Delirious LA
January 9th, 2012

Upcoming Los Angeles Area Events

Eames Words onScreen with Eames
A+D Museum presents EAMES onSCREEN with Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles & Ray. Eames will present a special and surprising selection of Eames films as well as premiere his own latest film Elephant Safaris: To The Wilds. Admission: $10 Individual, $5 Student w/ valid ID, A+D Members FREE.
A+D Museum
6032 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
January 10th, 2012, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

County of Los Angeles Bicycle Master Plan: Public Hearing
The County of Los Angeles is pleased to announce the release of its 2011 Final Bicycle Master Plan. The Final Plan proposes approximately 832 miles of new bikeways throughout the County. Along with the proposed bikeways, the Plan recommends various bicycle-friendly policies and programs to promote bicycle ridership amongst users of all ages and skill sets within the County.
Hall of Records,Room 150
320 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 9:00am

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Listening Session/ Open House
The CHSRA will hold a listening session/open house to address questions and seek feedback about the Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, which seeks to ensure that small businesses throughout California share in the economic opportunity afforded by the construction of high-speed rail. Please check in with the security desk (on the third floor) to obtain access to the meeting room.
Metro Headquarters
Mulholland Room (15th Floor)
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952
Thursday, January 12th, 2012, 9:00 am – 12:00pm

SAH/SCC Lecture and Book Signing, Ernst L. Freud, Architect
Ernst Freud, the son of Sigmund – an architect who designed modern homes for his bourgeois clients. Freud attended Adolf Loos’s private Bauschule, then practiced in Berlin and London. Join the Society of Architectural Historians/Southern California Chapter as member Volker Welter presents his groundbreaking new book, Ernst L. Freud: The Case of the Modern Bourgeois Home. Free and Open to the public.
Santa Monica Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica
Thursday, January 12th,2012, 07:00 PM

Exhibition by Ramiro Diaz-Granados, Amorphis, SCI-Arc
Go Figure
Seeking to shift the role of the figure from a metaphorical device to a subliminal one, Go Figure promotes simultaneity in the evolution of the delineated figure by distributing cartoon and visceral features across a three-dimensional, spline based form.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 13th, 2011- 7pm
Friday, February 10th, 2011 7-9pm: Exhibition Discussion with Ramiro Diaz-Granados and SCI-Arc
January 13th – February 26th, 2012

Rethinking Glendale Boulevard
Join us for an innovative approach for the rethinking Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park. Participants will be asked to build their ideal street in 20 minutes with found objects. Next they will collaborate with fellow participants to share their ideas and implement them on the street. Echo Park and Silver Lake stakeholders of all ages and political persuasions are encouraged to RSVP
Echo Country Outpost
1770 Glendale Boulevard, LA CA 90026
Saturday, January 14th, 2012, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Lecture by Cliff Garten, SCI-Arc
Civic Material
American artist Cliff Garten is sought-after for his evocative and nuanced site-specific sculpture. Garten creates large-scale sculptures that seamlessly integrate within urban space, landscape, and infrastructure environments. His body of work has been praised for the way it utilizes light to create energy, inspires interest in public activity, and reframes a sense of place within public and private realms.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
Wednesday, January 18th, 2011- 7pm

Lecture by Jesse Reiser, UCLA
Jesse Reiser received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Cooper Union in New York and completed his Masters of Architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture, PC has built projects at a wide range of scales: from furniture design, to residential and commercial structures, up to the scale of landscape, urban design, and infrastructure.
Perloff Hall, Decafé, UCLA Campus
Friday, January 20th, 2011 – 6:30pm

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia: Papel tejido
Los Angeles, CA—CB1 Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition of the work of artist Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia. The works in the exhibition, titled Papel tejido, are woven paper constructions based on the grid motif and take their visual cues from many sources including Scottish Tartan, basket weaving and abstract painting. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 1pm – 6pm, or by appointment.
CB1 Gallery, 207 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 – February 19th, 2012
Reception for the artist: Sunday, January 22nd, 5 – 7 p.m.
Artist Talk: Sunday, February 12th, 3 p.m.

