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29Rooms,  Refinery29’s  Celebrated Installation of Style, Culture and Technology Makes It’s West Coast Debut

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29Rooms,  Refinery29’s  Celebrated Installation of Style, Culture and Technology Makes It’s West Coast Debut

The  All-­New  2018  Toyota  Camry  featured  as  one  of  the  29  Rooms  Installations WHAT:            Join  Refinery29  for  a  first  look  at  the  highly  anticipated  West  Coast  debut  of  29Rooms,  an  immersive  exhibition  of  style,  culture,  and  technology.  This  year’s  theme,        “Turn  It  Into  Art,”  celebrates  the  transformative  power  of  creativity  and  explores  how  art  influences  emotion,  shifts  perspectives  and  incites  change  across  culture. Developed  in  partnership  with  a  broad  range  of  creators,  talent,  innovators,  artists  and  brands  –  including  select  installations  from  this  year’s  New  York  event  along  with  a  roster  of  new  brands  and  celebrities  –  each  room  puts  the  audience  at  the  center  of  the  event,  sparking  engagement  and  igniting  a  live  social  broadcast  of  self-­expression,  storytelling  and  meaningful  dialogue. With  record-­breaking  ticket  sales,  the  sold-­out  event  will  span  two  weekends,  December  7  –  10  and  December  14  –  17. ABOUT  REFINERY29 Refinery29  is  the  leading  digital-­media  and  entertainment  company  focused  on  women  with  a  global  audience  footprint  of  550  million  across  all  platforms.  Through  a  variety  of  lifestyle  stories,  original  video  programming,  social,  shareable  content,  and  live  experiences,  Refinery29  provides  its  audience  with  the  inspiration  and  tools  to  discover  and  pursue  a  more  independent,  stylish,  and  informed  life.  Please  visit  www.refinery29.com,  www.refinery29.uk,  and  www.refinery29.de  for  more  information  and  to  browse ...

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Win a Trip to Envision Festival in Costa Rica

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Win a Trip to Envision Festival in Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Today, the international adventure festival Envision offered a few lucky winners the experience of a lifetime in the majestic beachfront jungles of Costa Rica. Since it’s inception 6 years ago, Envision has attracted festies and adventurers from more than eighty countries worldwide. Now the experience sought out by yogis, permaculture leaders, activists, surfers, ecclectic music lovers and environmentalists and all the comforts to make it a dream are just a few clicks away – for a few lucky travelers. Prizes include FLIGHTS to Costa Rica, some of our most desireable accommodations and “Solo Bueno” VIP Experience Passes to Envision 2018 – February 22-25th! The contest will be held from November 1st to November 7th to promote the second round of a 2018 lineup stacked with heavyhitters. From music to the meals you eat, leaders seed an intention into every aspect of the design at the conscious event. Of the round 2 lineup announcement, Envision Co-Founder Matt Siegel said:  “In order to maximize my own ripple of impact, I have personally dedicated my life to the craftsmanship of intentional adventures to nourish and cultivate growth on personal and communal levels. With a diverse appreciation for a wide variety of musical genres, my partners and I take special care to personally hand-select and schedule every act on this incredible lineup. The result is a potent experience and a heart-opening story where we guide you on a 4-day inspirational journey in the heart of Costa Rican paradise. One which we’re certain you will leave with a new appreciation for the way dance floors bring us together as music heals the soul.” Envision Lineup Contest PRIZE – Flight to Costa Rica (*Up to $600 Airfare Reimbursement) – 4-Day VIP Solo Bueno Experience Pass, includes: Complimentary Envision Airport Shuttle: SJO to the venue (pre-set times, details available on the website) – 24hr Access to refreshments at the Solo Bueno VIP Lounge – Access to all VIP Villa amenities – Private bathrooms/showers – Concierge Service and Villa Courtyard Salon Boutique Hospitality Contest Rules + Ways to Tilt the Scales in Your Favor: TIP: Sign up for Envision newsletter – *OPTIONAL FOR EXTRA ENTRIES* 1- Refer a friend                                                                      +100 2 – Share the FB Post                                                             +100 3- Like Envision Festival on FB                                              +10 4- Follow Envision Festival on Instagram                            +10 5- Answer a question about the 8 pillars of Envision         +25 LINK TO...

