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Tectonic Shift at Nevada Museum of Art

Exhibition "Unsettled" Reorients to “Greater West”


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Perhaps the best way to think about “Unsettled,” the ambitious fall exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art, is from a planetary perspective. As a... Read More

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EDITOR’S LETTER

July-August 2017


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Dear Reader, “Write what you know”: this famous advice from fellow Missourian Mark Twain has always resonated with me. I apply it to my writing... Read More

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The Netherlands

Viewing Contemporary Art in Serene surroundings


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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... Read More

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Conceptual Museum: Cesar Cornejo

Constructing Spaces for Art in the Peruvian Andes


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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... Read More

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South of the Border Down Tijuana Way

24-Hour Arty People


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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.... Read More

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Off the Beaten Path in Barcelona

Going Underground On The Fly


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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... Read More

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Living Larger: Lauren Greenfield

"Generation Wealth" at Annenberg Space for Photography


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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... Read More

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Summer of Love Redux

Taking the Acid Test at de Young


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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... Read More

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Reykjavík in LA

Sights and Sounds of Iceland Infuse Disney Hall


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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... Read More

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UNDER THE RADAR: Gary Panter

A New Graphic Novel and Candle-Making


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Gary Panter wears many hats—visionary punk cartoonist, Emmy-award winning designer for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, psychedelic lightshow revivalist, cutting-edge graphic designer, experimental musician, candlestick maker. Having dazzled... Read More

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2017 California-Pacific Triennial

Orange County Museum of Art / Newport Beach, CA


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“Building As Ever,” the 2017 California-Pacific Triennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, investigates the economic, political and social forces that affect the built... Read More

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Guest Lecture: Lynda Burdick

Dog Days of Summer


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Lynda Burdick is Artillery’s staff photographer. On her frequent visits to art openings, she often encounters dogs as well as gallerygoers. Rosamund Felsen of the... Read More

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ART BRIEF

A New Law That’s Bad for the Art Business


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Sometimes legislation in Sacramento is rushed through with unintended consequences, an unfortunate example being a newly expanded law posing problems for art dealers. This 2016... Read More

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DECODER

Planning a Day of Art in New York


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Let me be honest with you, New York, I can start a Wednesday all about a museum visit on Friday but by Thursday evening the... Read More

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BUNKER VISION

Lessons from the Hermit Kingdom


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Life happens fast. Yesterday’s dystopian fiction is today’s reality. American history now includes a woman in the 21st century being arrested and found guilty by... Read More

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ASK BABS

Etiquette for Artful Living


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I Love A Man in a Uniform Dear Babs, Why is it that with all the focus on hip, cutting-edge contemporary art displayed in modern... Read More

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FILM: Manifesto

A film by Julian Rosefeldt


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The film Manifesto speaks in the voice of the 20th century, when manifestos meant something—a time when the latest artist or art movement stormed the... Read More

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RECONNOITER

Elena Shtromberg


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Elena Shtromberg is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Utah. She is co-curator (with Glenn Phillips, curator and head of modern and... Read More

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SIGHTS UNSCENE

Service workers at Regen Projects opening, Los Angeles, 2017


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ART/VERSE


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Kick the Can by Maw Shein Win That utopian moment when the film begins & the sound spins, awash in honey & blood, saliva &... Read More

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IN THESE TIMES

Eileen Cowin


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  It’s Too Hot Not to Cool Down, 2017           Read More

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SHOPTALK

Marciano Art Foundation; NEA Revisited; RIP ACME; Alpert Awards


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NEW MUSEUM IN TOWN Welcome Marciano Art Foundation on Wilshire Boulevard! It’s the new museum that features the contemporary art collection of Paul and Maurice... Read More

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RETROSPECT

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88)


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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 Untitled painting of a skull looks like a prison that can barely contain all the rage, anger and fierce memories that drive... Read More

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Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

California African American Museum / Los Angeles


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The figures are in motion, contorted, double-jointedly bending over themselves—so confused with playing multiple roles that a single, consistent identity becomes, at best, elusive and... Read More

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Star Montana

The Main Museum / Los Angeles


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In exquisite large-scale photographs, figures of hope, variously tinged with the pain of day-to-day reality, exude optimism, gazing upward and confidently looking straight at the... Read More

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Women of Abstract Expressionism

Palm Springs Museum of Art


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Abstract Expressionist painting remains one of the most pivotal and enigmatic art movements of the 20th century. Its continued influence on current abstract painting can... Read More

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Chris Antemann

Crocker Art Museum / Sacramento, CA


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The term forbidden fruit nowadays refers to mere guilty pleasures, but it once designated the fatal, tragic fruit of knowledge—knowledge of sex, or course, being... Read More

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Richard Deacon

San Diego Museum of Art


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Forty-three works in an expansive range of media highlight Richard Deacon’s versatility in a broad yet uneven survey of the British sculptor’s art from 1979–2016... Read More

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ON THE COVER

July-August 2017; Issue 6, Volume 11


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Teresa Solar Abboud, Untitled, 2017, detail photography from her “Ground Control” solo show at Galeria Joan Prats in Barcelona; part of our Summer Travel Issue... Read More

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DEAD OR ALIVE: Romare Bearden

Paste-Drivin' Man


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