The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has recruited artist Alan Nakagawa to reduce traffic deaths, approaching language in a way to reinforce shared space and communal perceptions of the roads. The artist will “will continue this tradition, with a focus on how we can infuse art into design to create safer streets,” you can read more over at Curbed L.A
Ai Weiwei is scheduled to do to three shows in Los Angeles in September/October firstly he is taking over Jeffrey Deitch’s new Hollywood gallery for its inaugural show, opening Sept 29th then he has a show at the Marciano Art Foundation, opening Sept 28th and finally starting Oct 4th he will be showing a marble sculpture at the new UTA Artist Space in Beverly Hills.
A range of alternative galleries have sprung up in the city, creating micro-museums that offer unique experiences not found in ‘white-walled galleries’
With new prestige museums, high-profile art events and a proliferation of bands, record stores and hangout spaces, the city’s cultural life is booming
Fast becoming a city of migrating artists in as much it is of angels, as its moniker suggests, Los Angeles welcomes a new museum