Artists and designers are resisting the Trump administration with statements from pussyhats and posters to Museum-led activism. But will this rattle a president who does not speak the same visual language — even as he takes a cue from artists in “creating an alternative reality?”
This week: take a walking tour of Compton architecture; peruse art books and party with their authors; explore the creative minds of Mid-Century architects; attend a discussion and book signing with architect Patrick Tighe; and hear this year’s Oscar-nominated production designers talk about their art.
Anyone interested in architecture who goes to Tel Aviv always makes a pilgrimage to the famed modernist apartment buildings nicknamed the “White City.” Two Los Angeles-based photographers, Susan Horowitz and Carol Bishop have examined that legacy in an exhibition of photographs called “Tel Aviv: The White City + Beyond.”
This week, bliss out at Modernism Week in Palm Springs, get a ‘contact high’ at LAXART, go listen to Pentagram’s principal designer Paula Scher, attend a book discussion on the life and career of Louise Bourgeois, and explore the Bauhaus through a show of multidisciplinary artwork by László Moholy-Nagy at LACMA.
See costumes from 2016’s best films, take a romantic tour of Metro’s station art, hear from one of the most respected jewelry makers in the field, check out rock ‘n’ roll images from the Sunset Strip, and share your thoughts on new park space in Boyle Heights and the Arts District.