The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is proud to present 5-7-5, an open air text-based art project. Twelve poets, songwriters, and text-based artists will contribute a short text, loosely based upon the rules of the poetic form of Haiku, that expresses their thoughts and ideas on our tumultuous times.

Haiku is a Japanese poetic form made up of three lines, the first consisting of 5 syllables, the second 7 syllables, and the third 5 syllables. Throughout the rest of the year Ace will host each artist’s work on the marquee that adorns the South Broadway side of the 1929 United Artists Theatre building. Those who are unable to visit the work in person will be able to view the work online, with additional online content to follow.

5-7-5 was created and programmed by a curatorial team consisting of Andrew Berardini, independent curator and contributing editor of Mousse Magazine; Rita Gonzalez, Department Head of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Joseph Mosconi, co-director of the Poetic Research Bureau, and Warren Neidich, artist, independent curator and Director of the Saas-Fee Summer Institute  of Art.

Full artist list and schedule listed below:

October 7th – October 14th:          Jibade-Khalil Huffman
October 14th – October 21st:          Lisa Anne Auerbach
October 21st – October 28th:         Sophia Le Fraga
October 28th – November 4th:       Lawrence Weiner
November 4th – November 11th:    Harry Gamboa Jr.
November 11th – November 18th:  Kim Gordon
November 18th – November 25th:  Charles Gaines  
November 25th – December 2nd:    Carlos Lara
December 2nd – December 9th:      Joyelle McSweeney

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