Lauren Bon's "Devices of Wonder"
Lauren Bon founded Metabolic Studio, the central hub for her art practice, in 2005 to create site-specific “devices of wonder” around issues of profound societal and environmental importance. From the earliest days of the studio, water in Los Angeles has been a subject of investigation.
Represent Your Country at the People's United Nations
The Hammer Museum and Mexican artist Pedro Reyes are reconvening the United Nations—using regular people rather than diplomats, and theater games, group therapy techniques, and humor rather than diplomacy. With 195 nation states represented, this is a great opportunity to meet an extraordinary range of people, laugh a lot, and learn about global issues and alternative conflict-resolution and social change techniques.
Public Engagement Flash Talk Reflections: Tom Danon on Mario Garcia Torres
Editing is a hard business to define: is it an art, a craft, a science? It’s all those things, and a pretty boring technical process, too. One typical assumption about editing is that the editor’s job is just taking out the bad parts. To most editors this is a profoundly annoying assumption. Not just because it is 100% wrong, but also because it’s pretty much right, too.
Join Us as a Delegate in The People’s United Nations General Assembly
Mexican artist Pedro Reyes’s project The People’s United Nations (pUN) is an experimental gathering of volunteer delegates connected by family ties or by birth to the 195 members and observer states of the United Nations.
Hammer Museum at Art + Practice
With support from the James Irvine Foundation, the Hammer will develop a model for collaborative, offsite arts programming with Art + Practice Foundation (A+P), a new art and social service organization in Leimert Park created by the artist Mark Bradford, the philanthropist and collector Eileen Harris Norton, and the social activist Allan DiCastro.