For Your Art, a space inside a gallery across from LACMA, continues to present eclectic pop-up projects, including the current interdisciplinary group show, DIALOGUES: Los Angeles-Paris/Art-Architecture. For the latest in an impressive run of programs from the Ceci N’est Pas … initiative, curator Francois Perrin takes a look at L.A.’s French connection through the prism of another crosscurrent — the conceptual relationship between art and architecture. Among those in this ambitious, cross-disciplinary gathering are some who identify primarily as visual artists (video installation artist and photographer Doug Aitken, sculptural installation artist Pae White, sculptor Alice Konitz), some whose practice is decidedly architectural but who make forays into less functional structural experiments (Barbara Bestor), and many whose work draws equally on aspects of several disciplines (multimedia situationist Fritz Haeg, conceptual omnivore Piero Golia). Many of the artists and architects show work outside the expected genres, with graphics, models, sketches, drawings and other process materials providing deeper insight into their creativity. On view since April 2, tonight’s closing reception and panel discussion features a conversation with Barbara Bestor and critic Andrew Berardini, in a very civilized midweek affair appealing to the chardonnay-sipping, boundary-blaster in everyone. Vive la difference.
Mondays-Thursdays. Starts: April 2. Continues through April 16, 2013
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