December 3rd, 2014 at 10:00 am

LA Essential Exhibitions

Author: Abigail Stone
Photography: Pierre Huyghe, courtesy of the artists, Marian Goodman Gallery New York & Paris
Information provided by: Angeleno

With a plethora of enticing events ahead—January’s Art Los Angeles Contemporary and The Broad Downtown’s highly anticipated opening are just two on the horizon—Angelenos have countless options when it comes to art-world happenings. Here, five can’t-miss shows for the upcoming months.

Through Feb. 22: Pierre Huyghe at LACMA
Spanning more than 25 years of the French artist’s practice, this exhibition moves beyond Huyghe’s work in film and video to include interactive pieces—a live dog! An ice skating rink!—that blur the line between reality and fiction. 5095 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 323.857.6000

Dec. 13-Jan. 31: Jesse Stecklow at M+B Gallery
Encountering Stecklow’s deft manipulation of material and composition in his first solo show, it’s easy to understand why the 21-year-old artist was snatched up by M+B gallery founder Benjamin Trigano while he was still a student at UCLA. 612 N. Almont Drive, L.A., 310.550.0050
Jan. 17-Feb. 28: Adrian Ghenie at Mihai Nicodim
Flinging open the doors to his new 10,000-square-foot space downtown with a showing of Adrian Ghenie’s latest work represents a kind of coming home for the gallerist, who has traveled a long way, metaphorically and physically, from his beginnings in Chinatown. 571 S. Anderson St., L.A., 323.610.3780

March 21-June 28: William Pope.L at The Geffen Contemporary

Among other works, multidisciplinary Chicago-based artist William Pope.L will fill The Geffen Contemporary with a Guinness World Records-size American flag that will, with the help of industrial fans, ripple throughout the museum’s galleries. 152 N. Central Ave., L.A., 213.626.6222

March 21-July 27: Elaine Sturtevant at MOCA
Elaine Sturtevant, who passed away this past spring, may not be as well known as the pop art contemporaries whose work she replicated, but this retrospective, from New York’s Museum of Modern Art, promises to bring her talent into the spotlight. 250 S. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.626.622


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