The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project Culminating Weekend
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) presents a long weekend from June 24-28, 2015 of artist programs, readings, screenings, performances, installations, conversations, city explorations, and other happenings across Los Angeles to conclude The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, LAND’s cross-country exhibition of 100 artist-produced billboards and activations, which unfolded along on Interstate 10 in 10 consecutive artist chapters beginning in October 2013. The weekend events will explore the themes of the project in relation to Los Angeles’ history, development, and continuing evolution. The culminating weekend will coincide with the launch of the final chapter of the project, with billboards by artist Matthew Brannon.
Ongoing throughout the weekend will be an exhibition of billboard vinyls from each of the 10 artists with an accompanying project archive. An artist city guide including the weekend’s full schedule, maps, and contributions from each artist will be published and available at the various events throughout the weekend. Events and activations include: a public launch partywith the artists; educational programs with Inner-City Arts and artist Mario Ybarra Jr.; walking and driving tours; a screening of films by artists Matthew Brannon and Jeremy Shaw at the Velaslavasay Panorama; an evening of guest DJs and artist screenings upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles featuring videos by Zoe Crosher, Eve Fowler, Daniel R. Small, and Bobbi Woods; a tour at the Autry National Center of the American West of Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West; a “ribbon-tying” ceremony with artist Shana Lutker at the Santa Monica Pier; an artist panel discussionhosted by Sotheby’s Institute of Art at the Santa Monica Pier Carousel followed by a reception; a perfume-making workshop led by artist and co-curator Zoe Crosher and the Institute of Art and Olfaction; a reading by various writers of responses to notions of Manifest Destiny in their favorite Joan Didion texts followed by a closing reception; and many other itinerant and related programs.
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