the Getty's big initiative. Check out our previous entries: *The Getty's Big, New Exploration of L.A. Architecture *SCI-Arc's Gala and a Concert at Jackie Treehorn's House *Everything...…
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Machine Project's Oddball Take on L.A. Architecture, From a Helicopter Experiment to the Spirit of Whitney Houston

Kamau Patton was having a drink at the BonaVista Lounge, the rotating bar atop the 34th floor of the Bonaventure Hotel downtown, when he realized he'd been looking at architecture all wrong. The New York–based artist had spent the day driving around the city, scouting locations for a new performance...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Our Diary of the Getty's Architecture Project: Gehry's Back at MOCA, LACMA's Black Blob

Our Diary of the Getty's Architecture Project: Gehry's Back at MOCA, LACMA's Black Blob

This is the fifth installment of our Pacific Standard Time Presents diary, tracking modern architecture happenings all over the city during the Getty's big initiative. Check out our previous entries: *The Getty's Big, New Exploration of L.A. Architecture *SCI-Arc's Gala and a Concert at Jackie Treehorn's House *Everything Loose Will...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Our Diary of the Getty's Architecture Project: Where Are the Women?

Our Diary of the Getty's Architecture Project: Where Are the Women?

This is the fourth installment of our Pacific Standard Time Presents diary, tracking modern architecture happenings all over the city. Check out our previous entries: *The Getty's Big, New Exploration of L.A. Architecture *SCI-Arc's Gala and a Concert at Jackie Treehorn's House *Everything Loose Will Land, A+D and Machine Project...…
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Is Our Discussion of L.A. Architecture Too Focused on Cars?

"Los Angeles' identity is inextricably linked with the automobile," reads the first line of wall text opening the Getty's current show about postwar architecture in Los Angeles. In case you miss reading that line, the entire first room of the exhibition proceeds to hit you over the head with its...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Our Diary of the Getty's Architecture Project: 'Everything Loose Will Land,' the A+D Gala and Machine Project

Our Diary of the Getty's Architecture Project: 'Everything Loose Will Land,' the A+D Gala and Machine Project

This is the third installment of our Pacific Standard Time Presents diary, tracking modern architecture happenings all over the city. Check out our previous entries: *The Getty's Big, New Exploration of L.A. Architecture *SCI-Arc's Gala and a Concert at Jackie Treehorn's House High temperatures might be bad for art, but...…
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News, The Informer Margot Ocanas: A Voice for Pedestrians

Margot Ocanas: A Voice for Pedestrians

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here. When she arrived in Los Angeles as a new mom 11 years ago, Margot Ocañas joked that she got bedsores from driving so much. "I just hated being so reliant...…
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News, The Informer Bobak Ferdowsi: The JPL Mohawk Guy

Bobak Ferdowsi: The JPL Mohawk Guy

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here. Last year's Mars landing by the NASA rover Curiosity was a nail-biter broadcast live from the control room at the Jet Propulsion Lab in La Cañada Flintridge. Yet as the...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Our Diary of the Getty's L.A. Architecture Project: SCI-Arc's Gala and a Concert at Jackie Treehorn's House

Our Diary of the Getty's L.A. Architecture Project: SCI-Arc's Gala and a Concert at Jackie Treehorn's House

This is the second installment of our Pacific Standard Time Presents diary, covering the Modern architecture extravaganza that's blanketing the city. Go here for the first installment: *The Getty's Big, New Exploration of L.A. Architecture. Who would have guessed that with just the right amount of booze, architects can be...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Downtown Arts District: 6 Things That Will Change the Neighborhood's Future

Downtown Arts District: 6 Things That Will Change the Neighborhood's Future

This week's L.A. Weekly profiles the one of the city's hottest neighborhoods: the downtown Arts District. Check out the other stories in our series: *Tyler Stonebreaker: Curator of the Downtown Arts District *How the Arts District Got Its Name *5 Best Places to Eat in the Downtown Arts District The...…
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News, Features Downtown's Arts District Is One of L.A.'s Hottest Neighborhoods. Thank (or Blame) Tyler Stonebreaker

Downtown's Arts District Is One of L.A.'s Hottest Neighborhoods. Thank (or Blame) Tyler Stonebreaker

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Arts, Public Spectacle A Diary of the Getty's Big, New Exploration of L.A. Architecture

A Diary of the Getty's Big, New Exploration of L.A. Architecture

"The San Andreas is not Los Angeles' only fault," cracked architectural historian Thomas Hines at the kickoff to Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.. Hines didn't really mean it -- he was quoting a joke that people from, say, San Francisco might make -- but the quip hit...…
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Catherine Opie Discusses Her Three L.A. Art Exhibits

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Arts, Public Spectacle Moby: L.A. Architecture's New Mascot

Moby: L.A. Architecture's New Mascot

See also: *Fugly Buildings: Our Series on the Most Hideous Buildings in L.A. *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week *10 Best L.A. Art Galleries For Partying Those hoping for Moby to launch into the lyrics from "Extreme Ways" in this video might have been surprised to see...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Why Are L.A. Places So Popular on Instagram?

Why Are L.A. Places So Popular on Instagram?

See also: *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week *Best L.A. Novel Ever: The Tournament *50 Reasons Los Angeles Is the Best City in America Just before the end of Instagram's wild year — bought by Facebook for $1 billion, publicly eviscerated by its community for new privacy...…
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Cannibalism Is the Theme of the MexiCali Biennial. But Not in the Way You'd Think

Upon entering the 2013 MexiCali Biennial, visitors will be asked by a security guard to position their heads in the oval opening of a steel panel, where a camera will document their faces. In order to be admitted to the exhibition, visitors must agree to do this. The work, by...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Barbara Kruger Created the Billboards and Buses For the Best Ad Campaign in the City Right Now

Barbara Kruger Created the Billboards and Buses For the Best Ad Campaign in the City Right Now

A Silver Lake billboard that recently hawked Avion tequila took on a very different tone last month. "SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION OR FACE CATASTROPHE!" read the near-apocalyptic message in stark black type. On Santa Monica Boulevard, the wisdom of Robert Frost crept by in the same foot-tall, all-caps characters, wrapped around...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle How Do You Capture the San Fernando Valley Through Art?

How Do You Capture the San Fernando Valley Through Art?

See also: *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week *Our Calendar Section, Listing More Great Things to Do in L.A. *Fugly Buildings: Our Series on the Most Hideous Buildings in L.A. The Expo Line's opening last spring may have snagged all the headlines, but a few months later,...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Why Are Angelenos So Good at Designing Human-Powered Transportation?

Why Are Angelenos So Good at Designing Human-Powered Transportation?

The streets of Venice Beach whir with the crunchy hum of skateboards, the utterly '80s rhythm of Rollerblades, the impossible physics of a surfer pedaling a beach cruiser barefoot, one arm slung around a board. A new design exhibition on Abbot Kinney that focuses on human-powered movement is almost ridiculously...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Grand Park Is Not L.A.'s Central Park, But It Could Become Downtown's Backyard: Our Review

Grand Park Is Not L.A.'s Central Park, But It Could Become Downtown's Backyard: Our Review

See also: *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week *Our Best of L.A. issue and our Best of L.A. app *Fugly Buildings: Our Series on the Most Hideous Buildings in L.A. During our recent run of 95-degree autumn days -- can we be done with those? -- the...…
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