With the strange events of 2012, the idea of cannibalism and zombies and the end of the world got pretty out of hand. But now in 2013, the Mexicali Biennial at Vincent Price Art Museum is taking cannibalism as a theme for creating some innovative art. With 26 artists and collectives, the Biennial presents everything from video art to installation from January 19 to to April 13. Head to the museum on Saturday, January 19 for the opening reception at 6 p.m. This is the third Mexicali Biennial to take place so expect lots of great talent and one gnarly, kinda scary theme.
Vincent Price Art Museum East Los Angeles College 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA 91754 (323) 265-8841
Sadly, time travel does not exist (yet) but checking out photographs of the past can help you get an inside scoop on events of our history. The Central Library currently exhibits snapshots on the Mexican Revolution from a number of photographers in its show A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed. On Saturday, January 19 from 12 to 2 pm. you can see those photos, enjoy a gallery talk and even play a game of Loteria that centers around the photos in the collection. Head to the Getty Gallery for this free event and learn more about Mexico’s past.Central Library – Getty Gallery 630 West Fifth St Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 228-7244
Inspired by the work of artist and performer Guy de Cointet, curator Marie de Brugerolle brings together a diverse, international group group of artists for LA Existencial. Participating artists range from the well-known US artist John Baldessari to performer and video artist Veridiana Zurista from Brazil. The works explores the image of Los Angeles as a city of film magic but also gritty crime and the works included oftentimes function as two pieces at the same time – say, a poem and visual art all in one. Head to LACE for the opening reception Wednesday, January 16 at 8 p.m. to experience the show and an original de Cointet performance done by Jane Zingale.Los Angeles County Museum of ArtLACE 6522 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 957-1777