"Women in the City" is an ongoing viral public art exhibition spread throughout the streets of Los Angeles.

Why "Women in the City?" One of the fundamental achievements of the historical feminist movement was... more >


Art Ltd.

West of Rome
January 17, 2011

Artforum Magazine

1000 Words
November 01, 2010

Fabrik Magazine

Women in the City
October 01, 2010

LA Times - Culture Monster

Jennifer Bolande @ West of Rome
September 30, 2010


Jennifer Bolande's Plywood Curtains

September 02, 2010

Artforum online

500 Words with Emi Fontana
August 12, 2010

LAIST.COM (online)

Local Public Art Celebrated as Tops in the Nation

June 20, 2009

THE Magazine

Cruising the Freeway of Public Art
May 12, 2009

New York Times

In Los Angeles, Art Thats Worth the Detour
May 01, 2009

Art: 21 Blog

Kruger and Holzer in Women in the City
February 08, 2009

Rolling Stone Italy

Che il Fuoco sia con Voi

December 01, 2008


Best of 2008: Ann Goldstein
December 01, 2008


Signs and Symbols
October 01, 2008

Good Magazine

Women's Work
July 01, 2008


Sculptural, Landscape, and Other Public Art Works in Greater Los Angeles and Southern California
May 30, 2008


Art Review: Women in the City
May 03, 2008

Flash Art

Women in the City
May 01, 2008

Flaunt Magazine

Party Coverage
April 01, 2008

Public Art Review

US Recent Projects
April 01, 2008

LA Weekly

Women on Board

March 20, 2008

Los Angeles City Beat

Female Forms
March 13, 2008

Continuing and Recommended Exhibitions

March 05, 2008

The City is Mine
March 01, 2008

Wonder Women
March 01, 2008

Flaunt Magazine

West of Rome's Women in the City
March 01, 2008

Print Magazine

Women in the City
March 01, 2008

la Repubblica.it

Los Angeles Renaissance
February 23, 2008

LA Weekly

The Beginning of the War Will Be Secret
February 22, 2008

LA Weekly

Women in the City
February 15, 2008

Saatchi Online

Women in the City, A West of Rome
February 14, 2008


Louise Lawler: A Movie Will Be Shown Without the Picture
February 14, 2008


Emi Fontana's Women in the City
February 13, 2008

Los Angeles Times

Look, up in the sky! It's women's art

February 11, 2008

Los Angeles Times The Guide 

February 07, 2008

Deutsche Bank Artmag

Barbara Kruger: Plenty Should be Enough
February 01, 2008


Guerrillas in the Midst
February 01, 2008


GO SEE: L.A.'s "Women in the City" Backed by Broad Art, Pinault Foundation

January 29, 2008

Sex in the City
January 28, 2008


Women in the City
January 28, 2008

The New York Times Magazine
Sex in the City
January 27, 2008

LACMA Insider
Women in the City


WoR @ ForYourArt - Benefit Edition No. 1

See all our editions @ FYA Benefit Edition at the link below.


Eternity Forever's Evening Program: 11/11/10

6:30 – The first group of guests are greeted by monsters and spirits for a late-night walk-through of the historic Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum followed by the much anticipated final appearance of The Spirit Girls on the planet, on Altadena soil. 

8:00 The Spirit Girls arrive to their final destination to perform a live-score to the world premier of Marnie Weber’s new film Eternal Heart. Following the screening, The Spirit Girls will play a selection of their greatest hits.

9:15 Marnie Weber, Spirit Girls, Monsters and friends will lead a procession to the absolute debut of Weber’s new works at the Mausoleum Art Gallery. 

For more information or to purchase tickets please call West of Rome Public Art at (626) 793-1504 or visit our websites at www.westofrome.org and www.womeninthecity.org. 

Mountain View Cemetery 
2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena, CA 91001

Jennifer Bolande's Plywood Curtains arrive in Pasadena
West of Rome Public Art is pleased to announce Jennifer Bolande's "Plywood Curtains", a series of site-specific sculptural installations designed to activate the windows of empty storefronts all over the greater Los Angeles area. Bolande's highly anticipated project has started to go up in Pasadena: 1347 Colorado Blvd.... and 496-500 South Lake Ave. Watch for this project to grow and expand throughout the city over the next year!

Don't Miss Ongoing Installations!

Sunset Strip is where it's at! Visit Barbara Kruger's "Plenty" video billboards atop the Key Club (9039 Sunset Blvd) and opposite the Hyatt Hotel (8410 W. Sunset Blvd). Catch Cindy Sherman's "Untitled Film Still" billboard next to the House of Blues (Sunset & Olive). And, as you make your way up to Hollywood & Highland Center, be sure to visit Sherman's "Untitled Film Still" billboard on Orange St (one block north of Hollywood Blvd).

Cindy Sherman Billboard up on Sunset & Olive
As you are cruising the Strip, keep an eye out for Cindy Sherman's "Untitled Film Still" next to the House of Blues.

Women in the City on YouTube
Video footage of installation by Museum/ of/ Traffic.


