Akram Zaatari. Against photography. An annotated history of the Arab Image Foundation 
2017, Exhibition views
Foto: Miquel Coll

Off the Beaten Path in Barcelona

Going Underground On The Fly

I landed in Barcelona a little sweaty, slightly hung over, and very much lost. Much to my surprise, the discount tickets I purchased for $350…
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Irene-Iré, Abstenciones, Abscenciones e (In)Continencias (2017), courtesy of the artist and Coagula Curatorial.

Coagula Curatorial:

Manuel Ocampo & Irene Iré

Manuel Ocampo and Irene Iré accomplish the often-difficult task of formulating a joint show that appears cohesive without sacrificing the styles of either artist. Their…
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Afraid of Modern Living | World Imitation & Monitor 1977-1982, installation view, courtesy of These Days.

These Days:

Afraid of Modern Living

The unassuming These Days gallery, which lies on the second floor off an alleyway in downtown LA, currently houses an impressive installation titled, “Afraid of…
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Mike Diana’s “Boiled Angel”

Mike Diana’s “Boiled Angel”

at Superchief

If there’s one thing people know about Superchief it’s that they know how to throw a party. The opening on Saturday for “Boiled Angel” is…
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Mary Anna Pomonis and Allison Stewart at The Collectivists, Brand Library, photo by Simeon Soffer

Women on the Verge of a Cultural Breakthrough

Collective Hysteria

Kim Abeles’ studio doesn’t have enough chairs, so we have to sit in the adjacent gallery space at the front entrance of the building. Even…
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Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel

Karaoke at Human Resources

The initial idea of Human Resource’s Breaking Up With Amerikkka—a night to commiserate with friends, alcohol and music and get over the worst breakup ever…
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The Mandrake in Culver City Arts District

Food & Beverage

Best Bars and Bites During and After the Openings

BEST BARS NEAR ART VENUES1.  The MandrakeThis laid-back artist-run bar is smack dab in the middle of gallery row in Culver City.2. Molly Malone’sIf you’re…
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Things to Talk About at Openings:

Things to Talk About at Openings:

To Make You Seem More Interesting

 1. What gallery you’ve recently been picked up by, even if it’s still “in the works”2. Mike Kelley3. Wherever you have recently vacationed. Bonus points…
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The art chapel at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles during the exhibition "Simon Toparovsky: Vessels and Channels," Nov. 9, 2014–Feb. 15, 2015. Photographer: deMonica Orozco.

Unconventional Art Spaces

Not your Run-of-the-Mill Gallery

1. KingswellThis skate shop in Los Feliz has had some surprisingly good art shows—most recently by the LA-based illustrator, Bonethrower. 2. The StandardThis downtown hotel…
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The art chapel at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles during the exhibition "Simon Toparovsky: Vessels and Channels," Nov. 9, 2014–Feb. 15, 2015. Photographer: deMonica Orozco.

TOP TEN LISTS By Leanna Robinson

Unconventional Spaces; Best Bars; Best Bites; 10 Conversation Startes

Top Ten Unconventional Art Spaces1.    KingswellThis skate shop in Los Feliz has had some surprisingly good art shows—most recently by the LA-based illustrator, Bonethrower. 2.  …
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Federico Solmi, The Ballroom, 2016, ©Federico Solmi, courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles.

Federico Solmi

Luis De Jesus Gallery

Federico Solmi’s “The Brotherhood” offers a dystopian nightmare-scape where the cult of celebrity overwhelms one’s every sense. The pseudo-cliché of the beautiful versus the profane…
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Joseph Heidecker Soldier, 2016, ©Joseph Heidecker.

Joseph Heidecker

Craig Krull Gallery / Santa Monica

Joseph Heidecker’s collection of embroidered photographs at Craig Krull Gallery is a celebration of textile fauvism. The altered vintage photographs elicit a dissonant response, with…
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