Hammer Museum + The Huntington’s Collaborative Biennial, “Made in LA 2020: a version”

Work by 30 artists across the city, on-site, online and in public from Compton to Historic Filipinotown

In March 2020, as the country shut down to brace for the pandemic, the plans for the fifth iteration of the Made in LA biennial began to transform—but the unifying aim remained the same: to highlight the work of 30 artists. Curators Myriam Ben Salah, Lauren Mackler and Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi started to reimagine the show, and usher artists though the process at the same time. In …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From an NBA first to dance commissions and life-changing inventions

Carlo Ratti Associati’s Eco-Friendly Scribit Pens Completely compostable and filled with edible ink, design agency Carlo Ratti Associati’s eco-friendly Scribit pens aim to curb the damage done to the environment by the 1.6 billion plastic pens thrown out each year. Three models with refillable barrels exist—one from responsibly farmed wood; another from recycled, anodized aluminum; and one from biodegradable PHB plastic (which, unlike the other …

Cal Hunt’s Solo Dance, “Gliding: From Brooklyn to Paris,” at the French Institute Alliance Française’s Le Petit Gala

In the midst of the pandemic, fundraising events for educational and cultural institutions have modified to meet the health and safety needs of their supporters. NYC-based French Institute Alliance Française’s Le Petit Gala embodies this with a particular elegance. Streamed for free on Vimeo, the gala’s hybrid programming featured three lives performances (and a boxed dinner one could order for home, in advance) for audiences at …