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Public Event: Claret-Cup

Public Event: Claret-Cup

The Big City Forum exhibition, Claret-Cup: IDLA, tales of deliberate localism, examines how the city of Los Angeles takes shape in the imagination of its inhabitants. This project at the Armory continues Claret-Cup’s exploration into the capacity of maps to collect intangible impressions about the city and give form and visual structure to our emotional picture of it. IDLA, tales of deliberate localism is designed to engage the public in discussion about Los Angeles’ diverse and authentic heritage of functioning and loved urban moments. The exhibition focuses on individual stories that intersect, weave together, and form the connective tissue between the larger, physical gestures of the metropolis.

Please join us on October 18 from 5-7pm when these stories—recorded and reformulated by Claret-Cup into a series of artifacts, images, and written text— will be "liberated" by visitors from a familiar vessel (the identity of which is a surprise). During this event, participants will collectively annotate the Los Angeles basin map on display in the Mezzanine Gallery. The project will be on view in its complete and unfolded state for the conclusion of the show. This participatory event is free and open to the public.

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Big City Forum’s residency at the Armory is supported with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Saturday, October 18, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103