The Beastie Boys Mike D to Curate Art Show

15 Mar

From AllHipHop:

The Beastie Boys’ Mike D also known as Michael Diamond will be curating a high end art show in Los Angeles set to debut April 19th – May 10th.

Dubbed the “Transmission L.A.: AV Club,” the art show will take place at L.A. MOCA and will feature artist’s work that Mike D sought out while visiting galleries on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

The event is sponsored by Mercedes Benz, and will feature the work of Swedish artist Klara Liden, the Brooklyn art collective Still House and several others, while also debuting the new Mercedes Concept Style Coup.

“I want a place where people can come and hang out. Not some button-up white walls gallery with people to match,” said Mike D told the Wall Street Journal

Jeffrey Deitch, director of L.A. MOCA since 2010, has chosen an icon from the pop-music world to organize the upcoming art and music infused festival.

“Mike D found out about our work somehow through someone,” Still House’s Isaac Brest told Art in America. “He looked at our website and saw that we had done a residency in Tribeca in which we took over an abandoned Department of Transportation office. We created work there, inspired by the space, then opened it up as an exhibition.”

“We’re setting up a studio and making work in it. We’re basically transplanting the program we have in Red Hook, of a rotating residency, to L.A.,” Brest said of the groups plans for the L.A. exhibition.

Mike D and the other members of the Beastie Boys will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April this year.


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