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Ian Svenonius—punk rock provocateur and author of Censorship Now!!—brings Escape-ism, his first solo project, to the Getty Center this weekend.

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Friday, August 17, after 6 pm, as part of Friday Flights

GETTY CENTER, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles.




Top: Ian Svenonius, photographed on April 16, 2017 at Comet Ping Pong in Washington, D.C., by Mike Maguire.

Below: Svenonius photographed by Karl Walter.


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“Designing is my art and my therapy. It brings me joy to make stuff… I design based off of emotion and how I feel, and what’s going on in my community around me.” — Pierre Davis, No Sesso*

That community will meet at the Getty Center on Friday night when No Sesso debuts a site-specific presentation in the courtyard, joined by cellist and vocalist Kelsey Lu.



Friday, August 17.

FRIDAY FLIGHTS, 6 pm to 9 pm.

Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles.

*”Warm Bodies, No Sesso—The Art of Pierre Davis,” text by Barlo Perry, interview with No Sesso by Dorothée Perret and Todd Cole, PARIS LA 16 (2018): 136–143.

Above: PARIS LA 16 (2018), No Sesso Fall 2017 collection. Photograph by Todd Cole.

Below: PARIS LA 16 (2018), No Sesso 2018-1 campaign. Photograph by Dicko Chan.


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WEEKLY WRAP UP | JUNE 24-27, 2014

Chuckwallah lizard in Joshua Tree National Park (photo by Erica Magrey)

Chuckwallah lizard in Joshua Tree National Park (photo by Erica Magrey)

This Week on the PARIS-LA Blog!

MONDAY: Katie Grinnan’s Astrology Orchestra

TUESDAY: Jodorowsky‘s new film The Dance of Reality

WEDNESDAY: Artists’ Books & Cookies 2 at Ooga Twooga

THURSDAY: Don’t miss Friday Flights at The Getty this summer!

FRIDAY: Vasquez Rocks!

Chuckwallah lizard in Joshua Tree National Park (photo by Erica Magrey)

Chuckwallah lizard in Joshua Tree National Park (photo by Erica Magrey)



Something hip is happening at The Getty! Now you can visit the museum on the hill, and enjoy a beautiful California summer evening outside, listening to music, watching performance, and enjoying local beers and bites. Sarah Cooper is curating a great series of Friday night events at The Getty this summer: Friday Flights.

I’m really excited to announce that Wendy Yao of Ooga Booga is hosting this Friday!

If you can’t make this week’s event, you can catch a night hosted by No Age on Friday July 18th, and Mikael Jorgensen on Friday August 8th.


Date: June 27, 2014
Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Courtyard
Admission: Free; no reservations required; Parking $10

Ooga Booga is an innovative storefront shop that features alternative objects, design, fashion, artist books and editions, as well as records and visual projects by musicians. Under the direction of owner Wendy Yao, the store presents objects with a disregard for conventional boundaries, with a punk-inspired irreverence, showing that artists and ideas in any discipline can be engaged in the same aesthetic discussion. For Friday Flights, Yao has invited a group of artists and musicians who, each in their own way, deals with performance—one of the deepest connections between music and the visual arts.

Avey Tare of the renowned sound innovators Animal Collective, teams up with Black Dice’s Bjorn Copeland for an sound installation and performance. Avey Tare, whose practice with Animal Collective spans ten studio albums that pushed electronic music into wholly new, kaleidoscopic territories, isn’t new to the museum context—he co-staged an environmental sonic experience inside New York’s Guggenheim Museum in 2010. Bjorn Copeland’s distorted noise-rock with Black Dice has also thrived in the art context, appearing in an installation by artist Peter Coffin at Andrew Kreps Gallery, composing tracks for painter Richard Phillips, and performing in art venues like the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The Andy Warhol Museum, and more.

Nguzunguzu are an integral force within the L.A.-based Fade To Mind collective, specializing in piecing together disparate club elements into a peculiar sound that is all at once tough, emotive, sexy, and scary. Nguzunguzu’s sets are a dizzying combination of digging, blending, and seamless re-contextualization. Never content to stay in one place for too long, Nguzunguzu’s journeys may take you around the weirder edges of chart R&B and hip-hop, Baltimore club, globetrotting urban pop, eski, zouk, footwork, kizomba, or kuduro, before splintering into genres unknown.

MAL PAIS is a collaboration between artists M. Cay Castagnetto and MPA conceived nine months ago and born today as a rant-band. From the lookout point between four tracks looping separate circles, MAL PAIS’s performance shadows the work of Henry Hills, Ester Ferrer, Libby Howes of the Wooster Group, and Yvonne Rainer.

Alexa WeirFlora WiegmannRikki Rothenberg, and Busy Gangnes are all Los Angeles-based dancers who, individually and collectively, bring dance to unique environments such as galleries, outdoor spaces, malls, and music venues. They will perform a three-hour structured improvisational score using found movement and borrowed choreography. The piece travels throughout the museum.

Wendy Yao

Wendy Yao