For the second year in a row, Los Angeles will have a One-Night Stand. A group of emerging architects and artists are coming together for one night to leave their temporary marks of imagination and exuberance upon the the visitors of the affair.
One-Night Stand for Art and Architecture, held on May 14th at the Holiday Lodge Motel, begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. More than 30 of the most up-and-coming local and international artists and architects will position their work inside motel rooms. Desires will be explored, memories will be written, but participants will have one night only to display their work.
“This event was in response to social media,” says Anthony Morey, co-founder of One-Night Stand LA. “Instead of viewing work online, like much of us already do, we decided to hold an annual event to give people an opportunity to see work in person.”
This year’s event was guest curated by Duygun Inal, Debbie Garcia, and Jonathan Crisman. The theme, Rendezvous, encompassed a lot of feelings of coming with an expectation but being open to anything that may or may not happen. As is the basis of a one-night stand, there will be no duplication of participants from the inaugural event. Once the event is over, their work is exposed only in history.
“A big subject or something that One-Night Stand approaches is this idea of ‘What is appropriate?’ or the decorum of, let’s say, a gallery show or an event or a publication,” states Debbie Garcia.
The show was conceived as a format for the artist, architects and all variations in-between to explore vices, provocations, tendencies or questions that kept them awake at night. Through this One-Night Stand, everyone will leave fulfilled and not expecting more, at least for another 364 days.