Maxwell Williams
Maxwell Williams

Maxwell Williams is a freelance writer based in Cypress Park, Los Angeles. His essays about art and culture have appeared in The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, W, Grantland, Interview, The Hollywood Reporter, GOOD, and Art in America.

Recent Articles
Sweater Weather: Lisa Anne Auerbach's Political Textiles
Sweater Weather: Lisa Anne Auerbach's Political Textiles
Lisa Anne Auerbach's knitted sweaters don't just keep the body warm. Her wearable art addresses identity, politics and religion.
Dublab's Alejandro Cohen on the Art of the Mix
Dublab's Alejandro Cohen on the Art of the Mix
Alejandro "Ale" Cohen, the current director of Los Angeles's premiere online radio station Dublab, talks with Artbound about growing up in Argentina and finding music.
A Decade of Music: Awesome Tapes from Africa
A Decade of Music: Awesome Tapes from Africa
Awesome Tapes from Africa has been introducing Western audiences to diverse African sounds since 2006.
The Triforium: A Second Life for Los Angeles' Polyphonoptic Sculpture
The Triforium: A Second Life for Los Angeles' Polyphonoptic Sculpture
Over the years, the Triforium has been forgotten and even despised. Now, a faction of devoted enthusiasts called the Triforium Project are working to give a new life to the 60-foot-tall, 60-ton misunderstood sculpture.
The Interactive World of 'Return to Foreverhouse'
The Interactive World of 'Return to Foreverhouse'
Step inside "Return to Foreverhouse." The interactive performance by Patrick Michael Ballard is a cross-stitch of a puzzle-solving video game, a ropes course, and murder mystery dinner theater.
Martine Syms and the 'Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto'
Martine Syms and the 'Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto'
Filmmaker and artist Martine Syms talks about adapting "The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto" for TV, graphic design, and her publishing company, Dominica.
Hopscotch: A Mobile Opera For 24 Cars
Hopscotch: A Mobile Opera For 24 Cars
"Hopscotch" is a mobile opera. Set in 24 limousines and various locations around the East Side neighborhoods of Los Angeles, audiences embark on one of three mapped routes to experience the life of character Lucha.
Ed Moses: The Compulsive Creator
Ed Moses: The Compulsive Creator
Ed Moses has been painting for over 60 years. The 89-year-old artist is the subject of two new Los Angeles exhibitions.
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."
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Architecture/ Design

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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Cultural Politics

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

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Film & Media Arts

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

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Literature

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

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Multi-Disciplinary

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

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Music

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

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Performance

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

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Visual Arts

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


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