Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Kent Twitchell. Lita Albuquerque Monument, 1984. Photo: © Robin Dunitz. Courtesy Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles.

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Freeway Flyers: The Olympic Murals

Looking at Los Angeles

Freeway Flyers: The Olympic Murals

In such a liminal arena as the freeway, what role can murals play?

Florian Maier-Aichen takes photographs in Stralsund, Germany, 2008. Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century"Season 5 episode, Fantasy, 2009. © Art21, Inc. 2009.

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Florian Maier-Aichen: Built-in Mistakes

Flashback

Florian Maier-Aichen: Built-in Mistakes

In a new previously unpublished interview Florian Maier-Aichen discusses his beginnings as an artist, the evolution of his hybrid practice, and more.

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The Flights of Concord

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The Flights of Concord

Columnist Carol Cheh interviews members of Concord, a “youthful and highly organic project” based in Los Angeles.

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Armchair Travels

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Armchair Travels

Columnist Carol Cheh reminisces on two exhibitions in L.A. that complicate “our reception of myth” and inspire “more nuanced engagement.”

The first issue of Night Papers, published in August 2011

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Night Papers

Word is a Virus

Night Papers

Carol Cheh reports on an L.A.-based literary journal that “has the look and feel of a humble neighborhood rag” but is filled with “surprising moments.”

Public Fiction in Los Angeles, set up to look like a foreign correspondent's office

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Public Fiction: The Play’s the Thing

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Public Fiction: The Play’s the Thing

Public Fiction, an exhibition and event space in Los Angeles, hosts events that “provide constant stimuli” but “the journals really are the gems of the project.”

Irwin and Turrell in the anechoic chamber. Courtesy Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Escaping the Corporate Frame

Looking at Los Angeles

Escaping the Corporate Frame

More than 40 years ago James Turrell and Robert Irwin teamed up on a “hair-raising” art and technology initiative. Columnist Catherine Wagely looks back.

Susan Silton, Kay, from Who's in a Name?, 2013, offset lithographed screen grab

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Word is a Virus | Susan Silton Asks, “Who’s in a Name?”

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Word is a Virus | Susan Silton Asks, “Who’s in a Name?”

Columnist Carol Cheh reflects on Susan Stilton’s interventionist artwork “Who’s in a Name?”, a response to John Baldessari’s marquee installation “Your Name in Lights.”

Emily Mast, "Birdbrain (Addendum)," 2012, video still. Courtesy of the artist and LACE.

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Word is a Virus | LA Existancial

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | LA Existancial

Carol Cheh reviews the Guy de Cointet exhibition at LACE and touches on the creative links between Los Angeles and France.

Barbara T. Smith. Excerpt from "Poetry: Child Voice," 1965-1966. Courtesy The Box Gallery.

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Looking at Los Angeles | Barbara T. Smith: Cheek To Glass, Electric Impressions of the Material Body

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Barbara T. Smith: Cheek To Glass, Electric Impressions of the Material Body

Danielle McCullough recounts the life of politically-engaged performer and “body artist” Barbara T. Smith.

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Looking at Los Angeles | Being Difficult

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Being Difficult

Llyn Foulkes “has never had nor seemed to want any conceptual smoothness.” Columnist Catherine Wagley on the maverick artist’s retrospective exhibition at the Hammer Museum.

Slavs and Tatars. Screen capture from "79.89.09." lecture-performance. 2009. Photo courtesy of Slavs and Tatars.

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Looking at Los Angeles | Slavs and Tatars: “Help the Militia, Beat Yourself Up–Only Solidarity and Patience Will Secure Our Victory”

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Slavs and Tatars: “Help the Militia, Beat Yourself Up–Only Solidarity and Patience Will Secure Our Victory”

Danielle McCullough attends the Los Angeles Art Book Fair and is introduced to the Slavs and Tatars collective.

Zine World at the LA Art Book Fair, held at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Photo courtesy Printed Matter, Inc.

