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Pop-Up Village Featuring Queer Art Coming Sunday

INSTALL:WeHo, the city’s first annual queer art pop-up village, is held in the city's El Tovar parking lot, behind the library parking deck, on Sunday afternoon.

The following is a press release from the City of West Hollywood.

The City of West Hollywood will host INSTALL:WeHo, the City’s first annual queer art pop-up village on Sunday, September 16, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the El Tovar parking lot, 8752 El Tovar Place and ONE Archives Gallery & Museum, 626 N. Robertson Boulevard (Enter El Tovar Place from Robertson Boulevard). 

INSTALL:WeHo is an interactive exhibition showcasing the curated and juried work of LBGTQ-minded artists in the greater Los Angeles community in a festive atmosphere. 

“The idea for Install:WeHo was brought to the City by an emerging generation of queer artists, activists and curators,” said Andrew Campbell, the City’s Cultural Affairs Administrator. “This type of work, while it may not be to everybody’s taste, really provides a forum for new, emerging, and edgy performance and visual artists. A project like this marries two of the City’s longstanding commitments – one to the LGBT community and the other to the creative spirit that is at the very core of what West Hollywood is about,” Campbell continued.

With the support of the City of West Hollywood, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Pasadena Arts Council and Frontiers Magazine LA, this pop-up installation will serve as a forum to bring both established and emerging LGBTQ artists and contributors together.

In the raw, spontaneous spirit of the underground art scene and with the refined organization of a fine art biennial, INSTALL:WeHo will appear spontaneously in a caravan of U-­Haul trucks, each dedicated to, and curated by an individual, organization, gallery or performance troupe, but together forming a pop-­up art “city.” In doing so, INSTALL:WeHo has the opportunity to share the story, struggle and spirit of the LGBTQ community through a diverse array of mediums and forms.

INSTALL:WeHo will feature numerous works by contemporary LGBTQ artists including Alex Blas, Amy Von Harrington, Ben Cuevas, Ben Phen, Derek Ringold, David O'Brien, Dorothy Hoover, Maya Bookbinder & Constance Hockaday, Onya Hogan-Finlay & Kim Kelly, Shelia Malone & Gwynn Shanks, Thinh Nguyen, and Patrisse Cullors; a selection of musical, spoken-word, comedic and movement performances organized by Akbar’s APT3F; a screening truck with videos by LGBTQ artists curated by ONE Archives’ David Evans Frantz; and much more!

The festival is free; however, a suggested donation of $10 will help support the project. Some exhibits may contain adult content and may not be suitable for all audiences.

For more information, please call (323) 848-6377 or visit www.installweho.com For the deaf and hard of hearing, please call (323) 848-6496.

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