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 THURSDAY, MAY 12           Check for more listings.

Conversations: UCLA Department of Art Lecture: Rodney McMillian, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 7:30pm.

Artist Rodney McMillian discusses his multimedia artistic practice, including installations and live performances concerned with language, aesthetics, and content. His exhibition Views of Main Street is up at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Landscape Paintings is open at PS1, both in New York.

Recommended Hollywood and Mid-City Openings and Events

Natalie Labriola: In My Condition, Martos (Mid-City), 6–9pm.

Charles Gaines and Fred Moten: Revisiting The Theater of Refusal (1993), LA><ART (Hollywood), 7pm.

Revisiting the 1993 exhibition The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism, curated by artist Charles Gaines at the University of California Irvine Fine Arts Gallery, this program includes a reading by poet and scholar Fred Moten, followed by a conversation between the two.

Recommended Downtown Events

Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents Tacita Dean, MOCA Grand Avenue, 7pm. $7–12.

25 Women: Essays on Their Art discussion and signing with Dave Hickey introduced by Dr. Julia Friedman, ARTBOOK @ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, 7–8pm.

 FRIDAY, MAY 13                      Check for more listings.

Recommended Westside Openings

Beth Ann Morrison/You Are : Here Collective and Jeanette Degollado U-Haul, Otis College of Art and Design (Westchester), 6–9pm. Also May 14.

Julian Hoeber and Black. Zhu Jinshi, Quentin Morris, Koji Enokura, Blum & Poe (Culver City), 6–8pm.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn: Highlights, M + B (West Hollywood), 6–8pm.

Recommended Hollywood Openings

Elliott Hundley: There Is No More Firmament, Regen Projects, 6–8pm.

The L.A. artist presents a series of billboard collages and a sculpture in one ongoing visual narrative, loosely based on Antonin Artaud’s play There Is No More Firmament and referencing Artaud’s theory of the Theatre of Cruelty.

Lecia Dole-Recio and Dean Sameshima: 647(d), Gavlak Los Angeles, 6–8pm.

Recommended Downtown and Chinatown Openings and Events

GLMAOUR: Renaud Jerez with Anina Troesch and Hardy Hill, Fahrenheit (Downtown), 7–10pm.

This installation, using leftover materials from the Fashion District to create several rooms, was constructed onsite, with the artists using the gallery space as a studio for the past month. The exhibition is curated by Martha Kirszenbaum.

James Gamboa: 50/50, Human Resources (Chinatown), 6–9pm.

 SATURDAY, MAY 14                  Check for more listings.

TMR a|s HUB: Galerie Chantal Crousel: Exquisite Corpse, The Mistake Room (Downtown), 6–8pm.

Paris gallery Chantal Crousel presents this exhibition named after and based on the principle of the game invented by André Breton and the Surrealists in 1925. Artists include Danh Vo, Gabriel Orozco, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Oscar Tuazon and writer Ariana Reines, among others.

MUSHROOMS & HONEY, Nuisance Alley (Echo Park), 12–4pm; metro pcs (Chinatown), 7–10pm.

ANIMALS WITH HUMAN RIGHTS HUMANS WITH ANIMAL RIGHTS & metro pcs in collaboration with Either Way LA present this exhibition, organized by Nick Kramer, featuring Merideth Hillbrand, Whitney Hubbs, Ian James, Nick Kramer, Julia Leonard, Candice Lin, Anna Mayer, Devon Oder, Matt Siegle, and LeRoy Stevens.

Recommended Westside Openings and Events

Justicia en la vivienda + Justicia del lenguaje: Antena/Antena Los Ángeles, SEMAP, LA Tenants Union/Sindicato de Inquilinos de LA, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 1–4pm.

YASSI MAZANDI: Germs on Sheets, Maloney Fine Art (Culver City), 4–7pm.

Paco Pomet: Recent Paintings, Richard Heller Gallery (Santa Monica), 5–7pm.

Rodrigo Valenzuela: Sin Héroes, Klowden Mann (Culver City), 6–8pm.

Recommended Openings and Events Across Los Angeles and Beyond

Eleanor Antin: What time is it?, Diane Rosenstein Los Angeles (Hollywood), 4–6pm.

This sculpture exhibition from the San Diego-based artist includes recreations of two installations of conceptual portraits: CALIFORNIA LIVES (1969) and Portraits Of Eight New York Women (1970).

