Alejandro Iñárritu, CARNE y ARENA. Design: Neil Kellerhouse. Courtesy of LACMA.


Alejandro G. Iñárritu: CARNE y ARENA

Only one visitor enters Alejandro Iñárritu’s installation CARNE y ARENA at a time. If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket, you’ll begin in a…
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Broken Language Installation, Courtesy Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles

Broken Language

Shulamit Nazarian

A black rain cloud hangs at the doorstep of Shulamit Nazarian’s compelling group show, “Broken Language.” The rain cloud—No Pressure (2016) by Wendy White—is a…
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"Top Five Buddy Cop Films," installation view, courtesy of Steve Turner.

Steve Turner:

Top Five Buddy Cop Films

One could argue that the buddy cop genre has been with us since well before In the Heat of the Night; that it’s among the…
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Image from Amy Balkin's Public Smog project.


Has Your Art Done Enough?

A friend of mine spent election night serving drinks at a bar in Highland Park. During the day she worked in her studio—she was preparing…
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Thomas Houseago, North Gallery Installation Shot, 2017 ©Thomas Houseago, courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, photo by Fredrik Nilsen.

Thomas Houseago

Gagosian Gallery

The first and most physically imposing work in Thomas Houseago’s exhibition, “The Ridge,” on view at Gagosian Gallery, is Open Wall (Beautiful Wall) (2016). According…
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Mickalene Thomas, “Do I Look Like a Lady?” 2016, ©Mickalene Thomas, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest

Mickalene Thomas

MOCA Los Angeles

 In 2008, Michelle Obama commissioned Mickalene Thomas to paint her official portrait, the first portrait of a First Lady who is a person of color….
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