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  • This Week in A.I.R. / Oct. 2

    This Week in A.I.R. / Oct. 2

    Saturday, October 2, 1-4pm Festival of New Music in the Little William Theater The Festival of New Music comprises four resident ensembles, 96 composers, 350+ new works, and over 400 concerts inside a coatroom, under the stairs in the lobby of the Hammer Museum. All works have been commissioned for this festival and are under two minutes in length. Concerts are every Saturday from August through November, from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the Hammer. This festival is curated by Chris Kallmyer. This week the clarinet duo, James Sullivan and Brian Walsh, will play new compositions commissioned especially for the festival. http://machineproject.com/projects/hammer/little-william-theater-festival-of-new-music/ i need help with my homework

  • Hammer Museum Offers Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine’s 6th Annual Museum Day

    On Saturday, September 25, 2010, the Hammer Museum will participate in the sixth annual Museum Day, presented by Toyota on behalf of the redesigned 2011 Avalon. The Hammer will join 1,300 participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from Smithsonian.com. The Museum Day Ticket is available to download at www.smithsonian.com/museumday . Visitors who present the official pass will gain free admission for two people to participating museums and cultural venues. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. Listings and links to participating museums’ and sponsors’ sites can be found at www.smithsonian.com/museumday . custom written papers

  • En Route #1, Posts from the Road

    Alexi, after a bit too many beers and nachos, at Friday's after-show party at Kyack's studio. Photo: Joel Kyack. POSTS FROM THE ROAD EN ROUTE #1 By Joel Kyack It's 5:15pm on Friday, September 10th, 2010, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. I'm in the back of a pickup truck that has a cap on it. There is a welded steel frame that is bolted to the bed of the truck. Earlier today I removed one of the two Pontiac Fiero seats that are normally bolted down onto the frame, side by side, and reattached just one in the center. I'm wearing tight black clothing, and on my head and over my face is the mid-section of a black stocking with no holes for eyes or a mouth cut out of it. The cab and side windows of the cap are blacked out. I am a lump

  • The Hammer and LAXART to organize the first Los Angeles Biennial

    The Hammer Museum and LAXART are pleased to announce a formal programmatic affiliation centered on the development and organization of the Los Angeles Biennial in 2012. The Biennial will follow the tradition of the Hammer Invitational exhibitions which take place every two years and have included Snapshot (2001), International Paper (2003), Thing (2005), Eden’s Edge (2007), Nine Lives (2009) as well as the upcoming All of this and nothing (winter 2011). Unlike the Invitationals, however, the Los Angeles Biennial will focus exclusively on artists from the LA region with an emphasis on emerging artists. This Biennial exhibition will be large in scale—mounted at the Hammer and LAXART as well as additional sites throughout the city—and will leverage LAXART’s experience with public art projects. The Biennial is a programmatic collaboration which comes after more than a year of discussions between the two organizations and on the heels of smaller initiatives between

  • This Week in A.I.R. / September 11

    This Week in A.I.R. / September 11

    Saturday, September 11, 1-4pm Little William Theater Festival of New Music The Festival of New Music comprises four resident ensembles, 96 composers, 350+ new works, and over 400 concerts inside a coatroom, under the stairs in the lobby of the Hammer Museum. All works have been commissioned for this festival and are under two minutes in length. Concerts are every Saturday from August through November from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the Hammer Museum starting on August 7. This festival is curated by Chris Kallmyer. This week the accordion duo, Daniel Corral and Isaac Schankler will play new compositions commissioned especially for the Festival. http://machineproject.com/projects/hammer/little-william-theater-festival-of-new-music/ term paper writing service

  • A.I.R. Brings You Brody Condon's LVL5

    Brody Condon's LVL5 is seeking players for a two-day participatory performance. Based on self actualization seminars which originated in the Bay Area in the early 1970’s, this open ended event is not a traditional live action role playing game, it is set in the present day, with up to 75 players. Please visit www.lvl5.org/registration to reserve your space in the event, submit payment, and sign up for one of our pre-performance workshops. Feel free to contact [email protected] with any questions, or for more information. Performance Times: A preparatory workshop will be held Friday, September 3rd at 3-6pm. Performance Day 1: 9am - Midnight on Saturday, September the 4th Performance Day 2: 9am - 11pm on Sunday, September the 5th The performance and workshop will be held in Gallery 6 on the courtyard level of the Hammer Museum. To register, please sign up at http://www.lvl5.org/registration

  • Q&A with Artist Diana Al-Hadid

    Diana Al-Hadid in her studio. Photo by Dorothy Hong. This interview was conducted by electronic mail. Questions were composed by the Hammer’s multimedia fellow Sasha Mann. Look for more information on Diana Al-Hadid's Hammer Project here. SM: What led you to pursue sculpture in your artistic career? DAH: When I first committed myself to sculpture, I was at Kent State for my undergraduate. I was first a drawing major because it seemed to be the most wide-open , the most non-denominational of the departments (I’m not sure why I felt that vibe, in fact, but nonetheless..). And of course, like I think most other artists, I was drawing before I did anything else. Then I changed to sculpture after my first class because I loved experimenting with materials and I loved imagining places and worlds I could build- it felt more limitless than anything, and more challenging to me