THE 14TH FACTORY, the "... monumental, multiple-media, socially engaged art and documentary experience conceived by the Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch" has been intriguing and challenging visitors since March 2017. Mega-of-size pieces, like "Clear Air Turbulence," which features full-sized plane tails in a shallow rectangle of water, and "The Barmecide Feast," which pays homage to the glowing-floor'd room at the close of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," have become stand-outs on social media, as fantastical photos of the installations are widely shared. But there's another way to experience the thought-tweaking, conversation-provoking creations of Mr. Birch, and you only need to visit The Line Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown. No, you don't need to check in — the lobby-based display is open to anyone, including non-guests — to view the artworks, which are on view through Monday, July 24. In fact,
THE LINE HOTEL... is The 14th Factory's official lodging partner, making it the obvious place for a satellite show of sorts. Of course, this isn't the first exhibit to appear at the iconoclastic inn, as rotating art shows are a regular sight at The Line. (Don't forget that the hotel played a major role in the Hello Kitty retrospective at JANM a couple of years back.) And it is never truly about simply hanging paintings and letting them be in this particular space, for other special events spring up, at the hotel, to celebrate the art. Mr. Birch himself will stop by to chat in the coming days, so contact The Line Hotel if you're interested in attending.