Signs of Los Angeles: A Conversation about Sign Painting and the City. Legendary sign painter and educator Ralph “Doc” Guthrie and multiple media artist Michael C. McMillen reflect on the omnipresence of signs and how they shape the look of the urban environment. Moderated by Tucker Neel.
Inspired by Claudia Rankine’s prose-poetry book Citizen: An American Lyric, students at Metropolitan High School wrote original poetry with poet Vanessa Villareal and create collages with artist Miwa Matreyek. The final animation by Matreyek beautifully synthesizes the collaborative work with the students. Special thanks to the students of Metropolitan High School, Principal Richard Jenssen, and faculty members who made this possible. This project was made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Andrea Fraser reads from her essay Toward a Reflexive Resistance
A conversation between guest curator Jackie Clay and artist Ayanna U'dongo about the exhibition sisters and brothers, on view in ICA LA’s Annex.
Artist Rafa Esparza discusses his new exhibition de la Calle on view in the ICA LA Project Room.
Through anecdotes, archived notes, and personal accounts, ICA LA executive director Elsa Longhauser and curator Philipp Kaiser will discuss the singular mind of Harald Szeemann.
Harald Szeemann’s radical exhibitions at Kunsthalle Bern and subsequent experiments at documenta and the Venice Biennale challenged the limits of the art institution and its methods of display. Making Museums is a discussion between artists and curators who have created their own museums and, like Szeemann, disrupted the conventions of exhibition-making.
Glenn Phillips, Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Collections at the Getty Research Institute, and Melissa Huddleston, Assistant Conservator, discuss the process of reconstructing Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us, a herculean endeavor that brings together seven years of intensive research and and hundreds of original objects.