Jenny Holzer's Survival Series Stickers in the LA Weekly
For the February 14th issue of the LA Weekly, Jenny Holzer designed stickers printed with aggressive slogans from her Survival Series, which first appeared in 1983. Stickers are disseminated to a broad audience within this print edition as a form of propaganda to
spark a reaction and propel you into an act of questioning with slogans such as:



The Hollywood/West Hollywood area will get an extra treat! Holzer's stickers will also be included in the February 21st issue

Louise Lawler's Birdcalls
Women in the City presents
Louise Lawler’s Birdcalls
Experience the work with the artist

February 11, 3:30 PM
The Lily Ponds

Huntington Library, Art Collections
and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

General Admission: $15
Seniors (65+): $12
Students: $10
Children (5-11): $6

Birdcalls (1972/2008) is an audio artwork by conceptual artist Louise Lawler that
transforms the names of famous male artists into a bird song, parroting names such as
Artschwager, Beuys, Ruscha and Warhol, in an inspired mockery of conditions of
privilege and recognition given to male artists at that time. The sound installation will
be audible in two locations on the Huntington’s grounds from February 9 through

Louise Lawler’s Birdcalls is one part of Women in the City, a viral public art exhibition
that takes place throughout Los Angeles beginning February 9, 2008. The exhibition
features works by Lawler, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, and Cindy Sherman.

Louise Lawler’s A Movie will be shown without the picture
February 14, 7:30 PM

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue (at 14th Street) 
Santa Monica, CA 90405

General Admission: $10 
Seniors 65+/Students with valid ID: $8 
Tickets available at www.fandango.com
The work was originally presented at the Aero Theatre in 1979. It will be reprised on February 14 with a reception honoring Lawler and Women in the City in Theatre’s lobby following the screening.

New York Times Magazine
Coverage in the January 28, 2008 issue.



Conceived and curated by Emi Fontana
2008 Guide (PDF) | YouTube Channel


François Pinault Foundation
The Broad Art Foundation
Pasadena Arts Council

Marnie Weber

Nov 13, 2010 – Dec 20, 2010

Marnie Weber was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1959.

Based in Los Angeles, Weber is an artist who creates works of fantasy and fiction utilizing... more >


1 Mountain View Cemetery & Mausoleum 2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena, CA 91001


Jennifer Bolande

Jul 09, 2010 – Jan 13, 2011

Jennifer Bolande was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1957.

Emerging in the early eighties, Bolande pioneered in an intuitive form of conceptualism using... more >


1 Plywood Curtains at 496/500 South Lake, Pasadena, CA (Two stores adjacent to each other)

2 Plywood Curtains at 1347 East Colorado Pasadena, CA (Between Allen and Holliston)

3 Plywood Curtains at The ICON, 5450 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 Ended January 13, 2011

4 Plywood Curtains at 995 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Chinatown) Ended December 31, 2010

5 Plywood Curtains at Ace Gallery - Los Angeles, Institute Of Contemporary Art, The Wilshire Tower 5514 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Jenny Holzer

Mar 03, 2008 – Apr 04, 2008

Jenny Holzer was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, in 1950.

Early in her career, Holzer began to use text to manipulate the language of pop culture. She developed slogans that were... more >


1 Inflammatory Essays Posters in Silver Lake, Melrose, Hollywood, and Venice Beach. Ended March 16, 2008

2 Inflammatory Essays (1979-82/2008) Posters at the Standard Hotel Downtown, 550 S. Flower at 6th Street. Ended April 1, 2008

3 Survival Series (1983-85/2008) Stickers in the LA Weekly. February 14th & 21st, 2008

4 Survival Series (1983-85/2008) and Inflammatory Essays (1979-82/2008) Theaters, clubs, concert venues, retail stores, music stores, hotels, metro stations, and cafes.

5 Truisms (1977-79/2008) Zipscreen at Hollywood Blvd and Highland Avenue. Ended March 16, 2008

6 Truisms (1977-79/2008) Jumbotron at Hollywood & Highland Plaza. Ended March 6, 2008

7 Truisms (1977-79/2008) Marquee at the Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, LA (Hollywood Blvd and N. Orange Dr.). Ends April 4, 2008


Barbara Kruger

Feb 04, 2008 – Mar 17, 2008

Barbara Kruger was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1945.

Kruger's work emerged in the late 1970s, in an era that developed ideologies now considered postmodern, when... more >


1 Plenty (2008) Video billboard on the top tier of LACMA West, visible from Fairfax Ave at 6th St. Ended March 17, 2008 (3 min.15 sec. looping)

2 Plenty (2008) Video billboard at 8410 W. Sunset (opposite Hyatt Hotel), West Hollywood. (3 min.15 sec. fragmented between ads)

3 Plenty (2008) Video billboard at 9039 Sunset Blvd (Key Club), West Hollywood. (3 min.15 sec. fragmented between ads)


Louise Lawler

Feb 08, 2008 – Mar 24, 2008

Louise Lawler was born in Bronxville, New York, in 1947.

Lawler's most renowned photographic work questions how an artwork becomes historicized, by capturing... more >


1 Birdcalls (1972-81/2008) Sound installation at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino. Ended March 24

2 Birdcalls (1972-81/2008) Broadcast on womeninthecity.org [Mp3]

3 A Movie will be shown without the picture (1979/2008) Screening at the American Cinematheque, Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th St, Santa Monica, on February 14, 2008 at 7:30 pm


Cindy Sherman

Feb 06, 2008 – May 01, 2008

Cindy Sherman was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, in 1954.

She emerged onto the New York scene in the early 1980s alongside post-feminism and punk, yet her... more >


1 Untitled Film Still (1977-1980/2008) Billboard facing Orange St at Hollywood & Highland Center.

2 Untitled Film Still (1977-1980/2008) Billboard at Hollywood Plaza at Hollywood & Highland Center. Ended March 19, 2008

3 Untitled Film Still (1977-1980/2008) Billboard at Sunset Blvd at the corner of Sunset Blvd and Olive St, West Hollywood.

4 Untitled Film Still (1977-1980/2008) Billboard at Wilshire Blvd and Fairfax Ave. Ended March 31, 2008