Saturday
May212016

MAY 23 - MAY 29 

MON MAY 23 - SUN MAY 29: PERFORMANCE: T.M.I. doors 7:30pm starts 8pm

Please join CLOSING for a week of presentations that invite 8 artists to play with form of public address and take on the task of communicating a substantial amount of information to an audience. Publications and printed matters by Gilda Davidian, David Gilbert, Paul Pescador, and Samantha Roth–produced by CLOSING–will be available for purchase at all events. Artists include Susanna Newbury, Samantha Roth, Elanna Mann, Patrick Staff, Jennifer Moon + laub, Patricia Fernandez and Rosten Woo. 

 

 

 

 

SUN MAY 29: PERFORMANCE: Song of Eurydice doors 4:30pm starts 5pm sharp $10 suggested donation 

Song of Eurydice is a choral / movement piece that re-envisions the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as a call to marginalized artists, emphasizing a discourse between Eurydice (mecca vazie andrews) and the deity of the underworld, Persephone (Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs). Picking up where the ancient tale left off, Eurydice descends once more into the Underworld to contemplate its infrastructure and inhabitants. 

Thursday
May122016

MAY 18 - MAY 21

WED MAY 18: SCREENING: Felt Book Screening 8-10PM

The Institute for New Feeling presents a 70-min video program to complement the current exhibition in the Arts District, and celebrate the launch of the Felt Book as a complete digital anthology. 

 

FRI MAY 20: DECOLONIZE LA: COMMUNITY EVENT: QT*POC Run 6-8PM

POTLUCK & FILM SCREENING FOR EVERYONE This is run is open for Queer Trans* People of Color to address issues around (dis)placement we may face in our neighborhood, communities, spirit cultivating spaces, families, etc. We will run around 5 miles in displaced communities of Chinatown, Echo Park & Chavez Ravine. The first 10 runners to sign up will have a chance to make their own Wanna-Be Huaraches and Buya (noise) Makers. The Run is for Free(dom).TO JOIN THE RUNNERS 
EMAIL: DANCINGBIKES@GMAIL.COM 

 

 

 

 

FRI MAY 20 - SAT MAY 21: EXHIBITION: LACHSA: nex(t)us OPENING RECEPTION: Fri, May 20 5:30 - 8:30PM GALLERY HOURS: Sat, May 21 noon-5PM 

Check out Los Angeles County High School of the Arts Senior Show! 

Sunday
May082016

MAY 9 - MAY 15

TUES MAY 3 - WED MAY 11: DECOLONIZELA: Exhibition GALLERY HOURS: 12pm-6pm

Between May 3 and May 11th, HRLA will host an exhibition of work from artists who applied to the DecolonizeLA call for proposals. The work will be shown in the lobby, and second floor space. Artists in the exhibition include Isabel Avila, Catherine Scott, Avelardo Ibarra, Liberated Arts Collective and Raze the White Box: A think tank of change.  

 MON MAY 9: DECOLONIZE LA: PERFORMANCE: Song of Eurydice 4:30-7:30pm

Song of Eurydice re-envisions the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as a call to marginalized artists, emphasizing a discourse between Eurydice (mecca vazie andrews) and the deity of the underworld, Persephone (Carolyn Pennypacker-Riggs). Picking up where the ancient tale left off, as Eurydice descends into the underworld and grapples with re-arranging established ways of thought and processing information. We invite you to drop-in to our informal rehearsal as we begin the     process of staging Song Of Eurydice. 

 

 

 

TUES MAY 10: DECOLONIZE LA: DISCUSSION: Window to the Inside 6-9pm

From Habeus Corpus to prison art practice, Liberated Lifers will lead a discussion about our experiences within California’s State Prisons. 

The Liberated Arts Collective grew out of and is a project of the Youth Justice Coalition’s “Welcome Home LA,” a re-entry project and support system built by formerly incarcerated people in order to bring others home. Welcome Home was a direct response to the lack of community-input in L.A. County’s and the state’s Reentry plans. The collective is owned and operated by liberated lifers and other formerly incarcerated people and serves as democratic space for the uplifting of the collective’s members, their wisdom and vision.  

 

 

TUES MAY 10:DECOLONIZE LA: PERFORMANCE: DivineBrick 9:30pm 

DivineBrick (josie j) makes research based existentially iconoclastic artwork. A lifetime of re-configuring views, beliefs, self-structure and modeling a research-oriented existence that explores belief and where it stems from, this is where it has lead.

 

WED MAY 11: DECOLONIZE LA: INSTALLATION: The Crop Project 7:30pm-9:30pm

The Crop Project's exhibition includes an installation of the cornfield’s digging process and found objects from underground. Join members of The Crop Project on May 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m for some corn snacks and drinks!

 

 

FRI MAY 13 - SUN MAY 15: INSTALLATION + PERFORMANCE James Gamboa: 50/50 GALLERY HOURS: 12-6pm

50/50 abstracts the medical diagnostic process and brings a private experience into public space, creating an experimental performance and installation. The installation and performances encourage viewers to question their cultural relationships with health and knowledge as well as reflect upon their personal conceptions of uncertainty, knowing/not knowing, and corporeality. Performances will be accompanied by programing centered around the work’s key themes, and will include panel discussions, artist talks, and lectures.

