Posts tagged Schindler House

Lush: A group exhibition of Landscape Architecture at the Schindler House
“California’s drought is a domestic challenge, to be taken on at the level of each front and back yard throughout the state’s neighborhoods, subdivisions, and cul-de-sacs. LUSH, the exhibition, began as an invitational charrette project that uses the MAK Center’s Fitzpatrick-Leland House (R.M. Schindler, 1936) in Laurel Canyon to ask leading landscape architects across Los Angeles to consider solutions both radical and practical.”
When:  Until Aug 6, 2017
Where:  Schindler House, 835 N Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber / Edgar Arceneaux
“The exhibition’s title foregrounds an urban landscape of affective and material involvements, shifts, and movements that can be viewed as public, architectural, sociopolitical, and personal. No doubt that Banham, who came to celebrate the urban infrastructure built around the car, would love the idea of an exhibition in a garage.”
When: Until July 30, 2017
Where: Mackey Garage Top, 1137 S Cochran Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Dwell on Design 2017
“Dwell on Design brings together the brightest people, latest products, and curated content in modern design under one roof. Held each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the exhibition and conference showcases the best in modern design materials, furniture and accessories, home technology, garden and outdoor materials, kitchen & bath, and international design. Dwell on Design features world-class speakers, continuing education classes for interior design professionals, and talks for design-seeking consumers on Saturday and Sunday.”
When: Friday, Jun 23, 2017, 10:30 AM — Sunday, Jun 25, 20175 PM
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St.

North Hollywood “NoHo” Historic Walking Tour 2017
Learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more!
When: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
Where: Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA

Summer Happenings at The Broad: Warhol Icon
The first program in Summer Happenings at The Broad is Warhol Icon, inspired by Nico, the German singer-songwriter, model and actress who became famous as one of Andy Warhol’s superstars in the 1960s. The program covers the breadth of her work from the Velvet Underground, through later synth collaborations, to her neo-folk approaches. Musical performances by Jenny Hval, Kembra Pfahler, Tiny Vipers and Geneva Jacuzzi evoke Nico’s experimental approaches toward music. Vaginal Davis weaves her performance with a rare screening of Philippe Garrel’s collaborative film starring Nico and Pierre Clementi, The Inner Scar, the histrionics of which are echoed in Nao Bustamante’s video installation, positioned in the lobby of The Broad.
When: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Broad, 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Photo by Ciera Holzenthal

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Photo by Ciera Holzenthal

The Big Sprig: “What many critics of the greenway didn’t recognize is that even the best designed urban landscapes are organic and require time to mature. That has been the case with the greenway, which, after eight years in the ground, is now a busy and vibrant urban park. The trees and plantings have grown and filled in. On nice days, people stroll, lounge, and gather in the more than 15 acres of plazas, lawns, and gardens. Food trucks and markets line the sidewalks and streets. Kids play all over the fountains and the carousel. It may not be perfect, but it is certainly not empty.”

A New Life for Urban Alleys: “Alleys, too, are vital players in a city’s overall ecosystem. As the need for cities to rely on more sustainable approaches has become more pressing, the proliferation of trash and flooding in alleyways has come to be seen not only an aesthetic blight, but an environmental one.”

Highways Can Help Pollinators Return to Health: In the face of rapidly-declining honeybee populations, farms across the country are under threat. In California, officials are now pioneering new methods to boost the health of the honeybees and butterflies: boost the health of pollinators along California’s 250,000 acres of highway roadside.

A Friendly Party in the Garden of Schindler: Three Performances for Routine Pleasures: The Schindler House opens up its gardens to host Steve Roden, Lucky Dragons, and Simon Leung and their new performances as part of the exhibition Routine Pleasures, organized by Michael Ned Holte. Each performance is a response to the site and the context of the exhibition but also a continuation of each artist’s ongoing work.

The Hammer Biennial’s breakout star? A 78-year-old retired gardener from Compton who once worked for Marlon Brando: “Shiokava, who has quietly whittled tree trunks and old telephone poles into mystical shapes in an old Compton body shop for several decades, made his living as a gardener for much of his life — including, at one point, for Marlon Brando. And yet he’s one of the breakout artists of the Hammer’s buzzy biennial, which opened to a warm critical embrace late last month.”