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  • Ends July 28th 2014

  • The first major survey of Mike Kelley's work since 1993, this retrospective follows its presentation at MoMA PS1. One year after Kelley's death, the show brings together the artist's drawings, paintings, performances, installations, photographs, and videos, affording a comprehensive look at his dark yet ebullient vision of the world.

    Mike Kelley

    Mar 31 - Jul 28, 2014

    The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)

    250 South Grand Avenue  / +12136266222 / moca.org
    Mon 11am to 5pm, Thu 11am to 8pm, Fri 11am to 5pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends August 23rd 2014

  • Animated by works that buzz, pulse, shiver, and hum, “Technokinesis” immerses in a space both virtual and physical. Artists alert to the shaky term “post-Internet,” such as Ian Cheng, Michael E. Smith, and Nina Canell, are presented alongside idiosyncratic Conceptualists Jason Dodge and veterans such as Robert Breer and Dennis Oppenheim. Curated by Jenny Jaskey and Andrea Neustein, “Technokinesis” has an East Coast counterpart at Blum & Poe’s New York space.

    Technokinesis

    Jul 12 - Aug 23, 2014

    Blum & Poe | Los Angeles

    2727 S. La Cienega Boulevard  / +13108362062 / blumandpoe.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 24th 2014

  • For their Los Angeles debut, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla continue their investigations of biosemiotics and biomusicology. On view is Apotomē, 2013, a video work based on a 1798 concert for elephants in Paris and named after a ratio in music that denotes the excess of human sensation. A new performance has also been produced by the duo, which similarly probes what is human and what is not.

    Allora & Calzadilla

    Jun 27 - Aug 24, 2014

    Gallery at REDCAT

    631 West 2nd Street  / +12132372800 / redcat.org/gallery
    Tue - Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends September 6th 2014

  • Allan Sekula’s “Ship of Fools” constituted an eighteen-month-long international campaign against a system of maritime shipping that used substandard vessels and exploitative labor conditions. The photographic series is his final major body of work.

    Allan Sekula Ship of Fools

    Jul 3 - Sep 6, 2014

    Christopher Grimes Gallery

    916 Colorado Avenue  / +13105873373 / cgrimes.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5:30pm

  • Ends September 7th 2014

  • “Made in LA” is the second biennial of artists from Los Angeles. Curated this year by Michael Ned Holte and Connie Butler (after the initial cocurator, Karin Higa, passed away), the show continues to offer a dynamic and strong range of voices.

    Made in L.A. 2014

    Jun 15 - Sep 7, 2014

    Hammer Museum

    10899 Wilshire Boulevard  / +13104437000 / hammer.ucla.edu
    Tue - Fri 11am to 8pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 5pm