SIGHTS UNSCENE

SIGHTS UNSCENE

Women's March LA

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Danielle Brazell, photo by Monica Orozco.

RECONNOITER

Danielle Brazell

Danielle Brazell is the general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2014. Today the DCA has…
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film still

Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present

Tony Conrad is one of the unlikeliest figures to be the subject of the kind of late-career historical recontextualization that authenticity-starved hipster youth have made…
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CURFEW

CURFEW

The Urban Art of the Deal

In a post-truth world, what are the value of words? Intuition beats brags of sexual assault.  140-character tweets trump columns of The New York Times…
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GUEST LECTURE

GUEST LECTURE

Harry Gamboa Jr.

 Since 1933, the 6th Street Bridge stood as the iconic landmark that connected Boyle Heights to downtown Los Angeles. In 2015, the official proclamation of…
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UNDER THE RADAR

UNDER THE RADAR

HyperNormalisation

I first became aware of the remarkable documentarian Adam Curtis a few years ago, when I stumbled across The Century of the Self, a four-part…
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DECODER

DECODER

Art Criticism So Passé

In the line to vote, a woman from Guatemala is very proud to be voting Hillary and a guy from Silver Lake is very proud…
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BUNKER VISION

BUNKER VISION

Paradigm Shifters

“Scientists are saying that the future is going to be far more futuristic than they originally predicted.” So says Krysta Now in the underrated film…
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Illustration by Petra Larsen.

ASK BABS

Etiquette for Artful Living

HOW MANY TIMES? PAINTING IS NOT DEADDear Babs, I’ve been noticing more and more galleries focusing on figurative paintings. As a painter myself who has…
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Santa Fe Art Colony courtyard gathering.

SHOPTALK

Santa Fe Art Colony; LA Louver; LA Art Fairs; Coachella Art Bienniel

HELP SAVE SANTA FE ART COLONYThe Santa Fe Art Colony Tenants—some 80 working artists —recently had a close call. Theirs is the only rent-restricted artists’…
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SIGHTS UNSCENE

SIGHTS UNSCENE

Art Fair Worker

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Photo by Lara Jo Regan

RECONNOITER

Carolyn Merino Mullin

Carolyn Merino Mullin is the Founder And Executive Director of The Animal Museum whose new space opened December 3rd in the heart of LA’s Downtown…
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Koon’s balloon dog at BCAM opening in Los Angeles, 2008.

RETROSPECT

Beauty is Not Truth; Now I Know All That

We talk about this art and that art, and then we either start seeing influences or start making them up. A popular one is the…
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GUEST LECTURE

GUEST LECTURE

Jeffrey Vallance

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Russin at LACE exhibition: “(en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project,” organized by Micol Hebron, 2016.

DECODER

Interview with Sarah Russin

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, located right in the middle of the Walk of Fame, isn’t just a rare example of a nonprofit contemporary art space…
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Spectress and Sacred Datura/Peaked Experience album art, photo by Heather Rasmussen.

UNDER THE RADAR

What's Making What Noise

Installation artist and drone improviser Gabie Strong has been a playa in the surprisingly vigorous Los Angeles experimental music community for some time, with her…
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