What should designers do in the face of rampant copying? What makes photography art in the age of the instantaneous smartphone pic? How does Mr. Turk “balance sexuality and tastefulness in social media?”
These are just some of the pressing questions that will be answered in the course of DIEM, an all-day smorgasbord of panels and parties taking place November 8 in the showrooms and galleries of West Hollywood. Read more here.
What should designers do in the face of rampant copying? What makes photography art in the age of the instantaneous smartphone pic? Is LA’s art gallery scene becoming less democratic? How does Mr. Turk (AKA Jonathan Skow) “balance sexuality and tastefulness in social media?”
These are just some of the pressing questions that will be answered in the course of DIEM, an all-day smorgasbord of panels and parties taking place November 8 in the showrooms of West Hollywood. DIEM, which stands for Design Intersects Everything Made, is hosted by the West Hollywood Design District, and is curated by DnA following last year’s kickoff event curated by Sean Yashar.
Mallery Roberts Morgan, Mr Turk’s Jonathan Skow, Charles Phoenix, the “Ambassador of Americana,” Patricia Lanza of the Annenberg Photography Space and Cristopher Lapp; also Huffington Post tech editor Bianca Bosker, Obsolete’s Ray Azoulay and Marissa Gluck, as well as gallerists Perry Rubenstein and Mat Gleason, artist Jay Mark Johnson and art critic Shana Nys Dambrot.
They’ll be discussing such topics as design and copying, the changing gallery scene in LA and art photography in an Age of Instagram. See the line-up and topics below and get more information and RSVP here.
LA Design and the View From Paris
At a kick-off breakfast for DIEM, Frances Anderton will interview Mallery Roberts Morgan, longtime Paris resident who worked at Paris Vogue and is the LA correspondent for AD France (French Architectural Digest). She will talk about her favorite designers in LA, and why her French friends think LA design is trés chic right now.
Public Access Limited?
LA’s art scene is undergoing a radical transformation, evidenced in the growth of blue-chip “warehouse” galleries in the La Brea and Highland area. What does this mean for Angeleno art enthusiasts. Is the scene becoming too exclusive? Join Art Critic Shana Nys Dambrot for a discussion with Coagula founder and gallerist Mat Gleason, Perry Rubenstein, owner of Perry Rubenstein gallery and artist Jay Mark Johnson.
At a lunch for DIEM attendees, Frances Anderton will talk to Jonathan Skow, photographer and husband of designer Trina Turk, who has launched his own line of men’s clothing, Mr. Turk. Jonathan will talk about how he went about building the line and the challenge of “balancing sexuality and tastefulness in social media.”
Copying – Art or Crime?
Copying is a hot-button issue in the design industry today. Ray Azoulay, owner of Obsolete, Bianca Bosker, Tech editor for Huffpost and author of Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China will address the legal, moral and cultural issues surrounding copying with tech consultant Marissa Gluck.
What Do You Think?
In a break from the usual panel format, Frances Anderton will host a dialogue between all participants about an issue of concern to LA designers. DIEM will pose a provocative question, based on themes that have come to the fore in the day’s conversations. Attendees will break out into groups and discuss. The entire group will reconvene and share their views and feelings about the issues raised by the question.
DIEM will conclude with a panel and drinks on the terrace of Leica’s new superstore on Beverly at Robertson. Charles Phoenix, right, the hilarious and brilliant “Ambassador of Americana,” will moderate a conversation about fine art photography in the age of the smartphone — with Patricia Lanza, Head of Talent and Content at Annenberg Photo Space, and Christopher Lapp, fashion and celebrity photographer and author of “Instant Gratification – 21st Century Art and the Mobile Phone.”