Art – Contemporary

LACMA: “Atmosphere” exhibition features Yoshio Ikezaki

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Atmosphere in Japanese Painting September 15, 2017–February 4, 2018 http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/atmosphere-japanese-painting In the Japanese language, there are about 50 words for rain, but also an equivalent surfeit of terms for snow, mist, and fog. Relatively simple painting tools are available to the Japanese artist—paper (washi), ink (sumi), water-based or...
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Pacific Standard Time LA/LA : “Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora” at Japanese American National Museum, ongoing

Japanese American National Museum TRANSPACIFIC BORDERLANDS: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo September 17, 2017 – February 25, 2018 Transpacific Borderlands will examine the experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of Southern California....
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The Broad – “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” ongoing

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The Broad Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors October 21, 2017 – January 1, 2018 Advanced tickets for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors are sold out. A limited number of same-day, onsite $30 tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis each day that the exhibition is open.  The Broad’s first visiting special exhibition, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity...
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Contemporary Art: Yayoi Kusama related film series at The Broad, selected Thursdays and Saturdays

Kusama Film Screening Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to Saturday, December 30, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Included with museum admission The Broad, Oculus Hall In conjunction with Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, The Broad will present a screening of short films capturing several of the artist’s iconic 1960s performances, as well as more recent short...
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Contemporary Art: Yayoi Kusama related performance series – Gifts of the Spirit – at Vibiana, Jan. 25, 2018, 7–9PM

The Broad’s Yayoi Kusama exhibition related Performance Gifts of the Spirit: Prophecy, Automatism and Discernment January 25, 2018, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Location: Vibiana, 241 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tickets: $25 on sale, Nov. 15, 2017 at thebroad.org/programs The Broad “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” opening Oct. 21 Yayoi Kusama related...
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2017 / Japan Foundation Lecture & Demo: Expression of Sumi Ink by Yoshio Ikezaki, Nov. 9

Lecture and Demonstration The Light in the Shadow:  Expression of sumi ink Thursday, November 9, 7pm Venue: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles This event is full. Suibokuga (水墨画), also called sumi-e (墨絵), is a form of art that uses black sumi ink to paint on washi paper. This seemingly simple monochrome art form requires...
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2017 / Contemporary Art: Yayoi Kusama related performance series – Joshua Light Show – at The Broad, Nov. 2-4

Joshua Light Show with Live Musical Performances by Lesley Flanigan, Miho Hitori’s New Optimism and Noveller In 1968, influential concert promoter Bill Graham paired the Joshua Light Show with The Broad’s special exhibition artist Yayoi Kusama to collaborate on four performances at the Fillmore East in New York, where crowds enthusiastically observed Kusama and...
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2017 / Pacific Standard Time: Mexican mural depicting wartime incarceration at Union Station, Sept. 29 – Oct. 22

Barbara Carrasco’s 1981 portable mural contains 51 scenes depicting the history of Los Angeles, with an emphasis on the experiences of marginalized groups. These vignettes range from the city’s original native inhabitants and the railroad’s impact on the city’s growth to the whitewashing of David Alfaro Siqueiro’s mural “America Tropical” and the incarceration of...
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2017 / JANM: Free admission Sept. 17 / Transpacific Borderlands exhibition opening day

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Japanese American National Museum Tanspacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora September 17, 2017 – February 25, 2018 http://www.janm.org/exhibits/transpacific-borderlands/ September 17, Opening Day: Transpacific Borderlands Free All Day Transpacific Borderlands examines the work and experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of...
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