This week, we’re checking out an extraordinary video artwork, attending a festival dedicated to coffee, checking out an arts and crafts show, seeing art at MOCA and the Getty Center and shopping at a Native American marketplace.
Julian Rosenfeldt’s ‘Manifesto’
Hauser & Wirth, 901 E. 3rd St. (Arts District), is hosting the West Coast premiere of “Manifesto,” the 13-channel film installation by visual artist Julian Rosenfeldt.
The work draws inspiration from, and quotes, manifestos of artists and writers seeking to change the world through art. The work draws on the “writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situationists and other artist groups and the musings of individual artists, architects, dancers and filmmakers,” the gallery’s website said.
Rosenfeldt has edited and reassembled 13 collages of artists’ manifestos into contemporary calls for action.
“Often written in youthful rage, they not only express the wish to change the world through art, but also reflect the voice of a generation,” the website said. “Exploring the powerful urgency of these historical statements, which were composed with passion and conviction by artists many years ago, ‘Manifesto’ questions whether the words and sentiments have withstood the passage of time.”
The work features Australian actress Cate Blanchett in 13 different roles, including a school teacher, a puppeteer, a newsreader, a factory worker and a homeless man.
“Manifesto” will be on display through Jan. 6. Hauser & Wirth is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
For more information about the exhibition and others on display at the gallery, visit www.hauserwirth.com.
The LA Coffee Festival
Caffeine addicts unite. The LA Coffee festival is coming to the Magic Box at The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Nov. 10-11.
The event will feature local and international roasters, live music, a line-up of interactive demonstrations, educational workshops, talks and tastings, live latte art demonstrations, a coffee cocktail bar and showings of coffee-themed films.
There are three entry sessions on Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. There are two sessions on Sunday: 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $35.
For more information and tickets, visit www.la-coffeefestival.com.
Pasadena Arts & Crafts Show
The Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave., will host the Arts & Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 9-11.
The show was established by artisans who were inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement.
The three-day show encompasses all handcrafted media, including lapidary, jewel smithery, glass making, ceramics, glass lamp work, fashion design, weaving, hand tooled leather, hand-spun yarn, felting, natural-dyed fiber, bead making, gem cutting, metalwork, embroidery, hand-sewn clothing and wearable art.
According to the organizers, many of the artisans featured in the show have spent over 40 years reviving lost styles and use traditional tools and techniques to produce graceful handwork and one-of-a-kind artisan design.
Admission is $10 at the door and good for all three days. Youth 17 and under get in free.
Zoe Leonard: Survey at MOCA
Beginning Sunday, Nov. 11 and running through March 25, the Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 S. Grand Ave., is hosting Zoe Leonard: Survey.
New York–based artist Zoe Leonard has produced work in photography and sculpture “that has been celebrated for its lyrical observations of daily life coupled with a rigorous, questioning attention to the politics and conditions of image making and display,” MOCA.org says.
The exhibition is described as the first large-scale overview of the artist’s work in an American museum.
“The exhibition looks across Leonard’s career to highlight her engagement with a range of themes, including gender and sexuality, loss and mourning, migration, displacement and the urban landscape,” MOCA.org says. “Using repetition, subtle changes of perspective, and shifts of scale, Leonard draws viewers into an awareness of the meanings behind otherwise familiar images or objects.”
MOCA Grand Avenue is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
General admission is $15.
American Indian Arts Marketplace
From 1 to 4 p.m., Nov. 10-11, the Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way, is hosting the American Indian Arts Marketplace.
The event is described as the largest Native American arts fair in Southern California, featuring 200 artists from more than 40 nations. A wide variety of work will be available, including sculpture, pottery, bead work, basketry, photography, paintings, jewelry, textiles, wooden carvings and mixed-media works.
The event will include Native American dances, children’s activities, artist demonstrations and the annual Short Play Festival from Native Voices, the Autry’s award-winning resident theatre company.
Admission is $14 and includes admission to the museum.
The Renaissance Nude at the Getty Center
On view at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., through Jan. 27, 2019, “The Renaissance Nude” traces the rise of the nude over the course of a century with masterpieces made in Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands, from the early 15th to the early 16th century.
Featuring more than 100 works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Dürer and others, this exhibition traces the nude’s gradual emergence over 130 years in Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
“‘The Renaissance Nude’ is organized around five major themes: Christian Culture, Humanist Culture, Artistic Theory and Practice, the Abject Body and the Nude in Personal Iconography,” getty.edu says. “Within this framework, the exhibition looks at how artists across Europe approached particular subjects and themes, ranging from the body of Christ and St. Sebastian to the nude in the landscape to Venus, the power of women and male sexuality.”
The Getty Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and on Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. It’s closed on Monday.