Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Jesse Lerner. Ruins, 1999. 16mm, in Spanish and English with English and Spanish subtitles; 78 mins. Courtesy of Light Industry.

Humming Two…a Different Tune

Humming Two…a Different Tune

Author Gabriela Jauregui reflects on the similarities of the art scenes in Mexico City and Los Angeles.

Ariel Herwitz & Devin Farrand, Southwest Drive, Los Angeles, 2016. Image courtesy of the author.

Looking at Los Angeles

Devin Farrand, Ariel Herwitz and the Phenomenon of Gravitation

Looking at Los Angeles

Devin Farrand, Ariel Herwitz and the Phenomenon of Gravitation

Erin Sweeny explores the lives and work of LA-based artists Devin Farrand and Ariel Herwitz, a couple investigating vastly different materials in their independent art practices.

Artist Caroline Woolard speaking at the inaugural meeting of the New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative (Middle Collegiate Church, East Village, 4.28.15). Production still from the series, ART21 New York Close Up. Cinematography by Rafael Salazar. © ART21, Inc. 2015.

SCREENING 10.8.16 | New Urbanism Film Festival

SCREENING 10.8.16 | New Urbanism Film Festival

The “New York Close Up” film “Caroline Woolard Flips the Real Estate Script” is screening in Los Angeles this Saturday as part of this year’s New Urbanism Film Festival.

Amir H. Fallah. The Costume Maker, 2016
acrylic and collage on paper mounted to canvas
3’ x 4’. Courtesy of the artist.

Human Condition: Limbo in an Abandoned Hospital

Human Condition: Limbo in an Abandoned Hospital

LA-based writers Hannah Harris Green and Morgan Green review “Human Condition,” a new group exhibition installed inside an abandoned hospital.

Kamikazes at PØST, Summer 2012. Courtesy of the author.

Divine Wind: HK Zamani and The Reinvention of PØST

Divine Wind: HK Zamani and The Reinvention of PØST

Erin Sweeny shares the 20-year history of PØST, an alternative art space in Los Angeles founded by artist and curator HK Zamani.

Anthony Hernandez. Los Angeles, 1971. Gelatin silver print. © Anthony Hernandez, courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne.

Looking at Los Angeles

Anthony Hernandez’s Brilliantly Ordinary L.A.

Looking at Los Angeles

Anthony Hernandez’s Brilliantly Ordinary L.A.

Rachel Heidenry explores the work of Los Angeles photographer Anthony Hernandez, who in the 1970s began capturing the city in motion.

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Tune In: Season 8 Finale Tonight on PBS!

Tune In: Season 8 Finale Tonight on PBS!

Tune in tonight at 9pm and 10pm EST for the broadcast premieres of “Los Angeles” and “Vancouver” from “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8.

Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Season 8 Preview: Diana Thater

Season 8 Preview: Diana Thater

In a new preview of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, Los Angeles artist Diana Thater considers her motivations for creating.

Liz Magor. LightShed, 2005. Installation view at Coal Harbour, Vancouver. Production still from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 8 episode, Vancouver. © ART21, Inc. 2014

#MyArtMyCity: ART21’s Instagram Takeovers

#MyArtMyCity: ART21’s Instagram Takeovers

The most-liked posts from all seven of our recent Instagram takeovers, featuring local art around the world with #MyArtMyCity.

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On the Concrete Banks of the L.A. River: Kerry Tribe’s Exquisite Corpse

On the Concrete Banks of the L.A. River: Kerry Tribe’s Exquisite Corpse

LA-based writer Carol Cheh examines “Exquisite Corpse,” a 51-minute film by artist Kerry Tribe that explores the 51 miles of the Los Angeles River.

Production still from the Los Angeles hour of Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Los Angeles and Mexico City: An Interview with Deborah Dickson

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Directing Los Angeles and Mexico City: An Interview with Deborah Dickson

Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega interviews the director of the “Los Angeles” and “Mexico City” hours in “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, three-time Academy Award nominee Deborah Dickson.

