Just when we think, surely Jonathan Wells and his merry gang can’t squeeze any more action into these three days of joy, they hit us up with yet another announcement. Here’s the latest news from the Swerve Festival, taking place next weekend in LA.
Remember we told you that Aaron Rose would be curating the art show? Well here’s what Rose has to say about that: “Looking at art in galleries is dead. I didn’t want to have a little art ghetto in the middle of this dynamic festival.”
So, artists like Mike Mills, Terry Richardson, Thomas Campbell, Geoff McFetridge, Ed Templeton, Chris Johanson and more were given instructions for how to build 15-foot high pinwheels that will dot the Barnsdall Art Park grounds.
25 trees will be transformed into “Listening Trees” where you can put on a pair of vintage headphones and hear musicians and performing artists like Animal Collective, No Age, Tommy Guerrero and BARR.
Plus, poke your face into novelty backdrops with cut-out head-holes by graffiti artists, check out the murals by Sage Vaughn, Chris Pastras and Jesse Spears, and should you want to take the art home with you, Jesse Spears will even grace a selected body part with a Sharpie tattoo.
Tickets and details here. And we will see you there.
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