Another Art Exhibit Post- The 14th Factory

The 14th Factory is a monumental, multiple-media, socially engaged art and documentary experience conceived by the Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch. The exhibit is located in an abandoned wharehouse on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles. For the last few months I've seen several post about the exhibit and this weekend I finally had the opportunity to attend. The exhibit gave me Kanye West MBDTF, Frank Ocean Nostalgia Ultra, and Back to the Future vibes (See pictures below to see how I came up with those references). 

The 14th Factory is a monumental, multiple-media, socially engaged art and documentary experience conceived by the Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch. The exhibit is located in an abandoned wharehouse on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles. For the last few months I've seen several post about the exhibit and this weekend I finally had the opportunity to attend. The exhibit gave me Kanye West MBDTF, Frank Ocean Nostalgia Ultra, and Back to the Future vibes (See pictures below to see how I came up with those references). 

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The experience challenges the current political climate by celebrating creative diversity, unity and the act of overcoming obstacles and challenges as a global society through sculptures, paintings, and video. I definitely suggest it if you are in the LA area! 

The Broad

It is my goal to visit every art museum in LA, so over the weekend I took a trip to The Broad. The Broad is a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. I am a lover of the arts and avid supporter of anything that requires left brain activity. Art museums are so tranquil and definitely a positive source of inspiration. My favorite piece was Kara Walker's Africant. At first glance the images can be a bit vulgar but if you truly take time to gaze into the work you begin to see stories unfold of the horrid but REAL truth of a legacy of racism in America. Kara uses silhouetting to portray multiple symbolic images of sex and violence as a result of racism. 

http://www.thebroad.org/art/kara-walker