Forget Foucault Info Sheet

In conjunction with World AIDS Day, the Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICI) is proud to present Forget Foucault, a tactical event aimed at AIDS awareness and remembrance. Forget Foucault uses button badges with the names of notable people who have died as a result of AIDS, along with either “forget” or “remember.” The buttons will be given out for free and people will be able to pick the button(s) of their choice. In this, the project questions who and how we remember (or choose not to remember) those that society has lost. Over the last 20 years, ICI has remained steadfast in its efforts to raise awareness for AIDS through projects such as the AIDS Bottle Project (1990-2000) and the AIDS Chronicles (1994-present). Forget Foucault is a continuation of these efforts.

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Featured Identities

Robert Mapplethorpe (Artist, Photographer)
Isaac Asimov (Science Fiction Writer)
Fela (Musician)
Carlos Almaraz (Painter)
Alvin Ailey (Dancer, Choreographer)
Michel Foucault (Philosopher,
Social Theorist)
Arthur Ashe (Tennis Star)
Easy-E (Rap/Hip-hop artist)
Felix Gonzalez-Torres (Artist)
Liberace (Performer)
Freddie Mercury (Musician)
An Anonymous Woman
A Parentless child


Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90036
Site of AIDS Bottle Project 1990, 1991

1318 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Front of United Colors of Benetton, former site of Midnight Special Bookstore (closed 2003)
Site of AIDS Chronicles 1994, 1996


LACMA is located in central Los Angeles, midway between downtown and Santa Monica, 1/2 mile south of the Grove. By bus: Metro 20 & 720 on Wilshire and 217, 218 and 780 on Fairfax all stop within half a block of the museum. By bike: Visitors traveling by bicycle may wish to plan their route using a bike map. Bicycle racks are located on Wilshire near the intersection of Spaulding, and north of the BP Grand Entrance just inside the 6th Street gate. By car: From the Santa Monica Freeway (10), take Fairfax Avenue north 2 miles to Wilshire Boulevard. From the southbound Hollywood Freeway (101), take Highland Avenue 3.5 miles south to Wilshire Boulevard; take a right on Wilshire and proceed 1 mile west to LACMA.

Third Street Promenade is located in Downtown on Third Street between Wilshire Blvd. and Broadway. By Bus: Santa Monica Big Blue Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 77 all stop within close proximity to the promenade. By Car: From Downtown Los Angeles: West on the 10 Santa Monica Freeway. Exit Fifth Street heading north (right). To reach the Promenade: West (left) on Arizona Avenue. From Los Angeles International Airport, South Bay and Orange County: North on the 405 Freeway. West on the 10 Santa Monica Freeway. Exit Fifth Street heading north (right). To reach the Promenade: West (left) on Arizona Avenue. From Woodland Hills and the San Fernando Valley: East on the 101 Freeway. South on the 405 Freeway. West on the 10 Santa Monica Freeway. Exit Fifth Street heading north (right). To reach the Promenade: West (left) on Arizona Avenue.


For LACMA, parking is available at the Pritzker Parking Garage, located on Sixth Street just east of Fairfax Avenue, and also in the lot at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue. The charge is $10 and may be prepaid at all Welcome Centers. Credit cards are accepted. Vehicles entering the Pritzker Parking Garage after 7 pm park for free. Metered street parking on Wilshire and in the surrounding neighborhood is between $1.00 and $2.00 per hour (2 hour max.)

For Third Street Promenade parking is available in Structures 1-9: vehicles entering 6am to 5:59pm: First two hours free, $1.00 every thirty minutes thereafter, $9.00 daily max. Vehicles entering after 6pm: $5.00 flat rate. Additional lot parking is available at the Santa Monica Public Library: $0.50 every thirty minutes, $10.00 daily max. $3.00 daily max for vehicles entering after 4pm and on weekends. And at the Civic Auditorium: $1.50 every 20 minutes, $9.00 daily max. $3.00 flat rate for vehicles entering after 6pm. Metered Street parking directly adjacent to the promenade is $1.00 per hour.

Valet parking is available on Second and Fourth Streets between Broadway and Colorado at Santa Monica Place. Receive 3 hours complimentary valet if you dine at one of Santa Monica Place’s restaurants (with validation) Standard valet pricing is at the following rates: $8 for the first 2 hours; $2 for each additional hour with a $20 max single day rate

For more information on the ICI and our projects, please visit us at

Institute of Cultural Inquiry
1512 S. Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
T: 310.273.7181



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