Takashi Murakami, Hustle n'Punch by Kaikai and Kiki, 2009

Frantic Melancholy: Second Summer Broad Happening

Murakami’s influence on Japanese Music

Have you ever been at a party, laughing convulsively while draining your second glass of prosecco, and then suddenly, with a cold, horrified shiver, thought—wait,…
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L-R: Stephenie Soohyun Park and Angela Lin in the world premiere production of “King of the Yees.” Photo by Craig Schwartz.

“King of the Yees”

at Kirk Douglas Theater

What is Chinatown, and what does it mean to a younger generation who can’t even speak Chinese?  The play “King of the Yees” (through August…
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Past and Present: LA Art in the ’90s

Past and Present: LA Art in the ’90s

13 Artists Celebrate Miller-Durazo in the new Millennium

The recognized History of Art is marked by a movement, our blue-chip Art Stars and our institutions. Often more interesting and dynamic, the smaller histories…
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Vicuna Samnang

CURRENT EVENTS: documenta 14

Report from Kassel, Germany

Every five years the sedate city of Kassel, Germany, launches an art expo that attempts to capture the zeitgeist of our times, documenta. This 14th…
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James Turrell, Celestial Vault at Stroom, 1996

The Netherlands

Viewing Contemporary Art in Serene surroundings

Holland has an illustrious past and rich history in art, from golden age painters Rembrandt and Vermeer through modernist legends van Gogh, Mondrian and the…
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Puno MoCA, (2011), installation by Donna Huanca and Roy Minten, photo by Roy Minten

Conceptual Museum: Cesar Cornejo

Constructing Spaces for Art in the Peruvian Andes

Cesar Cornejo sees artists as outsiders. They confront things that other people won’t—or can’t—see, the Peruvian-born artist told me in an interview in May, three…
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South of the Border Down Tijuana Way

South of the Border Down Tijuana Way

24-Hour Arty People

Tijuana’s most famous contribution to art is the painting of zonkeys: combining donkeys with zebras so the pale Equus would stand out in black-and-white photographs….
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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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Lauren Greenfield, Xue Qiwen in her Shanghai apartment, 2005

Living Larger: Lauren Greenfield

"Generation Wealth" at Annenberg Space for Photography

In the earliest days of his unlikely, unfortunate campaign for president, billionaire Donald Trump declared in 2015: “Sadly, the American dream is dead,” adding special…
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Victor Moscoso, "'Incredible Poetry Reading,' Ferlinghetti, Wieners, Meltzer, Whalen, Welch, McClure, Ginsberg, June 8, Norse Auditorium," 1968. Color offset lithograph "animated" poster. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of the Gary Westford Collection, in Honor of Victor Moscoso and All the Poets. © Victor Moscoso Image Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Summer of Love Redux

Taking the Acid Test at de Young

When I moved to San Francisco to begin college nearly a decade ago, the refrain from Scott McKenzie’s 1967 hippie anthem “San Francisco” rang through…
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Hrafnhildur Arnar­dóttir, Nervescape VI, 2017.

Reykjavík in LA

Sights and Sounds of Iceland Infuse Disney Hall

The Reykjavík Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall presents an opportunity to experience a site-specific installation by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir and a film by…
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Jibade-Khalil Huffman
installation

Now More Than Always

Denver Artist Taylor Balkissoon Curates Gallerist Bedroom

When Hannah Black wrote in her open letter to the Whitney Biennial curators “it is not acceptable for a white person to transmute Black suffering…
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Kembra Pfahler

Warhol Icon Happening

Wild Times at The Broad's Summer Happenings

It feels like last summer was a long time ago. What with a year filled with electoral rage politics, acquitted police shootings of black people,…
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Marisa Merz: The Sky is a Great Space

Marisa Merz: The Sky is a Great Space

Hammer Museum

There’s a scene in Paul Greengrass’s 2007 film The Bourne Ultimatum when former CIA operative Jason Bourne/Matt Damon kills a Moroccan man named “Desh” using…
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Pussy Riot Goes Hawaiian, Part 2

Pussy Riot Goes Hawaiian, Part 2

Artist/Fan Masami Teraoka and the Island of Dreams

Click Here for Part 1. Art Star and painter Masami Teraoka conceived of a collaboration with Russian performance collective Pussy Riot. These words document their…
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Pussy Riot Goes Hawaiian

Pussy Riot Goes Hawaiian

Artist/Fan Masami Teraoka Fulfills his Island of Dreams

Artist Masami Teraoka said, “Let’s make art!” and they did. Pure art rumbles, bubbles and springs forth, like the eruption of a magnificent geyser. As…
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