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Mercado Sagrado 2017

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Mercado Sagrado 2017

Mercado Sagrado is a celebration of the canyon spirit featuring musical performances, hand-made & artisan goods, organic food, lectures, workshops, film screenings + experiential activities such as intuitive readings, sound baths, aura photography, vibrational medicine & more. THE FAIR WILL TAKE PLACE NOVEMBER 4  + 5 PARAMOUNT RANCH  |  2903 CORNELL ROAD, CA 91301 Parking is free & onsite. Children under 12 are free. Dogs are welcome, on leash. MAKERS 19 Candles, A Question of Eagles, Ace & Jig, Amaru, Artisan Artifacts, Awaveawake, Camper General Store, Christy Dawn, Cresioni, Data Garden, Dreamtribe, Earth & Element, Earthling, EMK Ceramics, Easy to Breathe, Edible Gardens, Electric Feathers, Emily Katz Macrame, Erin Bruno, Everett Noel Knives, Fields of Study by Lauren Spencer King, Field Studies Editions, Fiele Fragrances, Ghost Dancer Imperfect Sun, Hallow Talon, Hat & Beard, Havstad Hat Company, Hollow Bone, Incausa, Jaga, James Street, Jungmaven, Kassia Meador, Kelci Potter, KKIBO, La Chambre Photographique, Lauren Brinkers, Last Chance Textiles, Margins, Merchant Modern, Mira Blackman, Mixed Business, Made by Mo Goods, Mr. Merz, Mohinders, Odd Bird, Orenda Tribe, Patriae, Pauline Wolstencroft Picky Jane, Poem Store, Rainbow Kimono, Sam Roberts LA, Sean Spellman, Studio Astele, Summerland, Tailfeathers, Tavin Boutique, The Crystal Oak, The Natural Free Human Beings, The House of Lovers, Then and Now, The Tiny Mess, Timo Granzotti, Toools, Totally Blown Totem Salvaged, Town Clothes, True West, Upstate, Untitled Rug, Verte Essentials, Worn Over Time, Xtreme Mess MUSIC Curated by Gnomelife Records: Free Aktion (DJ), Jeremy Harris, LFZ, Little Wings, Mary Lattimore, Peaking Lights, Prince Rama (DJ+Talk), Rhythms of Vision, Suzanne Vallie, The Range of Light Wilderness, White Magic NOURISHMENT Addictive Wellness, Aussie Scoop, Escuela Taqueria, Canyon Coffee, Fountain of Truth Spring Water, Honey Mama’s, Imlak’esh Organics, Mary Joe, Moon Juice, Tacos Punta Cabras, Darkhorse (Greg Arnold), OlSkool BBQ, Sno Con Amor, Sproutcraft Creamery, Whole Sam, Wild Omen, Zen Bunni WELLNESS Ampcoil, Anima Mundi, Ashley Neese, Auragami, La Tierra Sagrada, Fermentation on Wheels, Fields of Study, Four Sigma Foods, Gemisphere, Golda, Joan Ranquet, Leaves & Flowers, Mamma Medicine, Nigel Crook, Olivia Clemente, Osea, Amber Lee of Plant as Compass, Poppy & Someday, Rhythms of Vision, Scents of Awe, Shiela Woodford Acupuncture, Sun Potion, Spirit Speak, Wild Soul Healing, Sun Song, Süprmarkt, The Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education, The Tulip, The Reiki Institute (Thea Nathan) EXPERIENTIAL OFFERINGS Ashley Neese / Breathwork, Ampcoil / Ampcoil Sessions, Anima Mundi / Custom Flower & Mineral Essence Blends, Auragami / Aura Photography, Data Garden / Plant Biofeedback Installation, Plant Medicine Readings / Marysia of the Gaia School, Gemisphere / Gemstone Facials, Fermentation on Wheels / Fermentation Demonstrations, Fields of Study / Meditation, Joan Ranquet School / Intuitive Animal Readings, Jungmaven / Indigo Dyeing, La Chambre Photographique / Tintype Photography, La Tierra Sagrada / Hair Cuts, Wild Soul Healing / Tarot Readings, Mama Medicine / Medicine Readings, Nigel Crook / Intuitive Readings, Amber Lee of Plant as Compass / Hands on Healing Bodywork, Poem Store / Poetry On-Demand, Osea / Mini Facials, Poppy & Someday / Ayurvedic Consultations, Rhythms of Vision / Sound Bath, Shiela Woodford / Acupuncture, Sun Song / Custom Plant Formulations, Spirit Speak / Tarot Readings, Thea Annya Nathan / Reiki TALKS + WORKSHOPS Aaron Bigelow & Jara Fairchild of Ampcoil, Alessandro Gianetti of Guided Light Healing, Carlota Santamaria, Dr J, Jamie Brisick, Jodi Wille, KKIBO, Josh Siegel, Kristie Reeves, Lauri Kranz...

