5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Here are 5 events DnA recommends you check out this week in Los Angeles.

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Image: Kehinde Wiley, Samuel Eto’o, 2010, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, © Kehinde Wiley, Image courtesy of Kehinde Wiley, and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California. (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

1. Fútbol: The Beautiful Game

In a stroke of counterprogramming, LACMA opened this artistic celebration of soccer on the same day as the Superbowl! In anticipation of the Brazil world cup, this exhibition of video, photography, painting, sculpture and installation looks at issues of “nationalism, identity, globalism, and mass spectacle as well as the shared human experience between spectators from a multitude of cultures.”

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When: Opened February 2, 2014 – June 20, 2014

Where: LACMA  BCAM, Level 3

Tickets: Included in admission to LACMA

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2. Global City

For those who like to explore ideas in architecture and planning, this discussion, helmed by Big City Forum, “examines the ways in which we view, interact with and respond to public space.” It responds to the current exhibition “Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie” but might be worth considering in light of the large-scale work in China of architect Steven Holl, now on show at the MAK Center.

When: Saturday February 8, 2014 2:00 PM

Where: Skirball Cultural Center; 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

Tickets: Free, but reservation recommended. Click here for more information.


3. Miwa Matreyek ‘This World Made Itself’

LA-based animator, designer, and multimedia artist Miwa Matreyek silhouettes her own body into the projections of alluring animations. See her perform her newest work, This World Made Itself, alongside her short Myth and Infrastructure, at REDCAT

While at REDCAT check out the conceptual Enlightenment Discourse on the Origins of Architecture,  in which artist Pablo Bronstein presents a “staged essay,” examining, “by means of a series of drawings and furniture, the origins of architecture from the naturalistic perspective of the Enlightenment.”

When: February 7 and 8th at 8:30 PM February 9th at 3:00 PM

Where: REDCAT; 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets: $20. Click here for tickets.

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4. Otis Creative Economy 

Otis College of Art and Design, in collaboration with the Kyser Center for Economic Research, presents its annual report on LA’s “creative economy,” a fascinating snapshot of LA’s design industries — encompassing everything from architecture and animation to toy production and fashion — and how much they contribute to the LA area economy. The presentation includes networking and a panel featuring LA Arts experts.

When: February 6, 2014 3:30-6:00pm

Where: Broad Stage; 1310 11th Street  Santa Monica, CA  90401

Tickets: General admission $75.00; Click here for tickets.

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5. Brendan Ravenhill and Scout Regalia Studio Sale

Brendan Ravenhill and Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani of Scout Regalia are young Los Angeles-based designers of furniture, lighting, products and spaces, both interviewed on past DnA shows, who are part of the movement to design and manufacture (where possible) in LA.

When: Saturday February 8, 2014 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Where: 1855 Park Drive, Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.