Los Angeles 2020: ART TOUR
In association with Libby Edwards GallerIES
This is an art tour with a difference. We actively engage in the art. The purpose apart from being engaging, enlivening and thoroughly entertaining, is to go beyond looking at art, and discover the “feeling” behind it. The exploration is to use Los Angeles as the starting point for delving deep into contemporary American culture through the lenses of contemporary and established art.
We can mix the Duchamps, the Goyas and the Gauguins, (they have them by the bucket-load in Los Angeles) with the Closes, the Pollocks, and the Lichtensteins, to arrive at an eternal truth, that is perhaps best worth forgetting. Because in art, there is really no eternal truth, just questions. Art is the antidote to functionalism and predictability. There is no "correct" ATAR score for art. It provides hope against the crushing certainty of dull metrics, academics and those who turn the joyful pursuit of human endeavor, dreaming and yearning, into a funeral parade for lost souls.
The gallery scene in Los Angeles brings together the entire panoply of American art in a singularly Californian manner. Good art, bad art, indifferent art and artists are yours to explore and re-discover. This is more than just a gallery excursion, but a detailed examination of what lies at the core of this paradoxical super-nova of cultural expression. Where galleries drip with the crème de menthe of European art movements, where the sublime, the cerebral and the ridiculous, co-exist. Because there are no limits to the depth of the human imagination. Americans are unabashed compulsive dreamers, yet contradicted by their exceptionalism and the belief in a materialistic, manifest destiny.
Dates: Friday 10th July 2020 - Saturday 18th July 2020.
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Places are strictly limited, so sign up now to avoid missing out!