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18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Official Artist Ignacio Gana

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18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Official Artist Ignacio Gana

The Latin Recording Academy® has announced that Chilean painter and sculptor Ignacio Gana will be the official artist of the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®. Gana’s work will feature prominently on posters, program books, tickets, and other media before and during the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, which will broadcast live on Univision Network from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 16 from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT). “I am thrilled that Ignacio is joining us to celebrate our rich cultural heritage,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “The Latin GRAMMY Awards®focus on our music and the people who make it and it is a great pleasure to recognize members of our creative community who have reached the highest level of artistic achievement in other forms of art.” Gana, a music enthusiast, uses his figurative creations to invoke memories of childhood whimsy and days spent playing and laughing at the ocean. He said this distinction is a highlight in his career. Gana decided to explore the world of sculpture and it has become a passion catapulting him and his career to the highest echelons of contemporary Latin American sculpture. Gana’s, sculptures have become indispensable works of art featured in various international exhibitions and collections, such as the Museum of Modern Latin American Art (MOLAA) in California; Museo Ralli Marbella, in Spain; Ralli Museum in Santiago de Chile; and the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy. “Being an artist is my life, a passion,” he said. He describes his creative process as “living in the world of art, surrounded by my sculptures and paintings as music plays, sailing on new forms and colors built on an amazing history and boundless nature, accompanied by the rhythms of Latin music, is the best dream anybody could ever have.” Born in Santiago, Chile in 1976 and currently based in Miami, Gana studied architecture before turning to the visual arts. His work has been showcased across more than a dozen solo expositions in Chile, Cuba, Spain, Belgium, as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, and Chicago. In 2017, he was selected for the exhibition Eighteen — a showcase of Miami’s most influential emerging artists.Use of 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards artwork requires express written permission from The Latin Recording Academy. Please direct your request to latingrammypr@grammy.com. The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization composed of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com. Follow @LatinGRAMMYs on Twitter, “like” Latin GRAMMYs on Facebook , and join the Latin GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr,...

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The “uncensoring” of barbara carrasco’s 1981 landmark mural l.a History: A Mexican perspective returns to union station sept. 29 for month-long run

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The “uncensoring” of barbara carrasco’s 1981 landmark mural l.a History: A Mexican perspective returns to union station sept. 29 for month-long run

