Riverside
The cultural ecology of Riverside County is as diverse as its geography. From the lavish golf courses in Rancho Mirage to the modern architectural oasis of Palm Spring, the conceptual artwork of the high deserts and the freak-folk of Joshua Tree, Riverside - mountain, desert and all - is a magnet for art and artists of all types. A place of retreat, abandon, homesteading and decadence, Riverside County encapsulates the cultural diversity of Southern California.
Highlights
The Spirit of North Shore
Residents of the resource-starved North Shore community on the Salton Sea hope a new plan for renewal and social practice art will promise a more sustainable future.
At the Epicenter: Cristopher Cichocki's New Earth Art
The site-specific installations of Cristopher Cichocki's "New Earth Art" addresses issues related to an increasingly toxic global environment.
Desert Deployment: Southern California's World War II Desert Training Center
Thirty miles east of Indio, California in a largely uninhabited desert landscape, sits the largest military training ground in U.S. history, though you might not have heard of it.
Exact Opposites' Desert Hip Hop Radiates From Arid Blythe
Exact Opposites' Desert Hip Hop Radiates From Arid Blythe
The hip-hop/mixed genre music group, Exact Opposites, not only celebrate the remotest nuances of their hometown, but create original, transformational music with a style all their own, drawn from their lives in this unlikely desert mecca.
Eaton Science Fiction Conference Makes Riverside the Center of the Known Universe
Eaton Science Fiction Conference Makes Riverside the Center of the Known Universe
The 2013 Eaton Science Fiction Conference examines science fiction in multiple media.
Lo-Fi Sci-Fi: Alexandro Segade's 'The Holo Library'
Lo-Fi Sci-Fi: Alexandro Segade's 'The Holo Library'
UCR ARTSblock and Queer Lab, an initiative supporting queer studies at UC Riverside, is sponsoring a performance of "The Holo Library," a play between performance art and theater, at The Culver Arts Center on April 11.
In Memory of Patrick McGrew, 1941-2013
In Memory of Patrick McGrew, 1941-2013
Artbound contributor Patrick McGrew passed away last week.
On My Block: DJ Day's Desert Inspirations
On My Block: DJ Day's Desert Inspirations
Oliver Wang speaks to Palm Springs native Damien "DJ Day" Beebe about hip-hop culture in the Coachella Valley and how the desert cities are a world unto themselves.
Drew Oberjuerge's New Direction for the Riverside Art Museum
Drew Oberjuerge's New Direction for the Riverside Art Museum
As its new director, Inland Empire native Drew Oberjuerge has a vision for the museum to be accessible and relevant to all communities.
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section header: disciplines
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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