Go: M&A Workshop with Judy Chicago for PST

Unleash your inner sculptor and be a part of the performative construction this weekend!  In preparation for the Pacific Standard Time Public Art and Performance Festival next year, Materials & Applications is holding an interactive workshop series led by internationally acclaimed artist Judy Chicago. Known for bold, powerful pieces such as The Dinner Party and The Holocaust Project, Chicago is an icon in the world of contemporary art.

This weekend, participants will  work alongside the artist herself to reinterpret her iconic 1968 public art installation,  “Disappearing Environments.” In the first of three Sublime Material workshops, Chicago will introduce the background, methods, and creation of the original installation, which was comprised of 91 blocks of dry ice. Tools, safety gear, and 60lb blocks of dry ice will be provided, but with only 40 open spots, spaces are filling up fast!

For more information or to register, click here.

Set Your Clocks: Pacific Standard Time Opens This Weekend

Pacific Standard Time, Creativity Online

Get ready LA, Pacific Standard Time kicks off this weekend.  The $10 million Getty-funded initiative is a collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California coming together to tell the story of the birth of the LA art scene during the post war era (1945-1980).   It only took 11 years, but LA’s cultural institutions have pulled together to make an impressive show of creative force; an eight-month-long region-wide celebration of art it all its forms.

From pop to minimalism, oddballs to legends, San Diego to Palm Springs; there’s something for everyone.  Participating galleries will present more than 125 exhibitions, 50 of which will be on view this weekend.  Check out PST’s swanky site for a full list of participating institutions, a host of well-produced videos (including a great conversation between Ed Ruscha and Anthony Kiedis), a searchable map, and much more.

This initiative means different things to different people but when it’s over, one thing is for sure: the entire world will be on Pacific Standard Time.  First our own design festival.  Now our own arts-travaganza.  You see, world? Los Angeles does have culture.  Take that New York!