5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Your week in design events from DnA.


1. inCONVERSATION with Susan Szenasy

Longtime editor of Metropolis Magazine, Susan Szenasy is making a rare appearance in L.A. this week at A+D Museum where she’ll give a lecture do a book signing. Known as an advocate for human-centered design, she has “led the charge on issues ranging from universal design to emerging trends of consumer excess, from design for disassembly to the recovery of Lower Manhattan’s communities after 9/11, from design education to the social and environmental impacts of the buildings and products we manufacture.”

When: Wednesday April 22, 2015 6:30-8:30 PM

Where: A+D Museum; 6032 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Tickets: $10; Click here for tickets.

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2. Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle

Head to the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum this week where they will be screening Matthew Barney’s The Cremaster Cycle over the course of the week. With “cult status” in the art world, the film “is an evocation of the creative process by Barney, a sculptor and performance artist.”

When: April 21-24, 2015

Where: Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum; 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Tickets: Free, but ticket required. They will be available at the Billy Wilder Theater one hour before each performance.

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3. Dior and I

Dior and I is director Frederic Tcheng’s new documentary that follows Raf Simons as he joins Dior and creates his first collection there as creative director. Viewers of the film will be surprised by the rare behind-the-scenes journey the film takes that shows the critical role of the seamstresses in the Dior atelier in the creative process.

Hear an interview with the director on tomorrow’s (4/21/15) DnA at 2:30 PM on KCRW.

Screenings will take place at various theaters across Los Angeles including:

The Nuart

The Landmark WLA

ArcLight Hollywood

Laemmle Noho 7

Laemmle Encino Town Center

Laemmle Playhouse Pasadena

AMC Promenade 16 Woodland Hills

AMC Rolling Hills

Regal University Town Center OC

*Visit each theater’s website for screening times and ticket prices.


4. Tadao Ando Booksigning 

Join Japanese architect Tadao Ando this Friday where he’ll be signing the latest edition of his book Ando: Complete Works 1975-2014.

When: Friday April 24, 2015 6PM-7PM

Where: Taschen; 354 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills

Tickets: RSVP to store-beverly@taschen.com or (310) 274-4300

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5. Projection

The Bates Motel in Silver Lake has been a sitting reminder of the East side’s less gentrified past. Recently it’s been transformed with eco-friendly limewash into a shockingly clean clean canvas for the upcoming ‘Projection‘ project by French artist Vincent Lamouroux.

When: April 26, 2015 from 3PM to 8PM 

Where: 4301 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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*Plus, make sure you get your tickets to Communicating Climate Change, where Frances Anderton will moderate a panel next week on the topic of how climate change is discussed in art and culture.