Sunday
May012016

MAY 2 - MAY 8 

 

MON MAY 2: DECOLONIZELA: PERFORMANCE: Song of Eurydice 4:30-7:30PM

Song of Eurydice re-envisions the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as a call to marginalized artists, emphasizing a discourse between Eurydice (mecca vazie andrews) and the deity of the underworld, Persephone (Carolyn Pennypacker-Riggs). Picking up where the ancient tale left off, as Eurydice descends into the underworld and grapples with re-arranging established ways of thought and processing information. We invite you to drop-in to our informal rehearsal as we begin the      process of staging Song Of Eurydice.

MON MAY 2: DECOLONIZELA: CONVERSATION: The Hag 8-9:30PM

The Hag is suspicious of the myth of progress. We are inviting like-minded individuals, also wary of the propagation of expensive, exclusive “arts & culture initiatives,” to discuss their own qualms with top-down hierarchies at the institutional level, as well as to worship at the altar of fuck all. We will provide pizza & snacks in exchange for your ideas: how to publish, how to intervene, how to propose & push forward alternatives, how to realize our fantasies for decolonizing museums & galleries in Los Angeles, and beyond.

TUES MAY 3 - WED MAY 11: DECOLONIZELA: Exhibition GALLERY HOURS: 12pm-6pm

Between May 3 and May 11th, HRLA will host an exhibition of work from artists who applied to the DecolonizeLA call for proposals. The work will be shown in the lobby, and second floor space. Artists in the exhibition include Isabel Avila, Catherine Scott, Avelardo Ibarra, Liberated Arts Collective and Raze the White Box: A think tank of change.  

 

TUES MAY 3: DECOLONIZELA: Michelada Think Tank 7-9:30PM 

Have you had a moment in art school when you realized you can't even talk about the work because you have to explain/defend/validate your own body/experience/everything?

 

THU MAY 5: DECOLONIZELA: PERFORMANCE + INSTALLATION: Cura Tierra Cura presents DIS* Locate 7-10PM 

DIS * LocateA participatory performance where rocks, pollinators, plants and animals weave participants through critical conversation on displacement in our city and share healing practices of toning, movement and visualization for the future.

 

 

FRI MAY 6: DECOLONIZELA: PERFORMANCE + INSTALLATION: Kite's "Sources" and "Some Numbers"  7 - 9PM 

Sources or ( x ) x + [ ( x ) x { x } x x ] { x } + is a performance that takes a body through an environmental simulation of the Oglala Lakota comsologyscape, shouldering the burden of 4 female Oglala characters who have shaped space/time. Some Numbers is a lecture    /performance that asks the question "WHY?" "Why are there so few Indigenous working artists? Why are there so few Indigenous art school graduates?"

 SAT MAY 7: DECOLONIZELA: PERFORMANCE + WORKSHOP: Un-casting colonization from our dreams, casting spells, igniting our decolonized collective dreams through dance & plants w/ Charmaine Bee & Joy 10AM - 3PM

Join us to co - create change collectively as well as release restrictive & oppressive structures that limit expSATansion. Together let's un-cast the nightmares of colonization! This workshop/performance will consist of movement that co-creates ritual space, use of herbs to support collective spell casting/ un-casting and to invoke and activate individual and collective    dreams. Together we will interrogate how we can use our dream world as a space to activate our intentions.

SAT MAY 7: DECOLONIZE LA: PERFORMANCE: RecolonizeLA: Isaac Ledesma: New Los Angeles 8pm-12am

SUN MAY 8: DECOLONIZELA: COMMUNITY EVENT: Critical Resistance LA No More Jails Mother's Day Action 8AM-12PM

We will be at the Lynwood Women’s Jail (Century Regional Detention Facility), hosting a rally and interactive event to build opposition to the proposed women's jail in Lancaster and LA County’s $2.3 Billion Dollar Jail Plan. This year is a pivotal year for the jail fight, as construction on the new women's jail is slated to begin early next year. Please note: Event is held at Lynwood Women’s Jail [Century Regional Detention Facility] 11705 Alameda Street, Lynwood, 90059.

 

 

SUN MAY 8: INSTALLATION + COMMUNITY EVENT: Project Q 10AM - 2PM

Project Q presents:
'We don't have mothers' a 1-day art installation at Human Resources LA.
I will be cutting hair for the kids as well as Patty Wack Vintage giving them clothing. Music workshops and yoga class all at once. I really hope you can be apart of this homage to homeless queer youth and possibly be a person that they can also look up to!

 

Wednesday
Apr202016

APR 29 - MAY 1

FRI APR 29 - SUN MAY 1: PERFORMANCE + LIVE BROADCAST: Eternal Telethon: 55+ Fri, Apr 29 1PM — Sun, May 1, 9PM

A non-stop live broadcast of an ongoing series of collectively-organized web-casts, the Eternal Telethon raises money to create a convalescent home for retired and ailing artists in need of a break. The telethon functions both as a showcase for artists to present new, experimental work in a low-pressure environment, as well as a demonstration of how a community can effectively define its needs and empower itself.   The broadcast can be watched live online at EternalTelethon.com and will feature a wide range of creative contributions from over 150 artists.