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Station To Station A Nomadic Happening

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)
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.
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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