Los Angeles, CA,

Current: LA Water

Artists: Refik Anadol + Peggy Weil (team); Edgar Arceneaux; Josh Callaghan + Daveed Kapoor (team); Mel Chin; Chris Kallmyer; Candice Lin; Lucky Dragons (Luke Fischbeck + Sarah Rara); Teresa Margolles; Kori Newkirk; Michael Parker; Gala Porras-Kim; Rirkrit Tiravanija; and Kerry Tribe.

Call to Action on Water Conservation through Art

The City of Los Angeles presents CURRENT:LA Water, the city’s first public art biennial, open from July 16 – August 14, 2016. This project is comprised of 15 multidisciplinary works of art sited in parks and public spaces along the Los Angeles River, touching all 15 city council districts. Each artwork seeks to raise awareness of the importance of water and of critical issues related to conservation, ecology and drought. CURRENT:LA Water has also engaged public program providers to host site-specific events focused on water-related topics in conjunction with the art installations.

“The Public Art Challenge provides a platform to celebrate all sectors of our cultural community and reposition Los Angeles as a center of art and creative expression – all while addressing a critical environmental priority.”

Mayor Eric Garcetti
Public Art Challenge winning-city, Los Angeles, CA, launches “Current:LA Water"
Meet some of the artists, projects, and inspiration behind Los Angeles’ Public Art Challenge-winning project, Current:LA Water – the city’s first public art biennial. Fifteen exhibits focusing on water are open to the public from July 16 through August 14.

Project Updates:

Los Angeles, CA

The center of an expansive revitalization project, the LA River has been getting quite a bit of press as of late. The reportage ranges from detailing the positive results of environmental restoration, to questions regarding the agreement that led to the involvement of renowned starchitect Frank Gehry with the area’s rebuilding, to cautionary tales concerning […]