Wednesday, June 09, 2010


GET INVOLVED WITH LAND'S FIRST BENEFIT ON WEDNESDAY JULY 14TH. On behalf of the Board of Directors of Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND): Lisa Anastos, Christine Y. Kim, Shamim M. Momin, Thao Nguyen, Marin Hopper, Esthella Provas and Lauren Taschen, and LAND Benefit Co-Chairs: John Baldessari, Lori DeWolfe, James Franco, Liz Goldwyn, Eugenio Lopez, Salma Hayek Pinault and François-Henri Pinault, we are excited to announce our First Annual Benefit on Wednesday, July 14th and Thursday, July 15th, 2010.
The festivities will begin on July 14th with an intimate dinner at the home of Co-Chair Eugenio Lopez, a LAND patron and one of the world’s top 100 contemporary art collectors. On July 15th, there will be a fabulous Cocktail Party at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Gift Horse Project, a collective rotation of over 20 musicians and songwriters, will be curating two distinct performances for the two unique evenings. Additionally, a special benefit auction, comprised of select artists who have supported LAND in its endeavors, will be featured both nights

Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) is a non-profit art organization founded in 2009 by LAND Director/Curator Shamim M. Momin, former contemporary curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and board member Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art (LACMA).
LAND is a public art initiative committed to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art project, in Los Angeles and beyond. LAND supports dynamic and unconventional artistic practices using a tripartite approach:
• Commissioning public projects of site- and situation-specific works with national and international contemporary artists
• Collaborating with a variety of institutions and organizations, such as universities, museums, and theaters as well as other types of spaces, industries, and entities
• Offering additional programs such as performances, workshops, residencies, discussions, and publications
LAND is an ongoing endeavor with three primary types of annual programming: LAND 1.0 projects are large-scale, multi-artist, multi-site exhibitions and single-site group exhibitions, LAND 2.0 projects feature a new commission by a single mid-career or established artist, and LAND 3.0 projects feature new work by lesser known or emerging artists.