Three Things to See: Dance Parties, Vito Acconci, & James Turrell

NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO – From a new James Turrell exhibit at the LACMA to dance parties galore at the MoMA PS1, there’s something for everyone to see this weekend.

NYC: Vito Acconci: Where Are We Now (Who Are We Anyway?), MoMA PS1 (+ Warm-up 2016)

Vito Acconci. Where We Are Now (Who Are We Anyway?) 1976. Courtesy of Sonnabend Gallery, New York via MoMA Ps1
Vito Acconci. Where We Are Now (Who Are We Anyway?) 1976. Courtesy of Sonnabend Gallery, New York via MoMA Ps1

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, the MoMA PS1 is presenting a retrospective look at the architect Vito Acconci’s legendary work as an artist. Known for exploring themes of voyeurism and self-identity (his “Following Piece,” for instance, involves him following strangers on the street until they enter private spaces), Vito Acconci’s subversive work is one to check out this weekend.

We recommend dropping by next weekend (or tomorrow!) to catch their annual outdoor Warm-Up party while you’re there – it’s bumpin’ every weekend until August 27th.

WHERE: MoMA PS1 – 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

WHEN: June 19, 2016–August 30, 2016


LA: James Turrell Light Reignfall, LACMA

James Turrell, “Light Reignfall” (2011)
James Turrell, “Light Reignfall” (2011) (via lacma.org)

The artist behind all those perfectly-lit neon photos you’ve seen on Instagram is back at the LACMA with his “Perceptual Cell,” a spherical chamber that visitors can enter one by one to individually experience a vivid display of light and color. The tickets for this sold out quickly last year, so be sure to snag your spot here.

WHERE: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Resnick Pavilion – 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

WHEN: May 29, 2016–May 29, 2017



SF: Captured, Heron Arts

David and Charles Koch, heads of Koch Industries, drawn by inmate Joseph Acker, who is serving 10 years. Photograph: Jeff Greenspan and Andrew Tider.
David and Charles Koch, heads of Koch Industries, drawn by inmate Joseph Acker, who is serving 10 years. Photograph: Jeff Greenspan and Andrew Tider.

This exhibit at Heron Arts features sketches from the popular (and now sold out) book Captured: People In Prison Drawing People Who Should Be – a project by Jeff Greenspan and Andrew Tider, who asked talented inmates to draw portraits of people who they felt deserved to be in prison. Comparing the crimes of the inmates against the crimes of the corporate figures depicted, Greenspan and Tider hope to shine light on these white collar crimes that have gone unprosecuted.

WHERE: Heron Arts – 7 Heron St, SF, CA 94103

WHEN: April 26th, 2016–June 30th, 2016

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