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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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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Mar’s Warped Drives

Mar’s Warped Drives

Cenotes and worm holes inspire paintings

Mar is sitting in his Marina Del Rey studio, wearing a pair of ripped, paint-splattered jeans. Behind him is the largest piece featured in his…
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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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Illustration by Lalo Alcaraz

Culture Clash

Militants, Artists Fail to Connect in Boyle Heights

Can art hurt people? In mid-February, I sat in Boyle Heights’ El Tepeyac café across from a revolutionary named A. and probed him with questions…
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Installation view, Jason Rhoades, My Madinah. In pursuit of my ermitage…, 2004; mixed media, dimensions variable; courtesy the estate, Hauser & Wirth and David Zwirner.

Jason Rhoades at Hauser & Wirth

At Home in the Neon Jungle

It’s true what they say. You can’t go home again—even if home is a neon jungle. Even if you’ve remade that neon jungle into your…
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Fridamoji

Luring Millennials into Museums

Shazam for Paintings

It used to be about the art. It used to be that seeing (and being told to step back from) a Picasso was enough. But,…
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Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever, 1966/1994, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,wood, photo by Cathy Carver.

Infinite Epiphany: Yayoi Kusama

Connecting The Dots And Auras

“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, is an ambitious show by any stretch of the imagination, boasting…
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Desert X installation view 
of Phillip K. Smith III, The Circle of Land and Sky, 
2017, photo by Lance Gerber, courtesy of the  artist, Royale Projects and Desert X.

Coachella Hosts Desert X

Things Out West

Desert X, we love the name of this art biennial out in the Coachella Valley—“X” as the unknown, the sexy, the je-ne-sais-quoi factor. There is…
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Jami Porter Lara, 2016, photo by Geistlight Photography.

Water Bottle as Contemporary Artifact

Jami Porter Lara at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Jami Porter Lara stumbled upon both the subject and the medium of her current exhibition “Border Crossing” at the National Museum of Women in the…
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Personages, We Three, 2013, photo: M Lee Fatherree.

Cardboard Abstractions

Ann Weber: Sculpture

Most customers at Trader Joe’s have food on their minds. Not Ann Weber. While others grab favorite items off the shelves, the intrepid artist heads…
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Rimini Protokoll (Helgard Kim Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel), 100% City, 2008-16, HD video, Installation view at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 2017, Video concept & realization by Marc Jungreithmeier, Courtesy the Artists. Photo: Brett Bollier

Who Will Eat Cake: Rimini Protokoll at MCASB

Bot Driven Performance Exposes Personal Polemics

This Spring, for the first time in the US, spectators can engage directly with the art and performance of the Berlin-based collective Rimini Protokoll (Helgard…
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Gregory Michael Hernandez, Ghost Window Chapel

The Joshua Treenial 2017: Event Horizon

More Desert Art

Okay, not to be completely overshadowed by Desert X—which takes place in Coachella Valley, the Low Desert—the Joshua Treenial will be returning to the High…
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The Trisha Brown Dance Company’s “In Plain Site”

The Trisha Brown Dance Company’s “In Plain Site”

at the Getty Center

Maybe every gesture that you make can birth a fresh way of living. Perhaps by merely looking over your shoulder, or touching the ground, you…
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