The 80-foot mural is part of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and California Historical Society’s ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals Under Siege Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Exhibition Barbara Carrasco’s landmark mural, L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective, part of the exhibition ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals under Siege, will be on display at Union Station for the first time in 27 years, from September 29 through October 22. The California Historical Society (CHS) and LA Plaza, the curators of ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege, spearheaded the effort to bring LA History back to Union Station, one of the few places in the city large enough to accommodate it. Carrasco’s L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective was commissioned and later censored by the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency for depicting a more realistic history of people of color in Los Angeles’ and has only been shown once in its entirety at Union Station in 1990, for the duration of two weeks. It was originally intended to be displayed at a site on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles in 1981 as part of the city’s bicentennial celebration. It contains 51 scenes depicting a chronological history of Los Angeles with an emphasis on the experiences of marginalized groups. These vignettes begin with the city’s original native inhabitants and conclude with key episodes from the twentieth century. Individual scenes include the whitewashing of David Alfaro Siqueiros’s mural América Tropical, the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Zoot Suit Riots, all shown as unfolding within the strands of a woman’s hair. “We’re uncensoring this mural at a time when transparency and dialogue are most desperately needed,” said John Echeveste, CEO, LA Plaza. “Our aim is to share this artistic treasure with new audiences and raise awareness of the importance of preserving this cultural art form in our community.” Anthea Hartig, CEO, CHS added “The difficult aspects of our history that Barbara Carrasco has brought forward in this mural need to be understood and acknowledged as part of our State’s history. We commend her for having the courage to represent them and defend her mural’s content.” In 1981, Carrasco created the mural for the Los Angeles Bicentennial, selecting its scenes after interviewing historians and community groups about important aspects of the city’s history. Students, fellow artists, and even family members modeled for and helped construct and paint the mural. Ultimately, the mural was censored for its Chicana and feminist perspective by the very organization, which had commissioned it, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA). When the agency requested that she remove 14 images, including depictions of farmworkers and urban redevelopment projects that had displaced families and communities, Carrasco refused to change her work. As a result, Carrasco’s landmark mural, comprised of 43 panels, was not shown during the Bicentennial. Except for its brief display for the 1990 Los Angeles Festival, it has remained unseen in its entirety and has languished at a storage facility in Pasadena. “Murals have played an important role in documenting the history, politics, fears, as well as the dreams and aspirations of historically marginalized populations,” said Carrasco. “I am thrilled to have it back out in a public space, particularly during today’s turbulent times. It is just as relevant as it...

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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’s Stellar Gallery Line-Up

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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’s Stellar Gallery Line-Up

More than 65 art galleries in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California will participate in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the Getty-led exploration of Latin American and Latino art that launches on September 15, 2017, and runs through January 2018. Complementing PST: LA/LA’s expansive roster of exhibitions, performances, and public programs at more than 70 museums and cultural institutions, participating galleries will present more than 90 group and solo exhibitions, artist-curated projects, and installations in Downtown Los Angeles, Culver City, Santa Monica, Hollywood, West Hollywood, and beyond. Throughout the four-month initiative, a vibrant cross-section of emerging and established galleries will join in celebrating Latin American and Latino artists, and will bring works to the region by both internationally-known artists who will be shown on the West Coast or in the United States for the first time and emerging talent from across Latin America and the U.S. Jim Cuno, President of the J. Paul Getty Trust, said, “Our ambition is to reveal on an unprecedented scale the diversity and complexity of Latin American and Latino art by looking at key historical moments, movements, and figures, as well as at the variety of contemporary practices that are so abundant today. We are thrilled that the participating galleries will add new insights on modern and contemporary art to the Pacific Standard Time initiative.” “The participation of Southern California’s galleries in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a tremendous opportunity to learn more about Latin American and Latino art and design, and how they have impacted Los Angeles as a major art center,” said Shaun Caley Regen, Founder of the Los Angeles-based gallery Regen Projects. “This will be a celebration, and an occasion for museums and galleries to introduce a range of modern and contemporary art to visitors from around the world.” Artists who have gained international prominence, but whose works have never been seen on the West Coast or in the United States, will be shown in several exhibitions. Interiors at Gagosian will bring together highlights from the last 20 years of work by the renowned midcareer artist Adriana Varejão, whose pieces reflect on the rich yet conflicted history and culture of her native Brazil. Transbarroco, Varejão’s only multi-channel video installation to date, shot in various locations in Brazil, will be shown for the first time in the U.S. Blum & Poe will present Solange Pessoa’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. Pessoa emerged in the Brazilian art scene during the 1980s, creating sculptures, installations, performances, drawings, and videos with non-traditional materials such as hair, leather, fabric, and other organic matter, all of which will be represented in the installation. Buenos Aires-based artist Ad Minoliti, whose paintings, videos, and sculptures explore the relationship between eroticism, queer theory, history, and geometry, will make her Los Angeles debut at Cherry and Martin with an exhibition of new works. Several participating galleries are working directly with artists to curate or conceptualize their exhibitions. At Regen Projects, artists Abraham Cruzvillegas and Gabriel Kuri will co-curate Primordial Saber Tararear Proverbiales Sílabas Tonificantes Para Sublevar Tecnocracias Pero Seguir Tenazmente Produciendo Sociedades Tántricas. The show will examine the influence of the Latin American diaspora through the work of artists living and working beyond the geographical limits of Latin America, encouraging a reevaluation of the region’s art, borders, and identity. Curated by...

