Cultural Politics
Behind-the-scenes of galleries and museums, a lot happens to get artwork from an artist studio to the gallery wall. Arts administrators and curators negotiate the complexities of bringing artwork to the public. Whether it is through public awareness campaigns or partnerships with governmental organizations, or battles over ownership, this space explores what happens behind closed doors in the art industry. We explore funding bubbles and cultural deserts, and investigate who gets access to art, and why.
Nuestro Lugar: The One-Night Gallery
Nuestro Lugar: The One-Night Gallery
The One-Night Gallery brings together long-time residents of North Shore to transform the neighborhoods into a healthy community that can use its local assets to thrive.
Will Art School Adjuncts Unionize?
Will Art School Adjuncts Unionize?
Adjunct educators up and down the West Coast and across the nation are self-organizing with aims to reform the education system.
LACMA Gains a Half-Billion Dollar Art Collection From Former Univision Exec
LACMA Gains a Half-Billion Dollar Art Collection From Former Univision Exec
The gift will be the largest donation of works of art in LACMA's history.
The Spirit of North Shore
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.
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.
Galleries Are Man's World and Micol Hebron is Keeping Score
Galleries Are Man's World and Micol Hebron is Keeping Score
Almost 70% of artists represented by commercial galleries in New York and L.A. are men. Micol Hebron illustrates this imbalanced male-to-female ratio in the collaborative art project, Gallery Tally.
Filling the Gap in Public School Arts Education
Filling the Gap in Public School Arts Education
For underserved communities in SoCal, an increasing number of non-profit organizations provide much-needed arts education for public-school children.
Womanthology and the Comic Book Industry
Womanthology and the Comic Book Industry
The contributions of women to comic books are often ignored. "Womanthology" is part of a feminist movement emerging in the comic book world.
Incendiary Traces: Sketching Simulated Battlefields in Silicon Beach
Incendiary Traces: Sketching Simulated Battlefields in Silicon Beach
Incendiary Traces pays a virtual visit to an Afghani village to make the seemingly remote conflict a bit more comprehensible to those in the U.S.
Man One With One Man's Goal: Make Graffiti Legit
Man One With One Man's Goal: Make Graffiti Legit
Graffiti artist Man One works to develop a code of the street between art and commerce in Los Angeles.
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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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