Lecture by Catherine Opie, UCLA
Opie’s work engages with the spaces we exist in and the politics of identity. Catherine Opie’s photographs include series of portraits and American urban landscapes, ranging in format from large-scale color works to smaller black and white prints. Opie’s various photographic series are linked together by a conceptual framework of cultural portraiture.
Perloff Hall, Decafé, UCLA Campus
Monday, January 23rd, 2011 – 6:30pm

Lecture by Lauren Bon, USC
What’s Next: Metabolism
Bon defines the Metabolic Studio as the intersection of art and philanthropy. Derived from the Greek word for change, ‘metabolism’ is the process that maintains life. In continuous cycles of creation and desctuction metabolism transforms nutrients into energy and matter. The Metabolic Studio transforms resources into energy, actions adn objects that nurture life.
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012, at 6:00pm

Lecture by Michel Rojkind, SCI-Arc
Over Stimulation
Michel Rojkind is the Founding Partner of Rojkind Arquitectos. He studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana and has based his practice from Mexico City to other latitudes thriving in this creative, chaotic environment, rethinking possible interventions of architecture at a worldwide level.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
Wednesday, January 25th, 2011- 7pm


Kaleidoscope of Pacific Standard Time’s is a website resource for artworks and ideas that shape California’s fertile contemporary art landscape, and four new performance artworks.RE:COMPOSITION, considers how current compositional practices and tools enable artists from all disciplines to re-conceive or reconstitute aspects of their art production.Tickets available at the door for $15 (general admission) and $12 (seniors and students).

SCI-Arc, 960 E 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Friday and Saturday, January 27th & 28th, 2012, 8:00 p.m.


Lecutre by Federick Fisher, UCLA
Frederick Fisher leads a practice focused on art, academic institutions, and residences. Fred received his Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College in Art and Master of Architecture from UCLA. Artist collaboration is a career long commitment. Fred was awarded the Franklin D. Israel Rome Prize in 2008.
Perloff Hall, Decafé, UCLA Campus
Monday, January 30th, 2011 – 6:30pm

Lecture by Sylvia Lavin, SCI-Arc
Field Trip
Sylvia Lavin is a widely published critic and historian who received her Ph.D. from Columbia University. Her most recent book, Kissing Architecture, was published by Princeton University Press (2011.) Lavin has been a guest curator for the Hammer Museum, CCA and Ace Galleries and is currently working on a large scale exhibition, Fin-de-Sixties LA: From Pop to Postmodern Architecture.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
Wednesday, February 1st, 2011- 7pm

Lecture and Curatorial Tour by Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman
“California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way”
Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman delve into the details of the current LACMA exhibition followed by a complementary curatorial guided tour of the exhibition. Tickets: $25 public, $20 for FoGH members. Note: Tour has limited space. Reservations required.(626) 793-3334 ext. 52 or visit
Lecture: Feburary 7th, 2012, at 7:00pm
Neighborhood Church, 301 North Orange Grove Avenue, Pasadena, 91103
Tour: Feburary 4th, 2012, at 10:30am
LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Lecture by Joe Day, UCLA
Joe Day is a designer and architectural theorist in Los Angeles, where he leads Deegan-Day Design LLC and serves on the design and history/theory faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). In both his design and writing, Day examines the intersections of contemporary art, urbanism and architecture as visual disciplines.
Perloff Hall, Decafé, UCLA Campus
February 6, 2011 – 6:30pm

Call for Letters of Interest for the Exhibition of the Occupy LA Artifacts
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) seeks to identify an organization or organizations to take conditional possession of one or both wooden structures used during the Occupy LA protests. The wooden enclosures were erected by the City of Los Angeles during the recent Occupy LA protests and occupation of the City Hall South Lawn. These wooden enclosures, therefore, became artifacts of the Occupy LA movement.
The deadline is Monday, February 6th, 2012

Lecture by Xavier Vendrell, Otis College of Art and Design
2011-2012 Donghia Designer-in-Residence
Xavier Vendrell is founder of the acclaimed Xavier Vendrell Studio Chicago/Barcelona, a collaborative practice engaging urban design, landscape architecture, architecture and interiors. Mr. Vendrell has been the recipient of numerous awards including several FAD Awards (one for the Riumar School in Spain. This lecture and reception are free and open to the public.
Ahmanson Auditorium
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 7:00pm
Open Seating, 07:30pm Lecture, 09:00pm Reception

