The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project culminating weekend

The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project culminating weekend

LAND — Los Angeles Nomadic Division

Matthew Brannon, Certain Snakes, 2015. Billboard. A LAND exhibition: The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project.

June 22, 2015

June 24–28, 2015

Various sites and locations throughout Los Angeles, CA

LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) presents a long weekend from June 24 to 28 of artist programs, readings, screenings, performances, installations, conversations, city explorations, and other happenings across Los Angeles to conclude The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, LAND’s cross-country exhibition of 100 artist-produced billboards and activations, which unfolded along on Interstate 10 in ten consecutive artist chapters beginning in October 2013. The weekend events will explore the themes of the project in relation to Los Angeles’ history, development, and continuing evolution. The culminating weekend will coincide with the launch of the final chapter of the project, with billboards by artist Matthew Brannon.

For the most up-to-date schedule and information, including RSVP links for space-limited events, please visit

–Exhibition of billboards from the entire journey across I-10
–Artist city guide and audio guide
–Chapter #10: Matthew Brannon billboards on view throughout LA
–Pop-up shop at Ace Hotel Downtown LA
–Tumblr archive
–Educational activities for all ages
–City explorations

Events/activities include: 
Wednesday, June 24
–Opening reception: billboard exhibition in Hollywood hosted by Los Angeles Confidential 

Thursday, June 25
–Taste the 10: food tour of Grand Central Market 
–Film screenings: Matthew Brannon and Jeremy Shaw at the Velaslavasay Panorama

Friday, June 26
–Tour of Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West at Autry National Center 
–A night of art films and music: films by Sanford Biggers, Zoe Crosher/Jason Underhill, Eve Fowler, Daniel R. Small, and Bobbi Woods and dublab DJ sets upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown LA

Saturday, June 27
–Shana Lutker’s ribbon-tying ceremony at the Santa Monica Pier 
–Artist panel with artists Shana Lutker, Jeremy Shaw, Daniel R. Small, and Mario Ybarra Jr., moderated by Ed Schad (Assistant Curator, The Broad Art Foundation), hosted by Sotheby’s Institute of Art at the Santa Monica Pier Carousel

Sunday, June 28
–Perfume workshop with Zoe Crosher and the Institute of Art and Olfaction to create the scent of LA in the Hollywood Hills 
–”Slouching Towards Los Angeles,” a reading of LA writers’ responses to Joan Didion texts and their conceptions of LA hosted by Steffie Nelson in the Hollywood Hills 
–Los Angeles Filmforum: Forward to Distant Times: New Visions of the West at The Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

And much more!

Please RSVP here

The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project culminating weekend is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Offield Family Foundation, Sarah Conley Odenkirk, Brenda Potter, Steve Turner, Darren Weinstock, and Christopher Yin & John Yoon. Special thanks to Ace Hotel Downtown LA, Canada Council for the Arts, Los Angeles Confidential, Los Angeles Filmforum, Santa Monica Pier, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and the Velaslavasay Panorama.

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LAND — Los Angeles Nomadic Division
June 22, 2015

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