How many billboards?
PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Presented in conjunction with How Many Billboards?, the MAK Center has organized a series of public programs, film screenings, discussions and bus tours to investigate the exhibition and the visual field of the city.



TOURS

Saturday, February 27
A tour of westside boards begins at 1PM, eastside boards at 4PM
Both tours begin at the Schindler House

Saturday, March 6
A tour of westside boards begins at 1PM, eastside boards at 4PM
Both tours begin at the Schindler House

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Bus Tours on Metro: All works are located on public bus lines. The MAK Center is partnering with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) to encourage public transit bus ridership as a way of viewing the exhibition. Visit the Metro Trip Planner at www.metro.net or call 1-(800) COMMUTE.

Bike Tour: The MAK Center is offering a ten to twelve mile bike tour to see five to six billboards on Sunday, March 7th for approximately 3 hours of riding. Meet at the Schindler House at 10am.

Self-guided Tours: Visit the orientation station at the Schindler House to pick up a map and a self-guided tour.







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ARTIST RECEPTION AND DISCUSSIONS

Saturday, February 27, 1-5 pm
Reception for the artists, with bus tours of the exhibition

Sunday, February 28, 1-5 pm
Panel discussions with participating artists

Location
MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, 90069

Admission
Reception is free
Panel Discussion is $7, Free for Friends and holders of bus tour tickets

Parking
Public structure at the northeast corner of Kings Road and Santa Monica Boulevard


FILM AND VIDEO SCREENINGS

Co-presented by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House and the Museum for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA).

Thursday, March 11, 6:30pm
David Lamelas, The Desert People (1977); Kerry Tribe, Northern Lights (Cambridge,) (2005);
Eileen Cowin, Studio Visit (2009); Allan Sekula, A Short Film of Laos (2006)

Thursday, April 8, 6:30pm
Renée Green, Endless Dreams and Water Between (2009); Jennifer Bornstein, Phantom Limb (2009); Allan Sekula, Lottery of the Sea (short version), (2006)

Location
MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium

Parking
Parking Directions

Admission
Free

Information
www.moca.org, education@moca.org or (213) 621-1745


RELATED PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND LECTURES

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 7pm
Panel: Visual Rights to the City

Co-presented by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and California Lawyers for the Arts.

In complement to the exhibition, this panel, composed of outdoor media professionals and legal experts, will focus on the city's recent debate surrounding LED billboards and illegal signage, and examine free speech rights as they relate to images on the streets. The panel will be facilitated by panel series curator Anne Bray of Freewaves.

Participating Panelists:
Toby Miller, Professor of Media & Cultural Studies, UC-Riverside
Rick Robinson, General Manager, MacDonald Media
Christine Pelisek, Journalist, LA Weekly
John Tehranian, Attorney and Partner, One LLP

Location
ALOUD at Central Library Mark Taper Auditorium, Fifth & Flower Streets, Downtown Los Angeles, 90071

Admission
Free, reservations recommended: www.aloudla.org or (213) 228-7025

Parking
524 S. Flower St. Garage, $1 until 8:45 p.m. with Los Angeles Public Library card validation


Tuesday, April 6, 7pm
Lecture: Renée Green

Co-presented by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House and the Master of Public Art Studies Program at the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts in Los Angeles

Location
MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, 90069

Admission
Free with the price of admission to the Schindler House or USC student ID

Parking
Public structure at the northeast corner of Kings Road and Santa Monica Boulevard


Thursday, April 15, 7pm
Panel: The Visual Ecology of Advertising and Architecture

Co-presented by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

This panel, comprised of outdoor media, art, architecture, and planning experts, will focus on current architectural signage and surface strategies to review the city’s relationship between consumer ads and urban structures. The panel will be facilitated by panel series curator Anne Bray of Freewaves

Participating Panelists
Bill Roschen, Principal, Roschen van Cleve Architects
Mirjam Struppek, President, International Urban Screens Association
Alan Bell, Senior City Planner, City of Los Angeles
Dennis Hathaway, President, Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight

Location
SCI-Arc W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, 960 East 3rd Street, Downtown Los Angeles, 90013

Admission
Free

Parking
The building entrance and parking lot are located at 350 Merrick Street, between 4th Street and Traction Avenue. Parking is free.

Info
www.sciarc.edu; www.goethe.de


PUBLICATION PRESENTATION

Thursday, June 17, 7pm
To document the artist-commissioned billboards in situ, the catalogue will be printed after the show mounts. Essays will contextualize the works in relation to conceptual and pop art practices, reflect upon the format of a billboard show in Los Angeles, provide background material on each of the participating artists, and position the exhibition in the larger art historical context as well as an expansion into public space by the MAK Center. Authors include Kimberli Meyer, Sara Daleiden, Lisa Henry, Nizan Shaked, and Gloria Sutton. Graphic design by PS Los Angeles.

Location
MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, 90069

Admission
Reception is free
Panel Discussion is $7, Free for Friends and holders of bus tour tickets

Parking
Public structure at the northeast corner of Kings Road and Santa Monica Boulevard


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