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Jet Set Saturday’s: Doug Aitken at Regen Projects LA


Doug Aitken’s Migration (2009) at Regen Projects’ Santa Monica Boulevard location.

We’re back in business and hitting the ground running with a new weekend feature, Jet Set Saturdays. Every Saturday for the foreseeable future we will be spending the day high flying coast to coast to bring you a selection of the best shows from Los Angeles and New York. In addition to taking Diaka Vodka just about every way possible and sporting fine fine threads we’ll be making two posts, one in the morning and one in the evening, each positioned to feature our top pick of our chosen city’s current exhibitions. In the morning we’ll be in LA then after a swanky lunch somewhere really swanky we’ll be jetting over to New York for the evening.

So far its been a somewhat foggy morning here in LA, but with temperatures about to reach 70 it seems like the sun will prevail. After a quick breakfast of Campanile (olive oil fried eggs) at Cafe Verona on La Brea we jumped in our Limo and made a stop at Regen Projects for LA’s own Doug Aitken’s solo which in addition to presenting a series of new text-based light boxes features the west coast debut of the film migration.

Gallery says: Aitken explores the themes of temporality, space, memory, movement, and landscape in his work. History and themes of both the past and present are interwoven and reconfigured. His work deconstructs the connection between idea and iconography allowing each to reinvent itself.

migration, which was first shown at 303 Gallery in New York and then at the 2008 Carnegie International, features a variety of wild animals in motel rooms across the US. The film is shown at both of Regen Projects’ locations; on a billboard inside their North Almont Drive space and projected outside at Santa Monica Boulevard from sunrise to sunset. The picture above was taken at night, and it sure looks pretty, but we don’t have time to stick around. Taxi!

This post was contributed by Thomas Hollingworth.


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Jet Set Saturday’s: Doug Aitken at Regen Projects LA