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The Weekly Round Up: Art in LA

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By Arely Villegas for LAist

“Despite the thriving community of artists, Los Angeles has a shitty history of maintaining the kinds of institutions that artists (and the people who care about art) richly deserve.”- Andrew Berardini


Image Swap at Actual Size gallery this week.
In recent months, there's been tons of media attention on the Los Angeles art scene: With former art dealer Jeffrey Deitch appointed museum director; philanthropist Eli Broad announcing the downtown location of his anticipated art museum and Los Angeles as the main focus of this year’s ARCO Madrid art fair…. There are so many more examples of the new found attention, but at the end of the day the individuals that deserve all the attention are those that help keep the city’s art community alive: Artists, curators, scholars, gallerists, and even us, the aficionados. Through a weekly update, we'll keep you informed of art openings, lectures, performances, new museum shows, and perhaps even an art world rant or two.

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  • Fort Da // Sampler at Neutra VDL Research House (Silver Lake) at 5pm. A site specific installation by Mexican artist Santiago Borja. Join Borja and his collaborators as he installs a temporary, functioning textile loom, transforming architect Richard Neutra’s historic VDL research House.