Systems of Exchange, the final pavilion of the Garage Biennale 2008, opens tonight at 7:00 pm. Don’t be misled by the “canceled” notice on the image, it refers to the November event which ran afoul of the neighbors in the fine tradition of art outrages. Do check out the opening. The Garage Biennale is a sparkler of art energy in San Francisco’s alternative scene.
Carla Kihlstedt, Fred Frith, Matthias Bossi, and The Norman Conquest are playing a benefit tonight for The Meridian Gallery, a nonprofit alternative space that has helped out many artists and performers, including Stretcher. Rumor has it Blixa Bargeld will also be making an appearance. The time is 7:00, the place is Meridian Gallery, and tickets range from special student price of $20 to $50.
It’s hard times for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The museum’s financial troubles made the front page of the New York Times this week.