Sight and Sound

Architecture is frozen music, and music is liquid architecture, or so said the poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It’s hard not to see the truth in those analogies at artist James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace.

Its 72-foot-square white roof seems to float above a grassy hill that calls to mind a low-slung Mayan temple. Inside the berm, a cozy room lined with pink granite benches invites visitors to ponder the heavens through an opening, or aperture, in the ceiling. The whole effect is best experienced in the morning or evening twilight. That’s when an LED-light sequence created by Turrell projects colorful hues onto the ceiling, dragging the sky to earth. The goal, in Turrell’s own words, is “to create an experience of wordless thought.”

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The Taste Divide: Baby Boomers vs. The Millennial

11am, Friday ALAC Theatre Art Los Angeles Contemporary Barker Hangar Santa Monica Airport In the past year an abundance of press has been lavished upon the buying power, life style and design preferences of what has been referred to as The Millennial Generation; the peer group born between 1982 and 2002. They already account for an estimated 1.3 trillion dollars in direct spending, a figure that will reach its apex in the year 2030. Millennials are distinguished from older generations by their spending habits, brand preferences, values, personalities, and general outlook on life. Furthermore, they engage with brands far more extensively, personally, and emotionally— and in entirely different ways— than have other generations. Read more 

Frieze Week Descends on London

LONDON — With nine fairs, seven auctions, and more than 150 selling exhibitions in galleries, London’s “Frieze Week,” which starts Monday, is a hectic seven days in the art world. So many events jostle for attention, that it can be difficult for visiting collectors to decide where to spend their time, not to mention their money. Read more