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.
Quentin Dupieux appears to move back and forth between two worlds seamlessly. As a filmmaker, his projects embrace the absurd. As electronic music producer Mr. Oizo, he has consistently pushed the limits of dance floor beats.
In the film "Tangerine," which centers on the friendship of two transgender prostitutes, Los Angeles is a main character. Artbound recently caught up with director Sean Baker to reflect on the character of L.A., discovering his actors, and how to shoot a movie on an iPhone.
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.
Artbound explores the artistic landscapes of Southern California's desert regions, featuring a special performance by troubadour Rodrigo Amarante.
Dorothy Arzner was the only woman who worked regularly as a director in Hollywood during the 1920s through the 1940s. Her record of helming 20 films is still unbroken.
This week, the Department of Recreation and Parks took down The Griffith Park Teahouse, an anonymous artist collective-installed structure that quickly won the heart of Los Angeles. Artbound asks the collective about the project's future.
Quentin Dupieux appears to move back and forth between two worlds seamlessly. As a filmmaker, his projects embrace the absurd. As electronic music producer Mr. Oizo, he has consistently pushed the limits of dance floor beats.
Using key data from the newest Otis Report on the Creative Economy, Artbound explores the vibrant network of creativity in Southern California. Special episode "The State of Creativity" airs Tuesday, August 4 at 8 p.m. on KCET-TV.
In the worlds of animator Ben Jones: playfulness and experimentation, pop culture and fine art, all collide with a DIY spirit.
Dorothy Arzner was the only woman who worked regularly as a director in Hollywood during the 1920s through the 1940s. Her record of helming 20 films is still unbroken.
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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.
    In Partnership with:
    18th Street Arts Center
    Slanguage Speaks Slanguage
    Slanguage Speaks Slanguage
    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."
    In Partnership with:
    18th Street Arts Center
    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.
    In Partnership with:
    Antelope Valley Art Outpost
    Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa's Color and Tone Metaphors
    Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa's Color and Tone Metaphors
    Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa returns to his early exposure to experimental theatre in 1970s Guatemala.
    In Partnership with:
    18th Street Arts Center

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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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    California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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    Community Arts

    Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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    Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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    At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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    Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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    Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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    Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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