Following up on last year’s Transmission1 curated by Raf Simons to launch Mercedes’ Avantgarde Diaries project, this year’s event sees Mike D of the Beastie Boys invite a group of outstanding artists and musicians to create a 17-day festival in Los Angeles. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will be the meeting point for the international avant-garde, including Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Lauren Mackler from Public Fiction, Sage Vaughn, Isaac from Still House Group, Peter Coffin, Roy Choi and Will Fowler. Exhibitions, concerts, DJ nights, performances and installations will make the festival an extraordinary audiovisual experience. The event runs between April 20 – May 6, 2012.