THE 2016 LOS ANGELES BILLBOARD CREATIVE SHOW
In December, 45 LA billboards have been transformed into public art spaces with works from emerging and established artists including Paul McCarthy and Alex Prager. The Billboard Creative connects artists with mass audiences on the streets of LA, and bringing art into the daily routines of tens of thousands of Angelenos.
This year, TBC is honored to announce collaborations with two renowned artists: Paul McCarthy and Alex Prager. McCarthy will bring his critical analysis of mass media and consumer-driven society to the streets of LA with images from his new film “Coach Stage Stage Coach.” He is an artist who is inspired by American pop culture and often manages to whip up controversy with his larger-than-life works. Prager’s meticulous, hyperreal, film-like compositions, and fictive realities are a perfect match with the unique medium of billboards--breaking up the monotony of city thoroughfares with a refreshing dose of contemporary art.
- This year TBC has teamed up with The People Concern for a billboard created by artists living on Skid Row. The billboard was donated by Clear Channel and The Billboard Creative with the goals of bringing public art to Skid Row, providing a larger platform for an artist from that community, and to bringing awareness to the homeless in our community. You can see the board at the intersection of 5th and San Pedro in downtown LA.
- For a mobile map to all the locations download the TBC APP from the iTunes store.
The Billboard Creative mobile app launches with work from Copenhagen-based composer and artist Zeno van den Broek
With its 2016 show, TBC has launched a mobile app, which in addition to providing maps to locations of TBC show billboards, will be a year-round forum for promoting under-the-radar art events as well as cutting-edge digital art. Art events are listed in the app’s Archie blog, while Hypermedia is the app’s digital media platform. Copenhagen-based composer and artist Zeno van den Broek has signed on to help TBC launch the app as in the augural artist for Hypermedia with his work Shift Symm. Three, the third in a series of audiovisual works focused on on the synesthetic play between his auditive and visual techniques. Through his practice, van den Broek researches and expresses notions of spatial awareness, using immaterial and temporal means such as sound, acoustics and visual arts to create site and concept specific works. His interdisciplinary working methods enable him to comprehend and express the richness and complexity of spatiality. Van den Broek works with pure sound sources such as sine waves and white noise and minimal visual aesthetics such as grids and lines, creating site- specific patterns of interference, which explore and articulate the characteristics of a particular space.