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 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8            Check for more listings.

Recommended Westside Events

Xanti Schawinsky, Karma International (Beverly Hills), 12–6pm.

Knife / Fork / Spoon, a history of modernist design, Heath Ceramics (West Hollywood), 6–8pm.

Jan Pleitner: The Bitter Fruits of the Jungle, MIER Gallery (West Hollywood), 6–8pm.

Haunted House Party, A Roman Comedy, Getty Villa (Pacific Palisades), 8pm. $36–48. Through October 1.

FriendsWithYou: Light Wave, Santa Monica Pier (Santa Monica), 7–10pm.

Recommended Miracle Mile and Mid-City Openings

Hanne Darboven, Sprüth Magers (Miracle Mile), 6–8pm.

This presentation of work by Hanne Darboven, who passed away in 2009, features three installations combining mathematics, historical and cultural artifacts, and autobiographical information into one visual system. 

The Weeping Line, Four Six One Nine (Mid-City), 6pm.

 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9                      Check for more listings.

Break it Down: Art and Resistance, Human Resources (Chinatown), 7–10pm.

This evening benefiting Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), a coalition of 70 grassroots organizations working to reduce the number of people in prisons and jails, includes an auction featuring work by A.L. Steiner, Andrea Fraser, Brendan Fowler, Eve Fowler, Mariah Garnett, and others, as well as music by DJ Micah James.

Recommended Openings Across Los Angeles

Harold Ancart: Grand Flâneur and Andrea Büttner, David Kordansky Gallery (Mid-City), 6–8pm.

Harold Ancart’s first solo show in L.A. consists of one work: a site-specific mural, made with oil stick pigments on a concrete wall inside the gallery, inspired by Mexican muralism. Andrea Büttner also opens her first solo in the city, featuring a series of wall-based fabric pieces, framed etchings, and inkjet prints under glass.

Antonio Ballester Moreno: one day after another, Christopher Grimes Gallery (Santa Monica), 7–9pm.

 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10                  Check for more listings.

SEXY BEAST 2016, Ace Hotel (Downtown), 6:30–10:30pm. $525.

This evening benefiting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles features an auction with works by Barbara Kruger, Larry Bell, Paul McCarthy, and Camille Henrot, among others; music by DJ Rashida, and honors Dawn Porter for her documentary film Trapped. The program is hosted by Andy Richter.

Recommended Westside Openings and Events

Kyla Hansen: Rib Mountain, Five Car Garage (Santa Monica), 1–4pm.

Firooz Zahedi: This Is Now, Alan Shaffer in collaboration with Ed Moses: Cross Pollination, Don Bachardy: A Single Man; Portraits of Peter Alexander, Craig Krull Gallery (Santa Monica), 4–7pm.

Amy Bennett: Small Changes Every Day, Richard Heller Gallery (Santa Monica), 5–7pm.

Los Angeles Review of Books Luminary Dinner with Ngugi wa Thiong'o, private home (Beverly Hills), 7pm. $100–250.

Recommended Openings in Culver City

Betye Saar: Black WhiteRoberts & Tilton, 11am–6pm. Reception on October 15. 

This exhibition of mixed-media works from 1966 to 2016 is the first half of a two-part survey; the second half opens on October 15.

Chris Coy: A Little Death, Anat Ebgi, 2–5pm.

Rodney McMillian: Chisholm's reverb, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 5–7pm.

Mark Grotjahn: Sign Exchange 1993-98 and Henry Taylor, Blum & Poe, 6–8pm.

Mark Grotjahn's eighth show at the gallery focuses on paintings which show the artist's transition from figurative painting and abstraction to work that uses the functionality and communication of hand-painted store signs. Los Angeles artist Henry Taylor presents new paintings and a video installation. Tonight, he also presents a performance made collaboratively with 
L.A. artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph, who also has a new film in the exhibition.

Ry Rocklen: L.A. Relics, Honor Fraser Gallery, 6–8pm.

Evan Nesbit: Fields, Roberts & Tilton, 6–8pm.

Valerie Jaudon: Ways and Means and Joni Sternbach: Her Wave, Von Lintel Gallery, 6–8pm.

Jun Kaneko: Mirage, Edward Cella Art+Architecture, 6–8pm.

Recommended Openings in Hollywood and Fairfax

Ryan Sluggett: Your Attention Must Remain Intact!, Richard Telles Fine Art (Fairfax), 5–7pm.

Erika Vogt: Eros Island: Knives Please Rise, Overduin & Co. (Hollywood), 6–8pm.

Dan Miller: Click and Samuel Jablon: Over Heard, Diane Rosenstein (Hollywood), 6–8pm.

Greg Ito: Soothsayer and Jonas Lund: Your Logo Here, Steve Turner (Hollywood), 6–8pm.

Recommended Downtown Openings and Events

Doug Aitken: Electric Earth and Store Pop-Up: The Posters and Print All Over Me, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 11am–5pm.

This exhibition, organized by MOCA Director Philippe Vergne, with Wendy Stark Curatorial Fellow Anna Katz, highlights more than 20 years of Doug Aitken’s multichannel video installations, sculptures, photographs, publications, happenings, and architectural works. The artist and Philippe Vergne are in conversation about the opening on September 11.

Paper or Plastic?: New Editions by Analia Saban, Mixografia®, 4–7pm.

The debut exhibition at the new Mixografia Gallery features Analia Saban's editions depicting plastic bags, each printed with a different design and slogan in high relief on handmade cotton paper. 

Clint Woodside: Undercover Cars, THESE DAYS, 7–10pm.

Recommended Openings and Events in Lincoln Heights and MacArthur Park

BroadCast 2016 Exhibition & Event, Keystone Gallery (Lincoln Heights), 3–6pm.

