We Want Your Plastic!

June 26, 2009

This Sunday (and every day through September 20) you’re invited to drop by LACMA to help us collaborate on Choi Jeong-Hwa’s HappyHappy—a participatory art sculpture made from discarded plastic goods that’s part of Your Bright Future (which also opens Sunday, by the way).

LACMA’s staff got things started earlier this week with our own stuff rescued from the recycling bin (check out the video below), but there’s much more “work” to be done.

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All you need to do to be a part of the show is bring your orange laundry soap jugs, green strawberry baskets, and other colorful plastic goods to the fences near our Sixth Street entrance where you’ll find zipper ties. Adhere your items to the fence in whatever way you like and voila—you’ve just helped create a bright, playful, and collaborative piece of art for L.A. (and perhaps even taken care of some of your recycling at the same time)!

Community involvement starts on Sunday, but I look forward to seeing the installation change and grow throughout the entire run of the exhibition and encourage you to keep coming back to watch this evolving artwork too.

Karen Satzman, Manager, Art Classes and Family Programs