Last week saw the opening of The 14th Factory, a monumental, multi-media art installation that’s transformed a disused warehouse in Downtown LA into a 150,000 square foot gallery space.
Conceived by Hong Kong based British artist Simon Birch, the non-profit 14th Factory Foundation aims to produce art experiences that serve as vehicles for social change. The gargantuan space is playing host to 16 international artists, all who’ve been set the task of giving their take on the current political climate (utilising everything and anything from architecture, photography, video, design and performance art).
The 14th Factory’s plan is to re-integrate art spaces into the community, creating a king of “guerrilla action where art occupies and re-energizes under-utilised or even derelict urban spaces and gifts them back to the community in the form of a transformative experience,” so they says on their site.
Tickets for 14th Factory are between $13-15, but for residents of the local community (that live in the 90031 zip code) entry is free. Who says art can’t give back to the community.