Los Angeles, CA


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 presented CURRENT:LA Water, the city’s first public art biennial, from July 16 – August 14, 2016. This project included 15 multidisciplinary works of art sited in parks and public spaces along the Los Angeles River, touching all 15 city council districts. Each of the 13 artists involved created artwork that responded to the importance of water and of critical issues related to conservation, ecology and drought. CURRENT:LA Water 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, gives another behind the scenes look at “Current:LA Water."

Project Updates:

Los Angeles, CA

The first time I met Danielle Brazell, the General Manager of LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs, it was ostensibly to talk about her role and aspirations for the department. I assumed she would promote her agency’s agenda, but the conversation quickly flipped. She began to ask me questions, and they were incisive: Should LA strive […]