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Summit LA19 takes place November 8—11, 2019. It is the annual flagship event for Summit, bringing together an international group of 2,500 people for a series of talks, immersive art installations, culinary experiences, and performances. While you’re in town, be sure to save time to visit these exhibitions, on view at Los Angeles’ top galleries like The Broad, Hauser & Wirth, and more.
Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again
Now—February 16, 2020
Shirin Neshat’s “I Will Greet the Sun Again” is the largest survey of the artist’s work to date and her first major exhibition in the western US. Viewers will find around 30 years of Neshat’s work, including videos and photography that showcase the artist’s engagement with Iranian history, the human impact of political revolution, and the experience of living in exile. Beginning with her well-known Women of Allah, the exhibition arranges chronologically a selection of nearly 240 works dating from 1993 to the present day.
Thomas Joshua Cooper: The Capes of California
Hauser & Wirth
Now—January 19, 2020
Commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), “The Capes of California” is a project by Thomas Joshua Cooper comprised of 19 large-scale photographs taken on the 910-mile coast of the artist’s home state. Accompanying an exhibition at LACMA entitled “The World’s Edge,” the exhibition was organized in collaboration with the museum and represents the end of Cooper’s “Atlas”—a 30-year-long photography expedition in which the artist charted the Atlantic Basin from extreme points in each direction.
Sharif Farrag: Laugh in the Dark
November 9—December 15
“Laugh in the Dark” is ceramicist Sharif Farrag’s first presentation with Francois Ghebaly. In the exhibition, viewers can expect to find an immersion into Farrag’s autobiographical universe, made up of the artist’s wild, other-worldly ceramic forms, which he creates using a variety of sheens, colors, textures, and forms like dripping flowers and insects.
Rachelle Sawatsky: Toy Dust
November 9—December 20
Rachelle Sawatsky’s work could be compared to the surface of human skin—traces of gravel, sand, and chains leave evidence of prior contact, without leaving explicit detail of their exact weight, size, or subject matter. In her exhibition “Toy Dust”—the artist’s first showing at Night Gallery—the Sawatsky’s works on view employ a range of colors and suggestions of texture, seen in painted canvases composed of bleeding, swirled hues, and imprinted with the memory of forms like leaves, grass, and other materials.