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Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours

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Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours

SLEEPLESS: THE MUSIC CENTER AFTER HOURS TO EXPLORE THE LIVING MAZE OF WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL AT THE MUSIC CENTER’S ULTIMATE LATE NIGHT EXPERIENCE June 16, 2017 11:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Walt Disney Concert Hall TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 11 $20 ONLINE $30 DOOR Parking is $5 after 8:00 p.m. The latest edition of Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours (Sleepless), an immersive multi-sensory event, invites Angelenos to explore the living maze of Walt Disney Concert Hall with all its curious angles and hidden spaces. See the hall transformed by DJs, sonic experiences, projections, dance parties and interactive installations with rare access to the hall’s backstage areas and private rooms. A backstage exploration of The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall curated by the artist collective behind the Griffith Park Teahouse and Petal Drop LA and featuring a strange and surprising view of the city, enhanced by intriguing sights, smells and textures; The beats of Anthony Valadez and DJ Phatrick hosted by KG Superstar and including artist Jesse Gilbert’s real-time video capture of the crowd, distorted and projected in large scale; A birch tree maze designed by scenic artist Martin Vallejo with an evocative soundscape by Ed Barguiarena and ethereal lighting by Sohail Najafi; Curious about who comes to Sleepless? A Sleepless census will reveal late night truths about you depicted on larger than life copies of you, curated by artist Ashley Sparks and designed by John Burton. An electro-industrial dance party in the Founders Room curated by dublab with sounds by Remy Marc, Sarah Toones, and Jamal Sharaf El Deen, and projections and light sculptures by Suzy Poling; Choose Lost OR Found — a one-of-a-kind, intimate, up close and personal live performance in the intimacy of the Listening Rooms; artists to be announced. Nesting in signature Sleepless bean bags amidst the other-worldly sounds of Grace Oh’s crystal singing bowls with artists Annik Mendez, Helane Anderson of Sacral Sounds, The Koshi Fairies, Plantwave, and the Sacred Toning Circle. For more info visit The Music Center...

