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Don't Miss These Art Exhibits in Los Angeles this Fall


Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle - Marciano Art Foundation (Sept. 28, 2018 - March 3, 2019)
Marciano Art Foundation stages its third installation in the Theater Gallery, a piece by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. This exhibition is Ai’s first in a major institution in Los Angeles and will feature the new and unseen work Life Cycle (2018) – a sculptural response to the global refugee crisis. The exhibition will also include his iconic installations Sunflower Seeds (2010) and Spouts (2015).

"Zodiac" - Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Hollywood (Sept. 29, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019)
The highly anticipated Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in Hollywood will open September 29 with an Ai Weiwei survey show which will include a reprise of an installation of 6,000 wooden stools (Stools, 2013) representing hundreds of years of Chinese history. Also on view are new depictions of the Chinese zodiac built out of Legos and works inspired by the cats who inhabit Ai’s studio.

“Cao/Humanity” - UTA Artist Space (Oct. 4 - Dec. 1, 2018)
Not just an artist, Ai Weiwei is also the architect of the Beijing National Stadium (aka "the Bird's Nest"), which was designed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The new UTA Artist Space in Beverly Hills is also one of his buildings, which opened here in July 2018. He will show a series of marble pieces in the public space.

"Life Cycle" by Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei in L.A.


Liz Ohanesian

This fall, acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will have three concurrent exhibitions in Los Angeles: at Marciano Art Foundation, Jeffrey Deitch's new gallery in Hollywood, and UTA Artist Space, which was designed by Ai himself.

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The LA Waterfront: Development Projects for a New Frontier


Karen Young

The 400-acre LA Waterfront will undergo massive redevelopment over the next several years. Stretching from San Pedro to the community of Wilmington, the plans merge a new marketplace with the fields of technology and science, integrating the area’s rich history with an eye towards the future.

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Things to Do in Los Angeles During Comic-Con


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What better way to celebrate the child within all of us than at the extraordinary The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, on view until September 2 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Brentwood. The exhibition features “more than 100 objects and twenty-five historic puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Ernie and Bert, Grover, and other popular favorites” celebrating the peerless Jim Henson and his world-class team of creators with whom he “created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people of all ages to create a kinder and gentler world.” The traveling exhibition was made possible by the George Lucas Family Foundation and Cheryl Henson. For the Star Wars obsessive, think of it as witnessing the birth of Yoda (we kid—any would be Comic-Conventioneer knows how important Henson and his generation-spanning creations are).