It’s the start of another fresh week here at The Standard. If you happen to be staying at any of our hotels in New York, Miami, Downtown Los Angeles, or Hollywood, here is a guide of top things we suggest this week.
(Christopher Owens of San Francisco-based Girls)
First this week is an event in Los Angeles with No Age, Ariel Pink Soundtrack, and Hedi Slimane host a photography exhibit featuring beefcake photos of Girls’ Chris Owens. Starting November 12 through January 22, fashion designer and photographer Hedi Slimane will mount a photography exhibit at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. “California Song” is a photo diary of Slimane’s explorations of young, artistic types in California.
Accompanying the visual portion of the show will be sound installations from No Age and Ariel Pink, both based in Los Angeles. According to a press release, the artists will make music for the show “using a fragmentary sound system, and composing panoramic scores—extended, visual song formats—which will form a dialogue with and define a sonic vocabulary for the photographs.”
No Age is also scheduled to play the show’s opening on November 11. Watch a video of the band at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.
This Saturday morning in New York, November 12th, the Art of Yoga series will be held at The New Museum. Two of the finest teachers in town – Elena Brower & Dana Flynn – tag-team an epic yoga session each accompanied by west coast musical maestro DJ Drez laying down a sultry soundscape. The New Museum’s current show from Carsten Holler includes a giant slide which all of the guests will be invited to check out. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re fully committed to attend since you’ll want to confirm in advance as space is very very limited. Classes are at 8am, and 9:45am, so please indicate which class you prefer. The New Museum is located at 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002.
Miami is introducing art and intrigue at MOCA’s Mystery Dates this November 12th. If you choose to attend, patrons of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Mystery Dates will enjoy a fine evening as they attend glamorous dinner parties in the private homes of some of Miami’s most inspired hosts. The mystery is that guests learn only that evening which dinner they will attend on the night of the big event. Tickets to Mystery Dates 2011 are available for $175 per person with a discount of $50 for MOCA Shaker and above members. Tickets may be purchased by calling 305-893-6211 or visiting Mocanomi.org. Proceeds from the event benefit MOCA’s exhibitions of experimental and emerging artists.
The curious evening begins with a festive cocktail party at MOCA (770 NE 125th Street in North Miami) where guests will discover their next stop for the evening. Mystery Dates hosts are a mix of creative business professionals and entrepreneurs, all of whom share a passion for contemporary art and a love of entertaining. Settings include a contemporary glass house in Coconut Grove, an elegant oceanside villa on Golden Beach, an industrial loft in Wynwood, a MiMO house in Morningside, a South Beach penthouse with sweeping views, and a leading interior designer’s home on Pinetree Drive. Once at their assigned home, patrons will tour the private collections, mingle with other arts lovers and enjoy a delicious meal. After dinner, guests will reconvene for a late-night party at The Setai, 2001 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach.
There’s more including an auction for incredible art that evening. For more information, about the MOCA Shakers and Mystery Dates, contact MOCA at 305 893 6211 or visit the site.