October 1, 2009

Doug Aitken on Laxart Billboard in Los Angeles





Doug Aitken - Fate - 2009

DOUG AITKEN, Fate, 2009, stretched vinyl on billboard, 12.3 x 24.6 feet,

courtesy of the artist and LAXART, Los Angeles


Mounted from September 28 through October 28, 2009 is a billboard project by Doug Aitken, facing north on La Cienega Boulevard between Venice and Washington Boulevards.



Responding to Los Angelesʼ cultural climate, LAXART questions given contexts for the exhibition of contemporary art, architecture and design. With a renewed vision for the potential of independent art spaces, LAXART provides a center for interdisciplinary discussion and interaction and for the production and exhibition of new exploratory work. LAXART offers a space for provocation, dialogue and confrontation by practices on the ground in LA and abroad. LAXART is a hub for artists based on flexibility, transition, spontaneity and change. The space responds to an urgency and obligation to provide an accessible exhibition space for contemporary artists, architects and designers.

LAPD – LA Public Domain features artistic and curatorial collaborations and interventions in experimental contexts.


LAXARTʼs programs are made possible with the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Peter Norton Family Foundation; La Fundación/Colección Jumex; Danielson Foundation; the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation; the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP.; Campari; the Standard Hollywood; the Standard Downtown LA; Eve Steele and Peter Gelles; Eileen Harris Norton; the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; ForYourArt; Richard Massey; Larry Mathews and Brian Saliman; and the LA><ART Board of Directors, Producers Council, Curators Council, founding members, and patrons. This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Upcoming: November 21, 2009 – January 16, 2010: Arthur Ou and Alice Könitz (Gallery 1) and Samon Takahashi (Gallery 2)

LAXART is located at 2640 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034


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