5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Your week in design events from DnA.


1. Troika: Cartography of Control 

This is the last week to see the fascinating Cartography of Control, the first stateside exhibition by Troika, the UK-based artist collective Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki and Sebastien Noel. This brainy show uses drawings, installations and sculptures to explore the idea that society has become “increasingly governed by rational thinking and scientific methodology” —  through maps that offer “different accounts of the same territory” and an installation that appears to change shape depending where the viewer is standing.

When: On view until February 7, 2015

Where: Kohn Gallery; 1227 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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Courtesy Fox and MR PORTER (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

2. Costume to Collection: Arianne Phillips in Conversation with Sharon S. Takeda

Rev up for the visual element of the Oscars, and hear Oscar-nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips discuss her recent work in films and her upcoming film, Kingsman: The Secret Service. And follow DnA’s coverage of the Oscar-nominated production designers, here.

When: Wednesday February 4, 2015

Where: LACMA Bing Theater; 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

Tickets: $20 general admission.

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Broad and Disney Concert Hall, by FA

3. Facades Plus

If there’s one thing that the debate surrounding the newly unveiled “veil” of the Broad Museum demonstrated, it was that facades, aka skins, matter (see Broad, next to Disney Concert Hall, above). For those that want to delve into the nitty gritty of building exteriors, both performative, aesthetically challenging, and even built by robots, join architects and builders at Facades Plus, a two-day conference in downtown Los Angeles hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper. Speakers include AN’s Sam Lubell, LA architects Lawrence Scarpa and Alvin Huang, ARUP’s Russell Fortmeyer, fabricator Andreas Froech and many others.

When: February 5 +6, 2015

Where: The LA Hotel Downtown Ballroom Level; 333 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tickets: Click here for tickets and full pricing info.

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4. Man Made

A new show featured at the Craft and Folk Art Museum examines the work of eight male quilters. In a field that has historically been associated with females, the artists offer a unique expression of masculinity.

When: On view until May 3, 2015

Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum; 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

Tickets: Exhibition included in $7 admission price.

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5. Anish Kapoor

Head to Regen Projects this month for their newly opened exhibit of work by the London-based, Mumbai-born artist (Sir) Anish Kapoor. Kapoor is well-known for his large site-specific installations that “push the limits of sculptural form” while making use of simple materials (notable public works include the much-debated Arcelor-Mittal Orbit observation tower at the 2012 Olympic site in London, created with Cecil Balmond).

When: On view until March 5, 2015

Where: Regen Projects; 6750 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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