Artist David Choe Stages New Installation at Farmer’s Insurance Building

A couple of weeks ago, the LA Weekly ran a story about a new show by multi-media artist David Choe, which required potential attendees to apply for tickets and submit a screening application (including answers to questions such as “Who are you?” and “Why come you da best?”) before they could be granted a ticket or made privy to the show’s super-secret “Koreatown” (or “North Koreatown,” as it says on Choe’s website) location.

But nighttime crowds lining up since then at the old Farmer’s Insurance building at Wilshire and Rimpau, along with a new white flag flying at the location, tipped off neighbors that something big is happening there. And a note to Brookside neighbors, from one resident who has been in touch with the building’s current owner, CIM Group, about some minor parking issues (now mostly resolved with management’s cooperation), confirmed that it is indeed the location for “The Choe Show.” The event is running from 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays from July 12-August 5, at the Farmers’ building.

More than that is still mostly a mystery, though Twitter comments from attendees are intriguing. But if you don’t already have a ticket, you’re probably out of luck – Choe’s website says they’re all sold out.  The site is, however, taking applications for “Phase 6,” which may or may not be something similar.

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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