Maxwell Williams
Maxwell Williams

Maxwell Williams is a freelance writer based in Rampart Village, Los Angeles. His essays about art and culture have appeared in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Interview, The Hollywood Reporter, GOOD, and Art in America.

Recent Articles
Artbound Special: Annenberg Space for Photography - L8S ANG3LES
Artbound Special: Annenberg Space for Photography - L8S ANG3LES
The Artbound special episode, "Annenberg Space for Photography: L8S ANG3LES" debuted Tuesday, April 14.
Kronos Quartet on the Sound of 'Vireo'
Kronos Quartet on the Sound of 'Vireo'
The Kronos Quartet created the music that accompanies the performers on "Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser."
Apparel Design and the Fabric of the Creative Economy
Apparel Design and the Fabric of the Creative Economy
There are more eyes on the L.A. fashion industry than ever before. The industry creates billions of dollars in labor income in L.A. and Orange County.
Charles Gaines' Beautiful Systems
Charles Gaines' Beautiful Systems
Charles Gaines, the subject of a new survey at the Hammer Museum, has spent his career creating art with systems.
Chats About Change: The Intersection of Art and Activism
Chats About Change: The Intersection of Art and Activism
Chats About Change: Critical Conversations on Art and Politics is a series of panel discussions addressing contemporary themes creative practitioners are developing in L.A.
Larry Sultan's Humanizing Investigations
Larry Sultan's Humanizing Investigations
The photography of Larry Sultan, which explores themes of family, home, and façade, is the subject of a posthumous retrospective at LACMA.
Shangri La: Islamic Arts Come to Los Angeles
Shangri La: Islamic Arts Come to Los Angeles
The L.A. Islam Arts Initiative citywide program offers non-Muslim viewers the opportunity to see there's a rich creative culture within the Muslim communities.
Earthworks: Reflecting Art at the End of the 1980s
Earthworks: Reflecting Art at the End of the 1980s
Artbound Flashback Moments: Artworks/Earthworks is an exploration of land art featuring the work of artist Lita Albuquerque, sculptor Christo, and architect Thom Mayne.
Machine Project Takes Over the Gamble House
Machine Project Takes Over the Gamble House
"The Machine Project's Field Guide to the Gamble House" features over 50 artworks, performances, workshops, and interventions, scattered throughout the iconic home.
Alan Nakagawa's Conical Sound Project
Alan Nakagawa's Conical Sound Project
Alan Nakagawa's "Conical Sound," consisting of audio recordings of the Watts Towers and the Sagrada Família church in Barcelona, offers a transportive listening experience.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

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

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

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

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

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

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

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

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

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

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

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

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

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


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