this week's event picks (feb 24–mar 1 2016):
✨ Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun
A genre-bending experience between news reporting, documentary film, video games, and internet dance videos, this immersive video installation tells the surreal story of workers whose forced moves in a motion capture studio are turned into artificial sunshine.
@ MOCA Grand. Grand Ave. Now on view, open M W F 11am-6pm, Th 11am-8pm, Sa-Su 11am-5pm.
Curated by Alexander Tarrant, this eccentric show brings together paintings by over a dozen non-painter artists, taking example from a Chinese village popularized for their widespread production of replica paintings.
@ wərkärtz. Arts District. Opening reception Wednesday Feb 24 7:30pm.
✨Tight Ass: Labor Intensive Drawing and Realism
Brett Reichman, whose sexually inversive paintings recently rocked CB1's walls, returns as curator for a group show of artists whose precise, technical drawings stand contrarian to most contemporary art thought by willingly fitting into the category of realism.
@ CB1 Gallery. Under Ten. Opening reception Saturday Feb 27 3-6pm.
✨ Chung King Road Gallery Openings
We're grateful that the many galleries of Chinatown's Chung King Road often plan their respective openings in unison. Highlight openings include Emma Sulkowicz's performance piece at Coagula Curatorial, Werewolf - a group show at Charlie James Gallery, and handmade statuettes by Willard Hill at Good Luck Gallery.
@ Chung King Road. Chinatown. Opening receptions Saturday Feb 27 7-11pm.
✨ Got a Girl Crush LA Pop-up
NY-based magazine Got a Girl Crush is hosting their first-ever LA event with artists Tuesday Bassen and Ariel Roman and a spate of awesome lady-run independent publications. They're calling all zinemakers to bring materials and help craft a group-made zine. Plus food and tarot reading, obviously.
@ Announcement L.A. The Flats. Friday Feb 26 8pm-midnight.
✨Women Fuck Shit Up Fest 2016
Female musician-driven events collective Good Grrrl Bad Grrrl brings their second annual all-inclusive festival to The Smell this coming weekend, featuring art and music from female identified individuals. All profits from this female fest go to the Girls Rock Camp Alliance.
@ The Smell. Historic Core. Saturday Feb 27 & Sunday Feb 28 6pm.