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Björk Digital

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Björk Digital

Experience Bjork’s deeply personal, highly innovative exhibition from May 19th – June 4th at MAGIC BOX at the REEF, 1933 S. Broadway, LA 90007 Tickets On Sale NOW LA Phil presents the West Coast premiere of her exhibition of groundbreaking VR video works featuring music from Björk’s latest album, Vulnicura. Björk has worked with a collection of world-renowned directors, programmers and visual artists to create a series of innovative virtual reality works displayed throughout a series of rooms. Björk has announced a new career-spanning songbook, titled 34 Scores for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord and Celeste, official release on June 5. 34 Scores includes arrangements of songs from Debut, Post, Homogenic, Selmasongs, Vespertine, Medúlla, Drawing Restraint 9, Volta, and Vulnicura. 34 Scores is available exclusively at the Björk Digital exhibition, prior to the release date. A pioneer in music, art, and technology, Björk has worked with a collection of world-renowned directors, programmers, and visual artists to create a series of innovative virtual reality works displayed throughout a series of rooms. Björk Digital will invite guests to experience these immersive works through the latest in virtual reality technology. exhibition is a series of experiences: This begins with six VR experiences where users are transported with custom headsets; then, the Biophilia room, a hands-on educational space which showcases Björk’s innovative apps and custom-made musical instruments, encouraging users to dive into an exploration of musicology, science and technology; and finally, the Cinema room, a curated program of Björk’s extensive and groundbreaking music videos spanning her career thus far, remastered for a unique exhibition cinema experience. Included will be videos directed by Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Alexander McQueen, and many more. The VR experiences will include: Stonemilker VR – Filmed on a remote beach location in Iceland and directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, Stonemilker VR presents Björk in a windswept 360-degree film performing the first track from Vulnicura. Black Lake VR – Commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Black Lake VR features a custom-built immersive space featuring a bespoke, cutting-edge surround sound set up to create an immersive and visceral virtual reality experience. Filmed in the highlands of Iceland, the video was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang. Quicksand VR – Featuring a 3-D printed headpiece by Neri Oxman, Quicksand VR captures Björk’s live performance at Miraikan, Tokyo, in augmented virtual reality. The work was created in close collaboration with Dentsu Lab Tokyo. Mouthmantra VR – Directed by Jesse Kanda, Mouthmantra VR transports the viewer to the inside of Björk’s mouth for an intense and intimate experience as she sings the video’s title track. Family VR – Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang with co-creative direction by Björk and James Merry, Family is the centerpiece in the VR anthology for Vulnicura, encapsulating the full emotional arc of Björk’s journey from despair to empowerment. Notget VR – Notget VR, directed by Warren du Prees and Nick Thornton Jones, presents Björk as a stunning digital moth giantess transformed by masks created by James Merry. For full schedule and additional information please visit The Björk...

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The 14th Factory

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The 14th Factory

The 14th Factory is a monumental, multiple-media, socially engaged art and documentary experience conceived by the Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch. Taking over three acres of an empty industrial warehouse and lot on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles, the location has been transformed into a factory where Birch and his 20 creative collaborators work and manufacture their art, creating an ever-changing immersive environment of 14 interlinked spaces comprised of video, installation, sculpture, paintings and performance. In entering The 14th Factory, the visitor is transformed into a central player in a collaboratively fabricated adventure that engages and unfolds, uniting individuals to the creative process and to each other. The exhibition challenges the current political climate by celebrating creative diversity and unity and to overcome obstacles and challenges as a global society. Founder and artist Simon Birch has this to say about the project: “This is a very emotional time for people, rife with division, anger, frustration. Many people are feeling unstable and upended with the political climate. Given the current fragile state of the world, we need unity more than ever…and we need action. If there is anywhere in America that makes sense for our project; right here, right now, it’s Los Angeles. As artists, we have a responsibility to reflect, react, engage but above all, to not stand by the sidelines. The 14th Factory is an action. The 14th Factory is like a world within our world that is opposite to the chaos but equally, reveals the chaos. And the project is therefore, a world that celebrates diversity, singularity and limitless possibility but also exposes darkness and hints at the dangers if we do nothing. My hope for the 14th Factory is to bring a broad range of minds together, to uplift and inspire, ignite conversation, action and solutions but also to provoke. There are installations here that discuss love, loss, fear, pain, hope…our shared experience, but that also ask the question; as civilizations have risen and fallen, are we now at the brink of collapse or the start of a wonderful new chapter? But beyond these elements, this duality, The 14th Factory is, we hope, a safe haven to bring people together under one roof, so that all may go on this journey, immerse in this experience and perhaps become transformed.” This underlying theme informs the work of collaborating artists including Beijing multimedia and performance artist Cang Xin; Hong Kong‐based filmmaker Wing Shya; photographer and graphic designer Stanley Wong (anothermountainman); ceramic artist Sara Tse; New York composer Gary Gunn; UK video artists Scott Carthy and Doug Foster; British punk rockers Penny Rimbaud of the band Crass; Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys and Pauline Black of The Selector, who appear in paintings by Birch and in interviews within the project. The complete list of collaborators, which forms a global community of interdisciplinary artists from China, Hong Kong, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, include: Simon Birch, Cang Xin, Devin Liston, Dominique Fung, Doug Foster, Eric Hu, Gary Gunn, Gloria Yu, Li Wei, Lily Kwong, Movana Chen, Paul Kember, Penny Rimbaud, Peter Yuill, Prodip Leung, Sara Tse, Scott Carthy, Scott Sporleder, Stanley Wong, Wing Shya, Yang Zhicha. The 14th Factory features impressive design by Hong Kong‐based KplusK, with Paul Kember as lead architect who also helped design the structural environment of The Meteor in collaboration with Birch. Stretching from floor to ceiling, the enormous sculpture of a crashed meteor reflects the state of...

