Events by Region

Santa Monica | Venice

Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films

The Getty Center

May 27 through October 12, 2014

Yvonne Rainer is an icon at this point, as a choreographer and a video artist. She's always pretty raw, a little arduous and deliberately poking at prettiness.  

West Hollywood | Midtown

Made in L.A. 2014

Hammer Museum

June 15, 2014 | 12:01–12:01 am

Now that it's happening for the second time, the Hammer's L.A. biennial feels like a real biennial. This year, it has two curators (instead of the five it had in 2012) and the roster suggests the show might feel pretty down-to-earth.

Culver City

Country: Portraits of an American Sound

Annenberg Space for Photography

May 31 through September 28, 2014

Les Leverett was a staff photographer at the Grand Old Opry for three decades. Leigh Wiener photographed John Cash looking rough and tumble. They're in the show and featured in the half-hour documentary that will play at the center of the Annenberg's weird, circular space -- lots of photographers and musicians talking shop.

Downtown

Korakrit Arunanondchai: Letters to Chantri #1

The Mistake Room

July 18 through September 13, 2014

Korakrit Arunanondchai does performance and video projects with comical titles, like "painting with history in a room filled with men with funny names." You're led through this highly produced show by an attendant dressed in white, you watch two videos and you get a bar of soap at the end.

LA Other

Michael Parker: The Unfinished

The Unfinished

March 16 through September 16, 2014

Michael Parker, who's always combining infrastructure (or some kind of established structure) and community activity, is digging an obelisk-shaped ditch along the very industrial banks of the channelized LA River. It's a "137-foot to-scale replica" of an Ancient Egyptian site known as “The Unfinished Obelisk,” hence Parker's title. He'll host various events throughout the process, which will probably be listed here.

San Diego

Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain

San Diego Museum of Art

March 29 through September 9, 2014

American artist Robert Henri (1865-1929) kept traveling to Spain in the first two decades of the 1900s, painting portraits while there of bull fighters, singers, gypsies and others. His Spanish paintings have rarely been shown together before now.

Orange County

Santa Barbara