Category Archives: Events

Light Touch: ASMR NonSalon and Closing Event for Exhibitions

On Saturday, July 9, Paloma Powers will present “Light Touch”, a NonSalon exploring the art and science of ASMR through conversation, videos, and performance, at Various Small Fires. “Light Touch” will act as a closing event for the group exhibition No! I am No Singular Instrument and Claire Tolan’s work in the VSF sound corridor, Maybe it wants what […]

Amy Yao screens Allan Sekula’s The Forgotten Space

      Join us as Amy Yao shows Allan Sekula and Noel Burch‘s The Forgotten Space at VSF on Saturday, March 12, 6 p.m.     The Forgotten Space (2012) follows cargo containers aboard ships, barges, trains and trucks, listening to workers, engineers, planners, politicians, and those marginalized by the global transport system. The […]

VSF Panel Discussion Subject To Change with Andrea Fraser, Amelia Jones, Vanessa Place, Hamza Walker

      A panel discussion Subject To Change was held on  Thursday, August 6 at the VSF courtyard. The panelists Andrea Fraser, Amelia Jones, Vanessa Place and Hamza Walker discussed the role of the artists, curators, and critics in addressing work that escapes its intended institutional frame, and the question of the unforseen audience response. The panel was moderated by Esther Kim Varet.   […]

ASH / LML book signing

Please join VSF on Saturday, January 31 at 12:30 for signings of Liz Magic Laser’s new catalogue, Public Relations (Sternberg Press, 2014), as well as the launch of the third issue of Area Sneaks Sheets, featuring Anna Sew Hoy. The afternoon will also include a reading from Sew Hoy. Both publications are currently available for […]

Mark So Performance of [readings 51 – “The Recital”]

Two readings by Mark So at VSF this Saturday! 4pm in the Outdoor Courtyard 5pm in the Main Gallery VSF and John Tain, co-curator of the sound program for Artificial Complexion, are pleased to present Los Angeles-based composer Mark So’s self-accompanied recording/reading of “The Recital” from John Ashbery’s Three Poems (1972) this Saturday, December 20, […]

Marie Karlberg Performance

LAXART UNGALA

Empress Pavilion, Chinatown Los Angeles   LAXART hosts a performance by Lucie Fontaine.

Ooga Booga Holiday Pop-up

VSF hosts Ooga Booga’s holiday retail outpost in Venice. Ooga Booga brings a wide selection of art publications, music, fashion, art and design objects to VSF’s storefront on Abbot Kinney.   For this occasion, Ooga Booga commissioned four print editions by artists Shannon Ebner, Raymond Pettibon, David Benjamin Sherry, and Bella Foster, which will be on view and available […]

Gilad Ratman Artist Talk

Gilad Ratman: Representative 2013 Venice Bienniale’s Israel Pavilion   Join Artis & Braverman Gallery (Tel Aviv) for a Los Angeles presentation by artist Gilad Ratman. Ratman will discuss his recent work and give a preview of his highly-anticipated project for the Israel pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale.   This event will take place at ForYourArt (6020 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles) […]

LAXART Summer Garden Party

Various Small Fires in collaboration with LAXART presents a new performance work by Brendan Fowler. Buy presale tickets here.

Abbot Kinney Annex – Venice Beach Biennial

Hammer’s Venice Beach Biennial Weekend Curated by Human Resources LA 3-5 pm   Please join us on Abbot Kinney at VSF during the Venice Beach Biennial for a series of creative musical performances by SheKhan (Kathleen Kim and Kelly Coats), Paul Waddell, and SFV Acid.   Beverages sponsored by Blue Print Cleanse. Venice Beach Biennial map pick-up point.   Additional […]

X-TRA Summer Launch

X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly Summer Issue Launch Sunday, June 19, 2012 7-9 PM   Join us at Various Small Fires for an evening of short presentations and lectures curated by The Modeling Agency and X-TRA’s Managing Editor, Shana Lutker. Dedicated to the study of surfing and smoking, the night’s themes are pulled from the pages of X-TRA’s Summer Issue. This […]

Preview by Liz Magic Laser

For opening night only, Laser will present Preview, a live performance in collaboration with Katie Simone Nehra. Preview is an interactive monologue that adapts language from movie trailers that command audience members to imagine losing their identity. An earlier incarnation of Preview debuted at Recess Inc. in New York City on March 8th, 2010, with actor Max Woertendyke as part of […]

Kaya 2 Auction

For their opening of Kaya 2, Debo Eilers and Kerstin Brätsch present a performative painting experience. Fifty-three unique paintings will be produced continuously throughout the evening and be auctioned off in real time by auctioneers Amy Yao and Ross McClain. These Eilers/Brätsch collaborative paintings will receive their final touch that evening when Brätsch paints her authorial signature across each painting using Eilers’ sculptural […]

A Brief Video Program

Join us for “A Fear of Paranoia,”a carefully selected video program by LAXART Curator, Amanda Hunt. The evening will feature short video works by Sanya Kantarovsky, George Kontos, Eder Santos, and Yemenwed. Many of these works will have their public debut this evening.

Fiona Connor Book Affair

10am – 4pm   Book Affair will function as both a fair and a temporary library and will take place within the current installation, “Murals and Print” by Fiona Connor. Participants include 2nd Cannons, A-Z video,Chinatown: the sequel, Dexter Sinister, Harsh Patel, Henry Glover, Kaleidoscope, Ooga Booga, Prism of Reality, Semiotexte, Textfield, Works Sited, and WorldFood Books.   While books will be offered for sale, the event […]

Alex Israel Mural Project

7pm – 10pm; 8pm Ribbon Cutting   Please join Various Small Fires, Seathos Foundation and Alex Israel for the unveiling of his mural commission, “Abbot Kinney Mural.” The party will also feature a Freeway Eyewear pop-up shop, with proceeds benefiting the Seathos Foundation’s mission to raise ocean awareness.

FC Walls and the SB&H

6pm   Two performances that will engage the architectural environment of Fiona Conner’s current exhibition at VSF, Murals and Print.   Walls and the Sublet Body is a collaborative sound work produced by Chiara Giovando and Brian Butler. Heatwave is a dance exploration of Connor’s walls choreographed and performed by Zachary Sharrin.   As Giovando states, “Architecture exists in […]