Update: This installation has been put on hold until further notice. We will announce when it will be displayed at the Farmer’s Market next.
LA Fashion District is thrilled to announce the unveiling of Varenye x LA Fashion District, an interactive art installation during Downtown LA Art Walk. We’ve partnered with Do Art to bring Russian artist collective, Varenye Organism to Downtown LA. Varenye will be creating their first-ever Los Angeles installation exclusively for the LA Fashion District. Known for creating large-scale “social toys”, Varenye challenges the conventional art experience and invites onlookers to view, feel, and play with art in a new way.
Come play and immerse yourself in the abstract!
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6-10 p.m.
California Market Center (CMC) courtyard, 110 E 9th St.
at the corner of 9th and Main Streets
Artist Reception at Hotel Figueroa, 939 S Figueroa St. from 7-8 p.m.
Moderated by: Kimberly Brooks – Artist & Founding Editor, Huffington Post Arts Section
Hosted by: Hotel Figueroa, LA Fashion District BID, Do Art, South Park BID, Think Tank Gallery
Hailing from Moscow, Varenye describes itself as “a living factory of creative experiments.” Their installations are truly unique and meant to be fun and engaging. They are literally built for play! You can view one of their previous projects in the video below.
“Giant Abstract Connects” is a life-size puzzle pieces that are rearranged to take on new shapes.
After Art Walk, Varenye x LA Fashion District will be on view every Saturday through the end of the year at The Wall Farmer’s Market, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Wall Farmer’s Market is located on Wall Street between 8th and 7th Streets. Visitors might randomly stumble on the installation during the week, as the art piece can be moved into other spaces.
The installation will join other notable works of public art in the Fashion District including Jonathan Borofsky’s Hammering Man at the California Market Center, Banksy’s “PARKing” at The Sparkle Factory (908 S. Broadway), and works by Blek le Rat and Shepard Fairey also at the Broadway location.