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Algo Más Que L Festival 2017

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Algo Más Que L Festival 2017

La edición 2017 del L Festival que se llevara a cabo este pasado 18 y 19 de Marzo del 2017 nos brindo más que música, nos brindo la oportunidad de apreciar una exclusiva exhibición de arte donde pudimos aprender más sobre la vida y obra de  Frida Kahlo, también pudimos apreciar coloridas muestras de arte en vivo a cargo de diferentes artistas locales quienes al final de los dos días del festival nos ofrecieran hermosas obras celebrando de esta manera nuestra diversidad cultutal, hubo literatura en español y hasta un altar dedicado al inigualable “Divo de Juárez”, el Señor Juan Gabriel. El L Festival 2017 también nos permitió compartir de una manera más cercana con varios artistas que conformaron su cartelera como lo fueran, Jesse y Joy, Jose Manuel Figueroa, Jesús Mendoza, Los Tigres Del Norte, Juanes, Banda El Recodo, J Balvin, Sebastián Yatra entre otros, todos coincidiendo en un excelente punto, que aunque los Estados Unidos se encuentra pasando por momentos difíciles debemos mantenernos unidos y más fuertes que nunca y que lo más importante es sentirnos orgullosos de nuestras raíces y que mejor manera de unirnos que por medio de la música. Los sonidos de la edición 2017 del L Festival fueron tan variados como su audiencia, fueron desde el reggaetón, la banda, el merengue, la balada hasta el mariachi. El escenario del L Festival 2017 fuera inaugurado por las presentaciones en vivo de los Colombianos Cali y Dandee, Banda El Recodo quienes interactuaron con el público presente al tomarse las tan populares “selfies” mientras nos pusieran a bailar a todos, el cantautor Puertorriqueño Luis Fonsi llegara guitarra en mano a compartirnos todos sus éxitos, después llegara también de la isla del encanto, Daddy Yankee, quien puso a todo el público angelino a cantar su éxito “Lo Que Paso, Paso”, hubo fuego, serpentinas y efectos especiales sobre el escenario. Después llegaría al escenario del L Festival el cantautor Colombiano, Juanes, seguido por el cantautor Mexicano, Alejandro Fernández, quien comenzara su anticipada presentación interpretando baladas como “Cóncavo y Convexo” de el cantautor Brasileño, Roberto Carlos, muy a su estilo y vestido de un traje negro muy elegante acentuando esta noche angelina, Alejandro regresara al escenario de Pico Rivera Sports Arena después de 20 años de ausencia vistiendo de un tradicional traje de charro en donde realizara un pequeño homenaje a su padre, el señor Vicente Fernández, cantando sus canciones y haciendo al público presente corearlas con bastante fervor. Durante el segundo día del L Festival el público asistente esperara pacientemente a que las puertas abrieran para poder disfrutar de las actuaciones de Jesse & Joy, J Balvin, Los Tigres Del Norte quienes durante su presentación instaran al publico a unirse, hubo sentimientos encontrados acerca del holograma de la póstuma Jenni Rivera, pero quien definitivamente acaparara la atención del público asistente a esta edición del L Festival fuera el señor Marco Antonio Solis quien con mensajes positivos, bailes y  melodías que te recuerdan aquellas épocas en donde coreabas esas canciones que creías haber olvidado y con ese carisma que lo caracteriza se llevara los aplausos del público durante la noche de cierre del L Festival. Esta edición del L Festival fue también una importante plataforma para el talento local y emergente lo cual siempre es importante subrayar.  Esperamos poder...

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