The art world is not decreasing as the festive season approaches. There’s plenty of shows, ranging from double-performance exhibitions to performances that incorporate time travel and magical kingdoms, to shows that are pre-Christmas. On Thursday, December 5th, My Barbarian (Live and Virtual) will be presenting iconic Pop photographs and films on historic and post-carceral figures from the transverse history.
W nd St will be the home to the acclaimed production of My Barbarian. It includes You Have Been Born Poor, and Poor You will die. The blend of rock opera, mystery play and the ancient Greek theater tells the story of a religious cult that commits human sacrifice to maintain the standard of living. Furthermore, Silver Minds will be performed, which draws on the practices of Noh theatre, New Wave music, and science fiction, as it tells stories of ghosts about environmental change and the extraction of natural resources in the perspectives of tourists who have traveled back to the past in order to see nature. It is a story that does not exist anymore. Performances will be held from Thursday to Saturday , December, starting at:pm. Admission is $.
The public is invited to attend an experiential artwork that is multi-media on Friday and Thursday, on December the 3rd and 4th respectively, to celebrate the series launch of a new FX series that is based upon Octavia E. Butler’s well-known novel. Through an exhibition with curated galleries featuring works by Black artists and enhanced by immersive environment installation, guests will be transported from present Los Angeles to the 21st century. The event is located at W Adams Boulevard West Adams in Los Angeles. It is open from 6:00 midnight to 8:00 pm Thursday and 9 am to 5:15 pm on Friday.
This distinct selection of black-and-white films, selected by Alexander May, offers an insight into how the creative process can be influenced or inspired by personal experiences as well as fortuitous events. The exhibit showcases Warhol’s films subjects that include his friends and contemporaries like Keith Haring and William S. Burroughs. It is located at N Western Ave, E Hollywood From December through Friday, am-pm; free; sized.ltd. The film ‘Art as well as Krimes by Krimes” MOCA the MOCA – a documentary on the story of prison artist Jesse Krimes – will also be presented.
Mari Cardenas’ works of artwork–which includes a large-scale mural made out of prison bed sheets, hair gel, and newspapers–will be displayed as part of an exhibition titled Colores de Valor at Self Help Graphics. The panels were taken in pieces and smuggled by other artists. Krimes saw the entire mural after returning back to his residence. Krimes is well-known as an artist that draws attention to his works. He struggles with adapting to a new environment and the fear that any mistake could lead him into the prison for life. The event is scheduled to take place at S Grand Ave. in Downtown on December 5th at 5:15 pm.
Mari who is now aged 91, still continues to create art. She is also a valued participant in Self Help Graphics. SHG will be exhibiting a solo exhibition at the gallery E st St. Boyle Heights. The exhibit demonstrates how Mari made use of color, form and emotion to respond to every day challenges to achieve happiness. This exhibition will remain on view through February nd and is open to visitors. On December 10, from 0pm until 0pm guests can have the chance to view works from other SHG artists. On Saturday, December th, a virtual art lecture related to the exhibit is scheduled to be held in The Getty.
Self Help Graphics is displaying Colores de Valor on Friday, December 6, at 7pm. This amazing mural was created by Mark Dean Veca, while the prisoner was there. The mural is comprised parts of prison beds sheets, hair gel, and newspaper and was created using the help of fellow prisoners. This exhibition aims to bring awareness of the difficulties confronted by people leaving prison. It is open to all and it’s free. Don’t be left out, go to S Grand Ave., Downtown to see artwork that speaks to the difficulties of adapting to life without prison and the very real anxiety of returning to prison.