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September 27, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Doug Aitken's roving, cross-country art show “Station to Station,” which is nearing the end of its three week journey, made a stop at Union Station Thursday night - and the event started with a snap. Whip-cracker Chris Camp, who has performed with Aitken three times before in the past, led a procession of about 50 people from Track 13 into the central area of the station, cracking two long bullwhips at each of his sides the entire way. The parade -- musicians banging drums, journalists with video equipment recording the event, other artists and performers as well as curious onlookers filming the scene with their iPhones -- wound its way past the restaurant Traxx and into the courtyard featuring multicolored art yurts with installations by Kenneth Anger, Urs Fischer, Liz Glynn, Carsten Holler and Ernesto.
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October 15, 2013 | By David Ng
The Dallas Cowboys football team has welcomed a new addition to its home at AT&T Stadium. "Sky Mirror," a large-scale reflective sculpture by the British artist Anish Kapoor, was recently unveiled at the Cowboys' stadium as part of a contemporary-art initiative by the team's owners, Gene and Jerry Jones. "Sky Mirror," which is located at the east plaza of AT&T Stadium, is a version of Kapoor's concept that has been seen in Nottingham, England; the Hermitage Museum in Russia; Rockefeller Center in New York; and other venues.
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June 20, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Contemporary art is going on tour, coming to a city near you. Proving that fashion and art remain the coziest of bedfellows, the Levi's  brand is partnering with multimedia artist Doug Aitken on “Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening,” a new public art project kicking off in New York City on Sept. 6 that will raise funds through ticket sales and donations to support museums around the country. Aitken is designing a train (and cool-looking kinetic sculpture, see rendering above)
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Doug Aitken's roving, cross-country art show “Station to Station,” which is nearing the end of its three week journey, made a stop at Union Station Thursday night - and the event started with a snap. Whip-cracker Chris Camp, who has performed with Aitken three times before in the past, led a procession of about 50 people from Track 13 into the central area of the station, cracking two long bullwhips at each of his sides the entire way. The parade -- musicians banging drums, journalists with video equipment recording the event, other artists and performers as well as curious onlookers filming the scene with their iPhones -- wound its way past the restaurant Traxx and into the courtyard featuring multicolored art yurts with installations by Kenneth Anger, Urs Fischer, Liz Glynn, Carsten Holler and Ernesto.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
He is best known as a video artist, but Doug Aitken has a thing for "happenings. " He brought street musicians and famous singers together for a "pop rally" at New York's Museum of Modern Art. He turned a barge in Greece into a floating theater for videos and live performance. He planted undercover percussionists in a Seattle crowd as a way to bring a city block to life. Now Aitken plans to take the idea on the road, sending a group of artists and musicians on an Amtrak train from New York to California, with 10 stops for art and performances - including in L.A. - along the way. He calls the project, planned for September, "Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening.
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September 19, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
At the first Salon by the Shore to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art, museum director Jeffrey Deitch introduced internationally recognized artist Doug Aitken and offered some explanations for L.A.'s ability to create so many great artists. Among other considerations, he named the landscape, climate and intellectual foundation of the city. "We're so lucky to have all this," said event co-chairwoman Lilly Tartikoff Karatz. "At one end of the city we have a great contemporary art museum and then, at the other end, we have the Pacific Ocean.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2006 | Hugh Hart, Special to The Times
Artist Doug Aitken is doing everything he can to liberate the 21st century message of his new book from the relatively staid confines of a Gutenberg-era medium. "Broken Screen" -- subtitled "26 Conversations With Doug Aitken: Expanding the Image, Breaking the Narrative" -- is, after all, a group portrait of unruly creative mavericks disinterested in traditional narrative forms.
BOOKS
April 16, 2006 | Peter Lunenfeld, Peter Lunenfeld's most recent book, "USER: InfoTechnoDemo," was published last fall. He is a professor in the Media Design Program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
DOUG AITKEN is pretty far removed from the stereotype of the artist, with its tropes of unrecognized genius, unheated garrets and the occasional missing ear. For more than a decade, in museums, galleries and festivals around the globe, the Los Angeles-based Aitken has exhibited complex, multiscreen video environments that are impossible to take in as a unitary whole.