Lecture by John Enright, SCI-Arc
Recent Threads
John Enright is Co-founder and Principal of the Los Angeles-based Griffin Enright Architects, with partner Margaret Griffin. His firm’s work has been extensively published nationally and internationally, and has received dozens of awards for design excellence including, local, state and national AIA Awards and The American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
February 8th, 2011- 7pm

Death and Life of an Object
Edward Cella Art + Architecture presents Death and Life of an Object, a three person exhibition featuring sculptures and installations by Lynn Aldrich, Laurie Frick and Tim Hawkinson. The transformation of everyday objects and materials into artworks has been a pursuit of all three artists in this exhibition. This program is free and open to the public.
Edward Cella Art + Architecture
6018 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 6:00pm to 8:00pm
February 11th, 2012 – March 31st, 2012

Common Places: Printing, Embroidery, and the Art of Global Mapping
Common Places features three objects from LACMA’s permanent collection which transform printed works on paper into one-of-a-kind embroideries: a seventeenth-century valance, a cigarette silks quilt, and Alighiero Boetti’s Mappa. The resulting textiles articulate contemporary aspects of global phenomena and suggest that far from being a recent development, globalization has deep historical roots that extended into the home and everyday life.
Ahmanson Building, Level 2, LACMA
Wednesday, February 18th, 2012-May 13th, 2012

Reflections of Mid-Century Modernism
The USC Architectural Guild invites you to a weekend experience of Reflections of Mid-Century Modernism. We welcome you to share in a truly unique weekend hosted by Dean Qingyun Ma, fully exploring, investigating, and celebrating Sunnylands, A.Q. Jones, architecture, and the value of historic preservation.
Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs
Tuesday, February 24-26th, 2012

Exhibit by Pedro E. Guerrero, WUHO
A Retrospective
A Retrospective presents a rare opportunity to see Guerrero’s seminal contribution to architectural photography, ranging from portraits of architects, commercial work for House & Garden Magazine, and photographs of buildings throughout the United States.
WUHO, 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Opening: April 7th, 2012 – 7pm to 10pm (artist in conversation 6pm to 7pm)
Exhibition: April 7th through April 25th, 2012

Ongoing Los Angeles Area Events

The Utopian City Project, Giacomo Castagnola and James Rojas
The Collaborative: A project of the Arts Council for Long Beach and The Museum of Latin American Art
Preoccupied with the idea of building an improved society, many architects throughout history have developed projects with the aim of creating the ideal city. Using Long Beach as a model, this exhibition proposes a new exercise in imagining the perfect utopian city of the future.
The Collaborative
421 W. Broadway Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
October 22nd, 2011 to January 15th, 2012

Eames Designs: The Guest Host Relationship
For the first time, the words of Charles and Ray Eames will be the lens of an exhibit, enveloping the visitor in a 21st century typographic “surround”. Their philosophy of design and life will be explored through Eames’ quotes, shown graphically (as well as live on film), and complemented by the display of unexpected everyday objects, ranging from food to a keg of nails, to an inter-active digital experience.
A+D Museum
6032 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
October 1, 2011- January 16, 2012

Under the Big Black Sun
California Art 1974-1982
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-81 constitutes the most comprehensive survey exhibition to date to examine the exceptional fertility and diversity of art practice in California between 1974 and 1980, a unique period in American history when the political and social roles of artists, the authority of institutions, and the “objecthood” of art were all being questioned.
October 1st, 2011- February 13th, 2012

Women Hold up Half the Sky
LAYER is pleased to announce the opening of its installation “Cloud” at the Skirball Cultural Center. The exhibit addresses gender equity and is based on the book Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. “Cloud” is suspended over the gallery as a tangible representation of the power of individuals coming together to effect change.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
October 27, 2011-March 11, 2012

California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way”
This exhibition is the first major study of California midcentury modern design. With more than 300 objects-furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and textiles, and industrial and graphic design-the exhibition examines the state’s role in shaping the material culture of the entire country.
Resnick Pavilion LACMA
October 1, 2011 – March 25, 2012

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