I'm moderating a panel discussion this saturday. Well. There's two, and I'm worried.
First at JANM at 2PM
Confirmed: Pryor Praczukowski, Souther Salazar, and Seonna Hong. You seldom get to hear any of the three speak in public, so this will be interesting and maybe hard. We'll see.
There's a tiny bit of info on their site on it, but it's at 2PM in Little Tokyo.
I'm moderating another panel on the same day, but there's much more. Live painting, Butoh, DJ Biskup, and you can even take the art home.
SATURDAY, JAN 12, 6-11PM
THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA 152 N. Central Ave., Downtown LA
Join artists GARY BASEMAN, TIM BISKUP, and SIMONE LEGNO for a special evening of conversation and artmaking inspired by the pervasive work of Takashi Murakami. Hear how and why artists in Los Angeles are blurring the lines of media to spread their ideas beyond museum walls. Then, participate in a collaborative painting with the artist and a unique performance art experience, where everyone walks away with a piece of the artwork.
$15 MOCA members, $20 nonmembers
For tickets and more info, visit MOCA’s box office, call 213/621-1734, or visit moca.org.Admission includes an after-hours viewing of © MURAKAMI. Drinks and light fare available for purchase.
Here's the rest of the text:
Pervasive Persuasion will explore how and why artists in Los Angeles are blurring the lines of media to spread their ideas beyond museum walls. Inspired by the pervasive work of Takashi Murakami, the event begins with an after-hours viewing of © MURAKAMI, currently on view at MOCA, as well as Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues at the neighboring Japanese American National Museum (JANM). At 7pm, there will be a panel discussion between Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, and Simone Legno, moderated by Eric Nakamura, publisher and co-editor of Giant Robot. The three Los Angeles-based artists will discuss their approaches to art through commercial strategies, bridging high and low art, popular culture and more. All three artists straddle the worlds of fine and commercial art—through apparel, toys, and other designer products—and each reference Murakami as a direct influence on their work.
Immediately following the discussion, all attendees will be invited to participate in a collaborative painting with the artists and a unique performance art experience by Oguri accompanied by Jesske Hume, Eric Losoya, Kim Nakakura, and Roxane Steinberg. At the end of the event, everyone will walk away with a piece of the artwork. This gesture reinforces Pervasive Persuasion’s continuation of the Public + Artist Program philosophy: to bring artists and art enthusiasts together to discover, discuss, and create contemporary art.