Exhibition "Soldadera" disrupts the master narratives of the Mexican Revolution. It revitalizes archives to uncover hidden stories, imagines and creates an alternate reality, and commemorates women of an important past while searching for new ways to protect the self and the body.
Souun Takeda's calligraphy has a uniquely intense emotion that energizes his work; his eager strokes laden with ink often drip down the fragile, washi paper.
Seventy years after the Case Study House Program, community development project Blackbirds is a contemporary experiment in creating new definitions of housing. Built on the site of five former single-family residence parcels, the complex is comprised of nine structures that contain 18 independent homes.
Artbound presents an hour-long special following Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio's "One Hundred Mules Walking the L.A. Aqueduct."
Vernon Courtlandt Johnson's drawings of skulls and dragons epitomize skateboarding subculture's particular mix of athletics, aesthetics and attitude.
Ana María Alvarez, choreographer and founder of the CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater, is making works that deal with water, challenging audiences to confront issues surrounding the element. A former social worker, Alvarez uses dance to engage with communities and channel social activism.
Exhibition "Soldadera" disrupts the master narratives of the Mexican Revolution. It revitalizes archives to uncover hidden stories, imagines and creates an alternate reality, and commemorates women of an important past while searching for new ways to protect the self and the body.
The special episode "America Deserta" airs Tuesday, July 28 at 8 p.m. on KCET-TV.
Artist Joe DeVera's installations question and serve as a vehicle to retrace the history of conflicts in our time and in turn, to comprehend the recurring events of human tragedy.
Vernon Courtlandt Johnson's drawings of skulls and dragons epitomize skateboarding subculture's particular mix of athletics, aesthetics and attitude.
Petra Cortright was raised in Santa Barbara, but she grew up on the Internet. The artist's work is often typified as "post-Internet art" -- art that uses the Web as its medium, source, context and place where it is performed, all at once.
Artist Joe DeVera's installations question and serve as a vehicle to retrace the history of conflicts in our time and in turn, to comprehend the recurring events of human tragedy.
Vernon Courtlandt Johnson's drawings of skulls and dragons epitomize skateboarding subculture's particular mix of athletics, aesthetics and attitude.
Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry step into Randsburg, CA: a town straddling the worlds of tourist destination, motorcycle Valhalla and diminished landscape where civilized specters remain.
Petra Cortright was raised in Santa Barbara, but she grew up on the Internet. The artist's work is often typified as "post-Internet art" -- art that uses the Web as its medium, source, context and place where it is performed, all at once.
Artist Joe DeVera's installations question and serve as a vehicle to retrace the history of conflicts in our time and in turn, to comprehend the recurring events of human tragedy.
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    Shifting Time in the Art of Chih-Chien Chen
    Shifting Time in the Art of Chih-Chien Chen
    Taiwanese artist Chih-Chien Chen created a series of conceptual artworks in video, drawing, and sculpture for his debut exhibition in Los Angeles. In this show, Chen attempts to recreate the life cycles of plants.
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    With videos, workshops, and dollar store cosplay outfits, art collective Slanguage creates a sci-fi, yet rasquache world in "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost."
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    Community Culture Embraced in the Antelope Valley
    Community Culture Embraced in the Antelope Valley
    In Lancaster, coffee shop and art gallery Sagebrush Café seeks to create "community culture" with its ongoing art exhibits and events.
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    Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa returns to his early exposure to experimental theatre in 1970s Guatemala.
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    Soldadera: Loving in the War Years
    Soldadera: Loving in the War Years
    Exhibition "Soldadera" disrupts the master narratives of the Mexican Revolution. It revitalizes archives to uncover hidden stories, imagines and creates an alternate reality, and commemorates women of an important past while searching for new ways to protect the self and the body.
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    Artists and writers in Santa Barbara acknowledge a shared common cultural history of a not-so-distant past where California and the West were ruled by others.
    The distance from the main urban hubs has afforded SLO the capacity to retain, preserve and celebrate its agrarian Mexican and Spanish past and allowed its cities and towns to grow at a sustainable rate.
    The cultural ecology of Riverside County is as diverse as its geography.
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