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
Tectonic Shift: Two Decades After the Quake,
Tectonic Shift: Two Decades After the Quake, "Ceiling/Sky" Debuts in L.A.
The song-play "Ceiling/Sky" follows the lives of seven diverse L.A. residents as they pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.
Eric Fischl On Writing, the Art World, and Steve Martin
Eric Fischl On Writing, the Art World, and Steve Martin
Eric Fischl, known for his dreamlike paintings that take place in suburban settings, will discuss his memoir, "Bad Boy," and his early career in SoCal on the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
Unearthed: The Rediscovery of John Altoon
Unearthed: The Rediscovery of John Altoon
Every once in awhile, a previously forgotten artist will become relevant again. The abstract and figurative work of John Altoon will be surveyed in several galleries at LACMA.
From L.A. to Guatemala: Day Labor Theater Without Borders
From L.A. to Guatemala: Day Labor Theater Without Borders
Day Labor Theater Without Borders performs plays based on stories from day labor communities.
Rainmakers: The Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification
Rainmakers: The Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification
The "Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification," a four-day sound art performance series at L.A.'s Grand Park, explores both the scientific and spiritual connections to weather modification.
Materials and Applications: Improvisational Dance Meets Experimental Architecture
Materials and Applications: Improvisational Dance Meets Experimental Architecture
Materials & Applications (M&A) will present "C D A G N C E," an improvisational performative experience on an experimental architectural installation on May 24.
Wildflowering L.A. with Fritz Haeg
Wildflowering L.A. with Fritz Haeg
Wildflowering L.A. aims to spark people's imaginations about the very nature of the city that we live in, what it could be, and what it used to be.
A Brief Encounter with Mike Kelley
A Brief Encounter with Mike Kelley
Maxwell Williams reflects on the last days of Mike Kelley and the artist's exhibition at MOCA.
Songs About Place: Pasadena's Hyperlocal Music Series
Songs About Place: Pasadena's Hyperlocal Music Series
The fourth iteration of the program "Songs About Place" features performances of songs about the San Gabriel Valley.
Superstar Violins Converge for the Stradivarius Fest
Superstar Violins Converge for the Stradivarius Fest
Violins made by eminent 17th and 18th century Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari will be featured in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's Strad Fest L.A..
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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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