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Nikita Gale: Place is the Space is the Place

Nikita Gale: Place is the Space is the Place

Alicia Eler introduces the work of Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Nikita Gale, whose MFA thesis exhibition explored her relationship to her car as both image and object.

Production still from the Mexico City hour of Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8. © ART21, Inc. 2016.

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Chris Sharp

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Chris Sharp

Writer and curator Chris Sharp joins ART21 Magazine as guest editor of the September/October issue “Place Part I,” explored with a focus on art and artists in Mexico City and Los Angeles.

Cao Fei. RMB City: A Second Life Planning 05, 2007, digital print, 47¼ by 63 inches; at MoMA PS1.

This Week in Art: 8.22-8.28

This Week in Art: 8.22-8.28

A look at this week’s art news, including feminist art trending in Los Angeles, and events and exhibitions from Alberta to Moscow.

Tala Madani. “Becoming Dazzled,” 2008.  Production still from ART21’s series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016. © ART21, Inc. 2016

Season 8 Preview: Tala Madani

Season 8 Preview: Tala Madani

In a new Season 8 preview, Los Angeles artist Tala Madani reflects on her background and how it informs the ways her work is perceived by viewers.

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Season 8 Preview: Edgar Arceneaux

Season 8 Preview: Edgar Arceneaux

A look inside Edgar Arceneaux’s segment in the “Los Angeles” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Season 8 Preview: Liz Larner

Season 8 Preview: Liz Larner

A look inside Liz Larner’s segment in Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering on PBS this fall.

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Announcing the ART21 Screening Society

Announcing the ART21 Screening Society

Announcing the ART21 Screening Society: bringing free screenings of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8 to venues worldwide.

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Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Los Angeles

Deep Focus: Inside Art21 Films

Behind the Scenes of Season 8: Los Angeles

Go behind the scenes of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, as we film Liz Larner and Edgar Arceneaux in Los Angeles.

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ART21 Announces New Season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” this September on PBS

ART21 Announces New Season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” this September on PBS

Announcing the host and artists featured in the upcoming season of ART21’s PBS series “Art in the Twenty-First Century.”

Baby Arrington de Dionyso and his family, 1976.

The Chosen Ones

The Chosen Ones

We are born with family, and we find our chosen family. Often whom we select overshadows our biology. Not always, but sometimes. It’s a balance. Peregrine Honig and Arrington de Dionyso …

Detail of The Lightning's Bride (2011) by Elliott Hundley.
Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2015.  Courtesy the artist.

Art21 Exclusive

Elliott Hundley Is Playing with Your Emotions

Art21 Exclusive

Elliott Hundley Is Playing with Your Emotions

“What’s appealing to me about collage is the fact that it’s so straightforward—that it’s a good foil to my subject.” —Elliott Hundley Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Elliott Hundley describing an …

Ray Anthony Barrett, "Sly and the Family Ties" (2015), ink on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Image courtesy of the artist. Special commission for the FAMILY Issue of Art21 Magazine (May/June 2015).

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Alicia Eler

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor, Alicia Eler

One’s experience of family can be joyous, painful, bizarre, revelatory, and intimate. To describe it with any single word wouldn’t do it justice. Like a parade, it’s a cacophony of …

Jewel’s Catch nightclub, 2015. Photo: Lex Brown.

The Catch

The Catch

I am a transplant to Los Angeles, I’m a person of color, and I live in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Witnessing and doing my best not to accelerate these changes, …

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

Looking at Los Angeles

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.

Flashback

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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Word is a Virus

The Flights of Concord

Word is a Virus

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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Word is a Virus

Armchair Travels

Word is a Virus

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

Word is a Virus

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

Word is a Virus

Public Fiction: The Play’s the Thing

Word is a Virus

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.

Looking at Los Angeles

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

Word is a Virus

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

Word is a Virus

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.

Looking at Los Angeles

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.

From the Archive

Looking at Los Angeles

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.

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”

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.