Emily Silver: The Magic Hour, Eastside International (ESXLA) (Lincoln Heights), 7–10pm.

TRAUMA SAUNA, ASHES/ASHES (MacArthur Park), 7–9pm.

 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11                      Check for more listings.

Recommended Westside and Miracle Mile Openings and Events

Carina Brandes: Remote Control, team (bungalow) (Venice), 4–7pm.

The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L., LACMA (Miracle Mile), 10am–7pm. 

Celebrating Gemini G.E.L.'s 50th anniversary, this exhibition features 15 print series, from artists including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Julie Mehretu. The show is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and Gemini G.E.L.'s printers are in
conversation with Gemini G.E.L. co-founder Sidney Felsen and LACMA curator Leslie Jones on September 12. 

Recommended Openings and Events Across Los Angeles

9/11 Fifteen Years, Human Resources (Chinatown), 5–10pm.

This one-night-long exhibition held on the 15-year anniversary of
September 11, 2001 features Nikki Darling, Nicole Eisenman, Devin Kenny, and Elieen Myles, among others, curated by Closing.

WU TSANG: THE LUSCIOUS LAND OF GOD IS SINKING, 356 Mission (Downtown), 5–8pm.

Julien Nguyen: Superpredators, Freedman Fitzpatrick (Hollywood), 7–9pm.

The wulf. and PSSST present Open Source, PSSST (Downtown), 7–10pm.

Marnie Weber: The Day of Forevermore, Ace Hotel (Downtown), 7:30pm. $15.

This modern fairy tale film follows a daughter finding freedom from her mother, an elderly demented witch, on the farm Forevermore Acres.

 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13                     Check for more listings.

In Real Life: 100 Days of Film and Performance, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 11am. Through January 25, 2017.

This 100-day-long program begins with Artists’ Film International, a collaboration between 16 international museums, initiated by the Whitechapel Gallery in London in 2008. Running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until October 15, the lineup includes films from the 2015 and 2016 collections, which focused on crisis and technology.

Recommended Openings and Events Across Los Angeles

Recent Acquisitions in Focus: Latent Narratives, Getty Center (Brentwood), 10am–5:30pm.

DISSENT: what they fear is the light and Open Air Prisons, LACE (Hollywood), 7:30–10pm.

End of Life: An Immersive Film Experience, Equitable Vitrines (Koreatown), 7:30–8:30pm. $10. Through September 29.

This project by Paweł Wojtasik and John Bruce is the result of spending time with five individuals at various stages in the process of dying. 

 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14                Check for more listings.

Shana Lutker: The Sleeping Poet and the Jongleuse, Taix (Echo Park), 8pm. $30–100. Also September 15.

This cabaret-style performance by Shana Lutker, including dinner and drinks, features knife jugglers, strongmen, and live music, depicting a fistfight that took place on July 2, 1925 in Paris for a banquet honoring Symbolist poet Saint-Pol-Roux. Win tickets for this performance: check out ForYourArt's Instagram for details.

Image credits: Peter Shire, Hanukkah Lamp, Menorah # 7, 1986. Steel: painted; aluminum: anodized; chromium. The Jewish Museum, New York. Purchase: Judaica Acquisitions Endowment Fund, 1989-20. Image courtesy of The Jewish Museum; Kaari Upson. As Long As It Takes – Part I: The Head. 2007. Video with sound. 50 minutes, 8 seconds. Image courtesy of Even Magazine; Photograph by Jamie Hawkesworth for The New Yorker. Image courtesy of The New Yorker; Photography © Joshua White/ Xanti Schawinsky, Installation view, Karma International, Zurich, 2016. Image courtesy of Karma International; Hanne Darboven, Erdkunde I, II,III (Geography I, II, III), 1986. 723 sheets of Collage (photo copy, photograph), felt pen, pencil on paper; 10 classroom maps with tripods. 723 panels, each 27 5/8 x 19 3/4 inches; 10 classroom maps with tripods. Installation view, "Enlightenment", Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2015/16. © Hanne Darboven Foundation, Hamburg / ARS, New York 2016. Courtesy Sprüth Magers. Photo: Maximilian Geuter. Image courtesy of Spruth Magers; Cindy Vallejo, US, 2015. Lot Number 47. Inkjet print. 16 x 22.5 in (40.64 x 57.15 cm). Framed
3 of 20. Courtesy of artist. Signed. Image courtesy of Human Resources; Andrea Büttner, Phone Etching (detail), 2015 etching, 76 3/4 x 44 1/8 inches (194.9 x 112.1 cm) framed: 85 5/8 x 46 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches (217.5 x 118.7 x 5.4 cm) unique. (Inv# ABU 16.002) Photography: Lee Thompson. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Barbara Kruger, When was the last time you laughed?, 2011. Archival pigment print. Work: 32 x 50 in (81.28 x 127 cm). Frame: 33 x 51 x 2 in (83.82 x 129.54 x 5.08 cm), 4 of 10. Courtesy of artist and Spruth Magers. Unsigned. Image courtesy of Sexy Beast; Amy Bennett, Nothing New Under the Sun, 2016, 32 x 40 in. Oil on canvas. Image courtesy of Richard Heller Gallery; Image courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; Image (detail) courtesy of Overduin & Co.; Doug Aitken, migration (empire) (still), 2008, video installation with three channels of video (color, sound), three projections, three steel and PVC screen billboard sculptures, 24:28 minutes/loop, installation dimensions variable. Image courtesy of MOCA; Image courtesy of Eastside International; Image courtesy of Team Gallery; Image courtesy of Marnie Weber; Image courtesy of the Hammer Museum; Image courtesy of Equitable Vitrines; Shana Lutker, "Nour Mobarak, Performance in progress," documentation image at 18th Street Arts Center, 2016.
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