NEWS
April 29, 2009
Hammer Museum event: A listing in the "Happening Today" column in Tuesday's Calendar section said an event with artists Doug Aitken and Catherine Opie was Tuesday at the Hammer Museum. Tuesday's event was actually with Jeffrey Kipnis and Thom Mayne. The event with Aitken and Opie is tonight.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2013 | By David Ng
The Dallas Cowboys football team has welcomed a new addition to its home at AT&T Stadium. "Sky Mirror," a large-scale reflective sculpture by the British artist Anish Kapoor, was recently unveiled at the Cowboys' stadium as part of a contemporary-art initiative by the team's owners, Gene and Jerry Jones. "Sky Mirror," which is located at the east plaza of AT&T Stadium, is a version of Kapoor's concept that has been seen in Nottingham, England; the Hermitage Museum in Russia; Rockefeller Center in New York; and other venues.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The morning after Station to Station's desert happening in Barstow, project mastermind Doug Aitken looked a bit weary -- but blissfully so. Over breakfast in a motel lobby -- a tad scruffy and sunburned from nearly three weeks on the rails leading a band of artists, musicians and other creative types on a cross-country art show -- Aitken was still basking in the glow of the prior evening's success. It had been a happening in the warm desert winds, infused with the scent of beer and grilled bratwurst, with glowing art yurts and performances by No Age, Lucky Dragons, Cold Cave and Cat Power.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
NEW YORK -- In this cosmopolitan city it's not unusual to see people sipping wine and listening to a live band as they did Friday night on the waterfront of the East River in Williamsburg. Less traditional were the brightly colored yurts, African headdresses and vocal auctioneers that also surrounded the crowd throughout the evening. The event was the kickoff of "Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening," a project from artist Doug Aitken. It features artists and performers who will take a three-week journey across the country by train, stopping in Pittsburgh; Chicago; Minneapolis/St.
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Jennifer Aniston will appear in ads for Saks Fifth Avenue's 2013 Key to the Cure Campaign, which raises funds for the Women's Cancer Research Fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Her predecessors as campaign ambassador include Uma Thurman, Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Hudson. [WWD] Matt Lauer thinks his former "Today" cohost Katie Couric is a 14 on a scale of 10. He gives her a 9 or 10 on looks and the other points for her personality, he told Howard Stern.  [New York Daily News]
NEWS
June 20, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Contemporary art is going on tour, coming to a city near you. Proving that fashion and art remain the coziest of bedfellows, the Levi's  brand is partnering with multimedia artist Doug Aitken on “Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening,” a new public art project kicking off in New York City on Sept. 6 that will raise funds through ticket sales and donations to support museums around the country. Aitken is designing a train (and cool-looking kinetic sculpture, see rendering above)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
He is best known as a video artist, but Doug Aitken has a thing for "happenings. " He brought street musicians and famous singers together for a "pop rally" at New York's Museum of Modern Art. He turned a barge in Greece into a floating theater for videos and live performance. He planted undercover percussionists in a Seattle crowd as a way to bring a city block to life. Now Aitken plans to take the idea on the road, sending a group of artists and musicians on an Amtrak train from New York to California, with 10 stops for art and performances - including in L.A. - along the way. He calls the project, planned for September, "Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2012 | By Jori Finkel
The sleek logo for LACMA's “art+film” gala does a beautiful job of balancing “art” and “film,” giving each word equal space around the plus sign. The museum gala that took place Saturday night under that rubric was another story: The entertainment world easily outshone the art world, and the evening designed to celebrate artist Ed Ruscha alongside filmmaker Stanley Kubrick became mainly a Kubrick odyssey, to borrow the title of the screening series that accompanies LACMA's new Kubrick exhibition.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2006 | Suzanne Muchnic
DOUG AITKEN burst onto an international stage at the 1999 Venice Biennale, when he showed "Electric Earth" -- a three-screen video installation that filled a room with images of urban frustration and angst -- and walked off with one of the exhibition's top prizes. Now the Los Angeles-based artist is preparing to make a big splash on the streets of Manhattan.
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Jennifer Aniston will appear in ads for Saks Fifth Avenue's 2013 Key to the Cure Campaign, which raises funds for the Women's Cancer Research Fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Her predecessors as campaign ambassador include Uma Thurman, Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Hudson. [WWD] Matt Lauer thinks his former "Today" cohost Katie Couric is a 14 on a scale of 10. He gives her a 9 or 10 on looks and the other points for her personality, he told Howard Stern.  [New York Daily News]
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2012
Choreographer Benjamin Millepied's LA Dance Project will make a sneak-peek debut in July with a performance in the galleries of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Millepied is creating a 30-minute, site-specific duet, "Framework," to a narrated soundtrack by artist Mark Bradford. The free performances, in conjunction with the MOCA show "The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol," are scheduled for July 19, Aug. 2 and 9. Bradford has two large paintings in the exhibition, "Untitled" (2011)
IMAGE
September 19, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
At the first Salon by the Shore to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art, museum director Jeffrey Deitch introduced internationally recognized artist Doug Aitken and offered some explanations for L.A.'s ability to create so many great artists. Among other considerations, he named the landscape, climate and intellectual foundation of the city. "We're so lucky to have all this," said event co-chairwoman Lilly Tartikoff Karatz. "At one end of the city we have a great contemporary art museum and then, at the other end, we have the Pacific Ocean.
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