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Word is a Virus | Fan Letter: Printed Matter’s First Los Angeles Art Book Fair

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Word is a Virus | Fan Letter: Printed Matter’s First Los Angeles Art Book Fair

The first ever Los Angeles Art Book Fair gets a rave review from resident book lover Carol Cheh.

Release party for Darin Klein and Friends' Box of Books Vol. V, Human Resources, Los Angeles, October 2012. Photo courtesy of The Art Book Review.

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Word is a Virus | Artists’ Zines: Darin Klein and Friends’ Box of Books

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Word is a Virus | Artists’ Zines: Darin Klein and Friends’ Box of Books

Columnist Carol Cheh praises Darin Klein and Friends’ Box of Books that “conjure minimalist and conceptual art practices dating back to the 1960s.”

Heather Rasmussen. "Untitled (Block City)." Hi-res digital photo. 2005. Photo courtesy of Heather Rasmussen.

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Looking at Los Angeles | Heather Rasmussen: Cataclysmic Collections

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Heather Rasmussen: Cataclysmic Collections

Columnist Danielle McCullough writes about the work of Los Angeles-based artist Heather Rasmussen and her ongoing interest in catastrophe.

Claire Danes in the last episode of Homeland's second season, after the attack.

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Looking at Los Angeles | Natural Born, Dead on Arrival

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Natural Born, Dead on Arrival

Two exhibitions in Culver City right now do exactly what Showtime’s “Homeland” should have done.

The Library of Sacred Technologies (LoST)

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Word is a Virus | The Library of Sacred Technologies: Divine Providence 2.0

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Word is a Virus | The Library of Sacred Technologies: Divine Providence 2.0

Carol Cheh on the Library of Sacred Technologies (LoST), an experimental publishing platform that has produced a series of pamphlets that are part religious tract, part art zine.

“Cuantos Mas?,” installation in Tijuana. Mexico. November 1998

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Looking at Los Angeles | Tanya Aguiñiga / Transnational Arts Operative

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Tanya Aguiñiga / Transnational Arts Operative

Danielle McCullough profiles Tanya Aguiñiga, an artist/activist whose works take many forms, many of which engage notions of transnational autobiography.

A selection of recent zines by Los Angeles artists.

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Word is a Virus | Revisiting Zines

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Word is a Virus | Revisiting Zines

Are zines making a comeback? Carol Cheh looks at the evolution of self-publishing since the 1990s and the resurgence of the zine scene in Los Angeles.

Stanley Livingston, Photo of the Ridges.  2009. Courtesy of The Kennedy Museum of Art.

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Looking at Los Angeles | Moving Time: A Fossil-Fueled Journey from Appalachia to Los Angeles through Motion Pictures

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Moving Time: A Fossil-Fueled Journey from Appalachia to Los Angeles through Motion Pictures

New “Looking at Los Angeles” contributor Danielle McCullough surveys the independent film scene in Los Angeles.

Laura London, Once Upon A Time..., Garage Text, 2012, Color Photograph on Vinyl Stretched on Aluminum Strainers. Copyright Laura London.

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Looking at Los Angeles | When Rock Star Fantasies Go Too Far

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | When Rock Star Fantasies Go Too Far

Catherine Wagley looks at several LA shows that occupy the slippery space between truth and reality.

MATERIAL Issue 3. Courtesy of materialpress.org.

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Word is a Virus | New Releases in Artist-Run Journals: MATERIAL and Prism of Reality

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Word is a Virus | New Releases in Artist-Run Journals: MATERIAL and Prism of Reality

Carol Cheh looks at two artist-run journals, both of which provide compelling textual windows into L.A.’s rich community of artists and artistic practices.

Jennifer Bolande, Marshall Stack, 1987. Photo by Eeva Inkeri.

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Looking at Los Angeles | Landmarks

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Landmarks

Lily Simonson looks at Jennifer Bolande’s survey exhibition Landmarks, on view at Cal State Los Angeles’ Luckman Gallery.

