Upcoming events of note

Brian Dick in collaboration with Christen
Sperry-Garcia, The Nationwide Museum Mascot Project presents: OCMascot, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 7 to 11pm: Opening reception for Samara Golden’s Busts: My Personal Winter at workspace. This sounds interesting: “Golden will create a large-scale live video installation comprised of small sculptures of people with whom she discussed the concept of the piece. Drawing upon the artist’s interest in reversing the spectacle, and coming out of a decentralized condition relating to the unattainable yet pervasive notion of ‘success,’ the resulting work gathers its form and momentum from itself.”

Sunday, October 24, 11am to 5pm: Orange County Museum of Art’s 2010 California Biennial opens today. Performances and participatory activities by Carlee Fernandez, Finishing School, Brian Dick and Christen Sperry-Garcia, and Juan Capistran will occur throughout the day. There will also be a curator’s talk and an artist’s meet-and-greet. In spite of being located all the way out in Newport Beach, the CABI has always been worth checking out, and this year looks to be no exception.

Sunday to Saturday, October 24 to 30: Loyola Marymount University’s annual Bellarmine Forum focuses this year on the awesome topic of Women’s Art and Activism. Tons of interesting events scheduled throughout the week, including a performance/lecture by Guerrilla Girls at 7:30pm on Monday; a panel discussion with LA Art Girls at 11am on Wednesday; a panel on women in hip-hop led by one of my favorite music writers, Evelyn McDonnell, at 1pm on Friday; and a performance/video extravaganza titled Violet Against Women at 7:30pm on Friday. Whew!!

Thursday, October 28, 7 to 9pm: Crying Over Spilled Milk, a one-night performance event organized by Paul Pescador, will take place at Human Resources. Alexis Disselkoen, Brian Getnick, and Paul Pescador will present site-specific situational and interactive performances.

Thursday, October 28, 7 to 9pm: I really hate it when equally interesting events happen at the exact same time. Fallen Fruit collective hosts Art in the Field, a panel discussion with six artists or collectives included in the EATLACMA project at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Panelists will include Fallen Fruit, Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio (Jules Rochielle Sievert), Didier Hess (Jenna Didier & Oliver Hess), National Bitter Melon Council (Hiroko Kikuchi, Jeremy Liu), Roots of Compromise (Karen Atkinson, John Burtle, Ari Kletzky, and Owen Driggs), and Åsa Sonjasdotter.

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