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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Weekly What To Do: Love is in the art

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
University of Philosophical Research
3910 Los Feliz Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Expository monologues – the long speeches delivered by a character to provide backstory or motivation – can be the downfall or the showstopper of a horror film, and there’s at least one in a vast majority. The purpose of all these soliloquies is an extended, intense effort to overcome the unusually high threshold of disbelief concomitant with the horror genre, generally in an attempt to answer questions for the audience like: How is this possible? Why did she do this – and in such a convoluted and oblique way? Why is this not a plot hole?

Valentine's Day Massacre Part 4: Love Never Dies
Valentine's Day Massacre Part 5: A New Beginning
Valentine's Day Massacre Part 6: Love Lives

Eat Brains Love
Glendale on Feb 14th

An ordinary lunch hour explodes in an orgy of spurting blood and flying organs when stoner Jake Stephens and cheerleader Amanda Blake suddenly gut-munch half their class in the school cafeteria. Afflicted with a zombie virus, they hit road in search of a cure while outrunning Cass, a telepath charged with hunting and killing the infected. Can Jake and Amanda find love while eating their way through the national sex offender registry? The director of IDLE HANDS delivers an outrageous, gore-soaked zom-rom-com.

DRIFT: Foraged Driftwood Sculpture Exhibition by Amanda Visell
Opening Reception: Fri, February 14, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
2147 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Featuring over 100 hand-collected and crafted original driftwood sculptures by Amanda Visell.

Frieze Los Angeles
February 14 – 16, 2020
Paramount Studios

The second edition of Frieze Los Angeles returns to the iconic Hollywood sets of Paramount Pictures Studios. This year, Frieze welcomes more than 70 galleries from Los Angeles, the United States and all around the world. Introducing a new curated section dedicated to emerging LA-based galleries, along with an extended program of Frieze Projects, Frieze Film & Talks in the backlot of Paramount, Frieze Los Angeles 2020 promises to offer yet another exciting edition.

Two performances of Gerard & Kelly’s State of (2019)
Saturday, February 15, 2020
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, WAREHOUSE
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Previously performed in Portugal and France, for this iteration the duo uses the WAREHOUSE space in The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA to open up questions around national symbols and entangled identities though the language of pole dancing.

‘Lucio Fontana. Walking the Space: Spatial Environments, 1948 – 1968’
Nicolas Party Sottobosco
August Sander: New Women, New Men, and New Identities
All open on Saturday, 15 February 2020, 3 – 7 pm
Hauser & Wirth
901 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90013

Join us for the public opening of ‘Lucio Fontana. Walking the Space: Spatial Environments, 1948 – 1968,’ the US debut of the first comprehensive presentation of Lucio Fontana’s (1899 – 1968) groundbreaking ‘Ambienti spaziali’ (Spatial Environments). Fontana, a visionary whose revolutionary practice continues to influence contemporary movements worldwide, conceived of his first environmental work in 1948, predating the conceptual achievements of Robert Irwin, James Turrell, and Donald Judd by more than a decade.

Join us for the public opening of critically admired, NY-based Swiss artist Nicolas Party’s first LA solo exhibition. Comprised of new paintings, sculptures, site-specific murals, and an architectural installation, ‘Sottobosco’ conjures the shadowy world of the forest floor in a brilliant pastel universe where subject, form, and time collapse into visual splendor.

August Sander: New Women, New Men, and New Identities,’ an exhibition that brings together pathbreaking portraits by renowned German photographer August Sander (1876 – 1964.

Zoya Cherkassky  Soviet Childhood
Opening Reception:  February 15, 6-8 PM
February 15 - March 28, 2020
Fort Gansevoort Los Angeles
4859 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles 90029


Fort Gansevoort is pleased to announce Soviet Childhood, presenting new paintings and drawings by Zoya Cherkassky (b. Kiev, 1976). A continuation of the artist's critically admired 2019 exhibition at Fort Gansevoort New York, Soviet Childhood will works that evoke the specific social realities of mundane Soviet daily life, while uncovering the complex phenomenon of nostalgia that affects the final generation of Soviet children.

Saturday, February 15 after the 8:00 PM show
ArcLight Hollywood

With Director Joe Begos.

A group of war veterans must defend their local VFW post and an innocent teen against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants.

ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVII
February 15th & 16th, 2020
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802
$25 and up + parking
The 27th annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games will return on Saturday, February 15 - Sunday, February 16. Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment, and cuisine, paying homage to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.

Darksiders Genesis Signing Event
Saturday, February 15 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Game Realms
137 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, California 91502
 To celebrate the release of Darksiders Genesis for PS4 & Xbox One, we will have Chris Jai Alex (voice of Strife) for an autograph signing event at Game Realms in Burbank California.

Panic Party
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 5 pm to 8 pm
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Free, Must RSVP
Climate justice through art, advocacy, and action. Join us for a dance party for a greener future!
Cumbiatón DJs Sizzle Fantastic and Funky Caramelo—plus DJ Suga Shay.

Jodie Mack: Patterns, Posthaste!
Sun, Feb 16, 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

 Films include:
“Posthaste Perennial Pattern” (2010, 4 min. Dir. Jodi Mack) An earlier work in which Mack was already placing her visual fantasias of textile patterns against sounds that expand or play with the interpretation of the images.
“Wasteland No. 1: Ardent, Verdant” (2017, 5 min. Dir. Jodi Mack) This film colorfully combines or contrasts computer waste with natural lands.
L.A. Premiere! “Hoarders Without Borders” (2018, 5 min. Dir. Jodi Mack) This short features a dazzling display of minerals at the Harvard Mineralogical and Geological Museum while making evident the archival work surrounding each one.
THE GRAND BIZARRE, 2018, 61 min. Dir. Jodi Mack. This new feature takes Mack’s animation around the world as she tracks the pathways of textiles through global commerce.
Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn
February 16–May 3, 2020

Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn presents the first career survey of paintings and works on paper by multifaceted artist Luchita Hurtado (Venezuela, b. 1920).  This exhibition will introduce museum audiences to several distinct bodies of work, including Hurtado’s early forays into abstraction, her consistent use of the body as a subject, her experiments with language, and her recent engagement with issues of environment and ecology.