May 07, 2014

Musicians And Artists Take Over For Getty’s Friday Flights

Collaborators including Liars, Ooga Booga, No Age and Mikael Jorgensen will host Friday evenings of art, music, talk and dance 

Friday Flights May 30, June 27, July 18, and August 8, 2014 
At the Getty Center

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Ali Sivak
Getty Communications
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LOS ANGELES – See the Getty Center transformed by musicians and artists for an evening that fuses music, art, discussion and dance. Beginning May 30 and continuing once a month through August, Friday Flights includes a collaboration between the Getty and a featured musician or cultural tastemaker who creates a specially curated evening inspired by an exhibition on view at the Museum. The first flight is inspired by Jackson Pollock’s Muraland will be hosted by Liars, a Los Angeles-based experimental electronic trio.

The series takes its inspiration from the format of a tasting flight, where several flavors, perhaps of wine or beer, or in this case art, can be sampled and compared. Each host was asked to invite friends and collaborators to develop the evening’s program, bringing together a network of Los Angeles-based musicians, visual artists, and more for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights.

Featured elements may include a DJ set by influential music-makers, a thought-provoking gallery talk, eclectic video art or an artist’s intervention, dancing in the Museum courtyard, and special food and drink. Additionally, special playlists inspired by the Getty’s current exhibitions created by Permanent Records owners Liz Tooley and Lance Baressi will be published on the Getty Iris in advance of each event.

The series will be kicked off by Liars, just days after their headlining performance at The Fonda Theater (May 27), and they will bring their hallmark predilection for experimentation to create a new sonic experience in the Museum courtyard setting.

“Friday Flights is an immersive evening that enlists artists who appreciate the powerful intersection of art and music,” says Sarah Cooper, project specialist for the Getty’s Public Programs department. “We are activating this interdisciplinary network of creative thinkers to build an atmosphere of exploration and reinterpretation.”

Friday Flights takes place at the Getty Center from 6:00–9:00p.m. Entrance is free, and parking is $10 after 5 p.m. Check Metro’s Twitter feed for 405 construction updates.

Friday Flights 2014 Schedule:

May 30

Liars is an electronic band from Los Angeles whose sound is defined by a commitment to experimentation and continual reinvention over a decade of innovative releases. Bouncing from calculated and almost brutalist impulses to exuberant, chance-based processes, Liars thoughtfully translates art concepts into their sonic creations, citing visual artists John Baldessari, Martin Creed, and Lawrence Weiner as central figures of inspiration.

June 27
Ooga Booga

Ooga Booga is an innovative storefront shop that functions as a platform for creators of alternative objects, design, fashion, artist books and editions, as well as records and visual projects by musicians. Under the direction of owner Wendy Yao, the store presents objects with a disregard for conventional boundaries, with a punk-inspired irreverence, showing that artists and ideas in any discipline can be engaged in the same aesthetic discussion.

July 18
No Age

Experimental punk band No Age emerged from Los Angeles skate culture and DIY venues. In recent years, they have transitioned from a noisy band at the center of L.A. youth culture to collaborations with established contemporary artists, producing high-quality limited editions and seeking out alternative performance situations. Their latest release, titled "An Object," asks questions that are at the heart of art criticism, with an impact that resonates more in the art gallery than the music venue.

August 8
Mikael Jorgensen

Mikael Jorgensen began working with acclaimed alternative rock band Wilco as a tech-savvy and synth-wielding sound engineer. His contributions became so integral to the band’s sound that he became a permanent member in the group in 2002. Continually involved with independent projects, Jorgensen’s work explores the relationship between traditional instruments and music technology, and has featured visual and conceptual additions by his wife, artist and photographer Cassandra C. Jones.

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Visiting the Getty Center
The Getty Center is open Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Monday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 5 p.m. on Saturdays and for evening events throughout the week. No reservation is required for parking or general admission. Reservations are required for event seating and groups of 15 or more. Please call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish) for reservations and information. The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is (310) 440-7305. The Getty Center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California.

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