October 16, 2009
The Miracle Mile Art Walk, which happens every third Saturday of the month, has a little extra flavor with The Wall Project this Saturday — the Wende Museum continues its plans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s fall. They are preparing to build up the wall to tear it down all over again. Please leave your sledgehammer(s) at home. The LA-style fall won’t happen until next month.
The art walk starts officially at 4:00pm, which will give you plenty of time to survey the gallery scene on Wilshire, including some gems at 6150. At ACME, Jennifer Steinkamp’s new show Orbit is guaranteed to impress and is definitely worth your while to stop by. Last year, her gorgeous scrolling floral digital animations projected on the wall were a definite highlight, so her new show will surely be a treat.
At 4:30, Thierry Noir, who was the first painter of the original Berlin Wall in 1984, and Justinian Jampol, the Wende Museum’s director, will speak at the Wall Along Wilshire as part of the Wall Project. Also, on Saturday, Noir and his LA counterparts, Kent Twitchell, Marie Astrid Gonzalez, and Farrah Karapetian, will be painting the Wall Along Wilshire, which is set to be the longest stretch of the real Berlin Wall outside of Berlin.
The afterparty is over at Phantom Galleries from 8:30 – 10:00. The exhibition GraceBeautyFortitude, curated by Sophia Louisa as part of Sophia Louisa Project, opens on Saturday with work featuring Rebecca Niederlander, Leigh Salgado, and Coleen Sterritt. The preview images look gorgeous. The three qualities — grace, beauty, and fortitude — are presented through sculptures that seems so delicate and ephemeral, but at the same time very strong and resonate.
All will probably head over the Mandrake afterward You know how we do it around here.
Mention the Miracle Mile Art Walk for free entrance into LACMA and CAFAM.
The Miracle Mile Art walk is Saturday, October 17 from 4 – 10. For more information about The Wall Project (5900 Wilshire Blvd.) and Saturday’s events, please click here. Jennifer Steinkamp’s exhibition opens Saturday with an opening reception 6 – 8 at ACME (6150 Wilshire Blvd.). Also, Sophia Louisa Project’s GraceBeautyFortitude (5412 Wilshire Blvd.), opens on Saturday and will host the art walk after party.
Image: Installation view of GraceBeautyFortitude