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This large-scale urban exhibition debuts 23 new works by lea ding contemporary artists\, presented simultaneously on billboards througho ut Los Angeles for seven weeks from February 5 through March 26\, 2010. How Many Billboards? Art In Stead is organized by MAK Center Director K imberli Meyer with co-curators Lisa Henry\, Dr. Nizan Shaked\, and Dr. Glor ia Sutton\, and public art consultant Sara Daleiden. The exhibition will be accompanied by an overview exhibition and orientation station at the Schin dler House\, which opens on February 23\, as well as a series of public pro grams and bus tours. A dedicated website\, howmanybillboards.org has been launched to provide up-to-date exhibition information as the project unfolds. The MAK Center is also designing interactive media to help viewers navigate the show.

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Twenty-three artists working in the vein of Cal ifornia’s conceptual art movement have each been commissioned to create a n ew work that critically responds to the medium of the billboard and interpr ets its role in the urban landscape. Investigating art as an idea as well a s art as a media for critical intervention\, the exhibition highlights the interaction of Pop\, conceptualism and architecture in Los Angeles since th e late 1960s.

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“In How Many Billboards?\, the streets of Los Angeles become the walls of the exhibition\, and the city itself becomes a large museum\,” said Kimberli Meyer\, Director of the MAK Center and initia tor and co-curator of the exhibition. “We have put together an important gr oup of 23 artists that span multiple generations\, and we’ve asked each art ist to take into account the landscape of the city and the implication of t he billboard as pop-public space.”

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The exhibition follows nearly a decade of discussion amongst city residents and officials about billboards and their environmental impact on the city of Los Angeles. How Many Bill boards? attempts to investigate the political and artistic implications of these media surfaces that saturate the city’s landscape\, while also of fering an alternative vision for public art display in Los Angeles\, in whi ch the city becomes the context for exhibition.

DTEND:20100326 DTSTAMP:20140830T101400 DTSTART:20100205 GEO:34.086405;-118.372156 LOCATION:MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House\,835 N. Kings Road \nWest Hollywood\, CA 90069 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:How Many Billboards? Art In Stead\, Kenneth Anger\, Michael Asher\, Jennifer Bornstein\, Eileen Cowin\, Christina Fernandez\, Ken Gonzales-Day \, Renée Green\, Kira Lynn Harris\, John Knight\, David Lamelas\, Brandon L attu\, Daniel Joseph Martinez\, Kori Newkirk\, Maria Nordman\, Yvonne Raine r\, Martha Rosler\, Allen Ruppersberg\, Allan Sekula\, Susan Silton\, Kerry Tribe\, James Welling\, Lauren Woods UID:83626 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR