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NOW ACTIVATING | EVENTS CALENDAR | DONATION DRIVE | UPCOMING | PAST RESIDENCIES

Mobile Homestead is a public art project by Mike Kelley. The mobile section, a facade on wheels, is designed to carry out public service when detached from its permanent "residence", a full scale replica of Kelley's childhood home, permanently installed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Now, for the first time, this traveling section will be activated outside of Detroit, in downtown Los Angeles, and on site at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA where it will host social services and community initiatives from May 29 through July 28, 2014. Mobile Homestead in Los Angeles is made possible by Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

Mobile Homestead covertly makes a distinction between public art and private art, between the notions that art functions for the social good, and that art addresses personal desires and concerns… It has a public side, and a secret side.” – Mike Kelley, 2011


MOBILE HOMESTEAD EVENTS

 Mobile Homestead
 AIDS Healthcare Foundation Mobile STD Testing Unit
 American Red Cross
 Community Health Project Los Angeles
 Critical Resistance
 Echo Park Film Center
 L.U.N.C.H. (Local United Network in Combatting Hunger)
 LAMP Community
 Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD)
 Our Skid Row
 Union Rescue Mission
 Mobile Homestead | The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

NOW ACTIVATING MOBILE HOMESTEAD


LAMP Arts Program

July 3 – July 28

Visual Installation on view inside the Mobile Homestead
Artwork by Skid Row community members participating in the LAMP Arts, and a participatory creativity station to assemble a community artwork.

Upcoming Workshop/ Performances: Sunday, July 20

12 & 4pm: Musical Performances by LAMP Arts Program’s own band born out of a weekly Jam Session (20min)

1-3:30pm: A Workshop to BUILD A HOME together. What does home mean for you? Do you think housing is a human right? Help us transform the Mobile Homestead over the course of the day. Everyone is welcome!

LAMP Arts Program is an arts resource center for the Skid Row neighborhood made possible by LAMP Community. Since its founding in 1999, the LAMP Arts Program has built on grass-roots community members’ engagement, guest artists, and volunteers to become one of LAMP’s most effective services. Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, the LAMP Arts Program offers people who are homeless, living in extreme poverty or with mental illness a safe and nurturing place for creative self-expression.  The program also encourages long-term participation as artists develop their individual voices, display the artwork, inspire each other, build a healthy community together, and make creativity a continuous, restorative part of their lives.  For more information and to find out how you can become involved, visit us at  www.lampcommunity.org or email us at art@lampcommunity.org. You can also follow Lamp Arts Program on facebook at www.facebook.com/LampArtProject

 

 

INTERACTIVE DESIGN WORKSHOPS

Sunday, July 27, 11am – 6pm
Monday, July 28, 11am – 5pm

Outside of Mobile Homestead, Our Skid Row has a mobile Participation Station where viewers can find more information about Skid Row resources and take part in a design workshop that focuses on the development of a specific site in Skid Row.  We have model components, found objects, and other elements that will help community members envision improvements to the built environment.

These creative workshops begin to imagine how we can transform our Skid Row community by amplifying existing positive resources and suggesting improvements to existing conditions of the built environment. Topics that will be addressed include housing, public spaces, creative spaces, services, food access, health and sanitation, public safety, recreation and more.  Our goal is to design with the community and incorporate as much resident insight and input as possible, so that we can accurately understand the transformations that are necessary and welcomed by the community.

ABOUT OUR SKID ROW

Our Skid Row is a process that prioritizes people and place-making to create a collective community vision for the neighborhood of Skid Row.  Through community engagement, interactive design workshops and hands-on creative activities with residents, organizations, and other neighborhood stakeholders, Our Skid Row amplifies existing assets and generates visions for a sustainable, beautiful, and thriving future for the existing community. Skid Row is a 50 block neighborhood directly adjacent to downtown LA that is the concentrated homelessness capital of Los Angeles.  There are several efforts for community improvement that range from resident-led organizations and activities, to federally funded non-profit organizations.  Our Skid Row is a collaborative project with the involvement of many organizations and individuals. Our Skid Row is sponsored by the Skid Row Housing Trust.

For more information, please contact Theresa Hwang:
Theresa@skidrow.org
213-683-0522 x146
www.ourskidrow.org

 

 

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DONATION DRIVE

July 10–28, 2014

The Los Angeles Mission exists to provide help, hope, and opportunity to men, women, and children in need. The donations that are being made will certainly be of great help to the Los Angeles Mission as they can give the less fortunate a small sense of dignity. Founded in 1936, the Los Angeles Mission is a non-profit, privately supported, faith-based organization that serves the immediate and long-term needs of homeless and disadvantaged men, women and children. The Mission is among the nation’s largest service providers to the homeless. Thank you so much from all of us at the Los Angeles Mission.

ITEMS TO DONATE
SOCKS | TRAVEL SIZE TOOTHPASTE | TOOTHBRUSHES | COMBS | MEN’S AND WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR | ENERGY BARS | TRAVEL SIZE SHAMPOOS | SOAP | WASHCLOTHS

All MOCA visitors who donate receive FREE 2-for-1 admission to Mike Kelley

 

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UPCOMING AT MOBILE HOMESTEAD

 

L.U.N.C.H. (Local United Network in Combatting Hunger)
Lunch-making workshop
July 26, 11am–6pm
L.U.N.C.H. is an organization started in Los Angeles by a group of friends who wanted to make a difference in their community. L.U.N.C.H. began leading monthly lunch making events in an attempt to combat hunger. In just under an hour, each event produces several hundred bagged lunches which are then delivered to a local homeless shelter the next morning. The best part is each lunch costs under a dollar to make.

In the summer of 2014, L.U.N.C.H. has teamed up with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles to host two events in Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead, each event producing 500 lunches that will be donated to Union Rescue Mission.
Our Skid Row
Interactive Design Workshops

July 27, 11am–6pm and July 28, 11am–5pm

These creative workshops begin to imagine how we can transform our Skid Row community by amplifying existing positive resources and suggesting improvements to existing conditions of the built environment. Topics that will be addressed include housing, public spaces, creative spaces, services, food access, health and sanitation, public safety, recreation and more.  Our goal is to design with the community and incorporate as much resident insight and input as possible, so that we can accurately understand the transformations that are necessary and welcomed by the community.

Our Skid Row is a community-driven plan for an equitable Skid Row.  It is a process that prioritizes people and place-making to create a collective community vision for the neighborhood of Skid Row. Through community engagement, interactive design workshops and hands-on creative activities with residents, organizations, and other neighborhood stakeholders, Our Skid Row amplifies existing assets and generates visions for a sustainable, beautiful, and thriving future for the existing community. Our Skid Row is a collaborative project with the involvement of many organizations and individuals. Our Skid Row is sponsored by the Skid Row Housing Trust.

For more information, please contact Theresa Hwang at theresa@skidrow.org or call 213-308-8388

 

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PAST RESIDENCIES

LOS ANGELES POVERTY DEPARTMENT

MAY 29–JUNE 16, 2014

Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities. LAPD’s works express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people who live and work in L.A.’s Skid Row.

An exhibition inside the Mobile Homestead will feature an installation from LAPD’s Skid Row history timeline, portraits of 36 previous Walk the Talk honorees and other historical materials.

June 26–30, 2014
Visual installation on view inside the Mobile Homestead.
Workshop Schedule

Thursday, June 26, 6-8pm: Discussion about CRLA archive and works inside and around Homestead related to the Prison Industrial Complex.
Please RSVP to crla@criticalresistance.org.

Friday, June 27, 3-5pm: Homeless Bill of Rights presentation in conjunction with Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN).
Please RSVP to crla@criticalresistance.org.

Saturday, June 28 4-6pm: Presentation by California United for a Responsible Budget & LA No More Jails Coalition / Theater of the Oppressed workshop with CRLA and Los Angeles Poverty Department members.
Please RSVP to crla@criticalresistance.org.

Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex (PIC) by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot support any work that extends its life or scope.

 

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Mobile Homestead in Los Angeles is made possible by Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with MOCA.

Mobile Homestead was commissioned by Artangel in association with Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, LUMA Foundation, and Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts with the generous support of the Artangel International Circle. Community programs in Mobile Homestead at MOCAD are supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Special thanks to SCI-Arc for accommodating the Mobile Homestead as it arrives and departs. 


Mike Kelley is organized by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and curated by former Stedelijk Museum Director Ann Goldstein, in cooperation with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

Curator of the first exhibition concept is Dr. Eva Meyer-Hermann. The Los Angeles presentation is organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson.

The Los Angeles presentation is made possible by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

Major support is provided by Kathi and Gary Cypres, Gagosian Gallery, The Guess Foundation, The Margaret and Daniel Loeb Third Point Foundation, Eugenio Lopez, and Mr. Bob Manoukian, Parx Casino.

Generous support of the exhibition is provided by Caesarstone, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Karyn Kohl, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The MOCA Projects Council.

Additional support is provided by Cliff and Mandy Einstein, The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation, Mark Grotjahn and Jennifer Guidi, Wonmi and Kihong Kwon, LUMA Foundation, Pasadena Art Alliance, Steven F. Roth Family Foundation, Yvonne and Paul Schimmel, and Gary and Gilena Simons.

In-kind media support is provided by KCET, KCRW 89.9 FM, and Los Angeles magazine.