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REPORT: Los Angeles

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 the looming gentrification of adjacent land tracks. Opening July 14, a series of new perspectives will emerge in the form of temporary outdoor art installations that will populate the river during the inaugural public art biennial, “CURRENT: LA.” The biennial, on view July 16 – August 14, 2016, involves 16 artists (10 individuals, three two-person teams) with installations at 16 different sites, winding from The Bowtie through the Sepulveda Basin and concluding with Los Angeles-based Kori Newkirk’s installation, Prime, at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, each grappling with the vital resource of water as their subject.

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