Screening: Jenny Kane, Real93543 Film Fest, Alpine Elementary School (Littlerock), 2–5pm.

Geographies of Wonder, Part 1: Origin Stories of America’s National Parks, 1872-1933, The Huntington (San Marino), 10:30am–4:30pm.

This exhibition, curated by Peter Blodgett, H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts at The Huntington, features rare books, manuscripts, photographs, prints, and related materials depicting national parks. 

MOLAA at TWENTY Annual Gala & Art Auction, Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach), 5:30pm. $350.

 SUNDAY, MAY 15                      Check for more listings.

Sound. at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook: Bobb Bruno, Dan Clucas, and Simone Forti, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook (Culver City), 4–7pm.

SASSAS presents this program of site-specific performances, including new music by Bobb Bruno and Dan Clucas, as well as a presentation of choreographer Simone Forti's Huddle.

Recommended Westside Openings and Events

MAO to NOW: Photographs by Stephen Verona, Fowler Museum (Westwood), 12–5pm; artist talk 2pm.

The Artist Invitational: A Contemporary Art Exhibition in Support of Inner-City Arts, Samuel Freeman Gallery (Culver City), 2–6pm. $100.

Tabor Robak: Sunflower Seed, team (bungalow) (Venice), 4–7pm.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Mozart & Schumann, CAP UCLA (Westwood), 7pm. $25–115.

Recommended Openings in Hollywood and East Hollywood

Julie Beaufils, Overduin & Co. (Hollywood), 6–8pm.

C.O.L.A. 2016 Individual Artist Fellowship Exhibition, LAMAG (East Hollywood), 2–5pm.

 TUESDAY, MAY 17                     Check for more listings.

The Un-Private Collection: Robert Longo and Henry Rollins, The Orpheum Theatre (Downtown), 8pm. $15.

The Broad presents artist Robert Longo in conversation with musician and journalist Henry Rollins.

 WEDNESDAY, MAY 18                Check for more listings.

Recommended Benefits in La Jolla and Hollywood

Art Auction 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (La Jolla), 6:30pm. $100–275.

LACE Benefit Art Auction, LACE (Hollywood), 7–10pm; live auction 8:30pm. $75–100.

Image credits: Mike Kelley, Center and Peripheries #2, 1990. Acrylic on panels and wood armatures, 90 1/2 x 93 inches (229.9 x 236.2 cm). Art © Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. All Rights Reserved/Licensed by VAGA New York, NY. Courtesy Skarstedt, New York; Photo by Steve Cohn Photography. Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times; Image courtesy of Kickstarter; Rodney McMillian, Untitled (The Supreme Court Painting), 2004–2006. Poured acrylic paint on cut canvas. 216" H x 216" W (548.64 cm H x 548.64 cm W). Gallery Inventory #MCR130. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Image courtesy of the Hammer Museum; David Hammons, African American Flag, 1989. Installation Photograph: Catherine Opie. Image courtesy of LAXART; Image courtesy of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel; Julian Hoeber, Curtain Wall Fragment - Colored Anomaly 01, 2016. Plywood and poplar with acrylic, string, nails, and glue. 40 x 32 x 6 inches. Image courtesy of Blum & Poe; Image courtesy of Regen Projects; Image courtesy of Fahrenheit; Thomas Hirschhorn, Collage-Truth no. 28, 2012, Paper, prints, plastic sheet, tape, 15 x 18 inches. Image courtesy of the Mistake Room; Image courtesy of metro pcs; Paco Pomet, Social, 2016 (Diptych). 120 x 280 cm. Oil on canvas. Image courtesy of Richard Heller; Image courtesy of Diane Rosenstein Fine Art; Image courtesy of SASSAS; Image courtesy of Team Gallery; Image courtesy of Overduin & Co.; Robert Longo, Untitled (White Riot), 1982. Charcoal, graphite and ink on two paper panels, 96 x 120 in. (243.84 x 304.8 cm). Image courtesy of the Broad; Emily Sudd, Oz, 2015. Ceramic, porcelain, clay, glaze, glass, lusters, and soft brick, 7.75 x 11.75 x 6.25 in (19.69 x 29.85 x 15.88 cm). Unsigned. Image courtesy of LACE and Paddle8.
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