On June 1, about a mile away from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a ticketed exhibition of immersive, interactive installations called “Flutter” will make its debut. The first phase of the show, which runs through November, will feature virtual-reality works, climbable furniture, architectural structures, and other playful offerings by 15 artists.
Participants in the exhibition include Katie Stout, Jacolby Satterwhite, Jillian Mayer, Saya Woolfalk, Leah Guadagnoli, Cyril Lancelin, Liz Collins, digital media duo Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger (in collaboration with Aniol Saurina Masó), Elise Peterson, Candy Chang, Guillermo Santoma, Job Piston, and NAR, a producer, musician, and DJ.
The show’s tagline is “Where Art and Happiness Meet,” and tickets are $28, though visitors under the age of three get in for free.
“Flutter” will be staged at 217 South La Brea Avenue, a rented commercial space with an Art Deco exterior. The show will remain in the same space for the next three years with new presentations every six months.
Billed as a “sensory journey” open to visitors of all ages, the inaugural edition is themed “the play-date.” Karen Robinovitz, the chief curator of “Flutter,” who’s a board member of the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Brooklyn Museum in New York, said in a statement, “Everything in the world can be so heavy and serious that our focus was reprieve, fun, and playfulness.”
Chris Dowson, the founder of the exhibition, added, “Flutter’s purpose is to bring fine art to everyone. We invite you to participate, experience, interact, and share, in a fun, welcoming environment. We want to promote and encourage enjoyment and connection to others through community and will be announcing several education programs throughout the year.”