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Open Enrollment | The One with the Unpaid Intern Debate

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | The One with the Unpaid Intern Debate

Sarah Merianos looks into the controversies surrounding unpaid internships.

Brad Kayal, "Job Creators,” from “Occuprint 2012.” Color screenprint, 18 x 12 in. Published by Occuprint.org, edition of 100.  Image courtesy Booklyn Artists Alliance, Brooklyn.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Political Art for a Contentious Time

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Political Art for a Contentious Time

Following a trend that began with the Enlightenment, prints play a role in today’s political discourse by disseminating artists’ views and rallying the public.

Production still from the Art21 Exclusive video "Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic"

Exclusive | Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic

Exclusive | Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic

Catherine Opie describes her intentions behind the permanent installation “Somewhere in the Middle” (2011) at Hillcrest Hospital, a branch of Cleveland Clinic, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

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Open Enrollment | just look.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | just look.

Sarah Merianos tells us how she and her classmates created a “Parafiction” exhibition as a final course project.

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Looking at Los Angeles | Anna Piaggi and the Summer One-Off

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Anna Piaggi and the Summer One-Off

The writer and fashion icon Anna Piaggi, who died this week at 81, serves as a reminder that in art, as life, one-off gestures are often the most memorable ones.

Vishal Jugdeo, Goods Carrier, 2012.  Installation view by Brian Forrest.  Courtesy the Hammer Museum.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | An Interview with Vishal Jugdeo: Making “Goods Carrier” for Made in L.A.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | An Interview with Vishal Jugdeo: Making “Goods Carrier” for Made in L.A.

Lily Simonson talks to an LA artist whose recent video installation evokes the domestic tension of familial and romantic relationships.

Danielle Adair, Oh—Say Can You See, video still, 2003. Courtesy of the artist.

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Word is a Virus | A Studio Visit with Danielle Adair

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | A Studio Visit with Danielle Adair

Carol Cheh talks with Danielle Adair, an artist whose videos, performances and installations interrogate the political uses to which language is put.

Alfred Barr, with MOMA's art.

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Looking at Los Angeles | The MOCA Debacle: What Does ‘Visually Stimulating’ Even Mean?

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | The MOCA Debacle: What Does ‘Visually Stimulating’ Even Mean?

Catherine Wagley on Paul Schimmel’s controversial departure from the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.

Mario Cutajar, Dispersion (after Brecht), 2011, installation view, JB Jurve. Photo: Carol Cheh.

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Word is a Virus | Cutting Up

Word is a Virus

Word is a Virus | Cutting Up

Carol Cheh launches this new column by employing William S. Burroughs’s “cut up” technique to generate a new text based on her own discarded writings.

Eve Babitz and Marcel Duchamp playing chess at the Pasadena Art Museum, October 18, 1963. Photo by Julian Wasser.

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Looking at Los Angeles | In Search of Eve Babitz

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | In Search of Eve Babitz

Eve Babitz is more than just the nude woman famously photographed playing chess with Duchamp; she is an influential writer whose books are now much-coveted items.

A bust of George Ellery Hale in Mount Wilson's Solar Tower

Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky

John P. Hogan previews KNOWLEDGES, a two day art event to be held at LA’s historic Mount Wilson Observatory this June.

"Just 3 Boyz" from "Funny or Die Presents".  From Left to Right: Tim Heidecker, Zach Galifiniakis, Eric Wareheim

Just Us Boyz

Just Us Boyz

John P. Hogan looks back at Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley’s seminal video “Family Tyranny/Cultural Soup” through the lens of internet comedy duo Tim and Eric.

A cartoon from "Don't Get Taught Art This Way! As So Many People Do" by Theodore L. Shaw, Stuart Publications, 1967

Pervasive Desperation and Precious Rubbish

Pervasive Desperation and Precious Rubbish

Reflecting on the problem of artistic labor and exploitation, John Hogan looks back at the funny and caustic 1960s-era cartoons of Theodore L. Shaw.