This month, to celebrate the launch of 440 HOPE, MAD Agency is proud to present the LA ISSUE, a special editorial calendar in English centered around the 440 HOPE residency in Los Angeles!
Over the next three months, from Nov 1st to January 31st, five young contemporary French artists will set up shop at 440 HOPE to collaborate with artists from both sides of the Atlantic and combine their talents in the realms of painting, sculpture, music and film. Curated by Anatole Maggiar and Jay Ezra Nayssan, 440 HOPE will create a dynamic, avant-garde cultural bridge between Paris and Los Angeles.
The artists and the team at MAD want to thank all of our generous Kiss Kiss Bank Bank donators who made this project possible!
Against The Grain
The residency will feature an exhibition program starting on November 27th with Against the Grain, a selection of performances and installations by Angeleno artists, curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan and Anatole Maggiar at 440 HOPE in Downtown LA.
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JAY EZRA NAYSSAN
This month, MAD Agency will sit down with Jay Ezra Nayssan, co-curator of the 440 HOPE residency, and discover more about this born-and-bred Angeleno who is one of the key contributors to this 3 month residency. We will discuss his past show, Synesthesia, at M+B Gallery last summer, and his plans for future curations.
Paris Photo, which held earlier this year its first American fair at the Paramount studios in Los Angeles, begins this week in the French Capital! The fair will be hosting 136 galleries at the Grand Palais, and artists, galleries, collectors, professionals, enthusiasts and inquisitive minds will gather once again this fall to enjoy an ambitious, high-level program that emphasizes the diversity and quality of the artists and works presented.
Has Bin Project
Continuing on the topic of major art fairs, this month you’ll be able to discover in detail Luka Arbay‘s incredible performance, the Has Bin Project, during this year’s FIAC where he savagely hijacked the alleys of the fair to present his own art work under the cover of the Von Bloomenhburger Gallery, an imaginary Viennese gallery!
Paul who is participating in the 440 HOPE residency this year will be working on a second EP this winter with Los Angeles artists and musicians!
This weekend, in a secret location somewhere in Los Angeles, DJ/Producer Chris Cruse and artist Christopher Kreiling will be hosting the latest installment of their infamous Spotlight Parties! After an afternoon spent curating the sounds in the courtyard at MOCA’s Pacific Design Center with Honey Soundsystem for the Tom of Finland + Bob Mizer Retrospective , the Spotlight party, in honour of Patrick Crawley, underground legendary disco pioneer will begin at 10pm downtown in an undisclosed location. For the occasion, Boris Lévy, 440 HOPE artist in residency will be installing a video piece.
MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Saturday, November 16 – 6-8pm
Spotlight: 10pm – 5am